Christmas is almost upon us once again. How are the residents and visitors in Vancouver planning to celebrate this year? There is always plenty happening in Vancouver over the Christmas period, including markets, Christmas lights, Winter sports and more. Some events have been cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but there are still enough activities to keep you busy. Here are ten things you can do for a truly memorable Christmas in Vancouver.

1. Christmas at FlyOver Canada

Located at Canada Place, FlyOver Canada is a special movie theatre in which you ‘fly over’ incredible panoramic views of some of the country’s most incredible scenery. The Christmas edition runs from 19 November until 3 January.

2. PNE Winter Lights

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is hosting this drive-through event, which features elaborate Christmas light displays which you and your family can enjoy without leaving your car. You can drive around the PNE grounds while admiring the holiday lights – and keeping an eye out for Santa himself.

3. The Van Dusen Garden Festival of Lights

For between $8 and $14 per person, you can admire the extremely impressive light displays in the stunning Van Dusen botanical gardens. The opening day has been postponed from 27 November to 11 December. 

4. Christmas at the Cannery

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery hosts Steveston Village’s Festival of Trees, at which local businesses and community organizations each sponsor and decorate a tree. The trees will be on display from 1-24 December.

5. Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Everything that has anything to do with Christmas and Winter is on offer at Grouse Mountain throughout the month of December: Christmas lights, ice skating, snowshoeing, skiing and more. 

6. Holiday Lights at Granville Island

The upmarket commercial district will feature some incredible light displays starting in November, throughout December, up until the middle of January. Admission is free.

7. Bright Nights at Stanley Park

One of Vancouver’s most popular Christmas attractions, Stanley Park’s Bright Nights is fun for the whole family. The forest and its famous miniature train are filled with millions of lights and a wealth of other festive decorations.

8. Canyon Lights at Capilano

The famous suspension bridge, the Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventure, are illuminated with thousands of lights from the end of November until mid-January. The park is also home to the world’s tallest living Christmas tree.

9. Dundarave Festival of Lights

This small community event in West Vancouver features a forest of decorated Christmas trees. There is usually a roster of live music events as well, but none have been scheduled this year due to COVID-19. The event is great for quiet seawall walks on sunny days.  

10. Christmas Glow

This year, Christmas Glow takes place at Milner Gardens in Langley. It features all sorts of Christmas light displays, a light maze, a light tunnel, live music and a market.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Vancouver’s best fried Chicken

Whatever you and your family decide to do for your celebrations throughout the Christmas season, you’re going to need delicious comfort food to fuel those walks among the lights and sporting activities. Make Church’s Chicken a part of your celebrations. Our takeout, drive-through and delivery services are available even under COVID-19 restrictions, so contact us and place your order.