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NEWS 1130’s 2020 Christmas Lights and Virtual Events Spotter

Last Updated Dec 30, 2020 at 8:34 pm PDT

Get into the holiday spirit this season with our annual Christmas Lights and Virtual Events Spotter!

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Throughout the holiday season, we’re showcasing light displays from all over the Lower Mainland. You can also find the very best festive virtual 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 virtual holiday event in your neighbourhood. Tweet us @NEWS1130, post to our Facebook page, or email news1130web@rci.rogers.com.


Christmas lights displays are shown on the map in red. Christmas events are shown in green.


A (Virtual) Christmas with the Griswolds
Streaming online – Nov. 28

Drive through visit with Santa
Glenda’s Christmas Cottage – Nov. 28


Burnaby Holiday Light Displays
Various locations – November to January

Swedish Christmas Virtual Fair
Online – Nov. 1 to Nov. 29


Celebrations of Light
Coquitlam Heritage – Dec. 22

Christmas Ghost Stories
Coquitlam Heritage – Dec. 12

City of Port Coquitlam Online – Now until Dec. 4

Online auction – Now until Dec. 1

Heritage Live! Beyond the Polar Express
Coquitlam Heritage Online – Dec. 18

Holiday PJ Storytime
Coquitlam Heritage Online – Dec. 9

Christmas Boutique
Place Des Arts/Online – Nov. 12 to Dec. 17


Light up Delta
City-wide event – Dec. 1


Drive-through Light Journey
Glow Gardens – Nov. 26 to Jan. 2

Miracle on 56 Ave. (Drive-through event)
CLA Church – Dec. 6 to 11

Maple Ridge 

Maple Ridge Christmas Festival
Virtual events – starting Dec. 1

COVID-friendly Christmas Convoy
Route TBD – Dec. 5


39th Annual Christmas Craft Market
Mission Arts Council Online – Nov. 12 to 16, Dec. 4 to 7

Candlelight Parade
Mission Raceway Park – Dec. 4 and 5

New Westminster

Shine Bright New West
City-wide event – Dec. 1 to Jan. 3

New West Winter Food Market
City Hall – Dec. 12 and 13

North Vancouver

Check back for updates!

Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday Train
Goes virtual

Port Coquitlam

CP Holiday Train
Goes virtual

Port Moody

CP Holiday Train
Goes virtual

Winter Treasures Artisan Market
Port Moody Arts Centre Online – Nov. 12 to Dec. 22

5th Annual Virtual Christmas Craft Fair
Virtual event – On now


Steveston Festival of Trees
Gulf of Georgia Cannery – Dec. 1 to 24


Light Where You Live
City-wide event – Nov. 21 to Dec. 20

Virtual Coast Salish Christmas Craft Market
Museum of Surrey Online – Nov. 12 to Dec. 19

Virtual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
City of Surrey Online – Nov. 21 to Jan. 4


Christmas at FlyOver Canada
FlyOver Canada – Nov. 19 to Jan. 3

Christmas at Hycroft
Hycroft Manor – Nov.19 to Dec. 13

Lights of Hope – Hope at Home
St. Paul’s Hospital

English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza – On now through Nov. 30

PNE WinterLights – Drive through event
PNE – On select nights now through Jan. 7

Virtual Holiday Festival
Christmas at Hycroft – Nov. 19 to Dec. 13

Fleurs de Villes Noël
Trail along Alberni and Robson streets – Dec. 4 to 13

West Vancouver

Check back for updates!

More virtual events

Holiday Pop-Up Virtual Market
Got Craft – Nov. 25 to Dec. 6