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Dec. 17th-19th: Christmas Lights & Holiday Events This Weekend

Dec. 17th-19th: Christmas Lights & Holiday Events This Weekend

A mom and her Kidds grabbing Christmas items

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.

>> Glow Langley

2. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park: Canyon Lights

Experience the magic of the festive light displays on the Canyon at Capilano at night.
Photo Credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge Website.

We love Canyon Lights at Capilano. There is so much to see, including the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world.

>> Canyon Lights

3. Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas

Burnaby Village has some of the Lower Mainland's most beautiful festive light displays.

Enjoy spectacular lights, vintage-themed displays, and historical exhibits at Burnaby Village’s Heritage Christmas.

>> Burnaby Village Museum

4. Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas

Experience Grouse's magical festive light displays.
Photo Credit: Peak Of Christmas Website.

Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas is always a memorable adventure. It’s an enchanting experience that offers glittering lights and ice skating.

>> Grouse Mountain

5. Christmas Light Displays at Bright Nights in Stanley Park

The festive light displays at Bright Nights in Stanley Park dazzle.
Photo Credit: City of Vancouver Website.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park is an all time favourite of ours. The train takes visitors through the spectacular light displays of Stanley Park.

>> Bright Nights in Stanley Park

6. VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is one of the Lower Mainland's most beautiful festive light displays.
Photo Credit: City of Vancouver Website.

This gorgeous Christmas light display is the most beautiful winter wonderland. There are over one million lights to see.

>> Festival of Lights

7. PNE Winter Lights

Photo Credit: Vancouver Mom Instagram.

Load up your family’s SUV or van for a magical holiday journey through Hastings Park!

>> PNE WinterLights

8. Flyover Canada: Soar with Santa

flyover Canada's Festive light displays for the holidays.
Photo Credit: Fly Over Canada Website.

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.

>> Soar with Santa

9. Vancouver Christmas Market

Photo Credit: Trip Savvy Website

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.

>>Vancouver Christmas Market –

10. Robson Square Skating

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Skating at Robson Square is such a fun Vancouver holiday tradition. This year they’ve opened an indoor skate rental and cafe.

Robson Square Ice Skating 

11. Skating at the Shipyards

 Photo credit: City of North Vancouver Facebook

Head over to the North Shore and enjoy a beautiful outside skate in the popular Lower Lonsdale area.

Skating at the Shipyards 

12. Ambleside Holiday Market

Photo Credit: Ambleside Holiday Market Website

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.

See Also

>>Ambleside Holiday Market 

>>Dundarave Festival of Lights.

13. Christmas at Canada Place

Photo Credit: Canada Place Website.

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!

>> Christmas at Canada Place

14. Christmas in Kerrisdale

December 18th & 23rd, 2021

Photo Credit: Inside Vancouver’s Website

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.

>> Christmas in Kerrisdale

15. Virtual CP Holiday Train

The concert will be streamed on FacebookYouTube and this webpage on Saturday, Dec. 18th, 2021 at 6 p.m. MT/ 5 p.m PT

Photo Credit: Canadian Pacific Railway Website.

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.

>> The CP Holiday Train

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!

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