11/19/2013 12:48 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Winter In Edmonton: City Looks To Draw Visitors With Winter Attractions, Getaway Packages

EDMONTON - Edmonton tourism officials are highlighting the city's wintertime offerings, from shopping to the Northern Lights, in a campaign that aims to lure visitors from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and southern Alberta.

Getaway packages are listed at

Attractions this winter include "Harry Potter: The Exhibition" at the Telus World of Science from Nov. 23 to March 9, 2014. The show features props and costumes from the Potter films.

At the Art Gallery of Alberta, "Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting" runs Dec. 14 to May 9.

There's also "Edmonton's 1st official Winter Drink Competition," offering prizes for inventive cocktails.

Edmonton Tourism has launched an Instagram profile to show visitors what they can expect in the city. Go to

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