Vancouver’s December Festivities: Holiday Highlights

Dec 12, 2023

🎄✨December’s Holiday Fun in Vancouver ✨🎄


Explore the top things to do in Vancouver this December. From enchanting Christmas markets to dazzling light displays and wintery adventures, there’s something special for everyone in the city this holiday season. Make sure to check out some of the activities below: 


🎄 Vancouver Christmas Market 🎄

The Vancouver Christmas Market at Jack Pole Plaza, a German-themed holiday market offers artisan vendors, festive foods, a carousel, and live entertainment. With its authentic atmosphere and array of unique items, it’s the perfect spot for enjoying mulled wine or cider and exploring holiday knick-knacks with friends.

  • Where: 1055 Canada Place 
  • When: Nov 16- Dec 24th 


🎅 Christmas at FlyOver Canada- Soar With Santa 🎅

Embark on a festive adventure with the Soar with Santa flight ride at FlyOver Canada, a magical journey across Canada to the North Pole. It’s a holiday essential for a memorable experience with the kids!

  • Where: 999 Canada Place
  • When: Nov 16th- Jan 7th


❄️ PNE Winter Fair ❄️

The event features festive decor, ice skating, live shows, and more. You can enjoy meeting Santa at Discover Santa, ride the PNE Holiday Express, explore the Winter Lights, try ice skating or Ice Bumper Cars at the Tim Hortons Ice Rink, and indulge in delicious food at Holiday Eats & Treats. 

  • Where: 100 N Renfrew Street 
  • When: December 8-9, 14-23


✨ VanDusen Festival of Lights 🌟

Experience a festive wonderland at Vancouver’s premier botanical garden, featuring hundreds of thousands of sparkling Christmas lights, carousel rides, and visits with Santa. Open daily from 4:00 to 10:00 pm (except Christmas Day), it’s a must-see for holiday cheer!

  • Where: 5251 Oak Street
  • When: Nov 24th – Jan 7th 


💡 Canyon Lights at Capilano 💡

Check out Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver! It’s super cool with awesome Christmas lights and unique bridges – a holiday must! 

  • Where: 3735 Capilano Road 
  • When: Nov 17th – Jan 21st 


🌲 Peak of Christmas at Grouse 🌲

Grouse Mountain is a winter wonderland with holiday movies, Santa visits, ice skating, snowshoeing trails, fine dining, and ski slopes offering stunning views of Vancouver. The Peak of Christmas, included with ski tickets, offers great value, especially for season pass holders. Look out for this season’s event dates, coming soon!

When: Nov 24th- Dec 25th 

Vancouver’s all lit up with holiday magic this December, with loads of festive fun around every corner. We hope you enjoy some festive cheer!

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