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The Christmas season has commenced. Holidays events are popping up, Christmas craft fairs are in full swing, and the weather is definitely turning colder. We’ve done our best to make this weekend guide include a variety of activities for your weekend (November 24 – 26). And don’t forget to enter the contests we are running….some of them end soon!
1. Christmas Craft Fairs
The holiday craft fairs start with gusto this weekend. Check out our massive list for ideas! The big craft fair happening this weekend is Circle Craft at the Vancouver Convention Centre. There are also craft fairs happening in: Abbotsford, Burnaby, Delta, Port Coquitlam.
2. Math Moves!
Math doesn’t always come easily for everyone. Science World has a terrific exhibit (on now until January 1st) that gets kids using their bodies to understand complex principals such as ratios and proportions.
3. Cineplex Family Favourites
For just $2.99 each your family can enjoy a family-friendly movie on Saturday morning at 11am at Cineplex theatres. The movie showing this weekend is Home Alone.
4. Disney on Ice
The holiday season can’t start without our annual trip to see Disney on Ice. The show runs from Wednesday through to Sunday. There are still tickets available for the magical performance!
5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Carousel Theatre’s holiday performance starts this weekend. Head to the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island and experience the magic of Narnia. The show runs until December 31st.
6. Lights at Lafarge
Last year we visited the Lights at Lafarge for the 1st time. It is absolutely a must-do event…and it is FREE! This Saturday is the official opening (or light-switching-on) of Lights at Lafarge. Enjoy the celebrations (roving performers, FREE hot chocolate & cookie, crafts, etc) starting at 2:30pm. The lights go on at 5:30pm. The lights will be switched on daily until December 31st.
7. Home Depot FREE Kids Workshop
Traditionally the Home Depot Kids Workshop happens on the 2nd Saturday of every month. But in November the 2nd Saturday fell on Remembrance Day so the event got re-scheduled to November 25th. The kids will be making a Christmas tree ornament.
8. Photos with Santa
Are you ready to visit Santa? He’s arrived at most of the malls in Metro Vancouver. It is definitely best to visit Santa early in the season; saves you from LONG waits in line. Check out our list of all the spots you can have your picture taken with Santa.
9. Canyon Lights
The magic of Canyon Lights returns to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of massive trees festooned in lights. The earlier in the season you visit, the smaller the crowds. Enjoy!
But wait…There’s more!
We’ve put together our “What’s Happening in November” guide. As more November events get released we will add more suggestions to this monthly overview.
Have you entered all the contests we are running right now? We’ve got SEVEN contests running: tickets to the East Van Panto production of Snow White & the & Dwarves, the VSO Kids’ Koncert in January, a $100 gift certificate to The Toy Village in Port Moody, a $100 gift certificate to Splash Toy Shop in Steveston, a $100 gift certificate to Dilly Dally Kids, a classic hoverboard from Wheelster Inc., and FOUR tickets to see the Ballet BC & Alberta Ballet production of The Nutcracker. Good luck!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Did you know you can submit your family-friendly event to us? Fill out the form with your event details, and send us a photo, and we’ll do our best to get your event added to our busy events calendar.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.