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Fun Events Happening around Metro Vancouver in November!

Fun Events Happening around Metro Vancouver in November!

Now that we’ve entered November, you know what that means! Christmas is just around the corner, with stores adorned in trees and ornaments, and parks aglow with festive lights. It’s the season for coats and cozy events, so here are some happening in Metro Vancouver this November.

The Lumiere Festival

Photo credit: Lumiere YVR

Lumière Festival, running from Nov 2-6, is more than just an event; it’s a jubilant celebration of our vibrant community’s creativity and a breathtaking showcase of art and light. As you wander through the illuminated streets of Vancouver, you’ll be captivated by the mesmerizing art installations that light up our beloved city.

When: November 2-6, 2023
Where: Various locations throughout Downtown Vancouver
Here is the map: Map of the Lumiere Festival

Vancouver Crossiant Crawl

Photo Credit: Bel Cafe

“Flaky adventures and croissant cravings – the Metro Vancouver Croissant Crawl is back. Are you ready to indulge? Vote on your favourite crossiant to win prizes.

When: November 1-14, 2023
Where: Read here to see what vendors are participating

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Photo credit: Grinch Musical by Jeremy Daniel

Experience the enchanting holiday classic of Dr. Seuss’ Grinch live on stage, with beloved songs like “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas.” Join the Grinch’s heartwarming Christmas journey, narrated by Max the Dog, and celebrate the holidays with a show The New York Times raves as “100 times better than any bedtime story.

When: November 14-18, 2023
Where: The Centre for the Performing Arts
Address: 777 Homer St, Vancouver, BC

Canyon Lights

Photo credit: Capilano Suspension

Explore the world-famous bridge with a colorful display, wander through the lit rainforest, and enjoy the Cliffwalk. Snap photos, enjoy hot chocolate with festive music, and join in the park’s holiday activities. Canyon Lights admission is included.

When: November 17, 2023 – January 21, 2024
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC

Lights By The Lake – Harrison Hot Springs

very winter, our holiday displays transform Harrison lakefront into a magical world of lights, showcasing local wildlife and the elusive Sasquatch. Enjoy weeping Christmas trees and vintage lamp standards in the Plaza. Stroll along the promenade and discover custom light displays, including Sasquatch fishing, geese under a weeping willow, and fun selfie stands with delightful creatures. The promenade is wheelchair and stroller-friendly.

When: November 18 – January 7, 2024
Where: Waterfront of Harrison Hot Springs along the promenade

Disney on Ice – Frozen and Encanto

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Celebrate family love in the new, buzzworthy show – Disney’s on Ice: Encanto comes to life like never before. Enjoy singing and dancing with Mirabel, her sisters Isabela and Luisa, and then join the adventure to find Elsa, stop the eternal winter, dream of summer with Olaf, and sing along with Kristoff and Sven

When: November 22-26, 2023
Where: Pacific Coliseum
Address: 100 N Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC

Glow Langley: Christmas Carnival

Experience NEW dazzling showground lights, a FREE craft corner, a captivating scavenger hunt, Merry Maker’s Market with 20+ vendors, live holiday performances, gourmet food trucks, expanded covered spaces, interactive play zones, FREE carnival-themed mini games, the beloved Glow-comotive train ride, and convenient parking—all included with your ticket! Join the carnival this festive season!

When: November 23-December 30, 2023
Where: Glow Gardens Langley
Address: 6690 216 St, Langley, BC

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe

Join them for a captivating show as Peter and Lucy Pevensie, now grown-up, rediscover Narnia through a mysterious wardrobe. Ron Reed’s beloved adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s magical tale is back for our 40th anniversary season, having enchanted over ten thousand viewers since its premiere in 2018. Don’t miss it!

When: November 23- December 23
Where: Pacific Theatre
Address: 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC,

The North Pole Express

A photo of a train with a conductor on the platform and kids on the caboose for Vancouver Mom events for kids in November.
Photo credit: The North Polar Express

This popular event fills up fast! Ride the Polar Express starts at the end of November and continues to December 17th. An event that will fill hearts and create magical holiday memories.

When: November 25 & 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
Where: Railway Museum of British Columbia
Address: 39645 Government Road, Squamish

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

Photo credit: Surrey Tree Lighting Festival Facebook

Join the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, November 25th and 26th! Enjoy free family fun, a holiday market, a holiday fun zone, and witness the lighting of a 55-foot Christmas tree, one of Canada’s tallest.

When: November 25 – 26th, 2023
Where: City Hall Plaza 
Address: 13450 104 Ave, Surrey

Carousel Theatre presents: Snow White

Photo credit: Carousel Theatre

Carousel Theatre plays always create magic! While they don’t have any holiday-themed performances this year, Snow White will delight young ones this winter. Not your traditional Snow White, this clever twist on the beloved fairy tale is a two-actor take that’s irresistibly playful and oh-so-smart.

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When: November 29 – December 31, 2023
Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island
Address: 1411 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Elf The Musical

Photo credit: Arts Club

Join Buddy the Elf on his journey from the North Pole to NYC, spreading Christmas joy, syrupy spaghetti, and heartfelt songs to win over his new family. But when his dad’s on the naughty list and his half-brother doubts Santa, watch this heartwarming, hilarious rom-com for all ages.

When: November 2–December 31, 2023
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Address:Granville @ 12th, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Holiday Splash @ Vancouver Aquarium

Photo credit: Vancouver Aquarium

Get ready for magical memories at Vancouver Aquarium’s Holiday Splash! Say hi to Scuba Claus, enjoy THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience, savor seasonal treats, and immerse in festive decor with our 65,000 amazing animals. Create holiday memories. Visit now!

When: November 12, 2023- January 7, 2024
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver BC,

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil

KOOZA is a unique journey through the eyes of The Innocent, a charming clown seeking his place in the world. His adventure begins when a mysterious item arrives while he’s flying his kite. Follow The Innocent’s self-discovery in a bizarre and exotic world, guided by an enigmatic trickster with remarkable abilities. A must-see show!

When: Open Now till December 31, 2023
Where: Under the Big Top, Concord Pacific Place
Address: 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver

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