Christmas Events & Activities

There is so much to see and do on Vancouver’s North Shore during the holiday season. We have our annual family friendly festivities that run through the month of December like Canyon Lights and the Peak of Christmas. There are also beautiful Christmas light displaysand free community events to help get you into the holiday spirit.

Canyon Lights

Canyon Lights

November 24, 2016 to January 8, 2017

Canyon Lights is a must-see holiday event for all ages, with thousands of magical lights twinkling throughout the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Lots of fun for the whole family.

Peak of Christmas

Peak of Christmas

November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017

Experience the magic of the season on Grouse Mountain. Visit Santa’s Workshop, meet his reindeer, go outdoor skating, take a sleigh ride and more!

Dundarave Festival of Lights

Dundarave Festival of Lights

November 28, 2015 to January 2, 2016

  • Christmas Fair TBA
  • Nativity & Paddle Songs TBA
  • World Christmas TBA
  • Christmas Wassail & Bonfire TBA

Shipyards Christmas Festival

Shipyards Christmas Festival

December 3rd, 2016 5-8pm

The Shipyards Christmas Festival in North Vancouver includes free family-friendly craft activities, Christmas sing-a-long, photos with Santa and free coffee/hot chocolate and more!

Carol Ship Celebration

Carol Ship Celebration

December 17th 7:30-9pm

Enjoy warm refreshments, live musical entertainment, roving performers, free craft workshops and a blazing bonfire. Santa himself may even stop by!

Holiday Hi-Light Festival

Holiday Hi-Light Festival

November 25 to December 31, 2016

The holiday Hi-Light Festival at Park & Tilford Gardens is a majestic festival of lights with over 50,000 lights on display. Family Friday Nights: December dates TBD 5-9pm.

Christmas Shopping

The Village at Park Royal | West Vancouver

There are lots of Christmas shopping options on Vancouver’s North Shore to help you cross names off your Christmas list. With a large shopping centre, Christmas markets and gallery gift shops you are sure to find something for the special person on your list.

Park Royal Shopping Centre is the second largest shopping centre in Metro Vancouver. With over 280 unique shops, restaurants and services you will be sure to cross some names off your shopping list.

Find more info on Christmas shopping

Christmas at Lonsdale Quay Market

Christmas @ Lonsdale Quay Market

The Lonsdale Quay Market in North Vancouver is your holiday destination for unique gift ideas, fresh food options for holiday meals, festive music, Santa photos, kids activities and much more! Stop by and enjoy the festive atmosphere and live holiday music all December Long!

December 2016 events TBA

Winter Gift Gallery

Winter Gift Gallery

November 18 – December 24, 2015

Stop by the Winter Gift Gallery at Seymour Art Gallery in Deep Cove. Find unique holiday gifts by local artists – scarves, paintings, jewelry, pottery and much more. Admission free of charge.

Great Stuff

Great Stuff

November 18 – December 18, 2016

An exhibition and sale of unique crafts, fine artwork and distinctive gifts at affordable prices featuring 36 artists & artisans at the Ferry Building Gallery in West Vancouver.

Shipyards Christmas Market

Shipyards Christmas Market

Dates: December 15-23, 2016

The Pipe Shop building Shipyards is transformed into a winter wonderland with a German-style Christmas Market, with over 70 local vendors.