Holiday Fun in the City

November 24, 2022   

The winter and holiday season is kicking off in the City this November with a variety of activities and events for people of all ages.  

Winter at The Shipyards

A popular year-round destination in Lower Lonsdale, The Shipyards offers opportunities for the community to gather, play and socialize alongside the beautiful waterfront views.

Check out the seasonal events below or just come on down and enjoy the outdoor fire pits while sipping a warm beverage. The fun will continue past December with more winter programming and activities, so check The Shipyards event calendar at

Holiday Light Experiences at The Shipyards
December – January 
Stroll through The Shipyards holiday light displays, including the twinkling lights on The Pier, Wallace Mews, and the iconic crane. 

The Polygon's Holiday Shop
November 16 – December 24

Holiday Markets in the Pipe Shop

Spirit of the Season Festival
December 3 | 3-7pm | The Shipyards

Burrard Yacht Club ‘Festival of Lights’
December 3 | 6pm | The Shipyards Waterfront

Holiday Skate Performance
December 18 |  6pm | The Shipyards Skate Plaza

Christmas Carol Sing & Story Time
December 24  4-7pm

New Years Eve at The Shipyards Skate Plaza
December 31 | 6-8pm

Holiday Fun Throughout The City

From events and markets to location-based activities, the City has something for everyone to make memories of the holidays. Look for these events throughout the community.

Pride Parklet Holiday Snack and Chat with Conni Smudge
December 1, 6, 13, 15 & 20 | 3-5pm | 1400 block of Lonsdale Avenue

Open Streets Winter Wonderland
December 8 | 5-7pm | parklets along Lonsdale Avenue between 14th & 18th Street

Living Lane Winter Wonderland
December 17 | 12-2pm | laneway at 2nd & Lonsdale Avenue

Park and Tilford Gardens Christmas Hi-Lights Festival
December 2 – 31 | 6-8pm | 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver

Community Winter Market
December 14 | 3–5:30pm | North Shore ConneXions Society 

Centennial Theatre
Throughout December

Fire Department Toy Drive
November 25  – December 15

Find the City Gnomes!
Throughout December
Find the festive gnomes along Lonsdale Avenue between 14th to 18th Street. Snap a picture and post to Instagram tagging us at @cityofnorthvan and using the hashtag #openstreetscnv to be entered to win a mini family photo session in a parklet of your choice. Contest closes Sunday, December 18 at 11:30pm.

Live Music and Performances

Enjoy festive pop-up performances around the City this holiday season. It's all part of PLAY, our placemaking program that animates the City's public spaces.

Christmas Revelers (carolers)
Friday afternoons, December 2, 9, 16 & 23 | Lonsdale Avenue between 1st & 3rd Street

Christmas Scrooge Horns Trio
Saturday afternoons, December 3 & 24 | Lonsdale Avenue between 1st & 3rd Street

Stilt artists and ground performers 
Sunday afternoons, December 4, 10, 11, 17, & 18| Lonsdale Avenue between 1st & 3rd Street

Caminando Carolers (Trio)
December 8 | 12-2pm | Central Lonsdale

Violist Royce Rich and Musician Scott Crompton
December 15 | 12-1:30pm | Central Lonsdale

As you're planning your holiday fun, keep the environment and your family's safety in mind. Learn more at and

Find out about all events in the City at, and everything at The Shipyards at


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