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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 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020
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 23
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.


Deer Lake Craft Festival

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Free parking & Admission

November 22, 11:00 AM-8:00 PM   |   November 23, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM   |   November 24, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Kick of the Christmas season with this one-stop shopping extravaganza featuring 60+ artisans. Plus enjoy holiday entertainment, activities for kids and families and more. 


Holiday Workshops

$32.90, 2 sessions
Join us for after school holiday crafts and activities for 6-12 year-olds at various elementary schools. Registration is required. Learn more »

Breakfast with Santa

Charles Rummel Centre
Sunday, December 8
10:00 AM-2:30 PM

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with your family, friends and visit with the jolly fellow in red!. Don’t forget your camera. Registration required. $5.00 per person, all ages. 

Registration required, $5.00 per person, all ages. 


Winter Fun

Willingdon Centre
Thursday, December 12
6:00-8:00 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
TBA
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. 


Charlie Brown Christmas 

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Wednesday December 11-Thursday, December 12
8:00 PM

The story of one magical recording session in which the music of A Charlie Brown Christmas was created. Tickets are $15-36. Learn more »


Swim with Santa

Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool & Fitness Centre
Saturday, December 21
1:30-3:30 PM

Bring the whole family and swim with Santa! Enjoy fun games in and out of the pool and some seasonal crafts for everyone. Family swim rates apply. 


Ugly Christmas Sweater Toonie Skate

Bill Copeland Sports Centre
Saturday, December 21
12:30-3:00 PM

Bring family, friends and wear your ugly Christmas sweater! Enjoy crafts, face painting, reindeer games, holiday cheer and a visit with Santa and his friends. Skates and helmet included in admission fee


New Year's Eve Toonie Skate

Kensington Complex
Monday, December 31
1:00-4:00 PM

Ring in the New Year with ice skating, face painting and crafts. Toonie admission includes helmet and skate rental.


Polar Bear Toonie Skate

Bill Copeland
Wednesday, 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.

Deer Lake Craft Festival

November 22, 11:00 AM-8:00 PM   |   November 23, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM   |   November 24, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Free parking & Admission

Kick of the Christmas season with this one-stop shopping extravaganza featuring 60+ artisans. Plus enjoy holiday entertainment, activities for kids and families and more. 

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 »

Celebrate with Theatre Tickets

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts 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 »

Burnaby Art Gallery Art Books

Inspire creativity by gifting an art book published by the Burnaby Art Gallery. High-calibre, insightful soft-cover and hard-cover books available for purchase featuring Canadian and international artists. Drop by the gallery reception to peruse the books or call 604-297-4422.