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Free Things to Do in December

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We know budgets are tight over the holidays, so we’ve put together a list of cool events that are free! Make memories with your loved ones at your local recreation centre, check out the decorated Christmas trees at the Museum of Surrey, and if you can brave the chilly weather, take a brisk walk around one of our nature trails. View the full list and enjoy free activities near you!

Christmas Tree Festival
December 1–22 | 12–5pm | Museum of Surrey

Walk the museum to see trees custom decorated by Cloverdale businesses and vote for your favourite!

Sensory Friendly Sunday
December 1 | 10am–12pm | Museum of Surrey

Visit the museum to enjoy reduced noise, lighting effects and our sensory-friendly space.

Tree Art Drop-in
December 2 | Various Times | Ecole Salish Secondary

Come and hang out after school and unwind with creativity.

Positively Parenting Workshops
December 3 | 6–8pm | Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Learn problem-solving with your child, youth or family.

Thursday Artist Talk: Yvette Lauer, “The Art of Death”
December 5 | 7:30–9pm | Surrey Art Gallery

Reflect on how different cultures understand and portray death and grief through art.

Lifeguard Information Session
December 5 | 6–7pm | North Surrey Recreation Centre

Learn how to get started on the path towards being a lifeguard or aquatic instructor.

Story Time at Redwood Park
December 6 | Various Times | Redwood Park

Join us at Redwood Park for a seasonal story and a guided sensory walk through the forest

Holiday Art Jam
December 6 | 4–7pm | Surrey Libraries–City Centre

Celebrate the holiday season with fun artmaking.

Victorian Christmas Evening
December 7 | 3–7pm | Historic Stewart Farm

Experience an unplugged magical Christmas circa 1910.

Merry Makers
December 7 & 21 | 1–4pm | Museum of Surrey

Drop-in to make stocking stuffers and Christmas ornaments.

Surrey Stewardship Youth Events
December 7 | 10am–12pm | Hazelnut Meadows Community Park

Enhance Surrey’s urban parks through hands-on restoration and other community events.

Movie Afternoon
December 10 | 1–3pm | Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Join us for an afternoon watching great movies and classical films.

Christmas at the Museum
December 14 | 1–4pm | Museum of Surrey

Join us for a free and entertaining Christmas party.

December 14 | 10–1pm | Guildford Recreation Centre

Bring your family for some fun activities to celebrate the winter season.

Birding Walks
December 21 | 9–11am | Hawthorne Rotary Park

Explore shaded forest, flower gardens and a pool while looking for birds.

Family Fun Nights
Various Dates and Times

Plan and enjoy evenings with your family at various recreation facilities

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