Looking for family friendly events in Vancouver this long weekend? Remembrance Day falls on a weekend this year so take the kids to a morning ceremony to honour those who fought for the freedoms we take for granted. There’s also the big mama of craft events, Circle Craft, which kicks of the Christmas craft fair season, a train lovers expo, an early Christmas musical and the final day of the Bear Creek Light Festival.
Family friendly events in Vancouver this weekend
Remembrance Day Ceremonies
November 11 2018, across Metro Vancouver
Lest we forget, November 11th is a stat holiday and a day to remember those who fought for peace. Don your poppies and head to a local Remembrance Day event with the kids for parades, pageantry and words of honour.
Circle Craft Christmas Market
November 7-11, 2018, Vancouver
Circle Craft Christmas Market is a Vancouver institution, kicking off the holiday season. The annual event welcomes over 300 Canadian artisans from coast-to-coast, selling high-quality goods they made themselves. You’ll find everything from soap to glassware to clothing to food (and even wine and craft beer) and a whole lot more.
Christmas Story: The Musical
Runs until November 17, Burnaby
Get a jump on the silly season with an early theatre outing to see this beloved classic and about 9-year-old Ralphie Parker who wants a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB gun for Christmas. But to get it, he’ll have to deal with a maniacal department store Santa, the famous leg lamp, a triple-dog-dare to lick a frozen flagpole, and so much more.
Vancouver Train Expo
November 4, 2018
All Aboard! Calling all tiny (and well slightly bigger) train lovers! Choo choo! Whether you have a model railroad empire of your own, a train set or are just hoping to see some cool models, this epic model train exhibition is a must.
Light Festival at Bear Creek Park *FREE*
November 4-10, 2018, Surrey
Admire illuminated trees, dazzling displays, and sparkling lights throughout the garden. Stroll through an ever-changing display of colour at Bear Creek Park. Final day with family festivities on Nov 10.
Banner photo credit: Circle Craft Market