With winter fast approaching, there’s no shortage of festivals and markets around Metro Vancouver to welcome in the season. Even as the days get shorter and the nights longer, the many light displays and festivities are sure to fill locals and visitors alike with the warmth of holiday spirit.
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Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: November 8th-12th, 2023
Western Canada’s largest indoor craft market is a Vancouver tradition, offering creations from local artisans just in time for the holiday season.
Where: Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: November 16th-December 24th, 2023
Experience the European outdoor Christmas festival with many local artisans and retailers offering all sorts of Christmas-themed treats and handicrafts.
Where: VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
When: November 24th, 2023-January 7th, 2024
The lush VanDusen Botanical Gardens are lit up for visitors to stroll through and enjoy a variety of colourful displays with photo opportunities.
Where: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
When: December 2nd-3rd, 2023
The Christmas-version of the popular annual Japan Market offers up local and imported Japanese-inspired gifts, treats and entertainment.
Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
When: November 25th-December 17th, 2023, December 19th, 2023-January 5th, 2024
Step back in time with the Burnaby Village Museum to see how Christmas was celebrated with traditional decorations, entertainment and family-friendly activities.
Where: Surrey Civic Plaza, 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
When: November 25th-26th, 2023
A free event with live music, food vendors, local artisans, rides and displays will bring joy for the whole family. Don’t forget to stick around for Surrey’s largest Christmas tree lighting!
Where: Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
When: November 25th, 2023
Admission: By donation
Over a hundred local artisans will setup shop in the heart of Steveston Village for a family-friendly market.
Where: Lafarge Lake Park, 1251 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
When: November 24th, 2023-January 2024
Metro Vancouver’s largest free outdoor Christmas lights display also includes live entertainment and food trucks and is just steps from public transit!
Where: The Shipyards, 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
When: December 2nd, 2023
The Shipyards transforms into a winter wonderland with ice skating, live entertainment and of course, an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus!
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