Pulse of the City: Places To Go, Things To Do
Here are this week’s events for you and your friends and family to enjoy! Keep an eye out for the Pulse FM Street Team, powered by FREEWAY MAZDA.
Drop in and join us for a fun night planned around activities that have been requested by girls and for girls ages 10 to 14! Crafts, cooking, spa, fitness and art are just some of the different themed nights.
All events run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm.
Looking for plans on Friday nights? Join us for an evening filled with family-fun at recreation facilities in Cloverdale! All events are free to attend.
Bring your pillows and blankets and join us for a Family Movie Nights at Clayton Hall on the following dates:
November 23 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm – December 14 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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! Cost: Varies by event
November 24 |12–7pm | Surrey City Hall Plaza
Join the mayor and council as they flip the switch at 6:30pm to light the city’s spectacular 58-foot Christmas tree. From noon to 7 pm, enjoy the musical performers, festive crafts and activities, stories and rides to kick off the holiday season! Don’t forget to snap a picture with Santa and Paw Patrol!
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.
December 8 | 11-3pm | 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!
December 8 | 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.
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).
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.
Various Dates & Times | Various 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.
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.
December 21, 2018 to January 7, 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.
Christmas in Williams Park returns for its 28th annual scenic drive with an extended run. Every night for three weeks, from Friday, November 30 to Saturday, December 22, guests can drive through the magical setting at 238 Street and 68 Avenue from 5:30 to 9:00pm to view the park’s spectacular show of lights from the comfort of their vehicles. The event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of maintaining the displays.
CITY SPARKLES LIGHT TOUR & SHOP LOCAL is a free and fun family event. The 1st Annual Langley City Sparkles will run December 1 – 31, with the one-way merchants windows being lit up for the holiday season.
There will be late night shopping evenings on Thursdays, December 6th, 13th, and 20th until 8:00 pm. You can build a swag bag and enter to win up to a $1000.00 shopping spree! Then stop at the City of Langley tent for complimentary refreshments and to pick up a Downtown Langley Shopping bag. A map of participating late night merchants will be supplied with a passport to be stamped by all participating merchants. Your completed passport will qualify you for a chance to win $200 DOWNTOWN DOLLARS each late night shopping evening.
PLUS when you make a purchase at a merchant you can ALSO enter to win a chance at 3$1000 shopping sprees that will be given away with the Downtown Langley Shop your Heart out contest. Holiday Entertainment will be available at different locations along the one way.
Taste fresh-baked festive treats, string popcorn and experience Christmas the Victorian way.
There will be a new craft to make each day of Heritage Christmas on:
Don’t miss our signature Christmas Open House on December 8 from 11am-3pm, featuring live music and photos with Old Saint Nick.
Open daily for sales from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. Serve yourself from our tree lot to get your perfect tree, then pop in to the branch to see our selection of BC SPCA merchandise and other pet care items. You can also meet some of the animals your support will be helping!
Trees are quality Douglas Firs:
5 feet – $35
6 feet – $45
7 feet – $55
We are located at the Southwest corner of 168th Street and 50th Avenue at 16748 – 50th. Pay it forward: Ask the Surrey branch about how to donate a tree to a family in need this year!
The Downtown Surrey BIA Is hosting their 2nd annual Gingerbread Village. Gingerbread Village is a charity event that adds creative fun to the holidays and raises money for the Surrey Christmas Bureau. Shoppers, locals and gingerbread enthusiasts will have a chance to admire various Surrey-inspired gingerbread creations and can even vote for their favourites.
The creations will be on display at Central City Shopping Centre from December 8-16 near the Winners and can be viewed during mall hours. Entries will have a chance to win cash prizes, including a $500 People’s Choice Award that will be announced via social media.
Make a cash donation anytime during Gingerbread Village to vote for your favourite, and the creation that raises the most money will win! The more you donate, the better chance your favourite will take home the coveted title. All donations raised will go toward the Surrey Christmas Bureau to help them support low-income families during the holidays.
For full details and rules for entrants, visit the event website. It’s free.
Join a local naturalist for a series of free monthly walks (September through May) to discover Surrey’s birds. Learn how these amazing creatures are adapted to their habitat and why our local urban parks are so important for their survival. Become familiar with many birds species and their habitats, improve your identification skills and find answers to all your birding questions!
These walks are drop-in, rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of binoculars and a field guide, if you have them.
Walk along the grassy dyke trails while scanning the open water for migrating waterfowl. From King George Boulevard, turn west onto 44 Avenue and proceed to the parking lot on the left.
Saturday, December 15, 2018 9am – 11am
Hawthorne Rotary Park(10503 144 Street)
Explore shaded forest, flower gardens and a pond while looking for birds. Meet in the playground parking lot north of 104A Avenue.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 9am – 11am
Elgin Heritage Park (13601 Crescent Road)
Enjoy views of the Nicomekl River while looking for shorebirds and other winter residents. Explore a variety of habitats as you walk through forest, meadow, and fresh- and saltwater marsh. The parking lot entrance is on the north side of Crescent Road, west of 136 Street.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 9am – 11am
Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park (9016 164 Street)
Look for birds in the old fields, orchard, pond and forest in one of Surrey’s newest parks. Meet at the parking lot off of 164 Street.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 9am – 11am
Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers(14225 Green Timbers Way)
Start by observing the bird feeders at the Surrey Nature Centre, and then walk along forested trails to Green Timbers Lake. Meet in the Surrey Nature Centre’s parking lot.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 9am – 11am
Redwood Park (17900 20 Avenue)
See how local birds use the arboretum, a collection of trees from around the world. Meet in the parking lot off of 20 Avenue.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 9am – 11am
Surrey Lake Park (7500 152 Street)
Search for birds in the lake, meadow, marsh and forest habitats of this diverse park. The parking lot can only be entered from northbound 152 Street.
Join in a magical evening of carols, musical performances and a Dickens reading inside Fort Langley’s historic walls. A costumed guide will whisk your group from building to building to get the full experience. Get a free photo of your party at our professional photo booth. Sign a card with a fountain pen, sample heritage hot chocolate, and admire the big Christmas tree. Rain, snow or shine!
Advance tickets will go on sale November 15.
Ticket available here:
We will be collecting food for the Langley Food Bank at the event. Please feel free to contribute non-perishable food donations at our Visitor Centre.