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Celebrate the Season

As 2019 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.

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Holiday Happenings


Spirit of the Season @ The Shipyards

December 13-24 from 4-7pm
The Shipyards, North Vancouver

Celebrate the Spirit of the Season at The Shipyards. We’ve transformed The Shipyards into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights and festive decorations. Enjoy live entertainment, and visits from Santa (Dec 20-22), 4-7pm daily through December 24 in the Shipyard Commons.


The Sounds of Christmas in the City

We've got some festive pop up performances happening around the City this holiday season. It's all part of PLAY, our placemaking program that animates the City's public spaces.

December 16 | 4-6pm @ Civic Plaza
December 18 | 11am-1pm @ Civic Plaza
December 20 | 4-6pm @ Fun Alley (100 block W1st) & Rogers Plaza

Park & Tilford Holiday Hi-Light Festival

November 29 - December 31| 5-9PM daily
Park & Tilford Gardens, 333 Brooksbank Avenue

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

Opening Night: Friday, November 29 | 7-10pm
Join Mayor Buchanan for the light up countdown at 7pm. Festivities include Scruffles the elf, balloons, face painting, the Grinch and visits with Santa Claus until 9:30pm.

Family Nights December 6, 13, & 20 | 5:30-8:30pm
Family Friday Nights feature Festivities include Scruffles the elf, balloons, face painting, the Grinch and visits with Santa Claus until 8:30pm.

Saturday Fire Engine Rides November 30, December 7, 14, & 21 | 6-9pm
Minimum $5 donation. Rides are dependent on availability of the fire trucks.

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.nvrc.ca for the calendar for events and to purchase tickets.

Website: www.nvrc.ca

Pool & Play Pass

Valid December 20, 2019 to January, 5 2020
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 ages 6 months to 18 years old all for $5.25. Passes on sale now.

Website: www.nvrc.ca/poolandplay

North Vancouver City Firefighters Christmas Tree Chip-Up

January 4, 2020 | 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.

North Vancouver City Firefighters Christmas Tree Chip-Up 2020

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 24: Closed at 12 pm
December 25-27: 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 1 pm
December 25-26: Closed
December 29: Closed
December 31: Closed at 5pm
January 1: Closed

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, 2018. Other days and hours of operation vary with each facility over the holiday season. Contact each facility directly for details:

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