Looking for family friendly events in Vancouver this long weekend? There’s the big mama of craft events, Circle Craft, which kicks of the Christmas craft fair season, a train lovers expo, a play for the 4+ crowd, and a free light festival in Surrey. Remembrance Day is Monday, so take the kids to a ceremony to honour those who fought for the freedoms we take for granted.
Family friendly events in Vancouver this weekend
Remembrance Day ceremonies
November 11 2019, 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 2019 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.
The Incredible Adventures Of Mary Jane Mosquito
Runs until November 10 2019 Vancouver
In this story of a young girl feeling like a misfit, Mary Jane is a mosquito who doesn’t have wings, but her voice soars to the stars in this new play by Canadian playwright Tomson Highway that weaves music, song and Cree language into its storytelling. After many adventures, Mary Jane learns to make new friends by sharing her language, her kind heart and her songs with the world. Ages 4+
Vancouver Train Expo
November 9 & 10 2019 Vancouver
All Aboard! Calling all tiny (and well slightly bigger) train lovers! 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. Activities for kids are a major focus at the Expo and kids get to play in the expansive Lego area complete with tracks, run a train and ride one too!
Bear Creek Lights *Free*
Runs until November 15 2019 Surrey
Admire illuminated trees, dazzling displays, and sparkling lights extending beyond the garden and throughout the water park and playground. Go for a festival night or take a walk on one of the quieter nights. Additional festivities take place on Sunday Nov 2, 9 and 15.
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Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).