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.

Heritage Christmas @ Historic Stewart Farm
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm
Heritage Christmas @ Historic Stewart Farm

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:

  • Saturday, December 1
  • Sunday, December 9
  • Saturday, December 15
  • Saturday, December 22
  • Sunday, December 23

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Don’t miss our signature Christmas Open House on December 8 from 11am-3pm, featuring live music and photos with Old Saint Nick.




Gingerbread Village 2018 @ City Central Shopping Centre
Dec 8 – Dec 16 all-day
Gingerbread Village 2018 @ City Central Shopping Centre

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.

Birding Walks @ Various Parks
Dec 15 2018 – May 11 2019 all-day
Birding Walks @ Various Parks

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.

Holiday Movie Night @ Fleetwood Community Centre
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Holiday Movie Night @ Fleetwood Community Centre | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Join us for a free holiday movie: The Grinch (Live Action)! 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.





Family Fun Nights in South Surrey @ South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
Family Fun Nights in South Surrey @ South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Join South Surrey Rec Center for a free family fun night! Activities will include crafts, games, snacks and more. No registration is required – just drop in.

  • January 24 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • February 21 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • March 14 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm



Family Day 2019 @ Various Locations
Feb 18 all-day
Family Day 2019 @ Various Locations

Start the year off making memories with your family celebrate this holiday with free, fun activities in Surrey. We’ve compiled a list of events happening at our recreation facilities so you don’t have to worry about any planning! There’s something for everyone, of all ages, to enjoy.

Please note: all events listed are on Monday February 18, 2019. 

Family Fun Day

Enjoy time with your family at one of free Family Day activities. Whether you want to bring the kids for arts and crafts, or drop in for sports, there’s lots going on. Visit one of the following facilities during their drop in times!

Family Day Stay & Play

Fraser Heights Recreation Centre at 9:30am to 11am
Bring your friends and family and join us for a free literary themed Stay & Play.

Family Day at The Nature Centre

Surrey Nature Centre at 10am to 2pm
Join us for nature walks, story times and a variety of indoor and outdoor nature activities.

Family Day at Historic Stewart Farm

Historic Stewart Farm at 12pm to 3pm
Celebrate Family Day by participating in special activities, heritage demonstrations and sample baking from the woodstove.

Family Day at the Museum

Museum of Surrey at 1pm to 4pm
What did families do for fun before TVs and video games? Board games! Spend quality time with your loved ones just like families what have done 100 years ago.

Family Sunday @ Surrey Art Gallery
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Family Sunday @ Surrey Art Gallery | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Drop in to create, explore, and enjoy art with friends and family!

Artists and art educators will help you engage with ideas about perception and contemporary art with hands-on artmaking in a range of mediums.  Art booklets will include games and learning related to the exhibits.  Plus, be a part of interactive performances in the Studio Theatre! Cost: Free