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 displays and free community events to help get you into the holiday spirit.

Canyon Lights

Canyon Lights

November 22, 2018 to January 27, 2019

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 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019

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

December 1, 2018 – December 22, 2018

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights is a series of fun community-focused Christmas events. This year you can enjoy:

  • Dundarave Christmas Fair
  • Dundarave Nativity and Paddle Songs
  • World Christmas
  • Christmas Wassail & Bonfire

Shipyards Christmas Festival

Shipyards Christmas Festival

December 1, 2018 4-7pm

The Shipyards Christmas Festival in North Vancouver includes free family-friendly craft activities, Christmas sing-a-long, photos with Santa, storytime, gingerbread decorating, balloon creations and face painting. The Mayor will officially light the City’s Christmas tree at 4pm. and Mrs. Claus will stop by for a visit and photos.

Carol Ship Celebration

Carol Ship Celebration

December 15, 7.30pm-9pm

Visit the shores of beautiful Deep Cove this holiday season where we’ll be gathering in Panorama Park to watch the Carol Ships sail by.

Enjoy a warm and festive evening, filled with musical entertainment, roving performers, free craft workshops, a blazing bonfire and beautiful lights. Santa himself may even stop by!

Holiday Hi-Light Festival

Holiday Hi-Light Festival

November 30 – December 31, 2018

Park & Tilford is set to light up the season with the 30th annual Holiday Hi-Light Festival at Park & Tilford Gardens. This annual event features a majestic festival of lights with over 150,000 on display over 3 acres.

Christmas in Lower Lonsdale

Christmas in Lower Lonsdale

Dec 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23
11:30am – 2:30pm / 3:00pm – 5:00pm

This holiday season revellers are invited to enjoy FREE holiday activities in Lower Lonsdale. The Shipyards District will be buzzing with Christmas carollers, the Grinch, elves, and the Scrooge Horns, a local group of talented saxophonists. Visit merchants displaying the special wreaths to get a free visit with Santa and participate in a game to win prizes!

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.

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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!

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Winter Packages

Winter Packages

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Take the Elevator Package

Take the Elevator Package

Attending a Christmas party on the North Shore? Make a weekend of it with this special rate at the Holiday Inn.

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