The holiday season is in full swing in Richmond, with Winter Hayrides, Songs in the Snow, and more fun events to check out around the city. Get going with our checklist of 10 things to do around Richmond this December.
What: Step back in time when the pace of everyday living was a little slower and enjoy some old-fashioned hospitality. Relax in a cozy Tea Room with family and friends while sipping on signature London Lady Tea and savoring delicious baked goods.
When: Saturdays and Sundays until December 17, 2017
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Where: London Heritage Farm Society – 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
What: Gateway Theatre’s adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story features live music and energetic staging. Like all of their holiday shows of the past, A Christmas Carol will be a fun-filled spectacle for the whole family to enjoy together.
What: The Spirit of Christmas features members of the Richmond Orchestra sharing beloved Christmas classics and new holiday staples in this second annual fundraising concert in support of the Richmond Food Bank. Admission for this event is by donation at the door with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Richmond Food Bank.
When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: South Arm United Church – 11051 Number 3 Road, Richmond
What: Songs in the Snow is a winter community concert series. The community is invited to enjoy vintage themed activities, crafts, and entertainment. For all ages, enjoy refreshments while listening to seasonal music provided by local school and community choirs groups. Presented by The Steveston Historical Society with the Richmond Arts Coalition and the City of Richmond.
When: December 9 and 16, 2017
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: Steveston Town Square Park Address – 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond
What: Stroll through a winter wonderland for festive holiday spirit. Features a gallery of beautifully-decorated Christmas trees and weekly Saturday matinees by local music groups. Visitors are encouraged to make a donation and bring a non-perishable food item to support our local food bank. After viewing the trees, vote for your favourite.
When: Now to December 25, 2017
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Richmond City Hall Galleria – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
What: The second bi-annual juried exhibition for regional artists. The exhibition celebrates local talent by providing an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to exhibit together. In celebration of Canada’s 150th, artists were encouraged in particular to consider environment, diversity, and reconciliation in their work. Presented by Richmond Arts Coalition with support from Richmond Art Gallery, the City of Richmond and the Canada 150 fund
When: Now to December 31, 2017
Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond,
Steveston festival of trees. ( IgorAleks / Shutterstock)
What: The event allows merchants and community groups from the Steveston area to show off their creative talents by decorating their own Christmas trees, which will be on display inside the historic cannery for a friendly competition. Favourite designs are decided by votes, and the winners take a prize. The multi-day festival kicks off on December 1 at the Cannery Farmers’ Market, and runs right through until New Years Eve.