This weekend marks the very beginning of the silly season and there are lots of kid-friendly family events in Vancouver. Lights will be lit, craft shows will display their wares and the biggest local art show in the city, the Cultural Crawl, takes over East Van this weekend.
Family friendly events in Vancouver this weekend
Eastside Culture Crawl – Crawling for Kids
Nov 15-18, 2018, East Vancouver
Talk about local! The East Van Cultural Crawl is a great place to pick up unique hand-made gifts or just take part in an unforgettable community event that showcases hundreds or tiny galleries, artist studios and garages on Vancouver’s East Side. This year, the “Crawl” will also be hosting Crawling For Kids on November 17 & 18 with two free afternoons of hands-on creativity for kids of all ages where kids create collaged cards and paper artworks using custom designed, nature inspired stamps.
Christmas at Hycroft
November 15 to 18, 2018
This long-running annual holiday fair and fundraiser at the beautiful Edwardian mansion features a huge variety of live entertainment, local artisans, unique boutiques, traditional treats and Santa visits too.
St. Paul’s Lights of Hope Community Event
November 16, downtown Vancouver
Join thousands of Vancouverites and tourists gathering around Burrard Street to experience the annual fireworks display at St. Paul’s Hospital. Be there by 6:30 pm to see the massive Lights of Hope display switch on for the first time in 2018 as fireworks light up the sky. Over 100,000 light bulbs, spanning a length of more than 10 kilometres will sparkle in the night sky, feast at the food trucks lining the street, and listen to the soaring voices of choirs singing Christmas carols.
November 16 & 17 in Squamish
Refresh Market returns to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park! Shop the selection of clothing, ceramics, jewelry, dry goods, vintage and more from 100 local designers, makers and shops. Plus, take in food trucks, music and good vibes in a carefree community environment. Be one of the first 50 on both days to receive a Refresh Market swag bag.
Christmas Boutique at Place des Arts
November 16, 2018
Drop by PDA Coquitlam for a festive opening reception of their annual Christmas Boutique, featuring finely handcrafted artisan gifts and ornaments. Grab a glass of wine and some nibblies. listen to live music, pick up some locally sourced, eco-friendly gifts this holiday season. PS: Be sure to wander through the new exhibitions as well!