Christmas activities in Vancouver

Wanting to get a head start on that Christmas vibe? If you’re looking a place to walk outside and get some physical activity in and maybe pick out your ugly Christmas sweater, head on to some of these events this November! Great for family fun, fresh air and feeling festive.

Lights of Hope St Paul’s

Lights of Hope via Vancity Buzz

An annual festivity, Lights of Hope uses donated material to create decorations, along with thousands of light bulbs and a fireworks show! Did you know over 10km of string lights were used to create the event?  The official celebration begins Thursday, November 16th from 6 to 8pm.

Candy Town

CandyTown via Modern Mix Vancouver

Located in Yaletown, CandyTown has several shows and attractions that’s sure to get your Christmas spirit going! Including a ice carving competition, candy making, and a gift market, CandyTown runs 12pm to 7pm on Saturday, November 25.

Circle Craft Market

Circle Craft Market via Vancity Buzz

If you need a bit of home decor for the holiday season, or love looking at artsy crafts, Circle Craft Market just might pique your interest. Taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Circle Craft Market features a wide variety of artisans and their craft, ranging from glassblowing, wood carving, metalwork, or pottery. Be sure to stop by anytime between November 8th to 12th. Tickets are $15 each.

Heritage Christmas Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Museum via Inside Vancouver

A great family trip, the Burnaby Village Museum gives a glimpse of what living in the 1900’s was like. Visit the blacksmith, or take a ride on the 100 year old carousel machine – whatever you choose. Starting November 25th, the village will be all decorated with lights and ornaments. Admission is free.

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market via CBC

If you’re looking to get a head start on Vancouver’s Christmas festivities, the Vancouver Christmas Market opens November 22nd from 11am to 9pm. Grab yourself some mulled wine, or peek from booth to booth for ornaments and decor.

Have you been to any of these places before? If so, let us know!

Blog post written by James Hsin – Client Care Manager


James is currently going into his 4th year at kinesiology at UBC, and grew up a relatively active individual. He has been training primarily in Muay Thai for the past 4 years, training with champions and beginners alike. James is a firm believer that exercise should be like playing around – it’s better if its fun! James hopes he can share how his fitness journey has encouraged him to grow, and hopes to inspire you to do the same.


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