10 things to do in Surrey this December

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Winter Treasures

Thu, November 12, 7:15pm

Take in the holidays with a festive and fun event in Surrey! Enjoy the Christmas Tree Festival, The Nutcracker, and more in December.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Christmas Tree Festival at Museum of Surrey

What: Bring the family and enjoy the 25 Christmas trees at Museum of Surrey that have been custom decorated by Cloverdale businesses. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite one.

When: December 1 until December 22, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey — 17710 56a Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Thursday Artist Talk: Yvette Lauer, “The Art of Death”

What: Surrey-based artist Yvette Lauer presents an illustrated talk titled “The Art of Death,” showcasing her realistic portraits and street art paintings.

When: December 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Gingerbread Village 2019

Gingerbread house (Image: Leena Robinson/Shutterstock)

What: The Downtown Surrey BIA’s third annual Gingerbread Village is a charity event that raises money for the Surrey Christmas Bureau. The gingerbread creations will be on display at Central City Shopping Centre near the Winners, and attendees can vote for their favourite with a cash donation to Surrey Christmas Bureau to help them support low-income families during the holiday season.

When: December 7 until December 15, 2019
Time: Regular Mall Hours
Where: City Central Shopping Centre — 10153 King George Boulevard, Surrey
Admission: Free

Merry Makers

What: Attendees can make stocking stuffers, hand-crafted ornaments, and more festive crafts at Museum of Surrey’s drop-in Merry Makers.

When: December 7 and December 21, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Avenue, Surrey
Admission: By Donation

Danny Bhoy

What: Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy is a Gemini-nominated performer and has appeared at Just For Laughs Festival, on Live at the Apollo, and on The Late Show with David Letterman. He performs on December 8 at Bell Performing Arts Centre.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Bell Performing Arts Centre — 6250 144th Street, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir: Christmas Traditions from Around the World

What: Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir performs holiday songs from around the globe.

When: December 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Gingerbread House Making Competition

What: Unleash your imagination at Edith + Arthur Public House and create your dream gingerbread house for a chance to win a $50 bar tab. Gingerbread house and candy will be provided.

When: December 11, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Edith + Arthur Public House — 8410 160th Street, Surrey
Reservation: Online

The Nutcracker

What: Royal City Youth Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic on December 14 and December 15 at Surrey Arts Centre. The whole family will enjoy the adventures of Clara and the Nutcracker as they encounter the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and more.

When: December 14 to December 15, 2019
Time: 1 pm and 4 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Winter Ice Palace

ice rinks

Skating (Vit Kovalcik/Shutterstock)

What: The 22nd Annual Winter Ice Palace turns Cloverdale Ice Arena into a winter wonderland. Enjoy festive lights, decorations, and music while making laps on the ice.

When: December 20, 2019 until January 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Cloverdale Ice Arena – 6090 176 Street, Surrey
Admission: $4.50/person, $3.25 for skate rentals, $1.75 for helmet rentals

The Christmas Store at Potters

What: Potters Nursery has made its annual transformation into the 28,000-sq-ft Christmas Store at Potters. Themed areas include a 3,000-sq-ft “Dark Room,” illuminated by themed tree-lights, Petland, and the Nutcracker Room, to name a few. New this year is the store’s very own Whoville, a space dedicated to a wide variety of Grinch-themed items, such as teddy bears, ornaments, mugs, and snow globes.

In addition to over 50,000 themed ornaments, toys, games, and stocking stuffers for kids, adults, and pets, the store will offer food demos and live music on weekends to liven up the Christmas atmosphere.

Time: Various times
Where: 19158 48th Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free