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.

Nov
23
Fri
Family Nights in Cloverdale @ Various Locations
Nov 23 2018 – Dec 14 2019 all-day
Family Nights in Cloverdale @ Various Locations

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.

Clayton Hall

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

 

 

Nov
24
Sat
Holiday Happenings in Surrey @ Various locations
Nov 24 2018 – Jan 14 2019 all-day
Holiday Happenings in Surrey @ Various locations

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

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

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!
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Heritage Christmas

December 1, 9, 15, 22 & 23 | Noon–3pm | Historic Stewart Farm
Taste fresh-baked festive treats, string popcorn and experience Christmas the Victorian way.
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Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir: Sounds of Christmas

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.
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Christmas Open House

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!
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Very Vintage Christmas

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.
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Breakfast with Santa

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).
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Skate with Santa

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.
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55+ Holiday Events

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.
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Holiday Movie Night

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.
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21st Annual Winter Ice Palace

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.
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Dec
1
Sat
LANGLEY CITY Sparkles @ One Way road on Fraser Highway
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
LANGLEY CITY Sparkles @ One Way road on Fraser Highway

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.

Dec
15
Sat
Breakfast with Santa @ Fraser Heights Recreation Centre
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa @ Fraser Heights Recreation Centre | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

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 or adult.

Breakfast with Santa @ Bridgeview Community Centre
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Breakfast with Santa @ Bridgeview Community Centre | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

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 or adult.

Breakfast with Santa @ Fraser Heights Recreation Centre
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa @ Fraser Heights Recreation Centre | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

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 or adult.

Skate with Santa @ Newton Recreation Centre
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Skate with Santa @ Newton Recreation Centre | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

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.

Dec
16
Sun
2018 Santa Parade @ Columbia Street,
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am
2018 Santa Parade @ Columbia Street, | New Westminster | British Columbia | Canada
Don’t miss this year’s Santa Parade on Sunday December 16!

Santa and friends will hit Columbia Street in downtown New Westminster at 11:00 am sharp so be sure to arrive early to get a front-row spot. PLUS kids can write and send letters to Santa with Canada Post holiday helpers at Anvil Centre from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information about the Santa Parade and other holiday happenings in New Westminster email us at specialevents@newwestcity.ca

Jan
8
Tue
Wheelchair Basketball Try-it Day @ Cloverdale Recreation Centre
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wheelchair Basketball Try-it Day @ Cloverdale Recreation Centre | Surrey | British Columbia | Canada

Wheelchair basketball is a fast paced Paralympic sport for people of all abilities. Come and learn the skills and fundamental movements of wheelchair basketball through fun games and drills!

This program is offered in partnership with the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society.   Contact: inclusion@surrey.ca

May
23
Thu
Surrey International Children’s Festival @ Bear Creek Park / Surrey Arts Centre
May 23 – May 25 all-day
Surrey International Children's Festival @ Bear Creek Park / Surrey Arts Centre

Seriously creative since 2005! For 15 years the Surrey International Children’s Festival has been helping families and teachers fuel curiosity.

Join us in May 2019 and experience live music, dance, circus and theatre!  May 23 & 24 9:00 AM-2:30 PM May 25 10:30 AM-7:30 PM

Seven new live ticketed performances in French and English are coming to us from across Canada and around the world. We present high-quality programming that excites and challenges audiences of all ages and offers unique opportunities for our young people.

There are also free performances by local professional and emerging artists and 20+ activities led by professional artists where you can discover your creative side.

Check back soon for more programming information about the 2019 Festival.

School and Group tickets go on sale November 1, 2018
Teachers, homeschoolers, parents and anyone with a group of 10 or more, we have special group pricing!

We can also help you find ways to bring the Festival into your home or classroom before, during and after your visit with teachers’ resources and information on intermediate, preschool, and Francophone programming.

For more information, please contact surreychildrensfestival@surrey.ca.