Christmas season has started, markets, festivals and visits from Santa are happening everywhere! If you happen to live in Vancouver there are lots of fun things to do! Winter days can be long with kids inside, so use the holidays as a reason to get out and try some new things!
Vancouver Christmas Market and Events
Christmas at Hycroft, Nov 17th – 20th – A wonderful day out with visits from Santa from 3pm – 5pm on Thurs and Friday and from 1- 4pm on the weekend. A great day out to look at Vancouver’s beautiful historic buildings and create some special memories. This year is the 44th year of Christmas at Hycroft, a long-standing Vancouver tradition!
Yaletown Christmas Festival, Nov 21st – If you live locally, it is a great chance for a horse drawn carriage and some festivities! This year they have added a Christmas market, lots of fun for Mom and kids!
Festival of lights at Vandusen, Dec 1 – Jan 2nd – great for little ones as everything it at their level! Can be crowded though so make sure you book ahead and proceed with patience.
Canyon lights at Capilano suspension bridge, Nov 24th – Jan 8th – a magical evening with lots to do for little ones. After walking around the tree tops and crossing the bridge, you can decorate cookies, drink hot chocolate or grab a burger and listen to the live music. If you are a BC resident, you also get a annual membership with one entrance fee!
Enchant Christmas, Nov 25th – Dec 31st – new for Vancouver and their light maze looks amazing! It has a Christmas market also and will be a great evening out for kids of all ages!
Grouse Mountain – The peak of Christmas, Nov 25th – January 2nd – Visit Santa, bring your ice skates to skate on a real pond or do a light walk. A beautiful view and magical day for kids!
The Nutcracker by Ballet BC, Dec 8 – 11th – A classic comes to Vancouver! For any budding ballerinas or Mom’s who get chills when remembering their own ballet days, this is a wonderful event for older kiddos for an extra special night out.
Stanley Park Christmas train, Nov 28th – Jan 1st – Book early and enjoy! Even if you don’t get the train there are lots of lights and magical memories to be made at the Christmas village. Bundle up and wear boots!
So many events, so little time! Wishing you all a great festive season.