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In the news: Six family friendly Christmas activities on CTV Morning Live

In the news: Six family friendly Christmas activities on CTV Morning Live

November 22, 2017: CrispMedia / Vancouver Mom CEO Christine Pilkington (and mom of three) was on CTV Morning Live talking about some of our favourite family friendly holiday activities.

Six family friendly holiday activities

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Lafarge Winter Lights Display

November 25, 2017 – Jan 21, 2018
Free lights display in the Lower Mainland, with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights illuminating Lafarge Lake at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam

Special event: Opening event this Saturday, Nov 25, 2:30-5:30 pm at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (beside Lafarge Lake) with Roving performers, free hot chocolate & cookie, photo with Santa, crafts, holiday market, choir, photo booth.
The light display goes on at 5:20 pm!

>> Check out our Top ten holiday light displays

Spirit of Christmas at the Sea to Sky Gondola

November 24 – December 31
Christmas Forest walk on the Sea to Sky Gondola Spirit Trail, storytime (Tuesdays and Thursdays), sing along (Weds in December) plus fun activities like tubing and snow shoeing and fondue.

Special event: Pancakes and pictures with Santa (Dec 1-3): Visit the Summit Lodge for pancakes from the Eatery, followed by photos with Santa. The kids can also write postcards to Santa & create magical reindeer treats.

Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Gardens

December 1 – January 7

Huge parts of Van Dusen Gardens will be lit up (1 million lights in fact) for the Festival of Lights. There are the “dancing lights” on the central pond, a carousel, sweet treats, real food, and hot chocolate on offer, as well as a lovely Santa in his living room.

Bright Nights at Stanley Park

November 30-January  6

A Christmas classic! The Stanley Park Christmas train winds through holiday light displays and past live performers on a 14-minute ride.Wander around the train plaza to see all the little Christmas displays and lights. There’s snacks, hot chocolate, and more Buy your tickets online, or drop by in the morning to get same-day tickets. Parking is free, but fills up fast. There are matinee trains for $6 per person.

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Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

November 23 – January 28
Walk across the suspension bridge all lit up with twinkling lights, adventure along the tree top bridges and cliff walk and see the world’s tallest Christmas tree.

Kids activities: There’s also snowy owl prowl, cookie decorating, decorating wooden ornaments, make your own holiday badge in the winter craft tent

NB:  You can’t take strollers on the bridge or the Cliff Walk, so best be prepared with a carrier.


 November 24 to January 7

New Event! This new glittering display takes place in at the Milner Garden Centre in Langley with 103,000 square feet of lights including four Christmas-themed light gardens and a musical light tunnel. Kids can help Santa locate his lost presents scattered throughout the light gardens

Special features: Christmas market, food vendors, real drinks and food trucks.

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