Family Fun Things to Do During Christmas Break in Vancouver

Things to Do during Christmas Break in Vancouver.

16 Nov

Various Venues, Vancouver

November 16, 2018 To January 8, 2019


On the evening of November 16th, join thousands of Vancouverites and tourists gathering around Burrard Street to experience the annual fireworks display at St. Paul's in Downtown ...  »

21 Nov

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver & Pacific Centre Mall

November 21, 2018 To January 1, 2019

By Donation

Tour an enchanted forest of decorated trees to raise funds for the most urgent needs at BC Children's Hospital. Generous individuals, corporations, and community groups show support ...  »

22 Nov

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

November 22, 2018 To January 27, 2019

Regular Admission

Re-capture the feeling of wonder and excitement of the holiday season and be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park. The suspension bridge, ...  »

22 Nov

FlyOver CANADA, 201 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

November 22, 2018 To January 6, 2019

Regular Admission

Fly with Santa and his elves on a magical flight across Canada and on to the North Pole! After meeting some of Santa’s elves, Chestnut and ...  »

22 Nov

2640 248 Street, Langley

November 22, 2018 To December 30, 2018

$18.43 to $24.73

Loft Country Christmas is bringing together the joy of Christmas with the excitement of an Old West Fair to Langley this season. Loft Country Christmas will welcome ...  »

23 Nov

Grouse Mountain Resort, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

November 23, 2018 To January 6, 2019

Regular Admission

Enjoy the natural beauty of Blue Grouse Lake, lit by breathtaking light installations. Stroll through the light tunnel and marvel at new additions including a magnificent lit ...  »

23 Nov

Vancouver Aquarium, Avison Way, Vancouver

November 23, 2018 To January 6, 2019


$22 to $38

Delight in Scuba Claus visits, magical aquatic displays, and special seasonal activities at Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season where you’ll create and continue traditions, making memories ...  »

23 Nov

Concord Pacific Place, 811 Carrall Street, Vancouver

November 23, 2018 To December 30, 2018

$14.99 & up

The Aurora Winter Festival inspires the festive spirit through magical winter experiences. Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole, filled with captivating light displays and ...  »

24 Nov

Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

November 24, 2018 To January 20, 2019


Join in the magic of the opening night of the Lower Mainland's largest free outdoor lights display at Lafarge Lake. This year’s event will be bigger ...  »

24 Nov

Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel

November 24, 2018 To January 4, 2019


Join us this Heritage Christmas for a season of old-fashioned fun and spectacular light displays. A stroll down the streets of the Village is magical; the cedar ...  »

24 Nov

Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver

November 24, 2018 To December 30, 2018

A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill– which features You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Christmas- the Peanuts gang discovers the true meaning ...  »

25 Nov

Various Venues, Vancouver

November 25, 2018 To December 23, 2018

$24 - $55

The Royal City Youth Ballet Company presents, for the 30th season, the full length ballet THE NUTCRACKER. This traditional ballet has beautiful sets, extravagant costumes, and features ...  »

28 Nov

York Theatre, Commercial Drive, Vancouver

November 28, 2018 To January 6, 2019

$10 to $146

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings. There, Dorothy is pursued by a ...  »

29 Nov

Stanley Park, Vancouver

November 29, 2018 To January 5, 2019

$6.00 - $12.00

Join us in 2018 as we celebrate 21 years of Bright Nights in Stanley Park! During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza ...  »

30 Nov

Park & Tilford, 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver

November 30, 2018 To December 31, 2018

By donation

30th Annual Hi-Light Festival Month-long Christmas celebration will feature brilliant light display, live entertainment, and festive activities for the whole family. This annual event features a majestic ...  »

30 Nov

Sea to Sky Gondola, 36800 Highway 99, Squamish

November 30, 2018 To January 6, 2019

Regular Admission

Explore our decorated holiday trail through the month of December. Lined with lights and whimsical decorations, the Spirit Trail gets transformed into a winter wonderland to celebrate ...  »

01 Dec

VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

December 1, 2018 To January 6, 2019

$11 to $23

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, amagical winter wonderland with over one million lights will decorate 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden. Stroll with friends and family through interactive ...  »

01 Dec

Dundarave Park, West Vancouver

December 1, 2018 To December 31, 2018

By Donation

The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights kicks off with a Christmas tree decorating beach party. On the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas, stop by for an ...  »

01 Dec

The Stanley Theatre, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver

December 1, 2018 To January 6, 2019

$39 & up

“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late? Discover the magic behind the ...  »

07 Dec

Canada Place, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

December 7, 2018 To January 3, 2019


Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 31st annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver.  »

07 Dec

Bear Creek Park, 13750 88th Avenue, Surrey

December 7, 2018 To December 31, 2018

(604) 501-1232


Visit with Santa & receive a candy cane, children do activities on our platform and take a train ride through the Christmas forest.  »

08 Dec

Fantasy Farms Inc., 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack

December 8, 2018 To December 31, 2018


$10 per person

Peteys Country Christmas Hosted by Fantasy Farms Inc. is a family owned and operated Magical display of What Christmas was like as a Child and it’s ...  »

13 Dec

Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

December 13, 2018 To December 31, 2018


This winter, renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun. Robson Square’s outdoor skating rink is open, so celebrate winter in style with free ...  »

14 Dec

Bloedel Conservatory, 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver

December 14, 2018 To January 6, 2019

Regular Admission

Experience a winter wonderland inside the Bloedel Conservatory with 150 free flying tropical birds, magical lights, holiday plant displays, festive music, photo ops, a scavenger hunt and much ...  »

14 Dec

Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park, 17726 62 Ave, Surrey

December 14, 2018 To February 10, 2019

$14 to $25

Experience a glorious display of spectacular lanterns in the Cloverdale Millennial Park! Enjoy the “living” dinosaurs, food trucks, and interactive gaming zone. There will be stage performance ...  »

15 Dec

Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

December 15, 2018 To January 5, 2019

$20 to $32

Metro’s Panto returns for its 34th consecutive run. Join Arthur in a whimsical tale as he grows from a boy to a king. His interactions with ...  »

19 Dec

Evergreen Cultural Centre & Chilliwack Cultural Centre

December 19, 2018 To December 22, 2018

$15 to $33

A uniquely wonderful Christmas ballet to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score. Join a flurry of dancing characters and a mischievous young girl who sparks an adventurous world of ...  »

21 Dec

Granville Island, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver

December 21, 2018

Free and Ticketed areas

The winter solstice marks the longest, darkest night of the year. This dance of sun and earth has inspired celebrations of the human spirit throughout the ages, ...  »

21 Dec

Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey

December 21, 2018 To December 27, 2018


$10 to $28

All your favourite panto characters are here in this, the most traditional panto in BC. Join in the fun by booing the bad guys and cheering the ...  »

31 Dec

Canada Place, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

December 31, 2018

Free & Ticketed areas

Vancouver’s Ultimate New Year’s Celebration – Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver 2019 is one of Canada’s largest all-ages celebration of the biggest night of ...  »

31 Dec

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

December 31, 2018



Vancouver Cabaret presents the 6th Annual Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Variety Show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Celebrate with family and friends at Vancouver Cabaret’s ...  »

01 Jan

St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver

January 1, 2019

(604) 685-6832

Free admission

Looking for a meaningful way to start the new year? Come walk the labyrinth at St. Paul’s Church in the West End. The labyrinth is a ...  »

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