December

Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market – Discounted Tickets on Sale NOW

Happy dance! The Vancouver Christmas Market is back for 2021! More than just a craft fair, the Christmas Market is an authentic German Christmas Market that creates the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle with friends and family, stroll through romantic rows of little wooden huts decorated in pine branches
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North Pole Express
All Aboard! Ride the North Pole Express and Meet Santa {Giveaway!}

Trains, Santa, hot chocolate? The North Pole Express is every child’s dream! Head to the Railway Museum of British Columbia (formerly known as the West Coast Heritage Railway) in Squamish for this must-do holiday experience. Travel aboard the North Pole Express for a 50-minute long train ride filled with cookies,
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The Snowman
The Snowman Double Feature Screening

Two beloved British Christmas specials, rarely seen in Canada, are coming to The ACT Arts Centre as a double feature, The Snowman and The Snowdog. Based on the timeless children’s book by Raymond Briggs, each animated film is largely wordless with visuals created in a richly textured, hand-drawn style. This
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Ballet Victoria: The Nutcracker
Ballet Victoria: The Nutcracker

A limited number of Family Packs are available: $150 (2 adults, 2 children). Please contact the Ticket Centre with your request at info@mract.org or call 604-476-2787 during business hours. Ballet Victoria presents the best of The Nutcracker, a magical shortened version perfect for a ‘first’ Nutcracker experience with wee ones.
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Sledding Hills
Watch Out Below! Fabulously Fun Sledding Hills Around Metro Vancouver

If your kids are like mine, a mere dusting is enough snow to warrant pulling out the magic carpets and sleds. Grab your toques, mitts, pack some hot chocolate and get ready to fly down hillsides. Remember to always pack a change of clothes because no matter how well you
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Lumiere Vancouver
Lumiere at English Bay

Lumiere – the illuminated art installation event – officially ended on November 30. However, the pieces at English Bay will continue to be on display until February 2021. This is an outdoor, free event. Stroll down to English Bay, take in the stunning light instillations, snap a photo or two,
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Dundarave Festival of Lights
Dundarave Festival of Lights

Get ready for some true Christmas light beauty at the annual Dundarave Festival of Lights. West Vancouver celebrates the Christmas season at Dundarave Beach. Area businesses and community organizations decorate Christmas trees which are then on display for the month of December. Under normal circumstances there are live musical performances
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Holiday Celebrations Galore! Christmas Events in Metro Vancouver 2020

Presented by FlyOver Canada Metro Vancouver knows how to celebrate Christmas! While we all know Christmas 2020 is going to be different thanks to COVID-19, we applaud all the event organizers for devising truly creative solutions. Many beloved Christmas events are still occurring but please be prepared that the events
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Christmas in Williams Park
Christmas in Williams Park – Fully Booked

Update December 18, 2020: This event moved to requiring online booking due to overwhelming popularity. The bookings are completely full for 2020. If you are looking to enjoy Christmas lights we recommend you check out our Christmas light display guide. The permits have been secured. Public Health has given the
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Christmas Light Displays
2020 Christmas Light Displays Across Metro Vancouver

Hats off to those who express their artistic ability through Christmas light displays. Every year we ask our Family Fun Vancouver readers to submit addresses for inclusion in our Christmas Light list. All of the addresses listed have either been submitted to us or we’ve driven by them. If we
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