Free Christmas Activities Around Vancouver 2019

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The latest trend in gift-giving is experiences; going to shows, holiday attractions, and generally spending time with those you love. It’s zero waste and it feels really, really good. If you’re looking for some experiences this season that won’t break the bank, here is my 4th annual list of Free Christmas Activities Around 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

Tourism Vancouver Holidays

Free Christmas Activities in Langley & Fort Langley

Free Christmas Activities in Delta & Tsawwassen

  • Rotary Club of Tsawwassen’s Gift of Light at Diefenbaker Park on December 1, 2019. Over 25,000 lights on more than 40 trees to light up the park with a spectacular display. Entertainment, Santa photos, face painting and more.

Free Christmas Activities in Surrey & White Rock

Free Christmas Activities in Abbotsford & Chilliwack

Free Christmas Activities in the Tri-Cities

Free Christmas Activities on the North Shore

  • Dundarave Festival of lights with free concerts every Saturday in December.
  • Burrard Yacht Club Festival of Lights Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 6:00pm. A flotilla of brightly lit and decorated boats from the Burrard Yacht Club will sail past the Shipyards at the Lonsdale Quay to celebrate the start of the holiday season on the North Shore.
  • Spirit of Christmas at the Shipyards, December 13-24, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm nightly with free live entertainment and family activities.
  • Park and Tilford Holiday Hi-Light Festival until December 31, 2019 (Park & Tilford Gardens, 333 Brooksbank Avenue). This annual event features a majestic festival of lights with over 150,000 lights on display over 3 acres.Entry is by donation with proceeds going to support the North Vancouver firefighters, and their various appointed charities.

Free Christmas Activities in Richmond

  • Steveston Museum Lights in the Park on display December 1 to 31, 2019 in Town Square Park
  • Steveston Santa Claus Parade on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2019) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This free, family event accepts both cash and food donations for the Richmond Food Bank. Parade begins from Regent Street at 6th Avenue.

If you have any other free Christmas activities around Vancouver 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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