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Holiday Happenings in Surrey

A snowman at the Winter Ice Palace.

Holiday Happenings in Surrey


Various Locations


Arts Festivals Heritage Kids and Family Recreation and Sport Seniors Youth

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Before you start counting down for Christmas Day, enjoy the days leading up to it with Christmas events and activities happening in Surrey! We have various adventures that range in price and cater to all age groups. Get into the holiday cheer and participate in some festive fun!

Merry Makers 

November 25, December 2 & 9 | Museum of Surrey
Be a maker family! Create festive stocking stuffers, hand-crafted ornaments or anything else the special people in your life might enjoy. Drop-in from 1 to 4pm. 
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Holiday Craft Night

November 30 | 5:30pm-7:30pm | Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Join us for an evening of craft making to celebrate the festivities of the season. Light snacks and refreshments may be provided. 
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8th Annual Indoor Tree Lighting Celebration

December 1 | 3:30pm-5:30pm | Kensington Prairie Community Centre
Join us for a tre elighting ceremony to kick off the season! Bring your kids for activites and enjoy a family dance too. You might even see Santa, so bring your camera! This event is free but registration is required. 
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Heritage Christmas

December 1, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 | Noon–3pm | Historic Stewart Farm
Taste fresh-baked festive treats, string popcorn and experience Christmas the Victorian way.
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Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir: Sounds of Christmas

December 4 | 7:30pm | Surrey Arts Centre
Kick off the Christmas season by enjoying hearing nearly eighty male voices singing in glorious four-part harmony. Join this celebrated choir as the singers get into the spirit of the season with traditional carols.
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Holiday Movie Night

December 7 | 5:30-7:30pm | Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Join us for a special holiday themed movie for the whole family. Come dressed in your pyjamas and bring your favourite stuffy. Popcorn and other treats will be offered! There will be family activities setup before showtime.

Christmas Open House

December 8 | 11am–3pm | Historic Stewart Farm
Escape the holiday hustle bustle with an old-fashioned Christmas. Enjoy the Victorian decorated Christmas tree, live music, crafts and tasty treats from the wood burning stove. Don’t forget to also take a photo with Saint Nick between 12:30pm and 2:30pm!
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Holiday Art Jam

December 12 | 6–8pm | City Centre Library
Come join us for the jolliest event of the year as we celebrate the holiday season with fun art making. Explore your creativity while we reminisce over this past year. Take a sneak-peak into the future as we share project ideas for 2019. Free. Ages 12+.
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Very Vintage Christmas

December 15 | 1–4pm | Museum of Surrey
Play old school games, make a vintage decoration and visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Sip free hot chocolate as you bask at our huge textile themed Christmas tree. Do a selfie scavenger hunt for a chance to win $100. While you're here, take in our various exhibits, such as Dinosaurs Unearthed and the TD Explore Zone.
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Breakfast with Santa

December 8–15 | Various Times | Various Facilities
Take your picture with Santa and join him for breakfast and a variety of Christmas themed activities! Breakfast, crafts, and games are included in the price. Each person must register individually as a child ($8) or adult ($4).
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Skate with Santa

December 8–16 | Various Times | Various Arenas
There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a skate with Santa! Visit your local arena this winter and have your photo taken with the jolly fellow himself. No skates? No problem. We have rentals available for a small fee. Regular admission applies too. 
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Christmas with the Jammers

December 14 | 11am-1:30pm | Guildford Recreation Centre
Join us for a festive luncheon with the Jammers. Enjoy a delicious lunch and dessert, live entertainment, and an appearance by Santa Clause himself! This event is for seniors ages 55+. $10/member; $15/nonmember. 
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Winter Festival

December 15 | 10am–1pm |  Guildford Recreation Centre 
Bring your family and friends for some fun activities to celebrate the winter season. Free activities include cookie decorating, crafts and seasonal games.
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Evening Carol Sing

 December 15 | 6–7pm and 7:30–8:30pm | Historic Stewart Farm 
Join a local choir to sing carols, whether you hit the notes or not! Afterward, enjoy apple cider and figgy pudding with a tour of the Victorian decorated farmhouse. Open to all ages. $5.55 per person.
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55+ Holiday Events

Various Dates, Times and Locations
Deck the halls and join us for a variety of holiday inspired special events for seniors! Spread some holiday cheer and invite a friend or two to join the fun.
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Youth Winter Dinner

December 21 | 3:30pm-7pm | Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Join us for an evening with your friends, while enjoying a delicious traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings. 
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Holiday Movie Night

December 21 | 6:30pm-8:30pm | Fleetwood Community Centre
Join us for a special Christmas themed movie for the whole family. Come dressed in your christmas PJ's and bring your favourite stuffy. Concession will be available for popcorn and other treats! There will be family activities setup before showtime. 
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21st Annual Winter Ice Palace

December 21, 2018 to January 6, 2019 | Various Times | Cloverdale Arena
Lace up your skates and enjoy a seasonal skate in Surrey! The arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with an old fashioned pond. This popular skate is a great way to spend time with your family and friends over the holidays.
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Christmas Break Holiday Swims

December 27, 2018 to January 4, 2019 | 1:30-3:30pm | All Indoor Pools
Warm up at the pool over the holidays! We will have games set up and prizes for everyone. Regular admission applies.