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VM Picks: Top 100 Holiday Activities 2017

We’ve pulled together a huge list of activities to check off your holiday bucket list. Pick out your favourite activities, and get ready for some sparkly fun! Then head over to our VM Featured Picks List!

Top 100 Holiday Activities 2017

Holiday Happenings

  • Vancouver Christmas Market
  • Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas
  • Christmas at Canada Place & Woodwards Windows
  • The Santa Claus Parade
  • Food Bank Day at CBC
  • FlyOver Canada
  • Burnaby Village Heritage Christmas
  • Sea to Sky Gondola, Spirit of Christmas
  • Peak of Christmas
  • Wesbrook Village Holiday Family Fun
  • Scuba Claus Vancouver Aquarium
  • Potters Christmas Store
  • Gingerbread Lane at the Hyatt Regency
  • HR MacMillan Space Centre

Tree Lightings

  • Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting, Robson Square
  • Jack Poole Plaza
  • Tsawwassen Mills
  • CF Pacific Centre
  • City of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival

Holiday Skates

  • Robson Square
  • Peak of Christmas
  • Winterfest Holiday Rink, Burnaby 8 Rinks.
  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Toonie Skate, Bill Copeland Sports Centre
  • Winter Wonderland Public Skates, South Delta Recreation Centre
  • The Winter Ice Palace at Cloverdale Arena

>> Top Holiday Skates!


Holiday Craft Fairs

  • Christmas at Hycroft
  • Britannia Christmas Market
  • Portabello West Christmas Market., Creekside Community Centre
  • Christmas Boutique at Place des Arts, Coquitlam
  • Toque, Western Front
  • Steveston Christmas Craft Fair
  • Steveston Community Centre’s Net Shed
  • Wesbrook Village, Community Centre
  • Shiny Fuzzy Muddy, Heritage Hall
  • Got Craft Holiday Edition, Maritime Labour Centre
  • Crafty Affaire Holiday Market, Croatian Cultural Centre

>> Top ten holiday craft fairs


Best Holiday Lights

Holiday outings

  • Canyon Lights, Capilano Canyon
  • Bright Nights at Stanley Park
  • Lumiere Vancouver
  • Glow, Langley
  • Santa’s House, North Vancouver
  • Trinity Street
  • Lake Lafarge, Coquitlam
  • Light Walk, Grouse Mountain
  • Festival of Lights, Van Dusen Gardens
  • Karaoke Christmas Lights: The Ultimate Christmas Tour
  • St Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope
  • Park Royal Light up the Village

>> Top ten holiday light displays


Christmas Trees

Aunt Leah’s Tree Lot

Tree Lots

  • Aunt Leah’s Tree Lots – various locations
  • Vancouver South Lions Club lot at John Oliver Secondary Schoo
  • North Country Christmas Trees lot at the Sunrise Community Centre across from the PNE
  • TREK Christmas Tree lot at the Prince of Wales Secondary School in Kitsilano.

Tree Farms

  • H & M Christmas Tree Farm, Richmond
  • Armstrong Creek Farm, Surrey
  • Dogwood Christmas Tree Farm, Fort Langley
  • Fern Creek Farm, Langley
  • Fernridge Christmas Tree Forest, Langley
  • Frosty’s Family Christmas Tree Farm, Langley
  • Giesbrecht’s Tree Farm, Langley
  • Landing Trail Nursery, Abbotsford
  • NATS Nursery, Langley
  • OH Christmas Tree Farm, Langley
  • Red Truck Trees, Surrey
  • Sorensen Tree Farm, Langley

Potted Live Trees

  • Gardenworks, Lougheed location
  • David Hunter Garden Centre
  • Southlands Nursery

>> Christmas trees: Where to get them & how to care for them


Holiday Performances

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Carousel Theatre
  • Vancouver Singing Christmas Tree
  • Climb Every Beanstalk. Broadway Chorus
  • The Nutcracker, Goh Ballet
  • Good Tidings, Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir
  • Snow White & the Seven Dwarves: An East Van Panto
  • Mixed Nuts, Arts Umbrella Dance Company

>> Seven must-see kid-friendly holiday performances


Santa Claus

Peak of Christmas
  • Oakridge Mall
  • VanDusen Festival of Lights Santa
  • Park Royal
  • Granville Island Kids’ Market
  • Brentwood Town Centre
  • Metropolis at Metrotown
  • Peak of Christmas, Grouse Mountain

>>Top Santas in Metro Vancouver


New Year’s Eve

  • Family First Night on Mount Seymour
  • New Year’s Eve on Grouse Mountain
  • Rocky Mountain Flatbread
  • NYE Vancouver, Coal Harbour
  • New Year’s Eve in Whistler Village

Polar Bear Swims

English Bay, City of Vancouver
  • Vancouver Polar Bear Swim in English Bay
  • Penguin Plunge in Deep Cove
  • Delta’s 38th Annual Polar Bear Swim
  • White Rock Polar Bear Swim
  • Port Moody Plunge

Check out our Featured Bucket List Activities

 

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