A woman on her phone enjoying the Christmas lights.

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

November 10, 2021
Parks & Recreation

‘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. 

Surrey Holiday Lights

Now until January 2 at Surrey Civic Plaza

Enjoy the magic of Surrey Holiday Lights! The festival features Surrey’s 60ft Christmas tree, live entertainment across two stages, immersive light displays and free photos with Santa. Explore the Holiday Lights tent to visit the gingerbread village, the North Pole, a Holiday Market, lights around the world, and more! Taste delicious treats from a variety of food trucks in the Enchanted Eats zone, and enjoy festive drinks and gourmet hot chocolate from the Polar Bar as they serve up drinks for all ages.

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Cloverdale Christmas Trees

November 27 to December 19 at Museum of Surrey

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. Festival visitors cast their votes for a chance to win a $100 Cloverdale shopping spree. Drop-in any time during museum hours for your holiday fix and to cast your vote. 

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Lumagica Light Park Event

December 3 to 30 from 4pm to 10pm at Cloverdale Fairgrounds

You are invited on a 1km light walk to escape on a fantastical journey through diverse lands to capture and believe in the spirit of the Holidays. You are then transported through a light tunnel to Gingerbread Lane, leading to the magical North Pole Village. Soak up the magical atmosphere with interactive displays, animation, photo opportunities and surprises galore for all age! Tickets can be purchased online.

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Go for a Winter Walk at Surrey Parks

Dawn to Dusk

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!

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Enjoy a Family Skate at Surrey Arenas

Various Dates and Times

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.

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Visit Recreation Facilities over the Holidays

Various Dates and Times

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.

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