Holiday Adventures Advent 2018I love advent calendars. I remember the chocolate ones we had as kids; the chocolate was awful waxy stuff, but eating a slice of chocolate before school was pure bliss. Last year my husband and I created a food bank advent; every day we added something to our food bank donation bin and then dropped off our collected contributions right before the holidays. This year I made a poetry advent for my nephews. I’m also going to create a gratitude advent for our boys. And for our Family Fun Vancouver readers, I’ve put together a Holiday Adventures Advent. And best of all, every single activity listed in the 2018 Holiday Adventures Advent Calendar is FREE.

Each day I will reveal a new adventure. Many of the adventures happen that same day so I’ll be sure to reveal the suggestion early in the morning. I’ll also be sure to post the idea on Facebook and Twitter that same morning. Hope you enjoy the Family Fun Vancouver 2018 Holiday Adventures Advent Calendar. **Click on the each listed event to learn more.

December 1: Maple Ridge Christmas Festival and Santa Parade

December 2: Vancouver Santa Parade

December 3: Merry Melodies at Surrey’s Central City (daily until December 9)

December 4: Hi-Light Festival in North Vancouver (daily until December 31)

December 5: Lighting of Fire Hall No 5 in Richmond

December 6: Speed for Need in Langley (this event requires a non-perishable food donation to participate)

December 7: Christmas in Pitt Meadows

December 8: Home Depot Kids Workshop (kids are making a wooden reindeer and sleigh)

December 9: Reflections: Lantern Making and Storytelling at Place des Arts in Coquitlam

December 10: 12 Days of Giving and Holiday Happy Hour at Tsawwassen Mills

December 11: Christmas at Potters (you don’t have to buy, you can just browse and be amazed by the dazzling displays)

December 12: Lights at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam (daily until January 20)

December 13: Lights of Hope at St Paul’s in Vancouver (daily until the end of December)

December 14: Family Movie Night in Surrey

December 15: Carol Ships Shoreside Celebration in North Vancouver

December 16: Santa Parade in New Westminster

December 17: CP Holiday Train in Agassiz, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows

December 18: Skate the ice rink at Robson Square (daily until the end of February)

December 19: Christmas in Williams Park (concludes December 22)

December 20: Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum (daily until January 4)

December 21: Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

December 22: Wander Christmas at Canada Place (daily until January 3)

December 23: Jazz Vespers – Gabriel Hasselbach Christmas

December 24: Christmas light display guide for Metro Vancouver