Our holiday guide has something for everyone --especially for the kids!
Vancouver is all dressed up, and we hope you have a very Merry Winter Wonderland!
Dec 20 - Celebrate the Longest Night
Celebrate Winter Solstice along with these fun activities: Roast marshmallows, create a lantern to light up the night, fire wishes, meet the Frost Fairy, story telling, drumming and more
Location: Richmond Nature Park 11851 Westminster Highway, at No. 5 Road.
Admission: By Donation Link: Richmond Parks Programs
Now to Jan 2 - Heritage Christmas
Photostop with Reindeer and Sleigh, Scavenger hunts, Christmas baking, Theatre performances wooden toy making, and more
Admission: Free, Carousel Rides $2.50 (all proceeds benefit the Burnaby Christmas Bureau)
View daily schedule of events: Burnaby Village Museum
Now - Jan 4 - Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
View over 3 million bright lights to bright up the night, special live performer, and holiday decorations!!For tickets and more info: Bright Nights Christmas Train
Nov 20 - Jan 4 - Festival of Trees
Vote for your favourite Christmas tree
Location: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver & Pacific Centre
Suggested Donation: $2+ (Proceeds benefit the BC Children's Hospital)
Read more: BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Nov 22 - Dec 24- Vancouver Christmas Market
Ride Vancouver's only Christmas Carousel, participate in Scavenger Hunts, find one-of-a kind holiday treats, delicate ornaments, decorate your own gingerbread man!
Dec 13 & Dec 20 - Christmas lights at Trinity street, Vancouver
Enjoy all the extravagant Christmas festive houses!
Dec 4 - Jan 1 - Hyatt Regency Hotel - Gingerbread Lane
Visit the amazing display of locally made Gingerbread Houses at the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Vote for your favourite Gingerbread House!
Proceeds benefits the Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon
Link: Make-A-Wish BC
Dec 5 - Jan 6 - Fly Over Canada Christmas Edition
A 4D experience across Canada and to the North Pole!!
Christmas spirit, decorations, & festive food!
Time: Open daily 10am - 9pm
Get your tickets online: Fly Over Canada
Dec 10 - Jan 4 - 30th Anniversary at VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights
Over 1 million lights displayed! Watch the Dancing Lights show right on the lake, Scandinavian Gnomes Performances, Shadow Puppet Show, visit Make-A-Wish Room of Joy by Vancouver Lego Club, take photos with Santa and much more.
Link: Festival of Lights
Dec 13 - 31 - Christmas at Canada Place
Walk down memory lane with Woodward's Windows, make a reindeer headband, Rudolph's theatre, write a letter to Santa
Time: Daily 12 - 6pm
Dec 16 - Light Up the Night - Chanukah of Vancouver
Surprise performances, hot cocoa, latkes and donuts!
Link: Light Up the Night