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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Christmas at 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!