We’ve rounded up a list of Christmas and holiday events happening this weekend (December 17th-19th) across the Lower Mainland. If you and your family are looking to get into the holiday spirit this weekend, we highly recommend these 15 awesome local activities.
1. Glow Gardens Langley Drive Thru Light Displays
If you’re looking to be dazzled by Christmas lights, Glow Langley is now a gorgeous drive-through light display festival.
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2. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park: Canyon Lights
We love Canyon Lights at Capilano. There is so much to see, including the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world.
3. Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas
Enjoy spectacular lights, vintage-themed displays, and historical exhibits at Burnaby Village’s Heritage Christmas.
4. Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas
Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas is always a memorable adventure. It’s an enchanting experience that offers glittering lights and ice skating.
5. Christmas Light Displays at Bright Nights in Stanley Park
Bright Nights in Stanley Park is an all time favourite of ours. The train takes visitors through the spectacular light displays of Stanley Park.
6. VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights
This gorgeous Christmas light display is the most beautiful winter wonderland. There are over one million lights to see.
7. PNE Winter Lights
Load up your family’s SUV or van for a magical holiday journey through Hastings Park!
8. Flyover Canada: Soar with Santa
Take a flight over Canada with your family this year. This festive holiday experience will not disappoint. This year you’ll soar over Canada and the North Pole.
9. Vancouver Christmas Market
After a Covid hiatus, the popular Vancouver Christmas Market is back in full force. Enjoy European-themed market vendors, the carousel, and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
10. Robson Square Skating
Skating at Robson Square is such a fun Vancouver holiday tradition. This year they’ve opened an indoor skate rental and cafe.
11. Skating at the Shipyards
Head over to the North Shore and enjoy a beautiful outside skate in the popular Lower Lonsdale area.
12. Ambleside Holiday Market
Enjoy an adventure in West Vancouver exploring Ambleside Village. This weekend, visit their Christmas themed artisan market. When you’re done head over to the Dundarave Festival of Lights down the street.
13. Christmas at Canada Place
This family-friendly, outdoor experience features the historic Woodward’s Windows on display, an Avenue of Christmas trees, a special holiday-themed Sails of Light display, Canada’s North light display and more!
14. Christmas in Kerrisdale
December 18th & 23rd, 2021
Enjoy the charm of Kerrisdale this weekend. There’s strolling bands, Christmas quartets, a holiday horse and carriage rides! Keep an eye out for the Santa himself. He’ll be wandering the streets and wishing everyone he spots a very Merry Christmas.
15. Virtual CP Holiday Train
Get ready for a fun virtual event! This weekend, the CP virtual train is back. Watch the train’s big arrival at 5:20 pm and enjoy a live virtual concert. The train will be decked out in thousands of lights. It travels across Canada during the holiday season to raise food and cash donations for local food banks.
We hope that you and your family enjoy the many festive events taking place in the Lower Mainland this weekend. Please let us know which events you’re most looking forward to in the comments below. And, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram when you’re out in the wild with your kids, and we’ll repost your adventures in our feed. Happy Holidays!