The Maple Ridge Christmas Festival is a one-day event with live entertainment and a parade in early December.
In 2019 the festival occurred on Saturday December 7th from 4 until 6 pm at the Memorial Peace Park. The parade took place right after, starting at 6 o’clock.
Thanks to COVID-19, the event may or may not be happening this year. If it does take place it might just be a convoy of vehicles. 2020 details, however, are to be confirmed.
Christmas in Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge celebrates the start of the Christmas season with live entertainment and festive activities at Memorial Peace Park on the first Saturday in December. The place is decorated with lights and other holiday decorations.
At the event there are children’s crafts, photo opportunities with Santa and a small number of other family-friendly activities. Hot chocolate is served and candy canes, cookies and popcorn are also usually given out.
The festival itself is a small event, lasts for just a couple of hours and offers a little fun before the parade which processes for around eight blocks through the heart of the downtown area.
Where is the Festival?
The Maple Ridge Christmas festival takes place at Memorial Peace Park which is located between 224th Street and the ACT Arts Theatre (at 11944 Haney Place). The park is just a block south of Dewdney Trunk Road and about 5 blocks north of the Lougheed Highway.
Maple Ridge Christmas Parade
The Santa Claus parade in Maple Ridge is a fairly small and short parade, but a good one. It usually begins on Plaza Street, heads west along Dewdney Trunk Road, and then heads south down 224th. From there it goes around the Memorial Peace Park along Haney Place before continuing south along 224th Street and then west along Selkirk before finishing at 223rd.
In the parade there are usually a handful of floats, a small marching band, people on horseback, a fire truck and Santa. It’s a nice parade – short, but with good-quality entries and fun to watch at night.
For more information about the winter holiday community event, click Maple Ridge Christmas Festival.
To learn more about the area, click Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
For lists of other events taking place this time of year in the Lower Mainland check out the following: