Free Christmas Activities Around Vancouver 2018


Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 — 12:28pm PST
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It’s tough to save money during the holidays while going to gatherings of friends and family, hosting dinners, and exchanging gifts. However, I know of several activities that will get you in the holiday spirit without sliding you into debt. Here is my third annual list of Free Christmas Activities in Metro Vancouver*:

Free Christmas Activities in Metro Vancouver

This list will be updated often throughout the season so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly.

Free Christmas Activities Around Vancouver

Free Christmas Activities in Burnaby & New Westminster



Free Christmas Activities in Langley & Fort Langley

  • The Magic of Christmas on December 1, 2018 at McBurney Plaza. Langley City’s free family event to start the holiday season with tree lighting and caroling.

Free Christmas Activities in Surrey & White Rock

Free Christmas Activities in Abbotsford

Free Christmas Activities in the Tri-Cities

  • Lights at Lafarge in Coquitlam kick-off event November 24, 2018 and throughout the season until January 21, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, 10 themed zones and more.
  • Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair on December 8, 2018. There is no fee for entry, but donations to the Share Family and Community Services Society are appreciated.
  • Holiday Cheer at the Pier in Port Moody on December 1, 2018 – join your friends and neighbours at Rocky Point Park to celebrate the holiday season at Rocky Point Park.
  • Christmas in Leigh Square and Winter Artisan Market on November 24, 2018 with gingerbread decorating, artisan market, photos with Santa, and lighting ceremony at the bandshell.
  • The CP Holiday Train arrives in Pitt Meadows, Port Moody, and Port Coquitlam December 17-18, 2018 with a free concert from Sam Roberts Band, Kelly Prescott and Tracey Brown.

Free Christmas Activities on the North Shore

Free Christmas Activities in Richmond

  • Steveston Museum Lights in the Park on display December 1 to 31, 2018 in Town Square Park
  • Sparkle Brighter at MacArthur Glen on November 22, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Christmas carols, guests from the North pole, photo-worthy Christmas decor, and a 52-foot Christmas tree that Santa himself will be switching on at the stroke of 7:00pm.

If you have any other events to add, send them in via my contact form and I’ll include them (free or not) on the December event list. Thank you!

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* Please note that there may be costs associated with extra activities at these events and attractions, such as food/snacks, admission to other attractions or sites, etc. This post covers information available at the time of publishing and any posted signage or fees at these activities should be observed.

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One comment

  1. Samantha Lenz says:

    Hi there, you forgot to include the Highstreet Annual Tree Lighting happening on November 17th.

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