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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 2019 including holiday concerts, craft fairs, Christmas lights and seasonal attractions.

Free Activities in December 2019

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: Event locations, times, prices and other details are subject to change. Check with each event’s website for the most up-to-date information.)

Top Vancouver December Things to Do

Tuesday December 10th (2019)

  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 until 9:00 pm is by donation (as it’s Tuesday).
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Best Christmas Activities

Wednesday December 11th (2019)

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – it’s Deluxe Date Night at the German-themed market in downtown Vancouver today. That means admission at the gate as well as carousel rides and non-alcoholic hot beverages are 2-for-1 starting at 5:00 pm (so it’s not free, but it is extra inexpensive).
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Thursday December 12th (2019)

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Aurora Winter Festival – the winter holiday attraction at Hastings Park at the PNE isn’t free, but today features the attraction’s “Thursday Night Special”. That means you can rent skates at no charge and enjoy unlimited amusement rides and the ice tubing slides for just $9 (which is half the regular price)!
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Operation Red Nose

Friday December 13th (2019)

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas in the Village – a holiday craft market at Fort Langley’s Community Hall at 9167 Glover Road. Admission is by donation.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – Christmas lights, live entertainment and special family-friendly activities from 5:30 until 9:00 pm at North Vancouver’s Park and Tilford Gardens with admission by donation.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • Singing Christmas Tree – family-friendly entertainment including performances by a 100+ member choir, an orchestra, dancers and even acrobats at Broadway Church in Vancouver.

Saturday December 14th (2019)

  • Carol Ships Shoreline Celebration – a giant bonfire, live music, craft activities and boats with Christmas illuminations on the North Shore between 7:30 and 9:00 pm.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – free live music and festive holiday celebrations in West Vancouver as part of today’s World Christmas event.
  • Singing Christmas Tree – family-friendly entertainment including performances by a 100+ member choir, an orchestra, dancers and even acrobats at Broadway Church in Vancouver.
  • Christmas Lights Up Parade – a community Santa Claus parade in Aldergrove.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • Highstreet Holiday Show – pre-show festivities starting at 4:30 followed by a 30-minute multi-media light show at Highstreet Shopping Centre in Abbotsford from 5:00 until 5:30 pm. Today is the last day for this event.
  • Christmas in the Village – a holiday craft market at Fort Langley’s Community Hall at 9167 Glover Road. Admission is by donation.
  • Songs in the Snow – live music at Steveston Museum’s Town Square Park. By donation. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Ongoing Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Markets
    • Shipyards Christmas Market – an artisan craft fair in North Vancouver’s Pipe Shop at 115 Victory Ship Way (not far from the SeaBus terminal). Admission is free (or by donation).
    • 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.
  • Family Favourites MoviesDr. Seuss’ The Grinch Stole Christmas shows in the morning for just $2.99 at select theatres in the Lower Mainland. It’s not free, but it is extra cheap!

Christmas Craft Fairs

Sunday December 15th (2019)

  • New West Santa Claus Parade – along Columbia Street in New Westminster.
  • Christmas in the Village – a holiday craft market at Fort Langley’s Community Hall at 9167 Glover Road. Admission is by donation.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Singing Christmas Tree – family-friendly entertainment including performances by a 100+ member choir, an orchestra, dancers and even acrobats at Broadway Church in Vancouver.
    • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church (and likely in the salons) in downtown Vancouver between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.
  • Markets
    • Shipyards Christmas Market – an artisan craft fair in North Vancouver’s Pipe Shop at 115 Victory Ship Way (not far from the SeaBus terminal). Admission is free (or by donation).
    • 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.
    • Cannery Farmers Market – in Steveston Village at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. (This is a great day to visit the historic site because during market hours admission is free!)
    • Port Moody 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.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Festival of Trees – decorated Christmas trees at the historic site in Steveston Village. Admission is free today during the Cannery Farmers Market.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Monday December 16th (2019)

  • CP Holiday Train – a free mini-concert with Country Music star Terri Clark from a train car at the railroad tracks in Agassiz, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The events are free but donations for local food banks are greatly appreciated.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Vancouver Christmas Concerts

Tuesday December 17th (2019)

  • CP Holiday Train – a free min-concert with Country Music star Terri Clark from a train car at the railroad tracks in both Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. The events are free but donations for local food banks are greatly appreciated.
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).
  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 until 9:00 pm is by donation (as it’s Tuesday).
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Wednesday December 18th (2019)

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Thursday December 19th (2019)

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5:00 to 8:30 pm.

Friday December 20th (2019)

  • Last day of school before Christmas holidays for most Lower Mainland schools.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – Christmas lights, live entertainment and special family-friendly activities from 5:30 until 9:00 pm at North Vancouver’s Park and Tilford Gardens with admission by donation (to be confirmed).
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Saturday December 21st (2019)

  • 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.
  • New Westminster Winter Farmers Market – not far from Moody Park in the 600 block of Belmont Street in downtown New Westminster between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
  • Winter Solstice Lantern Festival – dance and fire performances and outdoor processions in the evening at Granville Island, Yaletown and the Strathcona neighbourhood.
  • Songs in the Snow – live music at Steveston Museum’s Town Square Park. By donation. (Details to be confirmed.)
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Dundarave Festival of Lights – the annual Christmas Wassail & Bonfire Night event featuring live entertainment and a giant bonfire takes place at West Vancouver’s Dundarave Beach at 150-25th Street.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Gingerbread Lane – Christmas gingerbread house displays at the Hyatt Regency at 655 Burrard Street.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • 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.

Top December Things to Do

Sunday December 22nd (2019)

  • Coquitlam Christmas Night Market – artisan vendors at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 1205 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. The event runs between 5:30 and 8:30 pm and takes place just steps from the Lights at Lafarge Christmas attraction (which is also free). Parking is free, as are chocolates and family photos (while supplies last).
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church (and likely in the salons) in downtown Vancouver between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Markets
    • 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 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.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Monday December 23rd (2019)

  • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
  • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
  • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.

Tuesday December 24th (2019)

  • Christmas Eve
  • Steveston Santa Claus Parade – in Steveston Village from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Wednesday December 25th (2019)

  • Christmas Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Christmas Attractions

Thursday December 26th (2019)

  • Boxing Day – official start of the post-Christmas shopping sale deals.
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • Museum of Vancouver – admission is by donation from 5:00 to 8:00 pm (because it’s the last Thursday of the month). (To be confirmed.)

Friday December 27th (2019)

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • Roedde House – admission is by donation today (because it’s the final Friday of the month).

Saturday December 28th (2019)

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • 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.

New Year's Fireworks

Sunday December 29th (2019)

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Jazz Vespers
    • At St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church in downtown Vancouver between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.
    • At St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Monday December 30th (2019)

  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.

Sunday, December 31, 2019

  • FREE Transit – free public transit from 5:00 pm today until late at night.
  • New Year’s Eve Celebrations – there is no big fireworks event in downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood this year, but there are smaller events featuring live entertainment at various locations (but with details to be confirmed).
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights (by donation) and (not free) miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Lights at Lafarge – free Christmas light displays between dusk and 11 o’clock around Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park.
    • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme and outdoor skating in the evening at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Heritage Christmas – free Christmas things to do and see at Burnaby Village Museum from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Skating – free ice skating in the square underground behind the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson Street.
  • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church (and likely in the salons) in downtown Vancouver between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation. (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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