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Free December Events and Christmas Activities in Vancouver

Free December Things to Do

There so many free things to do in Vancouver in December 2020 including holiday concerts, craft fairs, Christmas lights and seasonal attractions.

 

Free Activities in December 2020

For a list of some of the best things to do in December, including activities that aren’t free, check out the December Events Calendar. For a list of the best FREE (or almost free) special events this month, see below.

(Note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of events that would usually occur this month are either not happening at all this year, or they are taking place in an online format. Below is a list of events that are still planning to run in 2020. Conditions and details, however, may change. See official websites for the most up-to-date status of specific events.)

 

Tuesday, December 1st (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 until 9:00 pm is by donation (as it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)
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Wednesday, December 2nd (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

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Thursday, December 3rd (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Friday, December 4th (2020)

  • Bill Reid Gallery – free admission to the First Nations art gallery between 2:00 and 5:00 pm (because it’s the first Friday of the month).
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Mission Christmas Parade – a community event Mission Raceway Park between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

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Saturday, December 5th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Maple Ridge Christmas Festival – Christmas activities in a park with a reverse parade (with time and location to be determined).
  • Mission Christmas Parade – a community event Mission Raceway Park between 5:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Riley Park Winter Farmers Market – in the parking lot at Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Sunday, December 6th (2020)

  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at Hastings Park between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking at the PNE at Pandora and Renfrew for market shoppers.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – a winter market at the Port Moody Rec Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Vancouver Flea Market – an indoor flea market at 703 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3.00 depending on the day’s event, so it’s not free, but it is pretty cheap.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for children ages 12 and under.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a large market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)
  • Jazz Vespers – from 4:00 until 5:00 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Admission by donation. (TBD, but likely just taking place online.)

 

Monday, December 7th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

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Tuesday, December 8th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 until 9:00 pm is by donation (as it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Wednesday, December 9th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Thursday, December 10th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Friday, December 11th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Saturday, December 12th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)
  • Riley Park Winter Farmers Market – in the parking lot at Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

 

Sunday, December 13th (2020)

  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at Hastings Park between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking at the PNE at Pandora and Renfrew for market shoppers.
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – a winter market at the Port Moody Rec Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Cloverdale Flea Market – between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm at Surrey’s Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Admission is $1.50, but free for children ages 12 and under.
  • Abbotsford Flea Market – a large market at 32470 Haida Drive in Abbotsford from 6:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is just $1.00, but free for kids under 10 years of age.
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Monday, December 14th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Tuesday, December 15th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 until 9:00 pm is by donation (as it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Wednesday, December 16th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Thursday, December 17th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Friday, December 18th (2020)

  • Last day of school before Christmas holidays for most Lower Mainland schools.
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Saturday, December 19th (2020)

  • Riley Park Winter Farmers Market – in the parking lot at Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Sunday, December 20th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Port Moody Winter Farmers Market – a winter market at the Port Moody Rec Centre at 300 Ioco Road from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Hastings Park Farmers Market – at Hastings Park between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Free parking at the PNE at Pandora and Renfrew for market shoppers.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Monday, December 21st (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Tuesday, December 22nd (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 until 9:00 pm is by donation (as it’s Tuesday).
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Wednesday, December 23rd (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Thursday, December 24th (2020)

  • Christmas Eve
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Friday, December 25th (2020)

  • Christmas Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)

 

Saturday, December 26th (2020)

  • Boxing Day
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Sunday, December 27th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Monday, December 28th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Tuesday, December 29th (2020)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 until 9:00 pm is by donation (as it’s Tuesday).
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Wednesday, December 30th (2020)

  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Thursday, December 31st (2020)

  • New Year’s Eve – festivities and fireworks at various. (TBD, but likely cancelled.)
    • FREE Public Transit – free public transit from 5:00 pm today until late at night. (TBD)
  • Granville Island – the world-famous shopping, restaurant and entertainment district is decorated with Christmas lights at night. Parking at the venue is also free for the holiday season.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver. (TBD)
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Lights on the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (TBD)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – from noon until 7:00 pm on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (Exact times to be confirmed.)

 

Other December Events

For a list of other things to do this month (including activities that aren’t free), see the December Events Calendar.

Click Best Christmas Activities for other best seasonal things to do in December.

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

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

 

 

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