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Free December Events in Vancouver

Free December Activities in Vancouver

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). (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening until December 8th at the earliest.)
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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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening until December 8th at the earliest.)

 

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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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening until December 8th at the earliest.)
  • Britannia Heritage Shipyard – the historic site at Steveston Village and its buildings are open from noon until 4:00 pm. (TBC)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Mission Christmas Parade – a community event at Mission Raceway Park. (Now just a virtual event.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening until December 8th at the earliest.)
  • Britannia Heritage Shipyard – the historic site at Steveston Village and its buildings are open from noon until 4:00 pm. (TBC)

 

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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.
  • 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. (The in-person event has been cancelled. Now taking place as an online event starting on December 1.)
  • Mission Christmas Parade – a community event at Mission Raceway Park. (Now just a virtual event.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • 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. (TBC)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening until December 8th at the earliest.)

 

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. (TBC)
  • 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. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum. (CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (To be confirmed, but likely not happening until December 8th at the earliest.)
  • 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.
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)

 

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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). (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • 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. (To be confirmed, but possibly cancelled.)
  • 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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 


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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). (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 until 5:30 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • 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 skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)

 

Friday, December 25th (2020)

  • Christmas Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver.
  • 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 – a crazy time for shopping.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees and holiday lights at the beach in West Vancouver.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)

 

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.
  • 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. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)

 

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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)

 

Thursday, December 31st (2020)

  • New Year’s Eve – festivities and fireworks normally take place at various venues (but not this year).
  • 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.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)
  • 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.)
  • Glow Maple Ridge – a handful of light installations are set up in Memorial Peace Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street. (CANCELLED)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – free ice skating on the giant rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (CANCELLED due to COVID-19.)

 

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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