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the ultimate guide to family-friendly holiday events in metro vancouver


It’s here! The season we’ve all been waiting for since January, the season of twinkling lights, chilly nights, and happy people! After all, they call it the most wonderful time of the year for a reason. We’ve rounded up all the happenings around Metro Vancouver in our annual holiday event guide, from parades and train rides to cookie decorating, craft fairs, and visits with Santa. With well over 200 different events and activities you are bound to find something great for you and your family this holiday season! We are adding to the listings all the time, so make sure to check back regularly and look for the little holly to quickly find newly added events.

Here are all of our wintery event listings:

Featured Events

Explore Whimsical Wonders at the Bloedel Conservatory

Bring your imagination and explore the whimsical wonders inside the Bloedel Conservatory this holiday season. Kiddos will love the walk through a miniature world of artisan fairy and sprite villages with magical lights, holiday music, and live entertainment set amongst the dome’s tropical plants and exotic birds. Opens December 4th. More details.

  • Join Santa On A Magical Flight Across Canada!

    FlyOver Canada will transform into a magical winter wonderland this Christmas season from November 27 – January 5. Help Santa search for his missing elves during the exhilarating flight across Canada and on to the North Pole. At FlyOver Canada guests will take off into a huge dome screen to take part in a truly breathtaking projected flying experience complete with wind, scents and mist! More details.

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    Celebrate Santa’s Arrival at Lougheed Town Centre

    Santa Claus is coming to town – Lougheed Town Centre to be exact. Celebrate Santa’s arrival in a big way on Saturday, November 21st with special guests, Bobs & Lolo and Sway – a Tribute to Michael Bublé. There will be crafts, Christmas cookie decorating and, of course, visitors all the way from the North Pole! More details.

So dress warmly, grab the camera, arm yourself with our handy app, OnTheGoKids, for event listings on the go, and get out of the house. Enjoy the holidays, and make some lovely memories for years to come!

Looking for more holiday inspiration? Visit our holiday gift ideas for our curated lists of perfect presents for moms, dads, kids, and stocking stuffers!

By: Elina Singh


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