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Celebrate the Season

As 2017 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. Community Events

City Holiday Events

Christmas Carollers

December 1, 8, 15, 22 | 4:30 - 5:30PM
Civic Plaza, North Vancouver

A Christmas caroling quartet comes to Civic Plaza. 'The Christmas Revelers' & 'The Caminando Carolers' (Dec 8), dressed in Victorian costumes, will be performing your seasonal favourites in beautiful four-part harmony.

Holiday Happenings

Fire Department Toy Drive

Now until December 24, 2017
City Fire Hall 165 East 13th Street, North Vancouver

Our City Fire Department is collecting unwrapped toys for the holiday season. Help bring holiday cheer to children, tweens, teens and families in need by dropping off toys at the City Fire Hall until December 24. All donations are given to Family Services of the North Shore.

29th Annual Park & Tilford Holiday Hi-Light Festival

December 1-31st, 2017 | 5 - 9PM daily
Park & Tilford Gardens, 333 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver

Park & Tilford is set to light up the season with the 29th 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 December 1 and 31st. Entry is by donation with proceeds going to support the North Vancouver firefighters, and their various appointed charities.

Opening Night: December 1st | 7-10pm
Free hot chocolate, live entertainment and a Light Up countdown to be enjoyed by all! Mayor Darrell Mussatto will be in attendance to help kick off the event.

Family Nights December 8, 15 & 22
Family Friday Nights feature a variety of live entertainment and fun, plus a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Pipe Shop at The Shipyards

Throughout December
The Pipe Shop, North Vancouver

Several holiday markets are taking place at the Pipe Shop during the month of December.
December 2 & 3: Winter Artisan Market Dec 2 4-10pm & Dec 3 10am-6pm
December 9 & 10 Fall for Local Holiday Market 11am-5pm
December 16 & 17: Shipyards Christmas Market 10am-5pm


Pool & Play Pass

Valid December 22, 2017 to January 7 2018
North Vancouver Community Recreation Centres
Keep the kids active this winter break. The Pool & Play Pass is back, providing unlimited public swim, family/public skating and open gym for 3 to 18 year olds all for $5.00. Passes on sale starting December 1st.


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 for the calendar for events and to purchase tickets.


North Vancouver City Firefighters Christmas Tree Chip-Up

January 6, 2018 | 8:30AM - 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. All proceeds go to the North Vancouver City Firefighters’ Foundation.

City Seasonal Displays

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. The Shipyards also shines with twinkling lights.

Holiday Hours

City Hall Seasonal Hours

December 22: closed at noon
December 25 to 26: Closed
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 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, 2017. 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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