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Celebrate the Season

As 2015 draws to an end, we extend a warm invitation to join us as the City sparkles with holiday cheer!

Throughout the month of December, the City will celebrate the holiday season with numerous events for the entire family to enjoy. From the Christmas Festival at The Shipyards to the North Vancouver City Firefighter's Christmas Tree Chip-up, we invite you to celebrate the season with us. Bundle up, get outside and enjoy the numerous seasonal light displays throughout the City this holiday season.

In the event of heavy snowfall, the City encourages businesses and residents to work together to manage snow and ice in the city. www.cnv.org/SnowReady


Tis' The Season Holiday Art Contest

Congratulations to Hamza who drew the winning image. His picture was made into the Mayor's Holiday Greetings card. Hamza also helped the mayor light the City's giant Christmas tree at the City's Christmas Festival. See the winning artwork and the runners up in our Photo Gallery.


And we have a winner...

The Gingerbread homes have been raffled off and $360 raised for the North Shore Family Services Christmas Bureau. Thank you to everyone who participated and a big congratulations to Arthur, the proud new home owner.


Holiday Happenings


Park & Tilford Holiday Hi-Light Festival

November 27th to December 31st
Park & Tilford Gardens, 333 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver

Park & Tilford is set to light up the season with its annual Holiday Hi-Light Festival at Park & Tilford Gardens. The lights turn on at 5pm daily between Friday, November 27th and Thursday, December 31st, and entry is by donation. The Light-up Night is Friday, November 27th at 7pm.

Special Family Friday Nights will be held on December 4th, 11th, and 18th and include FREE visits with Santa, hot chocolate, face painting, strolling characters and more. North Shore Fire fighters will be present each evening handing out candy canes and collecting donations. Fire Truck rides* from 6pm to 9pm will be available on Friday, December 4 by donation (suggested minimum donation of $5 per person). All proceeds to the North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Societies. * Please note these rides may be cancelled at short notice depending on Fire Department operational needs.

Website: www.parkandtilford.com/2015-hi-light-festival


The Pipeshop Holiday Market by: Eastside Flea

December 5th and 6th | 10:30am - 6:30pm
The Pipeshop, The Shipyards, Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver

Eastside Flea bring their popular event to the North Shore for the first time and just in time for Christmas. The Pipeshop will be packed with vendors selling; vintage clothing, collectables, curios, vinyl records, handmade goods, garage sale, natural, locally made body care, small furniture, posters, paper goods & art, succulents & plants, household goods and lots lots more! You're bound to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Outside in the square there will be food trucks to tempt you with their delights. There will also be live music and door prizes throughout the event.

Website: http://eastsideflea.com/upcoming-events


Got Craft? Holiday Market

December 12th and 13th | 10am - 5pm
The Pipeshop, The Shipyards, Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver

Got Craft? is a modern twist on the conventional craft fair. Showcasing local artists and providing North Vancouver the opportunity to shop for one of a kind goods. Got Craft? brings together a community that fosters indie craft and DIY culture! Outside in the square there will be food trucks to tempt you with their delights. Admission: $5 at the door or $3 online.

Website: www.gotcraft.com/event for the calendar for events and to purchase tickets.


North Shore Green Market

December 18th | 5pm - 10pm
December 19 and 20 | 11am - 6pm

The Pipeshop, The Shipyard's, Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver

Over 70 of your favourite vendors!! Entry by donation to North Shore Neighbourhood house
Saturday: food trucks and outdoor vendors
Sunday: Santa pics with your kids or pets!

Website: www.northshoregreenmarkets.com


Centennial Theatre

Throughout December
2300 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver

A variety of festive concerts and performances are taking place at Centennial Theatre during the month of December. Visit www.centennialtheatre.com for the calendar for events and to purchase tickets.

Website: www.centennialtheatre.com


Presentation House Theatre | Mrs. Claus's Kitchen

December 2nd to 20th
333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver

Mrs. Claus's Kitchen is a fresh holiday musical for the whole family. Feeling underappreciated at the North Pole, Mrs. Claus discovers a magical recipe for drawing families together. There are elves, laughter, song and dance and a chance for the audience to get "hands on" in the kitchen of the world's most famous workshop!

Website: www.phtheatre.org


North Vancouver City Firefighters Christmas Tree Chip-Up

Sunday, January 3rd from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Rona Parking Lot at Park & Tilford

Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree after the holidays? Recycle it! Drop by with your tree and enjoy a free hot dog, coffee or hot chocolate. This charity event is by donation with all proceeds going to the North Vancouver City Firefighters Scholarship Fund. The recycled trees are used in the many parks, paths and gardens throughout the City.


City Seasonal Displays

Colourful light displays shine throughout the City this holiday season.

The Foot of Lonsdale
The Foot of Lonsdale has been transformed into a festive attraction for the community to enjoy. Lights on the Pier offer a brilliant holiday scene for visitors and vessels on the water. Don't miss the City's giant tree located in The Shipyards by the crane, which will be lit during the Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 5th.

City Lights
A number of bright and beautiful light displays are located throughout the City. Decorative lights adorn the trees in Civic Plaza and City Hall is decked out in holiday style. Lonsdale Avenue is glowing from Esplanade to 23rd Street, bringing festive cheer to the City.


As the holiday season approaches, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of our seasonal hours. For further information, contact the City of North Vancouver at 604-985-7761.

City Hall Seasonal Hours

December 24: Closed at 12:00pm
December 25 to 28: Closed
December 29, 30 and 31: Open
January 1: Closed

For further information, contact the City of North Vancouver at 604-985-7761.

 

City Library Seasonal Hours

December 24: Closed at 1pm
December 25, 26 and 27: Closed
December 28, 29 and 30: Open
December 31: Closed at 5pm
January 1: Closed
January 2: Open

For further information, contact the North Vancouver City Library at 604-998-3450.

Recreational Facilities Seasonal Hours

All of the City's recreational facilities will be closed on December 25, 2014. Other days and hours of operation vary with each facility over the holiday season. Contact each facility directly for details:

Extra garbage tags may be purchased from the North Vancouver City Library by calling 604-998-3450.

City Hall

As the holiday season approaches, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of our seasonal hours. For further information, contact the City of North Vancouver at 604-985-7761.

City Hall Seasonal Hours

December 24: Closed at 12:00pm
December 25 to 28: Closed
December 29, 30 and 31: Open
January 1: Closed

For further information, contact the City of North Vancouver at 604-985-7761.

 

City Library

City Library Seasonal Hours

December 24: Closed at 1pm
December 25, 26 and 27: Closed
December 28, 29 and 30: Open
December 31: Closed at 5pm
January 1: Closed
January 2: Open

For further information, contact the North Vancouver City Library at 604-998-3450.

Rec Centres

Recreational Facilities Seasonal Hours

All of the City's recreational facilities will be closed on December 25, 2014. Other days and hours of operation vary with each facility over the holiday season. Contact each facility directly for details:

Extra garbage tags may be purchased from the North Vancouver City Library by calling 604-998-3450.

For an emergency regarding sewer, water drainage or roads, please contact City Operations after hours answering service at 604-988-2212.

Extra garbage tags may be purchased from the North Vancouver City Library by calling 604-998-3450.

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