THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK­END We’re into the thick of hol­i­day prep now, with piles of snow, a seem­ingly end­less ar­ray of craft sales and mar­kets, and yule­tide en­ter­tain­ment ev­ery­where you turn. Go grab some fes­tive fun!

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JIM BRENAN

Where: The Yard­bird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way N.W.

When: To­day and to­mor­row, 8 p.m.

Cost: $24-$28 Ed­mon­ton-raised Jim Brenan brings his 11-mem­ber team of jazz mu­si­cians back to town. The ver­sa­tile and tal­ented group is led by Brenan, who serves as com­poser, ar­ranger and tenor sax­o­phon­ist, of­fer­ing up smooth jazz to weary souls. If the din of Christ­mas shop­ping is al­ready do­ing a num­ber on you, take a sooth­ing break at Old Strath­cona’s home of jazz, the Yard­bird. ISTOCK ISTOCK

A CHRIST­MAS CAROL

Where: Ma­clab The­atre at the Citadel, 9828 101A Ave.

When: To Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $30 and up

This year marks the 19th (and last) for the Citadel The­atre’s beloved hol­i­day telling of A Christ­mas Carol, at least in the cur­rent form, a Tom Wood adap­ta­tion. The largely Ed­mon­ton cast lov­ingly tells the story of Bob Cratchit, Ebenezer Scrooge and ghosts past, present and fu­ture. For a hit of nos­tal­gia or if you’ve never seen this ren­di­tion, take it in be­fore it’s gone. KRAMPUSNACHT

Where: Dr. Wil­bert McIn­tyre Park, 8331 104 St. N.W.

When: To­mor­row, 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

It’s an old Ger­man/Aus­trian Christ­mas tra­di­tion — al­beit a grouchy one. Krampusnacht cel­e­brates the Yule Lord, or Christ­mas Devil, but don’t be afraid. Bring your kids and en­joy the an­nual walk fea­tur­ing cos­tumes of Kram­pus and St. Niko­laus — even the black and white an­gels “per­chta” for a pleas­ant, win­tery down­town walk. Pho­tos and ac­tiv­i­ties start at 7 p.m.; walk goes at 8 p.m. ISTOCK

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