10 things to do in Surrey in November

Nov 5 2017, 7:02 am

Surrey is filled with exciting events in November, such as Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival, Surrey Tree Lighting Festival, and more. Get out and experience our 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

Garden Light Festival at Bear Creek Park


City of Surrey

  • What: The trails and the trees of Bear Creek Park will be illuminated for two nights this year. Grab a hot drink, make a lantern and prepare to be wowed as you wander through an ever changing display of colours. Activities include face painting, photo booth, lantern crafts, illumination board and food trucks.
  • When: November 8 to 9, 2017
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

The Lady Larks: Boogie Woogie Bugle Babes

  • What: In recognition of Remembrance Day, this vibrant vocal quartet will perform some of the most nostalgic ballads of the World War II era, as well as a few rousing marching songs for you to sing along to.
  • When: Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

Married to Canada

  • What: In Married to Canada, audiences are invited to witness the rituals—known as solah shringar—of an Indian bride-to-be. Blending the Indian classical and folk dance styles with colourful costumes representing different regions in India as well as classical and folk music styles, the dancers embark on the metaphorical and literal journey of the young bride as she makes her transition from girlhood to womanhood, and from being Indian to becoming (Indo) Canadian.
  • When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $19-$30

Surrey Remembers

  • What: A Remembrance Day service commemorating Canadian soldiers will take place at 10:25 am. Organized by the Cloverdale Legion, the large annual event typically draws crowds wishing to pay their respects. Visitors are invited to warm up at the Surrey Archives from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm for family friendly activities, including refreshments, crafts, wartime displays and the opportunity to write postcards for war veterans.
  • When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Where: Veterans Square – 17671 Highway 10 (56 Ave), Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

  • What: Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival features four days of excitement in the city, with a Gala, Cocktail Night, Film Previews, Talk with Celebrities, Workshops and Awards Night.
  • When: November 16 to 19, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online

11th Annual Surrey Kids Conference

  • What: The 11th Annual Surrey Kids Conference is a free collaborative, creative and inclusive celebration for children ages 6 to 12. Children will learn everything from how to manage stress and make healthy lifestyle choices, to the fundamentals of breakdancing, volleyball and human rights.
  • When: November 17 to 18, 2017
  • Where: Newton Recreation Centre, 13730 72 Avenue, Surrey
  • Price: Free. Registration is required.

Nature Art Jam

  • What: Join local artist Karen Cancino on a nature walk in Green Timbers Park. Head back to the Nature Centre to weave natural and recycled materials around a large Journey Branch. This is a collaborative project that will be temporarily installed in the Nature Centre. For youth 13-17 years old. All skill levels welcome.
  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Surrey Nature Centre Classroom Building – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
  • Price: Free

The Little Mermaid: the Panto

  • What: A family pantomime parody of The Little Mermaid by FVGSS. Featuring a cast of incredible characters in a musical comedy
  • When: November 23 to December 3, 2017
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $12-$23

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

City of Surrey

  • What: This year’s Surrey Tree Lighting Festival features a holiday market, a Holiday Fun Zone and live entertainment. The lighting of Surrey’s 55-foot Christmas tree—one of the tallest Christmas trees in Canada – will be at 6:30pm with the Mayor and Council joining Santa to turn the switch.
  • When: Saturday, November 25, 2o17
  • Time: Noon to 7 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Artist Talk with Sean Alward

  • What: A new public artwork graces the windows of the Newton Recreation Centre expansion. Learn more about Fern Façade by artist Sean Alward at his artist talk.
  • When: Monday, November 27, 2017
  • Time: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Newton Recreation Centre – 13730 72 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free
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