Saturday, 12 pm – 8 pm, Surrey Civic Plaza
Enjoy beautiful light displays, photos with Santa, free amusement rides, toddler town, letters to Santa station, live entertainment, and many other surprises! A free event with lots of fun for everyone!
Starts this weekend, various venues including in the West End, Gastown and Yaletown
Head to the website to view a complete list of locations and events for this festival which kicks off this weekend and runs until November 27. There are some gorgeous light displays that go up as part of this festival, some of my favourites are the large installations along English Bay.
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 9 pm, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
This gorgeous seasonal light display kicks off this weekend. This is a favourite place for our family to visit over the holiday season. For more information on this event, and some other wonderful holiday events (including the Vancouver Christmas Market which began running last weekend) you can read my blog post on the BEST HOLIDAY EVENTS.
Saturday and Sunday, St Pauls Hospital on Burrard
The beautiful light display is now up in front of St Pauls Hospital. We love taking a walk or drive by to admire this lovely sight every year.
Saturday 7 pm, The Cultch Theatre
The pantomime is a holiday tradition for many! This family friendly theatrical production is featuring the story of the Little Mermaid this year.
Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm, Lansdowne Centre, Richmond
The RCMP is collecting new and unopened toys this holiday season in the parking lot of Lansdowne Centre. There will be mini donuts, a caricature artist, Coca Cola Christmas truck, plus visits with Santa and more!
Saturday, doors open at 9 am, Cineplex Theatres
Enjoy a morning of free family movies at Cineplex theatres. Movie-lovers are invited to kick off the holiday season and visit their local Cineplex theatre to celebrate Community Day by enjoying a FREE movie and helping raise money for BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada). Seats are on a first come first serve basis, the four movies showing are: Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Spongebob Movie, and The Lost City.
Saturday 5 pm & 7 pm, War Memorial Gym and Doug Mitchell Arena, UBC
The UBC volleyball teams are hosting the Alberta Golden Bears this weekend. Bring the family out to catch some great volleyball. Women play at 5 pm with the men game starting at 7 pm. And the UBC Women’s hockey team is also in action on Saturday when they host Alberta at Doug Mitchell Arena at 3 pm. Tickets are free for kids.