10 things to do in Surrey this January

Dec 30 2019, 12:00 pm

Surrey is filled with many great events in January! From Blues for the Bank to One Man Stranger Things, here are 10 things to do around the city this month!

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

Surrey Fire Fighters’ Annual Tree Chip

What: Visit Newton Athletic Park or Guildford Town Centre on January 4 to recycle your Christmas tree. Service is by cash donation toward the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society

When: January 4, 2020
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Newton Athletic Park – 7395 128 St, Surrey; Guildford Town Centre – 10355 152 St, Surrey
Price: By cash donation

Winter Ice Palace


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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: Now 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

One Man Stranger Things: A Parody

What: Charles Ross (One-Man Star WarsOne-Man Lord of the Rings) presents his solo-show take on the Netflix sensation Stranger Things. Experience the Upside Down with all of the favourite characters, Eggos, and more.

When: January 9, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall — 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

The Shoplifters

What: Morris Panych’s The Shoplifters tells the story of Alma, a longtime shoplifter who favours the “five-finger discount” over a senior citizen’s discount. When a theft at the grocery store is thwarted by an over-enthusiastic security guard and his good-natured mentor, things take a comical turn. Presented by Arts Club Theatre Company.

When: Tuesday to Sunday from January 15 until January 25, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre — 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex Grand Opening

What: Surrey’s Mayor and Council lead the grand opening of the city’s newest recreation facility. The afternoon includes free public skating with free skate and helmet rentals, skating demos, and live entertainment.

When: January 18, 2020
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex – 10950 126a Street, Surrey
Admission: Free

International Folk Dancing Drop-in Sessions

What: Learn a variety of folk dances set to ethnic music from around the globe. Each International Folk Dancing Drop-In Session is held in a relaxed and friendly environment, and all skill levels are welcome. No partner or costume is needed.

When: Every Thursday until June 11, 2020
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Walnut Road Elementary School — 16152 82 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: First night is free. Then there is a $4 drop-in fee per evening or purchase an annual membership.

The Late Christopher Bean

What: Surrey Little Theatre presents The Late Christopher Bean, a comedic play about a family that discovers that a struggling artist who rented their room may have art that is posthumously valuable. Misunderstandings, greed and comedy take place as the family gathers the paintings that may be worth a fortune.

When: Various dates from January 23 until February 22, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Surrey Little Theatre — 7027 184 Street, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Blues for the Food Bank

What: Agent C and Top Secret host the annual Blues for the Food Bank fundraiser for the Surrey Food Bank. Enjoy live music, dancing, food and drinks, and more at Sheraton Guildford Hotel in support of the good cause.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, music 7:30 pm
Where: Sheraton Guildford Hotel — 15269 104th Avenue Surrey
Tickets: Online

KDOCS presents Because We Are Girls

Because We Are Girls

What: KDOCS presents Because We Are Girls, which tells the story of a conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia that must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning when they were children. After remaining silent for nearly 25 years, the sisters decide to come forward, not only to protect other young relatives but to also set an example for their daughters.

The film subjects Jeeti Pooni, Kira Pooni, and Salakshana Pooni. Director Baljit Sangra will be in attendance, and Karen Snowshoe will be the keynote speaker. Health and wellness counsellors will also be on-site for the screening.

When: January 30, 2020
Time: 3;30 to 7:15 pm
Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University — 12666 – 72 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free, register online

God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2: The Second Coming

What: Award-winning and critically acclaimed comedian Mike Delamont presents the sequel to his hit show, God is a Scottish Drag Queen, at Surrey Arts Centre on January 31.

Time: 8 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre — 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online