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Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Chutzpah Festival– the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival. (It normally takes place live and earlier in the fall at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. This year though the shows are happening online from November 21 to 28.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

  • Vancouver Art Gallery– admission is by donation today between 5 and 9 pm (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night– at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Chutzpah Festival– the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival. (It normally takes place live and earlier in the fall at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. This year though the shows are happening online from November 21 to 28.)
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

  • Chutzpah Festival– the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival. (It normally takes place live and earlier in the fall at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. This year though the shows are happening online from November 21 to 28.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Ongoing Christmas Events
  • If nice weather, a good day to enjoy the fall colours at any of the Lower Mainland’s best parks and places in nature.
  • If miserable weather, then a good day to seek refuge at one of Vancouver’s best places on a rainy day.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

  • American Thanksgiving
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Bright Nights– first day of the season for the amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– free Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
  • Chutzpah Festival– the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival. (It normally takes place live and earlier in the fall at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. This year though the shows are happening online from November 21 to 28.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Global Soundscapes Festival– the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s annual music festival is an online event this year. A new series of performances are released on video and available to view today (as well as on every other Thursday this month).

 

Friday, November 27, 2020

  • Black Friday
  • All About Christmas Gifts Expo– a giant holiday market at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED, but moving online.)
  • Chutzpah Festival– the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival. (It normally takes place live and earlier in the fall at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. This year though the shows are happening online from November 21 to 28.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– free Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)

Saturday, November 28, 2020

  • Christmas on the Peninsula– an all-day community event that normally features a Christmas artisan market, entertainment, treats for kids and family-friendly activities in White Rock. (Taking place online in 2020 due to COVID-19.)
  • All About Christmas Gifts Expo– a giant holiday market at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED, but moving online.)
  • Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays– a fundraising event where guests get to tour half a dozen Vancouver homes that have been professionally decorated for the Christmas season.
  • Chutzpah Festival– the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival. (It normally takes place live and earlier in the fall at the Norman Rothstein Theatre. This year though the shows are happening online from November 21 to 28.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)
  • Markets
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– free Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)

Sunday, November 29, 2020

  • All About Christmas Gifts Expo– a giant holiday market at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED, but moving online.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Markets
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– free Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
  • Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays– a fundraising event where guests get to tour half a dozen Vancouver homes that have been professionally decorated for the Christmas season.

 

Monday, November 30, 2020

  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
  • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)
  • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
  • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBD)

 

Top Things to Do in November

Below are some of the most popular activities to do in November in the Lower Mainland.

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake. (CANCELLED)
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)
    • Cheap Movie Night– at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)
  • The Big Elf Run– 5K and 10K runs in Stanley Park benefiting the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. (Taking place as a virtual event in 2020 and running from December 1 to 12.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Festival of Trees– Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)

Thursday, December 3, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Bright Nights– Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)

Friday, December 4, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • All About Christmas Gifts Expo– a giant holiday market at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED, but moving online.)
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Mission Christmas Parade– a candlelight parade in Mission. (SOLD OUT!)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the play Buffoon shows on the Granville Island Stage (to be confirmed) and the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (CANCELLED)

Saturday, December 5, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • All About Christmas Gifts Expo– a giant holiday market at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED, but moving online.)
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Mission Christmas Parade– a candlelight parade in Mission. (SOLD OUT!)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Maple Ridge Christmas Festival– Christmas activities in a park with a reverse parade (time and location TBC).
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Riley Park Winter Farmers Market– between 10 am and 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street. (TBC)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)

 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • All About Christmas Gifts Expo– a giant holiday market at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. (CANCELLED, but moving online.)
  • Winter Markets
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Bright Nights– Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)
  • Jazz Vespers– at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission is free. (TBC, but likely just taking place online.)

 

Monday, December 7, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (CANCELLED until further notice.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
    • Cheap Movie Night– at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (To be confirmed.)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (To be confirmed.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)

 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (To be confirmed.)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)

 

Friday, December 11, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus. (To be confirmed.)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (To be confirmed.)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby (free). (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)

 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (To be confirmed.)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby (free). (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Riley Park Winter Farmers Market– at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)

 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus. (To be confirmed.)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed.)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (To be confirmed.)
    • Bright Nights– Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (To be confirmed.)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– FREE skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Sunday Markets

Monday, December 14, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Cheap Movie Night– at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)

 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)

 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus. (TBC)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)

 

Friday, December 18, 2020

  • Last day of school before Christmas holidays for most Lower Mainland schools.
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus. (TBC)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).

 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House– the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening.
  • Riley Park Winter Farmers Market– at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus. (TBC)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).

 

Sunday, December 20, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus. (TBC)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Farmers Markets
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).

 

Monday, December 21, 2020

  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
  • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
  • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus. (TBC)
  • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
  • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
  • Bright Nights– Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)

 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus. (TBC)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake. (CANCELLED)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented). (TBC)

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • PNE WinterLights– a drive-thru-style event featuring a 2 km journey of Christmas lights, magical lands and a hunt for Santa Claus. (TBC)
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).

 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Festival of Trees– special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Heritage Site in Steveston Village.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).

 

Friday, December 25, 2020

  • Christmas Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Peak of Christmas– holiday lights, ice skating, sleigh rides and other winter holiday activities at Grouse Mountain. (TBC)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake. (CANCELLED)

 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

  • Boxing Day
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Granville Island– parking in the area is temporarily free and the district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Most stores, however, are closed today.
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)

 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)

 

 Monday, December 28, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)

 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake. (CANCELLED)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)

 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake. (CANCELLED)
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)

 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

  • New Year’s Eve– festivities and fireworks at various venues. (TBC)
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights on the Lake– Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs. (TBC)
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Lights– the annual winter event featuring over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. (TBC)
    • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park. (TBC)
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village– Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
    • Lights at Lafarge– winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating– free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards– ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons which is 5 minutes from the SeaBus in North Vancouver. Free admission (and skates can be rented).
  • Granville Island– the shopping and entertainment district is open, and parking in the area is temporarily free. The neighbourhood is also decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Arts Club Theatre– the Twelve Dates of Christmas shows at the BMO Theatre Centre. (To be confirmed.)

 

2020 December Events

The following events may also be taking place in December 2020 (although some details are to be confirmed):

  • Christmas Activities
    • Canyon Lights– Christmas lights and activities at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. (December 1, 2020, to January 3, 2021.) (TBC)
    • Carol Ships Shoreline Celebration– a community bonfire, live entertainment, craft-making opportunities and boats with Christmas lights out on the water in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove. (TBC)
    • Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Parade– a Santa Claus parade in downtown Chilliwack. (Cancelled)
    • Christmas Glow– a winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and music in Langley. (November 26th to January 2nd.) (TBC)
    • Christmas in Steveston Village– activities include a display of classic cars in town, the arrival of Santa Claus by boat at the Steveston Public Wharf, and visits with the man in red at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. (TBC)
    • Christmas at Canada Place– Christmas lights and seasonal displays. (Not happening this year.)
    • Christmas Light Up Parade– in Aldergrove (an annual event on the second Saturday in December, but to be confirmed for 2020).
    • CP Holiday Train– musicians entertain with stops this evening in Agassiz, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Admission is by donation with proceeds benefiting local food banks. (The event is cancelled for this year, but a virtual show is happening to raise money for food banks.)
    • Dickens Christmas– free Christmas displays at the British Museum at 45945 Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack. (Note: The museum is likely still closed.)
    • Dundarave Festival of Lights– free live music in West Vancouver. (TBC)
      • One Saturday of the month is the festival’s Dundarave Nativity Paddle Songsevent with live entertainment. (TBC)
      • The following Saturday is the festival’s World Christmas (TBC)
      • The following Saturday is the annual ChristmasWassail & Bonfire Night featuring free live music and festive holiday celebrations in West Vancouver. (TBC)
    • Festivale Tropicale– Christmas lights and glowing plants at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park. (Cancelled for 2020.)
    • Gingerbread Lane– a free display of Christmas gingerbread houses at the Vancouver Hyatt Regency. (Cancelled for 2020.)
    • Holiday Hi-Light Festival– Christmas lights and family-friendly activities between 5:30 and 9 pm in the gardens on Friday evenings at Park and Tilford mall in North Vancouver (by donation). (Cancelled for 2020.)
    • Jingle Bell White Rock– opening night for the White Rock Festival of Lights. The event features kid-friendly craft activities, photo opportunities with Santa and live entertainment. (TBC)
    • Langley Magic of Christmas– a family-friendly event that includes breakfast with Santa Claus, live entertainment, a parade and tree lighting ceremony in and around McBurney Plaza at 20518 Fraser Highway. (TBC)
    • Light Up Bowen Lantern Festival– a community event featuring a small parade, caroling, a nativity play and Santa Claus on Bowen Island.  (TBC)
    • Loft Country Christmas– an Old West-themed Christmas attraction at a farm in Langley. (Cancelled for 2020.)
    • Music and Skating at Robson Square– in addition to the free ice skating at Robson Square. (TBC)
    • New West Santa Claus Parade– a family-friendly event along New Westminster’s Columbia Street. (TBC)
    • Peak of Christmas– Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain. (TBC)
    • Polar Express– special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (CANCELLED)
    • Richmond Santa Claus Parade– a Christmas-themed parade in Steveston Village. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
    • Santa Comes to Britannia– a special day event at the Britannia Mine Museum featuring a train ride, Santa Claus and other family-friendly activities. (TBC)
    • Santa Shuffle– a 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk at Stanley Park benefiting the Salvation Army. (Happening virtually in 2020.)
    • Scuba Claus and Holiday Traditions– Christmas movies and photo opportunities with Santa at the Vancouver Aquarium. (Cancelled for 2020.)
    • Singing Christmas Tree– free family-friendly performances featuring a 100+ person choir, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway. (CANCELLED)
    • Surrey Santa Parade and Big Rigs for Kids– a Santa Claus parade at the Cloverdale Town Centre in Surrey. The event is followed by a tour of big trucks driving through the streets of Surrey and ending at Surrey City Hall. (Likely happening as a drive-thru event in 2020.)
    • The Nutcracker– the Christmas classic with Goh Ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (TBC, but will likely be a virtual event)
    • Vancouver Santa Claus Parade– along Georgia Street and then down Howe Street. Pre-parade activities for families take place in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. (CANCELLED for 2020.)
  • Christmas Craft Fairs and Markets
    • Christmas in the Village– an indoor artisan market with a Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol theme at the Community Hall at 9167 Glover Road in Fort Langley. (December 5th, 12th, and 19th.)
    • Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair– a three-day event at 618 Poirier Street. (CANCELLED)
    • Coquitlam Christmas Night Market– at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 1205 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. The event features an artisan market with free admission plus free chocolate, a free family Christmas portrait and free parking! (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
    • Got Craft– usually at the Croatian Cultural Centre at 3250 Commercial Drive in Vancouver (but just a virtual event in 2020.)
    • New Westminster Winter Farmers Market– on Thursdays in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster. (CANCELLED)
    • Make It Craft Show– a craft event with over 170 vendors at the PNE at 2901 East Hastings Street. (CANCELLED)
    • Mercato Italian Christmas Market– at the Italian Cultural Centre at 3075 Slocan Street. (TBC)
    • New West Winter Night Market– a holiday craft fair event at New Westminster’s River Market. (TBC)
    • Shipyards Christmas Market– a winter artisan market in the Pipe Shop at North Vancouver’s Shipyards near Lonsdale Quay. Admission is free (although donations benefiting a local charity are most welcome). (TBC)
    • Toque Craft Fair– a small artisan market with around 20 vendors at 303 East 8th Avenue in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBC)
    • Vancouver Christmas Market– European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza. (CANCELLED for 2020 due to COVID-19.)
  • Christmas Concerts
  • Shows and Entertainment
    • Contact Winter Music Festival– a music festival featuring electronic dance music (EDM) by various artists at GM Place Stadium at the end of the month. (TBC, but likely cancelled.)
    • Family Favourites Movies– a family-friendly film shows for just $2.99 on Saturday mornings at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. (TBC)
    • Friday Night Live– live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. (TBC, but likely not happening this month.)
    • Vancouver Theatresports– live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBC)
    • Vancouver Giants Hockey– against various teams at the Langley Events Centre. (CANCELLED)
    • Vancouver Canucks Hockey– professional ice hockey against various teams at Rogers Arena. (CANCELLED)
  • Beaty Nocturnal– the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation the third Thursday of the month from 5 to 8:30 pm. (CANCELLED)
  • Colombian Dia de las Velitas Fiesta– a free event with live music, kid-friendly activities and food for purchase. (CANCELLED)
  • Food Bank Donation Night at MOV– take at least two healthy non-perishable food items to donate to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and get free admission at the Museum of Vancouver after 5 pm. (TBC)
  • Jazz Evenings in the Parlour– at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street). (TBC, but likely happening virtually)
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (TBC, but likely not happening.)
    • At 4 pm at Northwood United Church at 8855 – 156th Street in Surrey. (TBC, but likely not happening.)
    • At St. Andrew’s United Church at 1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. (TBC, but likely not happening.)
  • Seniors Day at MOV– admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 today for anyone age 65+ on the first Tuesday of the month. (TBC)
  • Winter Solstice Lantern Festival– an annual community event with dancing, fire performances and outdoor processions at several different venues (including Granville Island and Yaletown). (TBC)

Top December Activities

Below are some of the most popular activities to do in December most years in the Lower Mainland.

  • Glow Christmas– indoor Christmas attractions in Langley.
  • Aurora Winter Festival– light displays, rides, market vendors, skating, live entertainment, ice tubing and Santa Claus at Hastings Park at the PNE. (Not happening in 2020.)
  • Bright Nights– amazing Christmas lights and a miniature train at Stanley Park.
  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada– a winter holiday-themed film with Santa Claus at Canada Place.
  • Holiday Hi-Light Festival– Christmas light displays in the gardens at Park and Tilford mall in North Vancouver (by donation).
  • Take part in any of Vancouver’s other Top Christmas Activities.
  • Singing Christmas Tree– free family-friendly performances featuring a 100+ person choir, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway. (CANCELLED in 2020.)
  • Take part in the Boxing Week shopping sales – the week starting on Dec. 26 at stores throughout the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver’s best places for shopping.
  • Visit one of Vancouver’s best places for indoor activities(because it rains lots in December).
  • Take in some of the many wonderful Christmas music concertsand theatre performances taking place around town.
  • Go skiing at Whistler-BlackcombCypressGrouseor Mount Seymour ski hills, but preferably before schools get out for the holidays at which time they’ll all be crazily crowded.
  • Spend time with friends and family and enjoy the holiday season.