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Free November Events in Vancouver

Free November Activities

There are lots of free things in Vancouver in November 2019 including Remembrance Day events, Christmas craft markets and autumn activities.

Free November Activities 2019

For a list of some of the best things to do in November, including activities that aren’t free, check out the November 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.)

Friday, November 15th (2019)

Christmas at Hycroft 2019

Saturday, November 16th (2019)

  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – activities and viewing stations along the Harrison River.
  • Holy Cross Christmas Market – a Christmas craft fair at a Catholic school at 1450 Delta Avenue in North Burnaby from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Admission is free and it features 40 artisan vendors, baked goods and raffle baskets.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a visual art festival showcasing the creations of hundreds of artists at various venues in Vancouver.
  • Highstreet Tree Lighting and Holiday Show – the lighting of the mall’s Christmas tree, live music, dancers and the arrival of Santa Claus at Hightstreet Shopping Centre at 3122 Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford starting at 5:00 pm.
  • Cheap Cineplex Movies – a feature film shows for just $2.99 at select theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. It’s not free, but it is extra cheap!
  • Farmers Markets
  • 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.

Sunday, November 17th (2019)

  • Holy Cross Christmas Market – a Christmas craft fair at a Catholic school at 1450 Delta Avenue in North Burnaby from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Admission is free and it features 40 artisan vendors, baked goods and raffle baskets.
  • Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival – activities and viewing stations along the Harrison River.
  • Eastside Culture Crawl – a visual art festival showcasing the creations of hundreds of artists at various venues in Vancouver.
  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – at Hastings Skatepark at Renfrew by Pandora between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Parking at the PNE is also free for market attendees
  • 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!)
  • 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 giant 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.
  • 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.

Monday, November 18th (2019)

Tuesday, November 19th (2019)

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – admission from 5:00 to 9:00 pm is by donation (because it’s Tuesday).
  • Cheap Movie Night – at various movie theatres throughout Metro Vancouver (so although not free, it is less expensive than usual).

Autumn Activities

Wednesday, November 20th (2019)

  • Dance in Vancouver – a keynote speaker, free workshops and performances from 4:30 until 11:00 pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre at 677 Davie Street in Vancouver.
  • Britannia Heritage Shipyard – the historic site at Steveston Village and its buildings are open from noon until 5:00 pm.
  • Lower Mainland Parks – these are great free places to explore and admire the autumn colours if and while the weather is good.

Thursday, November 21st (2019)

Friday, November 22nd (2019)

  • Britannia Christmas Craft Fair – at 1661 Napier Street in Vancouver. Admission is $2 (so it isn’t free, but still pretty cheap).
  • Deer Lake Craft Festival – a Christmas artisan market at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at 6450 Deer Lake Avenue. Free parking and admission.

Saturday, November 23rd (2019)

  • Lights by the Lake Opening Night – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs. This evening there is also live entertainment and free hot chocolate.
  • Surrey Christmas Tree Lighting – a free community festival with festive illuminations, live entertainment and other activities in the Plaza at Surrey City Hall.
  • Winter in the City – at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square (with details to be confirmed).
  • Edmonds Festival of Light – a community event at Burnaby’s Edmonds Community Centre from 2:30 until 5:30 pm.
  • Heritage Christmas – first day of the holiday season for the lights and Christmas activities at Burnaby Village. Open between 1:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Highstreet Holiday Show – pre-show festivities starting at 4:30 followed by a 30-minute multi-media light show at Hightstreet Shopping Centre in Abbotsford from 5:00 until 5:30 pm.
  • Cheap Cineplex Movies – a feature film shows for just $2.99 at select theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. It’s not free, but it is extra cheap!
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • 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.
  • Britannia Christmas Craft Fair – at 1661 Napier Street in Vancouver. Admission is $2 (so it isn’t free, but still pretty cheap).
  • Steveston Village Craft Fair – an artisan market in Richmond at 4111 Moncton Street between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  • West End Holiday Craft Fair – a large Christmas craft fair at Vancouver’s West End Community Centre on Denman Street.
  • Deer Lake Craft Festival – a Christmas artisan market at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at 6450 Deer Lake Avenue. Free parking and admission.
  • NV Holiday Bazaar a Christmas craft fair at the West Vancouver Community Centre between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  • Silver Harbour Christmas Market – a craft fair at the Silver Harbour Seniors Centre at 144 East 22nd Street in North Vancouver.
  • Heart to Home Holiday Market – a Christmas craft fair with a small number of vendors at the Surrey Arts Centre. Admission is free.

Christmas Craft Fairs

Sunday, November 24th (2019)

  • Winter in the City – a community evebt at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square.
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • 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.
    • At 4:00 pm at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street.
  • Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market – from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE.
  • 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 giant 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.
  • Deer Lake Craft Festival – a Christmas artisan market at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at 6450 Deer Lake Avenue. Free parking and admission.
  • NV Holiday Bazaar a Christmas craft fair at the West Vancouver Community Centre between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
  • West End Holiday Craft Fair – a large Christmas craft fair at Vancouver’s West End Community Centre on Denman Street.
  • Britannia Christmas Craft Fair – at 1661 Napier Street in Vancouver. Admission is $2.
  • Heart to Home Holiday Market – a Christmas craft fair with a small number of vendors at the Surrey Arts Centre. Admission is free.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 9:00 pm.

Monday, November 25th (2019)

Rainy Day Activities

Tuesday, November 26th (2019)

Wednesday, November 27th (2019)

Thursday, November 28th (2019)

Kickoff to Christmas Makers Market

Friday, November 29th (2019)

  • Kickoff to Christmas Makers Market – a large Christmas craft fair featuring over 100 vendors in Abbotsford between 5:00 and 9:00 pm. Admission is $4 (which benefits a charity) or free with a donation of a toy or non-perishable food item. Kids under 12 years of age are free (although not for the breakfast with Santa).
  • Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting – a community event with live music and the lighting of the city’s official Christmas tree in the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Mercato: Italian Market – an indoor holiday market at the Italian Cultural Centre at 3075 Slocan Street in the evening.
  • Roedde House – admission is by donation today (because it’s the final Friday of the month).
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – holiday decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 5:30 pm.

Saturday, November 30th (2019)

  • Shipyards Christmas Festival – live entertainment, artisan vendors, refreshments and outdoor skating at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver. This evening is also when the Lower Lonsdale District’s official Christmas tree gets lit up by the mayor.
  • Shipyards Christmas Market – part of the Shipyards Christmas Festival, the artisan craft fair happens in North Vancouver’s Pipe Shop at 115 Victory Ship Way (not far from the SeaBus terminal). Admission is free or by donation.
  • Kickoff to Christmas Makers Market – a large Christmas craft fair featuring over 100 vendors in Abbotsford between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Admission is $4 (which benefits a charity) or free with a donation of a toy or non-perishable food item. Kids under 12 years of age are free (although not for the breakfast with Santa).
  • Highstreet Holiday Show – pre-show festivities starting at 4:30 followed by a 30-minute multi-media light show at Hightstreet Shopping Centre in Abbotsford from 5:00 until 5:30 pm.
  • Cheap Cineplex Movies – a feature film shows for just $2.99 at select theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. It’s not free, but it is extra cheap!
  • Riley Park Farmers Market – from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • 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.
  • Candytown – a Christmas-themed street party in Yaletown.
  • Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – beautiful Christmas light displays with a Sasquatch theme from dusk until 11:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Lights at Lafarge – kickoff event for the winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
  • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – holiday decorations and things to see at Burnaby’s outdoor museum between 1:00 and 9:00 pm.
  • Gingerbread Lane – Christmas gingerbread house displays at the Hyatt Regency at 655 Burrard Street (to be confirmed.)
  • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas light displays at Stanley Park. Admission is by donation (although train rides are extra).

Best Christmas Activities


For a list of both free and not free events this month in the Lower Mainland, click November Calendar.

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