101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in and around Vancouver | Kids Out and About Vancouver

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in and around Vancouver

KidsOutAndAbout is Vancouver's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families!  The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 12- Dec 24, 2022 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 19, 2022 Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
Nov 26, 2022 A Visit with Santa- Glenda's Christmas Cottage
Nov 26, 2022 Edmonds Tree Lighting & Holiday Crafts
Nov 26- Dec 18, 2022 The North Pole Express
Nov 27, 2022 Toys for Tots Christmas Breakfast- Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre
Dec 2, 2022 Candlelight Parade- Mission
Dec 2, 2022 Christmas in Pitt Meadows
Dec 3, 10, 17, 18 and 23, 2022 Christmas in Kerrisdale
Dec 3, 2022 West End / Breakfast With Santa
Dec 3, 2022 Chilliwack Rotary Christmas Parade
Dec 3- 24, 2022 Visit with Santa at Kids Market
Dec 3-4, 2022 CandyTown
Dec 4, 2022 Christmas in Steveston Village
Dec 4, 2022 Breakfast with Santa- The World of Kidtropolis
Dec 9- 31, 2022 Winterfest- Bear Creek Park
Dec 10, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Cambie Community Centre
Dec 10, 2022 Coal Harbour / Christmas Carnival
Dec 17, 2022 Swim with Santa- Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness Centre

 

Light Displays

Nov 12, 2022- Mid February 2023 Serenity Gardens Winter Light Display- Kingfisher Resort
Nov 16, 2022 Sparkle Brighter- McArthurGlen Vancouver
Nov 19, 2022- Jan 8, 2023 Lights by the Lake- Harrison Hot Springs
Nov 19, 2022- Jan 22, 2023 Canyon Lights
Nov 20, 2022- Jan 2, 2023 Holiday Light Displays- Burnaby
Nov 23- Dec 31, 2022 Glow Gardens- Langley
Nov 25, 2022- Jan 2, 2023 The Peak of Christmas- Grouse Mountain
Nov 25, 2022- April 2023 Vallea Lumina- Whistler
Nov 26, 2022- Jan 6, 2023 Glow Maple Ridge
Nov 25, 2022- Jan 2, 2023 VanDusen Festival of Lights
Nov 25, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Tsawwassen Springs Festival of Lights
Nov 25- Dec 18, 2022 Christmas in Williams Park- Langley
Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 Lumagica Surrey
Dec 2, 2022- Jan 2, 2023 Holiday Light Tour- Pitt Meadows
Dec 1-31, 2022 Steveston's Winter in the Village
Dec 1, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
Dec 1, 2022- Jan 6, 2023 The Magic of Christmas- Butchart Gardens
Dec 2, 2022- Jan 2, 2023 Celebrate Christmas at Canada Place
Dec 10, 2022- Jan 8, 2023 Bright Walk in White Rock
Dec 14- 23, 2022 PNE WinterLights
Dec 17-18, 2022 CP Holiday Train- multiple locations

 

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 25, 2022 Vintage Christmas Ornament Workshop- PoCo Heritage
Nov 26, 2022 Christmas in Leigh Square – Christmas Photos
Nov 26, 2022- Jan 2, 2023 Heritage Christmas- Burnaby Village Museum
Dec 8, 2022 Holiday PJ Storytime with CPL- Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House
Dec 11, 2022 Heritage Christmas Crafts- Discovery Centre

 

 

Holiday Theatre

Oct 27- Dec 24, 2022 Mom’s the Word: Talkin’ Turkey
Nov 25- Dec 17, 2022 The Messiah
Nov 27- Dec 18, 2022 The Nutcracker- Royal City Youth Ballet (various locations)
Nov 30- Dec 23, 2022 The Magic Flute: The Panto
Dec 1, 2022 Ballet Victoria's The Nutcracker- Chilliwack Cultural Centre
Dec 1, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Me Love Bingo!: Best in Snow
Dec 3-4, 2022 The Nutcracker — Ballet Victoria- The ACT Arts Centre
Dec 9-11, 2022 Nutcracker- Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Dec 10, 2022 A Wonderheads Christmas Carol- Massey Theatre
Dec 14-23, 2022 A Christmas Carol- Firehall Arts Centre
Dec 17, 2022 Christmas Ever After
Dec 18, 2022 A Zaniac Christmas
Dec 30, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 The Snow Queen: A Frozen Adventure

 

Holiday Concerts

Dec 2-3, 18, 2022 Go Tell It!- Universal Gospel Choir
Dec 3, 2022 VOLARE TENORS- White Rock City Orchestra
Dec 5, 2022 A Rocky Mountain High Christmas- Orpheum
Dec 6, 2022 Buddy's Holly Jolly Christmas- Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
Dec 6, 2022 Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir- Main Stage Surrey Civic Theatres
Dec 9-10, 2022 Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Dec 9-10 and 16-17, 2022 Traditional Christmas- multiple venues
Dec 10, 2022 Lisa Brokop's Classic Country Christmas
Dec 11, 2022 Christmas with The Bach Choir
Dec 11-13 and 20-22, 2022 Christmas Presence- Pacific Theatre
Dec 14, 2022 Winter Harp- Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society
Dec 14-23, 2022 Holiday Night Concerts- PNE
Dec 14-15, 2022 Home Alone in Concert
Dec 16, 2022 Handel's Glorious Messiah
Dec 16-19, 2022 Christmas with Chor Leoni
Dec 17, 2022 A Celtic Christmas
Dec 17, 2022 The Nutcracker- VSO
Dec 17, 2022 Buddy’s Holly Jolly Christmas- The Massey Theatre
Dec 17, 2022 Good Tidings! A Good Noise Gospel Christmas
Dec 18, 2022 Winter Harp- The Act Arts Centre
Dec 18, 2022 The Snowman

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 19- Dec 17, 2022 Christmas Tree Trail- Harrison Hot Springs
Nov 19- Dec 18, 2022 Woodsong Christmas Trees- Chilliwack
Nov 23- Jan 1, 2023 Festival of Trees Vancouver- Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Nov 25, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Christmas Tree Festival- PoCo Heritage
Nov 26- Dec 18, 2022 Aldor Acres- Langley
Opens Nov 26, 2022 Fernridge Christmas Tree Forest- Langley
Opens Nov 26, 2022 Frosty's Family Christmas Tree Farm- Langley
Opens Nov 26, 2022 Dogwood Christmas Tree Farm- Langley
Dec 1-31, 2022 Christmas at the Cannery: Festival of Trees
  Heritage Tree Farm- Chilliwack
Opens Nov 18, 2022 Pine Meadows Tree Farm- Chilliwack
Opens Nov 26, 2022 Armstrong Creek Farms- Surrey
  Bough & Branch Christmas Tree Farm- Abbotsford
Opens Dec 3, 2022  Fern Creek Farm- Langley
Opens Dec 2, 2022 Giesbrecht's Tree Farm- Langley
Opens Nov 19, 2022 Oh Christmas Tree Farm- Langley

 

Ice Skating

Opening Nov 25, 2022 Whistler Olympic Plaza
Dec 14- 23, 2022 The Agrodome Pond
Dec 22-23, 2022 Winter Wonderland - A Holiday Skating Event- Pitt Meadows
  Skating Pond- Grouse Mountain
  Hillcrest Rink- Vancouver
  Summit Centre Rinks- Abbotsford
  Britannia Rink- Vancouver
  Trout Lake Ice Rink- Vancouver
  Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena
  Killarney Rink
  Kitsilano Rink
  Sunset Rink
  Trout Lake Rink
  Starlight Skating Rink- Harrison Hot Springs

 

Hanukkah

Dec 10, 2022 Eureka! It’s Hanukkah!- Science World
Dec 17, 2022 Celebrations of Light- Coquitlam Heritage

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2022 New Year’s Eve Toonie Skate- Kensington Complex

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

  The Christmas Store at Potters- South Surrey
Nov 12- Dec 24, 2022 Christmas at PMAG
Nov 12- Dec 24, 2022 Vancouver Christmas Market
Nov 18-20, 2022 West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace
Nov 19- 20, 2022 Got Craft Holiday Market
Nov 19, 2022 HollyDaze in the Heights
Nov 19-20, 2022 Nikkei Craft Market
Nov 26-27, 2022 Heart to Home Holiday Market
Nov 26-27, 2022 Portobello West Holiday Market
Nov 26, 2022 Steveston Christmas Craft Fair
Dec 3, 2022 Maple Ridge Christmas Craft Fair- CLA Maple Ridge

 

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 26, 2022 Christmas on the Peninsula
Dec 3, 2022 Coal Harbour / Family Gingerbread House Magic
Dec 9-18, 2022 Fleurs de Villes NOËL
Dec 10, 2022 Santa Shuffle
Dec 10, 2022 Holiday Ornament Making- Maple Ridge Museum
Dec 17, 2022 Winter Fun- Willingdon Community Centre
Dec 21, 2022 Christmas Cookie Decorating- Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House

 


 

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