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NEWS 1130's 2018 Christmas Lights and Events Spotter

Last Updated Dec 18, 2018 at 12:11 pm PDT

LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) – Get into the holiday spirit this season!

Our popular Christmas Lights and Events Spotter is back for another year.

Throughout the holiday season, we’re showcasing light displays from all over the Lower Mainland. You can also find the very best festive events happening in your community.

Scroll down to find a map, photo gallery, and full list of events. Check back regularly — we will be updating this site throughout the season!

Send us photos of Christmas lights in your neighbourhood (be sure to include the location!) or details about a holiday event in your neighbourhood. Tweet us @NEWS1130, post to our Facebook page, or email news1130@news1130.rogers.com


Christmas at the Museum
Mennonite Heritage Museum – Nov. 19 to Nov. 24

Christmas Open House
Trethewey House Heritage Site – Dec. 1

Holidays at Highstreet
Highstreet Shopping Centre – Nov. 7 to Dec. 15
A tree lighting and live holiday performances

Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk
Rotary Stadium – Dec. 1

Winter Jubilee
Downtown Abbotsford – Dec. 1


Bright in Burnaby
Burnaby Village Museum – Dec. 1

Edmonds Festival of Lights
Edmonds Community Centre – Nov. 24

Heritage Christmas
Burnaby Village Museum – Nov. 24 to Jan. 4 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – A Traditional Christmas
Michael J Fox Theatre – Dec. 16

Winter Fun
Willingdon Centre – Dec. 6


Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk
Vedder Park/Rotary Trail – Dec. 1


Lights at Lafarge
Lafarge Lake, Town Centre Park – Nov. 24 to Jan. 20
Kick-off event on Nov. 24 includes live music, food trucks, entertainers, buskers, and family crafts.


A Morning with Santa
North Delta Recreation Centre – Dec. 8

A Morning with Santa
South Delta Recreation Centre – Dec. 15

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – A Traditional Christmas
South Delta Baptist Church – Dec. 12


Christmas Glow
Milner Village Garden Centre – Nov. 22 to Jan. 19

Maple Ridge

CP Holiday Train
Across from Billy Miner Pub – Dec. 17

Timberline Country Christmas
Timberline Ranch – Dec. 1 to Dec. 19


The Nutcracker
Clarke Theatre – Dec. 8

New Westminster

New West Craft Winter Night Market
River Market and 100 Braid Street Studios – Dec. 1

North Vancouver

Christmas Festival
The Shipyards – Dec. 1

Canyon Lights
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – Nov. 22 to Jan. 27

The Peak of Christmas
Grouse Mountain – Nov. 23 to Jan. 6

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – A Traditional Christmas
Centennial Theatre – Dec. 14

Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday Train
Harris Road and Advent Road – Dec. 17

Port Coquitlam

Christmas in Leigh Square
Leigh Square Community Arts Village – Nov. 23 to Nov. 24

CP Holiday Train
Port Coquitlam West Coast Express Station – Dec. 18

Port Moody

Celebrate the Season
Inlet Theatre – Dec. 18
Storytime with carols, holiday stories, and hot chocolate. Non-perishable donations for local food banks accepted.

Christmas Craft Fair
Port Moody Civic Centre – Dec. 8

CP Holiday Train
300 Ioco Road, behind Arena and Rec Centre – Dec. 18

Holiday Cheer at the Pier
Rocky Point Park – Dec. 1


Breakfast with Santa
Steveston Community Centre – Dec 2

Breakfast with Santa
Cambie Community Centre – Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa
Thompson Community Centre – Dec. 15

Christmas Concert: The Wonder of Winter
Fraserview Mennonite Brethren Church – Dec. 2

Christmas Craft Fair
Steveston Community Centre – Nov. 24

Christmas Day Family Movie
City Centre Community Centre – Dec. 25

Heritage Building Light Display
Britannia Shipyards – Dec. 1 to Dec. 31

Heritage Christmas Craft Fair
Britannia Shipyards – Dec. 1

A Hollywood Christmas
City Centre Community Centre – Dec. 8

Jingle Bell Market
Richmond Nature Park – Dec. 2

Letters to Santa
Steveston Museum – Nov. 20 to Dec. 24

Lighting of the Fire Hall
Fire Hall No. 5 – Dec. 5

Lights in the Park
Steveston Town Square Park – Nov. 20 to Dec. 31

Santa in Steveston — Arriving by Boat!
Steveston Wharf and Gulf of Georgia Cannery – Dec. 2

Santa’s Workshop
South Arm Community Centre – Dec. 8

Songs in the Snow
Steveston Museum – Dec. 1 8 and 15

Steveston Christmas Classic Car Cruise
Steveston Village – Dec. 2

Steveston Christmas Classic Car Display
The Steveston Hotel parking lot – Dec. 2

Steveston Santa Claus Parade
Steveston Village/Old Residential Steveston – Dec. 24

Winter Carnival – Family
City Centre Community Centre – Dec. 15

Winter En Blanc
City Centre Community Centre – Dec. 11

Winter Hayrides
Steveston Community Centre – Dec. 6 to Dec. 7

Winter in the Village Presents: Four Calling Birds Christmas Carolling Quartet
Steveston Interurban Tram Building – Dec. 14, 19, 22

Winter Tram
Steveston Interurban Tram Building – Dec. 1


Breakfast with Santa
Cloverdale Recreation Centre – Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa
Fleetwood Community Centre – Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa
South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre – Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa
Newton Recreation Centre – Dec. 15

Breakfast with Santa
Bridgeview Community Centre – Dec. 15

Choir Free Christmas Concert
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – Dec. 9

Christmas Dinner and Dance
Fleetwood Community Centre – Dec. 7

Christmas Dinner and Dance
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – Dec. 13

Christmas Dinner
Cloverdale Recreation Centre – Dec. 1

Christmas Special Event with Elvis
Newton Seniors Centre – Dec. 7

Christmas with the Jammers
Guilford Recreation Centre – Dec. 14

Gingerbread Village
Central City Shopping Centre – Dec. 8 to Dec. 16
If you would like to submit a creation for the event, the deadline to register is Nov. 30. Entries must be delivered on Dec. 7 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Heritage Christmas
Historic Stewart Farm – Dec. 8

Holiday Concert
Fleetwood Community Centre – Nov. 24

Seniors Holiday Concert
Surrey City Hall – Nov. 23

Skate with Santa
South Surrey Arena – Dec. 8

Skate with Santa
Newton Arena – Dec. 9

Skate with Santa
North Surrey Arena Dec. 15

Skate with Santa
Surrey Sport and Leisure Arena – Dec. 16

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
Surrey City Hall – Nov. 24

Very Vintage Christmas
Museum of Surrey – Dec. 8

Winter Ice Palace
Cloverdale Ice Arena – Dec 22 to Jan 6


Bright Nights Christmas Train
Stanley Park – Nov. 29 to Jan. 5 (closed Christmas Day)
Jan. 2-5

Candytown – a Yaletown Holiday Festival
Mainland Street – Nov. 24

Christmas at Canada Place
Canada Place – Dec. 7 to Jan. 3 (closing early on Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve)

Christmas Reprise XVI presented by Vancouver Cantata Singers
Holy Rosary Cathedral – Dec. 22, 2018

Robson Square Ice Skating
Robson Square – Dec. 1 to Feb. 28

Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk
Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park – Dec. 1

St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope
Visit the lights display on Burrard Street at Comox for charity

Vancouver Christmas Market
Jack Poole Plaza – Nov. 21 to Dec. 24

Vancouver Santa Claus Parade
Downtown Vancouver – Dec. 2

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – A Traditional Christmas
St. Andrew’s Wesley Church – Dec. 20, 21, and 22

VanDusen Festival of Lights
VanDusen Botanical Garden – Dec. 1 to Jan. 6 (Closed Christmas Day)

West End Holiday Craft Fair
West End Community Centre – Nov. 24 and 25

West Vancouver

Christmas Wassail & Bonfire
Dundarave Village and Beach – Dec. 22

Dundarave Christmas Fair
Dundarave Village and Beach – Dec. 1

Dundarave Nativity Paddle Songs
Dundarave Village and Beach – Dec. 8

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – A Traditional Christmas
Kay Meek Centre – Dec. 13

World Christmas
Dundarave Village and Beach – Dec. 15

White Rock

Christmas Craft Fair
White Rock Museum and Archives – Nov. 16 to Dec. 22

Christmas on the Peninsula
White Rock Community Centre – Nov. 24