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Christmas Eskies Event with Santa 2018

Santa Claus is coming to the Christmas Eskies Event. Time to put on your Christmas bells and come out to get your photo taken with Santa and all your Eskie friends.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
1 PM - 4 PM
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Location:

David Gray Park-Burnaby, BC
7480 McKay Ave
Burnaby, BC, .
Canada

Phone:

604-929-9279

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

THE BELOVED FAIRY-TALE MUSICAL
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
varies
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Location:

BMO Theatre Centre, 203-162 West 1st Ave.
Vancouver, BC, V5Y 0H6
Canada

Phone:

604-687-1644

Pre-teen Dances at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

Drop by a recreation facility in Surrey for your next pre-teen dance! We have great concession, awesome light shows, and music that you and your friends will love to dance to.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location:

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
13458 107A Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3T 0G4
Canada

Phone:

604-591-4011

Reflections: A Holiday Mosaic at Coquitlam Heritage Society

Join us at Mackin House and Fraser Mills Train Station for tours of our Heirlooms & Treasures and Winter seasonal exhibit. Learn how our diverse Coquitlam community celebrates the season. Enjoy baked goods, music from Amy Newman and the Christmas Revelers, crafts, stories and more from a variety of cultures in our community.
Dates: 
12/09/2018
2 PM - 5 PM
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Location:

1116 Brunette Ave
Coquitlam, BC, V3K1G2
Canada

Phone:

604-516-6151

PJ Storytime with Coquitlam Public Library at Coquitlam Heritage Society

Nestle into our cozy Parlour next to the fireplace and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and a stories read by the Coquitlam Public Librarians.
Dates: 
12/12/2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Location:

1116 Brunette Ave
Coquitlam, BC, V3K1G2
Canada

Phone:

604-516-6151

Reflections: Lantern Making & A Storytelling Tea Salon at Place des Arts

Come to Place des Arts’ free, all-ages celebration of diversity and discover how our cultural traditions and customs are entwined over the holiday season. Over a warm cup of tea, learn how to tell your story and hear the inspiring stories of others in a storytelling tea salon, led by our artist in residence First Nations spoken word artist Molly Billows. Make lanterns inspired by those from the main cultural groups that populate Coquitlam: China, Iran, Korea, and the West, and enjoy live music performances and other fun surprises.
Dates: 
12/09/2018
2 PM - 5 PM
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Organization:

Place des Arts

Location:

1120 Brunette Avenue , British Columbia
Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1G2
Canada

Phone:

604.664.1636

A Fort Langley Christmas

Hear stories by the fire, taste a chestnut roasted over the fire and make a craft.
Dates: 
12/21/2018
12/22/2018
12/23/2018
see website for details
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Location:

PO Box 129 23433 Mavis Avenue
Fort Langley, BC, V1M 2R5
Canada

Phone:

604-513-4777

Community Skate at Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)

Bring your family and your skates for a fun day of skating! The last Sunday of each month from September to February plus Family Day
Dates: 
12/30/2018
01/27/2019
02/18/2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Location:

PNE Forum
2901 E Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1
Canada

Phone:

604-253-2311

Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market

Join us for our Annual Coquitlam Christmas Farmers Market on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9 am – 4 pm.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
9 AM - 4 PM
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Location:

Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
633 Poirier St
Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6A9
Canada

Phone:

604-318-8966

New Year's Eve Snowshoe Fondue at Grouse Mountain

Ring in 2019 with this one-of-a-kind treat! Gather a group of friends or a special someone for this one-hour guided snowshoe tour (price includes headlamp and snowshoe rentals), Skyride access, followed by scrumptious cheese, broth and chocolate fondue courses in Altitudes Bistro.
Dates: 
12/31/2018
11am, 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm
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Organization:

Grouse Mountain

Location:

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC, V7R 4K9
Canada

Phone:

(604) 980-9311

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet- Nutcracker

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet captures the imagination with this uniquely Canadian retelling of the beloved holiday classic, Nutcracker. Danced to Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, the story follows the wondrous adventures of Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The turn-of-the-century fantasy is set in a stately mansion where young Clara’s Christmas dream world comes to life, featuring toy soldiers, dancing mice and a mischievous bear who steals the Christmas pudding.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
varies
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Location:

650 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5N6
Canada

Phone:

604-665-3050

Welcome Wonderful Winter- Bob Prittie Metrotown

Come celebrate winter with us! We will read winter stories, sing winter songs and do a winter craft! Drop in.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Location:

6100 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC, V5H 4N5
Canada

Phone:

604-436-5400

New Year's Day Snowshoe S'mores Tour at Grouse Mountain

Start the New Year with an exciting and memorable experience. The snowshoe tour will begin with an easy 1 km stroll through a snow covered forest trail and our stunning Light Walk.
Dates: 
01/01/2019
Tour 1 - 1:00pm-2:30pm Tour 2 - 3:00pm-4:30pm Tour 3 - 5:00pm-6:30pm Tour 4 - 6:30pm-8:00pm
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Organization:

Grouse Mountain

Location:

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC, V7R 4K9
Canada

Phone:

(604) 980-9311

Christmas by Candlelight

Join in a magical evening of carols, musical performances and a Dickens reading inside Fort Langley’s historic walls.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
see website for details
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Location:

PO Box 129 23433 Mavis Avenue
Fort Langley, BC, V1M 2R5
Canada

Phone:

604-513-4777

6th Annual Boxing Day Charity Shoot

Lykopis is excited to host our 6th annual Boxing Day Shoot and Food Bank Fundraiser this year!
Dates: 
12/26/2018
1:00 PM
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Organization:

Lykopis Archery

Location:

2155 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5N 4B3
Canada

Phone:

(587) 937-5124

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Join us for our Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa - A Fundraising Event for Breast Cancer Research in Memory of Liz Krause.
Dates: 
12/09/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Organization:

Krause Berry Farms

Location:

6179 248th Street
Langley, BC, V4W 1C3
Canada

Phone:

604-856-5757

Family Nights in Cloverdale-Clayton Hall

Looking for plans on Friday nights? Join us for an evening filled with family-fun at recreation facilities in Cloverdale!
Dates: 
12/14/2018
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Location:

Clayton Hall
18513-70 Avenue
Surrey, BC, V4N 6B6
Canada

Phone:

604-591-4011

Parkgate Winter Lights

Free community event with singing, crafts, photo fun, dinner and of course, lights to reflect the many ways our community celebrates the winter season. Dinner is served at 5:00 pm.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Location:

3625 Banff Court
North Vancouver, BC, V7H 2Z8
Canada

NatureKids- Lynn Canyon Park

Are your children inspired by nature? Take part in the NatureKids programs and soak up nature knowledge.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
01/13/2019
02/10/2019
1 pm to 2:30 pm
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Organization:

Lynn Canyon Park

Location:

3663 Park Rd
North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3G3
Canada

Phone:

604-990-3755

Christmas Carols Sing Along at McGill

Get a little holiday cheer and join us for a sing-along of favourite Christmas carols. Lyric sheets provided. Songs will be led by a librarian, and accompanied on keyboard.
Dates: 
12/19/2018
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Location:

4595 Albert Street
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2G6
Canada

Phone:

604-299-8955

Treasure Island- North Vancouver Community Players

Festive Family Fun written and directed by Peter Zednik, High jinks on the high seas! Help our hero Jim Hawkins race Long John Silver to the secret treasure. Sing, dance and clap along to this fantastic send-up of the beloved adventure tale. Pirates, parrots, and puns – Oh my!
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
varies
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Location:

815 East 11th Street The Theatre at Hendry Hall
North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2J2
Canada

Phone:

(604) 983-2633

Rock ‘n’ Soul Christmas

Original Legends of R-n-R presents Rock ‘n’ Soul Christmas!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Organization:

Massey Theatre

Location:

735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster, BC, V3M 3S9
Canada

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

A Season of Old-fashioned Fun and Spectacular Light Displays! Stroll through the streets of the Village to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays will. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
Various
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Location:

6501 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby, BC, V5G 3T6
Canada

Phone:

(604) 297-4565

DSRF's 2018 Christmas Breakfast

Kick off the holidays in style with DSRF's Christmas Breakfast! Now in our 21st year, this annual seasonal celebration is fun for the whole family. Along with the always scrumptious breakfast buffet, you'll enjoy our Christmas tree decorating contest and auction, Christmas gifts and crafts for sale, gingerbread decorating, entertainment by Rick Scott and, of course, a visit from Santa.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
7:30 am
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Location:

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC, V6C 2R7
Canada

Phone:

604-444-3773

Breakfast with Santa at Grouse Mountain

Now a time-honoured tradition as part of Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas celebration, Breakfast with Santa will be featured in Lupins Café and Altitudes Bistro. Families can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, visit with Santa Claus, partake in face painting and enjoy a magic show!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
12/17/2018
varies
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Organization:

Grouse Mountain

Location:

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC, V7R 4K9
Canada

Phone:

(604) 980-9311

Parkrun Richmond

Parkruns is a weekly, timed 5km walk, jog or run in Richmond. They take place all around the world, and our runs are open to everyone, are always free and are safe and easy to take part in.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/15/2018
12/22/2018
9am - 10am
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Location:

Middle Arm Recreational Trail and Waterfront Greenway
7920 Cambie Road,
Richmond, BC, V6X 2B8
Canada

Phone:

604-276-4000

Cookies & Carols- Lynn Valley Recreation Centre

It's that time of year! Join us for a special holiday morning with your family and enjoy cookie decorating, hot chocolate, caroling, crafts and more. Bring good cheer and dress festive!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
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Location:

Lynn Valley Community Recreation Centre
3590 Mountain Hwy
North Vancouver , BC, V7K 2H5
Canada

Phone:

604-985-7761

VSO’s Traditional Christmas

The Lower Mainland’s most beloved Holiday music tradition, the VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts, feature heartwarming music associated with Christmas, carols, and plenty of audience sing-alongs.
Dates: 
12/12/2018
12/13/2018
12/14/2018
varies
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Location:

Various locations throughout Vancouver
.
Vancouver, BC, .
Canada

Phone:

604-876-3434

Polar Express 2018 - Ride to the North Pole

Come ride the Polar Express to visit Santa at the North Pole. Get your picture taken with the Hobo ! Ride the Mini-Rail ! Operate your own train on the giant model train layout ! Lots of fun for the whole family. Parking available - $5 per car. Reminder: Winter tires are now required on the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
12/15/2018
varies
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Location:

39645 Government Road
Squamish, BC, V8B 0B6
Canada

Phone:

604-898-9336

Thursday Morning Movie at Metrotown: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Winnie the Pooh and Rabbit get ready for the New Year and remember Christmases from years past.
Dates: 
12/13/2018
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Location:

6100 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC, V5H 4N5
Canada

Phone:

604-436-5400

A Sinfonia Family Christmas: Traditional with a Twist- Centennial Theatre

The fabulous and versatile Vancouver quartet Van Django will join LGS for our traditional, fun, and familiar Sinfonia Family Christmas. Performing well known classical and popular repertoire from the Baroque and beyond, they are a witty, award-winning hit wherever they go. Of course, there is always music for the whole family, including our audience Sing-Along Songs and Carols.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
7:30pm
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Location:

Centennial Theatre Performance Studio
2300 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver , BC, V7M 3L1
Canada

Phone:

604-983-6350

Vivaldi's Four Seasons at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Hailed as one of the most significant artists of his generation, young American violinist Benjamin Beilman makes his VSO debut leading a performance of Vivaldi’s timeless classic, The Four Seasons, in an enduring VSO Holiday Season tradition.
Dates: 
12/21/2018
12/22/2018
12/23/2018
varies
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Location:

500-843 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 3L4
Canada

Phone:

604-876-3434

34th Annual Candlelight Parade- Mission

The annual nighttime parade rolls down First Avenue in Mission. The parade begins at Horne Street and heads west to Park St. Float registrations will be accepted until Nov 30th.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
7:30 PM – 9 PM
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Location:

34033 Lougheed Highway
Mission, BC, V2V 5X8
Canada

Phone:

604-826-6914

Pre-teen Dances at Don Christian Recreation Centre

Plan to come a recreation facility in Surrey for your next pre-teen dance! We have great concession, awesome light shows, and music that you and your friends will love to dance to. MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE NO DROP IN
Dates: 
12/07/2018
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location:

Don Christian Recreation Centre
6220 - 184 Street
Surrey, BC, V3S 8E6
Canada

Phone:

604-591-4011

VSO at the Movies: Home Alone

A true holiday favourite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
7PM
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Location:

Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver
601 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5G1
Canada

Phone:

604-876-3434

Family Movie at McGill: The Polar Express

Drop in. Come early—space is limited.
Dates: 
12/20/2018
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Location:

4595 Albert Street
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2G6
Canada

Phone:

604-299-8955

Pre-teen Dances at South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre

Drop by a recreation facility in Surrey for your next pre-teen dance! We have great concession, awesome light shows, and music that you and your friends will love to dance to.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location:

South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
14601 - 20 Avenue
Surrey, BC, V4A 9P5
Canada

Phone:

604-591-4011

Pre-teen Dances at Fleetwood Community Centre

Drop by a recreation facility in Surrey for your next pre-teen dance! We have great concession, awesome light shows, and music that you and your friends will love to dance to.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Location:

Fleetwood Community Centre
15996 - 84 Avenue
Surrey, BC, V4N 0W1
Canada

Phone:

604-591-4011

Carols in the Village

Tis the season to be jolly! NVRC welcomes all to the annual Christmas in the Village at Lynn Valley Village. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of caroling, cookie decorating, crafting and more. Activities will take place in the community room and on the plaza, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
Dates: 
12/09/2018
12/16/2018
3:30 - 5:30pm
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Organization:

Lynn Valley Village

Location:

1233 - 1277 Lynn Valley Rd
North Vancouver, BC, V7K 2A1
Canada

Phone:

+1 604-647-5095

December Bird Walk at VanDusen Botanical Garden

Take a guided tour through VanDusen and learn about the native bird species that make their home in the garden.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
10 am
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Location:

5251 Oak Street at West 37th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1
Canada

Phone:

604-257-8668

Holiday Crafts at McGill

Kids ages 4 and up are invited to drop by the McGill Branch between 1:30pm and 3:30pm for a fun holiday craft.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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Location:

4595 Albert Street
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2G6
Canada

Phone:

604-299-8955

Jingle Bell Tea @ Tea Room - London Heritage Farm

Join us for Afternoon Tea in our cozy Tea Room.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
12/15/2018
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Organization:

London Heritage Farm

Location:

6511 Dyke Rd
Richmond, BC, V7E 3R3
Canada

Phone:

604-271-5220

Treetop Tales- Lynn Canyon Park

What a hoot! - it's nature story time at the Ecology Centre.
Dates: 
12/21/2018
01/18/2019
02/01/2019
11 am to 11:30 am
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Organization:

Lynn Canyon Park

Location:

3663 Park Rd
North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3G3
Canada

Phone:

604-990-3755

Four Calling Birds Christmas Caroling Quartet

Join us in welcoming the holiday season over three evenings with festive caroling and hot chocolate. The Steveston Tram will be open late for visitors to explore Tram Car 1220 while embracing the holiday spirit.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/19/2018
12/22/2018
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
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Location:

4011 Moncton Street
Richmond, BC, V7E 3A8
Canada

Phone:

604-238-8081

A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill

CTYP Audience favourites Andrew Cownden, Rebecca Talbot, Emilie Leclerc and Amanda Testini bring these cherished stories to the stage for children and grown-ups alike! Both of these lively musical adaptations feature a live jazz trio.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
varies, see website
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Location:

Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street
Granville Island, BC, V6H 3Y5
Canada

Phone:

604-669-3410

VSO Tiny Tots: Holiday Hooray!

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Tiny Tots presents Holiday Hooray! by Let Your Music Shine! with Lisa and Linda.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
10:00am and 11:30am
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Organization:

Vancouver Playhouse

Location:

600 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 3L4
Canada

Phone:

604-665-3050

Vancouver Gem and Mineral Show

Western Canada’s largest Gem show is featuring 90+ of the best gem, mineral and jewelry vendors from across Canada and abroad, bringing you unique gems, fine crystals, rare fossils, handmade jewelry, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art, lectures and demos, hourly door prizes and more!
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
see website for details
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Location:

PNE Forum
2901 E Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1
Canada

Phone:

604-253-2311

Breakfast with Santa at Killarney Community Centre

Celebrate the holiday season by having a delicious pancake breakfast with sides like sausages, yogurt and fruit!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
9:30AM-11:30AM
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Location:

6260 Killarney St
Vancouver, BC, V5S 2X7
Canada

Phone:

(604) 718-8200

Christmas Storytime at McGill

Join us for puppets, skits, stories, songs, and more!
Dates: 
12/22/2018
11:00 am to 11:45 am and 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
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Location:

4595 Albert Street
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2G6
Canada

Phone:

604-299-8955

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Feel the enchantment and radiance of twinkling lights, the calm echo of the snow, the warmth of Santa’s smile as he greets you in his workshop and the joy of witnessing real reindeer – only here at Vancouver’s North Pole.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
varies, see schedule
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Organization:

Grouse Mountain

Location:

6400 Nancy Greene Way
North Vancouver, BC, V7R 4K9
Canada

Phone:

(604) 980-9311

Breakfast with Santa- Parkgate Community Centre

Join us for a delicious pancake breakfast, visit with Santa & Special Musical guest the Smile Band bringing festive entertainment.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
9:00 – 10:45 am/11:00 – 12:45 pm
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Location:

Parkgate Community Centre
3625 Banff Court
North Vancouver , BC, V7H 2Z8
Canada

Phone:

604-983-6350

Carolling with Carousel

Get into the holiday spirit with our family holiday sing-along! A magical night full of festive favourites with a sprinkling of some special surprises. Audience favourites and rising stars will be there to entertain and to join in the festive fun.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
8:00 PM
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Location:

Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street
Granville Island, BC, V6H 3Y5
Canada

Phone:

604-669-3410