CP Holiday Train 2018
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Fun Family Holiday Event Ideas for 2018

This holiday time of year is for sharing love and appreciation among our loved ones. When we get together as families and friends, we celebrate the spirit of the season, and that act of celebration helps bring us and bond us together. Almost as important, is the act of celebrating with our community and developing bonds with our neighbours far and wide. To that end, the array of Christmas and other seasonal events available to choose from is diverse and rich.

As you may know, 123Dentist regularly posts community events on a year-round basis to promote the spirit of our communities. So, it’s only natural that during this holiday season, we compile a list of fun family events where you can celebrate, not just with your family, but with your neighbours across the community.

Holiday Light Displays

Aurora Winter Festival


Aurora Winter FestivalEvent Dates: Fri, Nov 23 – Sun, Dec 30, 2018
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This holiday season, Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Buy your tickets and don’t miss out on this much-anticipated event from November 23rd-December 30th.

Glow 2018


Glow 2018Event Dates: Thu, Nov 22 – Sat, Jan 19, 2019
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Celebrate in the largest indoor Christmas festival in Greater Vancouver. Glow features an amazing Christmas market, holiday family photos and so much more from November 22nd to January 19th at the Milner Village Garden Centre in Langley.

Lights at Lafarge 2018


Lights at Lafarge 2018 Event Dates: Sat, Nov 24 – Sun, Jan 20, 2019
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Enjoy the beauty of the Lower Mainland’s largest free outdoor light display at Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park in Coquitlam. The lights will be displayed from Saturday, November 24th to Sunday, January 20th from dusk to 11pm nightly.

Heritage Christmas 2018


Heritage Christmas 2018 Event Dates: Sat, Nov 24 – Fri, Dec 14, 2018
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Visit the Burnaby Village Museum from November 24th to December 14th for Christmas fun – admission is free!

Canyon Lights 2018

North Vancouver

Canyon Lights 2018Event Dates: Thu, Nov 22 – Sun, Jan 27, 2019
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See the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park light up with spectacular lights from November 22nd to January 27th!


CP Holiday Train

Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody

CP Holiday Train Event Date: Mon, Dec 17 & 18, 2018
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The CP Holiday Train is back for its 20th year in an effort to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks and food shelves.

  • In Maple Ridge, view the gorgeous CP Holiday Train across from Billy Miner Pub from 7:45-8:15pm on Monday, December 17th.
  • In Port Moody, don’t miss the CP Holiday Train between 5:45pm-6:15pm on Tuesday, December 18th behind the Arena and Rec Centre!
  • In Port Coquitlam, view the beautiful CP Holiday Train on Tuesday, December 18th from 7:15-7:45pm at the Port Coquitlam West Coast Express Station.

Other Fun Christmas Events

Steveston’s Winter in the Village 2018


Steveston’s Winter in the Village 2018 Event Dates: Sat, Dec 01 – Mon, Dec 31, 2018
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Find all kinds of winter family fun at the Steveston’s Winter in the Village, from December 1st-31st.

Holiday Shows at Highstreet 2018


Holiday Shows at Highstreet 2018Event Dates: Sat, Nov 17 – Sat, Dec 15, 2018
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Highstreet is hosting holiday shows for the kids every Saturday from November 17th to December 15th.

Christmas by Candlelight 2018


Christmas by Candlelight 2018 Event Date: Sat, Dec 15, 2018
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Visit the Fort Langley National Historic Site for Christmas by Candlelight on December 15th from 6pm-9pm. You will experience a guided tour, musical performances and more! Save by purchasing tickets in advance and don’t forget to bring your donation to the Langley Food Bank for this event!

The Nutcracker in Chilliwack


The Nutcracker in ChilliwackChilliwack Event Dates: Fri, Dec 21 – Sat, Dec 22, 2018
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View this timeless masterpiece at the HUB International Theatre on December 21st or December 22nd!

Royal City Youth Ballet presents The Nutcracker

New Westminster

Royal City Youth Ballet presents The NutcrackerEvent Date: Sat, Dec 22, 2018
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View a cast of 100+ talented and amazing dancers in The Nutcracker this holiday season. The show will take place on December 22nd at 1pm and 4pm at the Massey Theatre.

Christmas Wassail and Bonfire 2018

West Vancouver

Christmas Wassail and Bonfire 2018 Event Date: Sat, Dec 22, 2018
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Experience the unique Christmas Wassail and Bonfire event on December 22nd from noon to dusk at Dundarave Beach. Bonfires will be burned on the beach to ward off the longest nights of the year and gather the community for the holidays.

Winter Ice Palace 2018


Winter Ice Palace 2018 Event Dates: Fri, Dec 21 – Sun, Jan 06, 2019
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Visit the Cloverdale Arena this year from December 21st to January 6th for skating fun. Skate rentals are $3.25 and helmets are $1.75.

Whistler Gingerbread House 2018


Whistler Gingerbread House 2018 Event Dates: Sat, Dec 22 – Sun, Jan 06, 2019
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Visit the Whistler Gingerbread House in the heart of Creekside Village – it’s open 7 days a week during the winter 2018/2019 season.