Merry Christmas, everyone! After you’ve opened the presents, work off the turkey or Tofurkey by checking out our list of 7 things to do in Vancouver on December 25, from Christmas lights to the Vancouver Aquarium Scavenger Hunt.
What: Take part in a self-guided scavenger hunt and enter to win one of three Behind-The-Scenes tours at Vancouver Aquarium. Staff have rounded up their favourite animals to create a scavenger hunt that’s fun and engaging for all ages. The Aquarium is open 365 days a year, including statutory holidays. So you can visit on Christmas morning if you want to.
When: Monday, December 25 to Sunday, January 7, 2018
What: This annual event features a majestic festival of illumination with more than 150,000 lights on display over three acres. Entry is by donation, with 100% of proceeds to the North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society.
When: Now to Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm daily
Where: Park & Tilford Gardens – 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver
What: Stroll through a winter wonderland for some festive holiday spirit, featuring a gallery of beautifully-decorated Christmas trees. 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 Monday, December 25, 2017
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Richmond City Hall Galleria – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
What: Hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights will once again illuminate Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam as part of a magical display this holiday season. The outdoor display wraps its way entirely around Lafarge Lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-kilometre loop through 10 themed zones.
When: Now to Thursday, January 18, 2018
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
What: Take a spin on Grouse Mountain’s 8,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice skating pond or zip down the multi-lane snow sliding zone. You can also take a Sleigh Ride through the mountain’s Winter Wonderland, meet Santa’s Reindeer, watch family Christmas movies, and write a letter to Santa. At Santa’s Workshop, believers young and old can share their special Christmas wishes and take a photo. Photos are by donation to BC Children’s Hospital.
When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
Where: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver
Admission: Family Rate for Peak of Christmas festivities includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children/youth (under 18) for $89.95. All festive Peak of Christmas activities are complimentary with an Annual Local’s Pass, Y2Play or Winter Season Pass, as well as regular Alpine Experience tickets.