This weekend marks the final days for some family friendly Christmas happenings including Santa visits and photos, live Christmas tree sales, and the Vancouver Christmas Market. Oh and that little issue of last-minute gifts. Eeek! Luckily, many events go right through the hols and into January. Here are few events the kids will enjoy this weekend!
Family friendly holiday events in Vancouver this weekend
The Polar Explorer Christmas Party
December 23, 2018, Vancouver
Join the Maritime Museum for a visit with Santa, hear lovely Yuletide carols and Celtic music plus children can build their very own Polar Explorer! All this for the price of regular museum admission.
Final Weekend for the Vancouver Christmas Market
Ends on December 24th, 2018, Vancouver
The Vancouver Christmas Market really has it all. Live music, a covered kids play craft area and vintage carousel, delicious food from Bratwurst and gooey raclette to mulled wine served from a backpack! Of course there are loads of instagrammable backdrops including the walk in Christmas tree, the lit tunnel and the stunning frame overlooking the water. Oh and it’s a great place for last-minute gifts too! (see video)
The Nutcracker, Goh Ballet
December 21-23, 2018, Vancouver
Get dressed up and head to the theatre to see The Nutcracker! Watch Clara’s dream come to life as she dances through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets and along the way you’ll meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, the evil Mouse King, and the Nutcracker Prince. There are more than 200 glittering costumes plus dramatic sets and your kids will love seeing kids their age on stage.
Final weekend for Christmas in the Shipyards District *FREE*
December 22, 23, 2018
Join in this final weekend of holiday activities in Lower Lonsdale. The Shipyards District will be buzzing with Christmas carollers, Santa, the Grinch, elves, and the Scrooge Horns, a local group of talented saxophonists.
Winter Ice Palace
December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The Winter Ice Palace at Cloverdale Arena in Surrey opens this Saturday! It dazzles with lights, decorations, and an old-fashioned pond. Bring your friends and check out the 20th annual Winter Ice Palace.