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Christmas is around the corner! Now’s the time to embrace the holiday spirit and make cherished memories in Surrey.

November 25, 2022
Parks & Recreation
Museum of Surrey
Arts & Culture

‘Tis the season to be festive! We’ve rounded up a handful of free and low-cost local events and activities to celebrate with your friends and family. 

Cloverdale Christmas Trees

November 26 to December 18 at Museum of Surrey

Where else can you find a free, local, indoor Christmas event? Museum of Surrey is uniting Cloverdale businesses and organizations for some friendly competition... to decorate the best tree! Trees are displayed in the large museum foyer throughout December. Visitors can cast their votes for a chance to win a $100 Cloverdale shopping spree.

Learn more about Cloverdale Christmas Trees


Heart to Home Holiday Market

November 26 to November 27 at Surrey Art Gallery

The market proudly features amazing pieces from artists in Surrey and the Lower Mainland, as well as from further afield such as the Gulf Islands. Shoppers will find handmade chocolates, ceramics, jams and jellies, hand-felted and hand-knit scarves and hats, jewellery, original paintings, prints, photographs, cards, stickers, and more!

Learn more about Heart to home holiday market


Stɑlə̓w̓ Christmas Craft Market

December 3 at Museum of Surrey

Shop for unique local gifts with stɑlə̓w̓ Arts & Cultural Society and Museum of Surrey.

Learn more about Stɑlə̓w̓ Christmas Craft Market


Clayton Holiday Marketplace

December 3 at Clayton Community Centre

Come explore Clayton Community Centre's winter wonderland and find the perfect gift for the holidays while enjoying free entertainment for the whole family.

Learn more about Clayton Holiday Marketplace


Heritage Christmas Weekends

December 3 to 18 at Historic Stewart Farm

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas with a different theme each weekend. A free, local back- to-basics holiday outing for the whole family. While you're here, tour the festive Victorian decorated farmhouse and even take a brisk walk of the grounds and Elgin Heritage Park.

Learn more about Heritage Christmas Weekends


Holly, Jolly Christmas with the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir

December 6 at Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre

Back for the 2022 holiday season, fans of Christmas choral music can expect these beloved seasonal singers to get the Yuletide party started once again! A Surrey holiday tradition for more than 30 years, The Vancouver Welsh Men Choir’s shows are always filled with joy and magic of the season.

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23rd Annual Winter Ice Palace

December 17 at Cloverdale Arena

Holiday fun for the whole family has returned to Surrey! Cloverdale arena will be transformed into a winter wonderland with festive lights, decorations and music. This popular, traditional event is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit

Learn more about the 23rd annual Winter Ice Palace


Year-round Family Favourites

Go for a Winter Walk at Surrey Parks

Put on a warm coat and buddle up for a winter walk at Surrey trails. There are more than 100 kilometres of nature trails within Surrey parks. You will find some that are hundreds of years old, some that offer world-class birding opportunities, and some that offer a breath of fresh air in busy city centres. Adventure awaits along Surrey's nature trails!

More details about winter walks

Enjoy a Family Skate at Surrey Arenas

Whizz your way around the rink and enjoy a seasonal family skate on the ice during the holidays. Check out the arena drop-in schedules for times to visit your local arena for a fun public skate. Skate and helmet rentals are available for those who don't have their own equipment.

More details about public skating 

Visit Recreation Facilities over the Holidays

When the weather cools down in the winter, work up a sweat at a fitness class or gymnasium sport! Alternatively, you can wind down and relax at one of our hot tubs at reopened indoor pools. There’s lots you can do at our recreation facilities and best of all: you can treat your family and friends to the gift of recreation with one of our gift cards.

More details about recreation facilities