10 things to do in Surrey this November

Oct 30 2018, 9:08 pm

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival, Diwali and more to enjoy in November. Here is our checklist of 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

The Light Festival

What: The City of Surrey and Telus are inviting everyone to the Light Festival at Bear Creek Park this fall. Visitors can experience a mesmerizing show of illuminated trees, eye-catching displays, and sparkling lights throughout an ever-changing garden of colour. On opening and closing night, guests will be treated to family-friendly activities at a kid’s zone, food trucks, and roving performers. Tuesday, November 6 will feature Diwali-inspired music, food, and performers, as well as a chance to make your own lanterns at the Surrey Art Gallery. Anyone attending is reminded to bring a flashlight and dress for the weather, as the event will run rain or shine.

When: Sunday, November 4 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm daily
Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Diwali Dhamaka

What: Celebrate Diwali with RED FM with this free family event. Enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, and musical performances from Geeta Zaildar, Gurlez Akhtar, Sony Dhugga, DSP and Reet Kaur.

When: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 1 to 6 pm
Where: Surrey Civic Plaza and Atrium – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Surrey Remembers

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What: Take in the Remembrance Day service at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in Veterans Square at 10:25 am on Sunday, November 11. Museum of Surrey will remain open until 5 pm with family-friendly activities throughout the museum. The Surrey Archives will be open from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Visitors are welcome to explore the Archives and enjoy refreshments.

When: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Museum After Dark: Dinosaurs

What: Shake up date night by going on a curator-led behind-the-scenes tour of the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit. Wonder the permanent exhibit galleries, listen to live music and chat with friends over drinks. Ages 19+.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: $25.25, reserve your spot by calling 604-501-5100.

Filipino Fest

What: See the vibrancy of Filipino culture through textiles, performances, food and a storytelling session.

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Heart to Home Holiday Market

What: The Surrey Art Gallery Association invites you to embrace the holiday spirit with a complimentary cup of hot apple cider while finding gifts for your loved ones, and perhaps a few treats for yourself. With close to thirty artists and artisans from our Gift Shop, there will be plenty of one-of-a-kind, locally made items for you to browse. From artisan chocolates and jams to original fused glass and felted wool artworks.

When: Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Peter Pan the Panto

What: Fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy and Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Enjoy a fun-filled tale that will captivate you from the opening number right until Captain Hook meets his timely reward. Featuring a huge cast, live band, enchanting characters, and lots of songs and dances.

When: Thursday, November 22 to Sunday, December 2, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Seniors Holiday Concert

What: Celebrate seniors this holiday season with a concert and lunch at Surrey City Hall. Featuring musical performances by Topline Vocal Collective, Pat Chessell Band, Susan Skemp and the Langley Ukulele Ensemble. Plus enjoy a delicious lunch and door prizes. For ages 55+.

When: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey
Register: Online, $5

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market

Christmas Tree

City of Surrey

What: The City of Surrey will be hosting their annual Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market with a 60-foot-tall Christmas Tree. Visitors will be able to enjoy live music and performances by Warren Dean Flandez, Dawn Pemberton, Lovecoast, the Westcoast Harmony Chorus, and The Piano Man. In between sets, attendees can enjoy a number of food trucks, take part in ice carving demos, join in a five-hour road hockey game, take pictures with a life-sized snow globe, and meet a number of athletes from the BC Lions. Children will be able to ride a miniature Christmas Train, as well as free amusement park rides from Shooting Star Amusements, including a “berry-go-round” and a miniature Ferris wheel. And of course, what holiday celebration would be complete without a visit from Santa?

When: Saturday, November 24, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm (tree lighting at 6:30 pm)
Where: Surrey Civic Plaza and Atrium – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey

The New Conformity (+ Alphonse & Lola)

What: Three skilled jugglers use their tools of the trade plus martial arts to tell a story that’s laugh-out-loud funny. And to start, a short dance piece where a dancer and a fiddler turn everyday situations into something laughably ridiculous.

When: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104th Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online, $25-$35

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