Home Vancouver Monthly Calendar DECEMBER Events in Vancouver in 2022

DECEMBER Events in Vancouver in 2022

December in Vancouver

In Vancouver’s 2022 December calendar you’ll find dates and events in the Lower Mainland for Christmas attractions, concerts and other winter events.

 


JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL

MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER


 

Vancouver’s December Calendar of Events

  • Dec. 19 – Last day of school before Christmas holidays (TBC)
  • December 25 – Christmas Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Dec. 26 – Boxing Day (a day off for most, and the start of Boxing Day sales at stores throughout the region)
  • Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve

 

Vancouver December Events in 2022

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in December.

(Note: Schedules are subject to change. This is the case any year, but especially in years with COVID-19. As a result, see official event websites for the most up-to-date details. Also, whatever you do, be responsible and be safe!)

 


Week of December 1st to 4th

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

General Events

  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can! (TBC)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.

Christmas Attractions

Other Activities

  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Special Events

  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can! For ideas on how and why you should support small businesses in your community, see our article about BC Buy Local Week. (TBC)

Other General Events

Christmas Attractions

 

Shipyards Christmas Market

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Special Events

  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can! (TBC)
  • Shipyards Christmas Festival – a free winter holiday-themed community event at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. Activities include live music, an artisan market, ice skating and the lighting of the City of North Vancouver’s official Christmas tree. (TBC)
  • Christmas at Britannia Mine – Santa Claus is on site today for family photos. (TBC)
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees to admire in West Vancouver. Today also features the festival’s Dundarave Nativity Paddle Songs event with live entertainment.

Christmas and Artisan Markets 

Christmas Attractions

Other Activities

 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Special Events

  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can! (TBC)
  • Christmas at Britannia Mine – Santa Claus is on site today for family photos. (TBC)

Christmas Craft Fairs

Christmas Attractions

Other General Events

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 


Week of December 5th to 11th

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

Monday, December 5, 2022

Christmas Attractions

General Events and Activities

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Christmas Attractions

General Events and Activities

 

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Christmas Craft Fairs

 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Friday, December 9, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Big Elf Run

 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Best Christmas Activities

 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Improv Centre

 


Week of December 12th to 18th

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

Monday, December 12, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Top Vancouver December Things to Do

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Free Events in December

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Friday, December 16, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Free Events in December

 

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Special Events

  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees to admire at West Vancouver’s Dundarave Beach. Today also features Christmas Wassail & Bonfire Night with free live music and festive holiday celebrations.
  • Ambleside Holiday Market – a Christmas-themed artisan market in West Vancouver. (TIP: Visit the market either before or after checking out the Christmas trees and live entertainment at the Dundarave Festival of Lights). (TBC)

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Top December Things to Do

 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 


Week of December 19th to 25th

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

Monday, December 19, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

  • Winter Solstice Lantern Festival – an annual community event with dancing, fire performances and outdoor processions at several different venues (including Granville Island and Yaletown). (TBC)

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Vancouver Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Friday, December 23, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Saturday, December 24, 2022

  • Christmas Eve

Christmas Events and Attractions

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Sunday, December 25, 2022

 


Week of December 26th to 31st

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

Monday, December 26, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

 

Saturday, December 31, 2022

  • New Year’s Eve – festivities happen at various venues (but with details to be confirmed for 2022).

New Year’s Eve Events

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 


To return to the top of the page, click December Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click January Calendar of Events.


 

2022 December Events

The following events may also be taking place in December 2022 (although exact details are to be confirmed):

 

Festivals and Events (Other than Christmas ones)

  • Contact Winter Music Festival – a music festival featuring electronic dance music (EDM) by various artists at BC Place Stadium at the end of the month. (TBC)
  • Hopscotch Festival – a series of whiskey and other fine spirits-tasting events in Vancouver. (It took place from late November to early December last year, but normally just happens in November. 2022 details are to be confirmed.)

 

Christmas Attractions

  • Surrey Holiday Lights – a Christmas attraction in the plaza outside Surrey City Hall. (TBC)
  • Festival of Trees – special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village.
  • Brentwood Holidays on the Block – food trucks, market vendors, live music, free photos with Santa and family-friendly activities in Burnaby.
  • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
  • Festivale Tropicale – Christmas lights and glowing plants at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park. (TBC)
  • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – Christmas lights and family-friendly activities between 5:30 and 9 pm in the gardens on Friday evenings at Park and Tilford mall in North Vancouver (by donation).
  • Gingerbread Lane – a free display of Christmas gingerbread houses at the Vancouver Hyatt Regency.
  • Granville Island – the shopping and entertainment district is open and the neighbourhood is decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Dickens Christmas – free Christmas displays at the British Museum at 45945 Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack.
  • Loft Country Christmas – an Old West-themed Christmas attraction at a farm in Langley.
  • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
  • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish.
  • Scuba Claus and Holiday Traditions – Christmas movies and photo opportunities with Santa at the Vancouver Aquarium.

 

Santa Claus Parades

 

Christmas Events

  • Carol Ships Shoreline Celebration – a community bonfire, live entertainment, craft-making opportunities and boats with Christmas lights out on the water in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove.
  • Christmas in Steveston Village – activities include a display of classic cars in town, the arrival of Santa Claus by boat at the Steveston Public Wharf, and visits with the man in red at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.
  • CP Holiday Train – musicians entertain with stops this evening in Agassiz, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Admission is by donation with proceeds benefiting local food banks.
  • Jingle Bell White Rock – opening night for the White Rock Festival of Lights. The event features kid-friendly craft activities, photo opportunities with Santa and live entertainment.
  • Langley Magic of Christmas – a family-friendly event that includes breakfast with Santa Claus, live entertainment, a parade and tree lighting ceremony in and around McBurney Plaza at 20518 Fraser Highway.
  • Light Up Bowen Lantern Festival – a community event featuring a small parade, caroling, a nativity play and Santa Claus on Bowen Island.
  • Lumagica Surrey – a new Christmas-themed event with illuminations and other things to see at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
  • Santa Shuffle – a 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk at Stanley Park benefiting the Salvation Army.
  • Colombian Dia de las Velitas Fiesta – a free event with live music, kid-friendly activities and food for purchase.

 

Christmas Craft Fairs and Markets

 

Christmas Concerts

 

Other Shows and Entertainment

  • The Nutcracker – the Christmas classic with Goh Ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • Family Favourites Movies – a family-friendly film shows for just $2.99 on Saturday mornings at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. (TBC)
  • Arts Club Theatre – live shows at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • Jazz Vespers
    • On Sundays at 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver.

 

Other Events and Activities

 

Other Information

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Winter Activities or Vancouver’s Things to do at Christmas Time.

To return to the top of the page, click December Calendar.

To see what’s happening next month, click January Calendar of Events.