Family Friendly Holiday Events Throughout BC
Trees of Hope

Trees of Hope

The Trees of Hope is a community event introduced in 2009, which provides Abbotsford businesses the opportunity to share in the spirit of giving during the month of December. This is a fantastic opportunity to ‘brand’ a Christmas tree showcasing your business while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley and the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. SEVENOAKS SHOPPING CENTRE LOCATION 32900 S Fraser Way Abbotsford

Who-ville Christmas Singalong

Who-ville Christmas Singalong

LanaLou's Who-ville Christmas Singalong! Podstream Studios have joined forces with Vancouver's The Naturals and their 500+ song catalogue for an end-of-year celebration of... karaoke? In a live music venue? With a live band? LanaLou's Restaurant 362 Powell Street Vancouver

Joulujuhla

Joulujuhla

DATE AND TIME Fri, December 21, 2018 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM PST LOCATION Scan­di­na­vian Community Centre 6540 Thomas St Burn­aby

Youth Winter Dinner

Youth Winter Dinner

Date & Time: December 21, 2018 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107a Ave Join the Youth Team at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre for an evening with your friends while enjoying a delicious traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings.

A Fort Langley Christmas

A Fort Langley Christmas

Hear stories by the fire, taste a chestnut roasted over the fire, and take a guided tour. Admire the charming holiday ambiance and take family snapshots at various scenic spots on site. Start date: December 21, 2018 End date: December 23, 2018 Location(s): Fort Langley National Historic Site

Winter Celebrations

Winter Celebrations

Step into a magical winter wonderland at the Anvil Centre, The venue will be filled with a cornucopia of entertainment for everyone – from choirs, singalongs, art installations, musical performances, arts and crafts to a hip-hop dance party and a wintry labyrinth to enjoy. Dec 18-29

New West Santa Parade

New West Santa Parade

Women's Winter Fair

Women's Winter Fair

Loyal shoppers return to this popular event confident that they will find hand crafted items that delight the recipient and support women artisans and women’s organizations. New shoppers discover the feel of a bustling village square where friends meet, greet, eat and shop. With an in-house cafe, background music and a vibrancy that rocks the hall, the beautiful character of Heritage Hall is transformed into a holiday time destination that beats the mall hands down.

New West Craft Market

New West Craft Market

Fridays On Front

Fridays On Front

Under the Parkade Front Street Downtown New West 400 Block of Front Street New West Dec 14, 4-9 pm Free Food trucks, kids activities, live music, artisan vendors.

The Vegan Night Market

The Vegan Night Market

For shopping, eating, festive drinks, chilling, connecting and giving back...did we mention FOOD? Admission: Warm clothes, canned food, pet food, or minimum $2 donation to SAINTS Rescue. The Waldorf 1489 East Hastings Vancouver 4-6 PM

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Peter and Lucy Pevensie may be adults now, but life in London cannot compare to their childhood adventures in the land of Narnia. A magical re-imagining of C.S. Lewis’s classic tale of hope, change, and sacrifice in a world where it is always winter and never Christmas.

Merry Kiss-mas

Merry Kiss-mas

Merry Kiss-mas is the one holiday event that won’t cause you to be warm and fuzzy but rather jiggle your jelly belly with laughter.

Titanic Artifacts Exhibition

Titanic Artifacts Exhibition

To January 11, 2019 Lipont Place 4211 No. 3 Road Richmond The exhibition is designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories, best told through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations.

Sea Of Lights

Sea Of Lights

There are Scuba Claus dives daily (until Dec 24), our holiday tree powered by an Electric eel, the luminous jelly snow globe, and screenings of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: A 4-D Experience®.

Royal City Youth Ballet

Royal City Youth Ballet

If you prefer The Nutcracker performed by the youth ballet, this is your chance to see them.

Photos With Santa

Photos With Santa

10153 King George Blvd., Surrey Call: 604-587-7773

My Sister's Closet Boutique

My Sister's Closet Boutique

Our eco-thrift fashion resale boutique and BWSS’ social enterprise, beloved by Vancouver’s fashionistas and more, is opening a second location, just in time for the holidays: a winter holiday pop-up shop on Commercial Drive, from November 1 through December 31, 2018. Monday–Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1151 Commercial Drive

Heritage Christmas

Heritage Christmas

Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby November 24 – December 14 Mon-Fri, 1-5:30pm Sat-Sun, 1-9pm December 15 - January 4, 2019 Daily, 1-9pm Closed December 24 & 25 Gate admission is Free, Carousel rides $2.65 each Some old-fashioned fun and spectacular light displays!

Christmas Glow

Christmas Glow

Glow Season Nov 22, 2018 - Jan 19, 2019 4-10 pm Milner Village Garden Centre, 6690 216th Street, Langley Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of a million lights at Glow, the largest indoor Christmas festival in Greater Vancouver. Our playgrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, while the adults kick back and enjoy some live music.

Big Elf Run

Big Elf Run

This holiday themed fun run offers a 1km Wee Elf Run, a 5km Big Elf run/walk, or a 2 loop 10km run/walk around scenic Stanley Park. Enjoy the Christmas decor, a live DJ, dancing, and more. Stanley Park, Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park – Vancouver

Lights On The Lake

Lights On The Lake

Harrison Hot Springs Waterfront, 100 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs (Waterfront) To Jan 28, 2019, 5-11 pm Free

Hyatt Gingerbread Lane

Hyatt Gingerbread Lane

Located at 655 Burrard Street near Georgia, the edible Gingerbread Lane buildings are lovingly made by different bakeries, cooking institutes, restaurants, public schools and other people and organizations from around town. November 30th until December 28th. Proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Yule Duel

Yule Duel

Vancouver’s largest street carolling competition, for a cause. Have fun while you support May's Place. December 6, 2018 Water Street, Gastown 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker Ballet

DECEMBER 21ST-23RD, 2018 New Venue Queen Elizabeth Theatre 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Make It! Vancouver

Make It! Vancouver

The PNE Forum 2901 East Hastings St. $8 at the door, kids 12 and under are free. Craft Market Wednesday, Dec. 12, 5pm – 9pm Thursday, Dec. 13, 11am – 9pm Friday, Dec. 14, 11am – 9pm Saturday, Dec. 15, 10am – 6pm Sunday, Dec. 16, 11am – 5pm

Fall For Local Holiday Market

Fall For Local Holiday Market

DECEMBER 8 & 9, 2018 115 VICTORY SHIP WAY @ THE SHIPYARDS · NORTH VANCOUVER

The Polar Express Train Ride

The Polar Express Train Ride

Saturdays & Sundays Nov 24 - Dec 16 DEPARTURE TIMES Saturdays 10:00 AM start, then every other hour on the even hour. Dec 9th: 6PM Dec 16th: 6PM

Bear Creek Christmas Train

Bear Creek Christmas Train

Winterfest 2018 Friday, December 7th-31st Santa Express – 10am – 4pm ( 7 days a week) Last Entry 3:45PM Friday, December 7th-31st Christmas Night Train – 6pm – 9pm Enjoy a beautiful night light display (Wednesday to Sunday) Last Entry 8:45PM 13750 – 88th Avenue at King George Blvd. Surrey

Robson Square Christmas Skate

Robson Square Christmas Skate

December 1, 2018 until February 28, 2019 Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve (December 24th): 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Christmas Day (December 25th): 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Boxing Day (December 26th): 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM New Year’s Eve (December 31st): 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM New Year’s Day (January 1st): 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM *Skate rental ends 30 mins prior to close *Cash only.

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

NOVEMBER 23, 2018 - JANUARY 6, 2019 Reservations for the New Year's Eve Gala will become available starting October 29th: https://www.grousemountain.com/.../new-year-s-eve-gala-2018

NYE Masquerade Party

NYE Masquerade Party

DATE AND TIME Mon, Dec 31, 2018, 9:00 PM - Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 1:00 AM PST LOCATION Blackwood Lane Winery 25180 8th Avenue Aldergrove Transportation available to and from Vancouver (pick up at 8:00 PM, drop off at 1:30 AM, location TBA).

New Year's Eve in Abbotsford

New Year's Eve in Abbotsford

NEW YEARS EVE 2019 CELEBRATION AT TOWNHALL ABBOTSFORD Featuring a LARGE Midnight countdown along with confetti cannons. Late night ticket includes a complimentary champagne toast, party favours (while supplies last) and late night snacks provided. Mon, 31 Dec 2018, 6:00 PM – Tue, 1 Jan 2019, 1:00 AM PST Townhall Public House Abbotsford 33720 South Fraser Way

AAA Youth Services, 1104-32465 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0C7         Business Hours:  Mon-Fri   7:00am - 7:00pm             Email: aaayouthservices@icloud.com