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Holiday Fun

Burnaby is lighting up for the holidays with plenty of affordable family events around the City. Enjoy Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum, take part in holiday events at our recreation centres, and shop local with gifts for the Burnaby residents on your list.

With so many ways to get into the holiday spirit, Burnaby can be your winter wonderland. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.

Heritage Christmas - BVM

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

November 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Stroll through the streets of the Village to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound. Free admission, times vary. Carousel rides $2.65 each. Closed December 24 & 25. Learn more »

Holiday Fun

There are plenty of free or affordable events and activities to take the whole family to this holiday season.

Burnaby's Holiday Light Displays

Various locations
November to January
Daily, after sunset

Nearly every corner of Burnaby is decorated with bright and merry lights to help shine the way this holiday. To help celebrate the season, the City encourages residents and visitors alike to add the #burnabylights hashtag to their favorite Burnaby holiday light displays. View map »

Edmonds Festival of Lights

Edmonds Centre
Saturday, November 24
2:30-5:30 PM

Come watch as we light up the huge tree. Visit Santa and enjoy hot chocolate, hot dogs, entertainment and activities! All ages.

Bright in Burnaby

Burnaby Village Museum
Saturday, December 1
5:00-9:00 PM

Join us for an evening in support of the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Ceremonies include a Tree Lighting Ceremony and light refreshments at 6:00 PM. Proceeds from carousel tickets purchased between 5:00-9:00 PM will be donated to the Bureau. Learn more » 

Holiday Workshops

$27.60, 2 sessions
Space is still available for after school holiday crafts and activities for 6-12 year-olds at these south east locations. Registration is required.

Armstrong Elementary
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 PM, December 5 & 12

Brantford Elementary
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 PM, December 6 & 13

Taylor Park Elementary
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 PM, December 6 & 13

Buckingham Elementary
Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 PM, December 6 & 13

Winter Fun

Willingdon Centre
Thursday, December 6
6:00-8:30 PM

Join us for some Winter Fun fun this holiday season! Bring your family and friends for a night of live music, arts and crafts, games and festive movies. Santa will be making a guest appearance throughout the night for photos.

Registration required, $2.00 per person, all ages. Children must have an adult attend with them.

Carol Ships Parade of Lights

Barnet Marine Park
Friday, December 14
6:30-9:00 PM

Join us at Barnet Marine Park and watch the flotilla of carol ships sail past. The ships are expected to sail by between 8:00-8:30 PM, times may vary depending on weather please come early to avoid missing the ships. 

Light and Dark: A Seasonal Arts Experience

Shadbolt Centre
Saturday, December 15
3:00-8:00 PM

This winter event at the Shadbolt aims to inspire awe and dazzle the senses with interactive art activities, a labyrinth of light, family entertainment (including a circus performer) and more. You are invited to exercise your creativity and experience the beauty of artful illumination.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Toonie Skate

Bill Copeland Sports Centre
Saturday, December 22
12:30-3:00 PM

Bring those you hold dear to this annual Toonie Skate. Skates and helmet included in admission fee.

New Year's Eve Toonie Skate

Kensington Complex
Monday, December 31
1:45-4:45 PM

Celebrate 2019 with ice skating, face painting and crafts. Toonie admission includes helmet and skate rental.

Polar Bear Toonie Skate

Bill Copeland
Tuesday, January 1
2:00-5:00 PM

Join us for ice skating, face painting, crafts and games to celebrate the New Year. Toonie admission includes helmet and skate rental.

Holiday Fun - Gifts

Looking for a unique gift to buy this holiday season? Check out the options that the City of Burnaby holds.

Give a Gift of Active Living

Start the new year off healthy! Get the Be Active Pass for a great combo of activities; swimming, fitness training, weight training, racquet sports, ice skating and more. Find out more »

Shadbolt's 2018 Theatre Tickets

Tickets for live theatre, music and dance performances are on sale now. Find out more »

Tee up a Great Golf Gift!

You'll find a great selection for the golfer in your life at all Golf Burnaby pro shops. Gift certificates can be used for green fees, merchandise, equipment and lessons. Or, for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list, have their golf balls personalized! Find out more »

Burnaby Village Museum Gift Shop

Find unique gifts in the Carousel Pavilion. Members receive 15% off their purchases. Find out more »