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Celebrate the Season

As 2016 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


Holiday Happenings


28th Annual Park & Tilford Holiday Hi-Light Festival

November 25th to December 31st
Park & Tilford Gardens, 333 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver

Park & Tilford is set to light up the season with the 28th annual Holiday Hi-Light Festival at Park & Tilford Gardens. This annual event features a majestic festival of lights with over 150,000 on display over 3 acres. The lights turn on at 5pm daily between November 25th and December 31st. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to support the North Vancouver firefighters, and their various appointed charities.

Opening Night: Friday, November 25th | 7pm – 10pm
The opening Light Up festivities begin around 6:30pm, with hot chocolate, live entertainment and a Light Up countdown to be enjoyed by all! North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto will also be in attendance to help kick off the event.

FAMILY FRIDAY NIGHTS: December 2-23 5-9pm

Special Family Friday Nights will be held on December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 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* will be available on Friday, December 9th & 23rd from 6pm to 9pm 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.www.parkandtilford.com



The SantaLand Diaries

December 8th to 17th
Presentation House Theatre 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver

The funniest Christmas play ever written”, The Santaland Diaries is based on the true chronicles of celebrated humour writer and radio celebrity, David Sedaris’ experience working as a Christmas elf in a Macy’s department store in New York City. Mature content – NOT recommended for children. Rated 14A.

Website: www.phtheatre.org



Got Craft? Holiday Market

December 10th and 11th | 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 (when purchased in advance).

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



North Shore Green Markets

December 14th to 23rd | 11am - 6pm ( except on Friday, 16th December when the market closes at 8pm)
The Pipeshop, The Shipyard's, Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver

Christmas @ the Shipyards features many of the local Vendors you love from the Shipyards Night Market. Come and support your BC artisans and find everything you need for Christmas 

Website: www.northshoregreenmarkets.com


Pool & Play Pass

December 16 – January 2, 2017
North Vancouver Community Recreation Centres
Keep the kids active this winter break. The Pool & Play Pass is back, providing unlimited swimming, skating and open gym for 3 - 18 year olds all for $5.00.

Website: www.nvrc.ca/poolandplay


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



North Vancouver City Firefighters Christmas Tree Chip-Up

Saturday, January 7th 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.

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 to 27: Closed
December 31 to January 2: 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 and 26: Closed
December 31: Closed at 5pm
January 1: Closed
January 2: Open

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

Community Recreational Facilities Seasonal Hours

All of the City's recreational facilities will be closed on December 25, 2016. Other days and hours of operation vary with each facility over the holiday season. Contact each facility directly for details:

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 to 27: Closed
December 31 to January 2: 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 and 26: Closed
December 31: Closed at 5pm
January 1: Closed
January 2: Open

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

Community Recreation Centres

Community Recreational Facilities Seasonal Hours

All of the City's recreational facilities will be closed on December 25, 2016. Other days and hours of operation vary with each facility over the holiday season. Contact each facility directly for details:

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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