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November 1, 2020, by: Fifth Avenue

November Activities in Metro Vancouver

Not only is this November providing us with exciting arts & culture events, but it is also the start of Christmas time celebrations! We are happy to share some events that have been adapted to allow us to continue our traditions while ensuring our safety.

DTES Heart of the City Festival 2020 – Experience the annual sharing of traditions, art, and stories of the Downtown Eastside.
Date: October 28 – November 8
Where: Visit the DTES Heart of the City website to receive Zoom links and participate in specific events from the comfort of your own home!

Diwali Fest – Downtown Surrey – Celebrate South Asian arts & culture with one of the largest Diwali-themed events in the Lower Mainland, from the comfort of your home!
Date: November 1 at 2:00 pm
Where: Virtual (see the Diwali Fest website for more information)

Lumiere Vancouver – View the interactive art installations that are lighting up the West End throughout November.
Date: November 5 – November 30
Where: English Bay, 1800 Morton Avenue & Jim Deva Plaza, 1200 Bute Street

Diwali Fest – Downtown Vancouver – Celebrate South Asian arts & culture with one of the largest Diwali-themed events in the Lower Mainland, from the comfort of your home!
Date: November 7 at 2:00 pm
Where: Virtual (see the Diwali Fest website for more information)

Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival – Join this Canada-wide event and be a part of history to view performances by the top talents in jazz music.
Date: November 8 – November 15
Where: Virtual (see the Fort Langley Jazz Fest website for details)

Remembrance Day – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Royal Canadian Legion has limited gatherings for Remembrance Day to invite-only. To pay respects and honour those who fought and were lost in the war, we encourage you to watch the National Remembrance Day Ceremony live on the Legion’s Facebook (see The Legion website for details).
Date: November 11, 10:45 am
Where: Facebook Live

Harrison’s Lights by the Lake – Experience the magic of the seasons with a fun and beautiful Sasquatch themed display of Holiday lights.
Date: November 21 – January 2021, dusk – 11:00 pm
Where: Harrison Hot Springs Lake

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival – Join the City of Surrey in celebrating the 10th year of “flipping the switch” to light the City’s 60 ft Christmas Tree!
Date: November 21, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Facebook and YouTube Live (see the City of Surrey website for details)

Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas – Visit Burnaby’s historic outdoor museum for your favourite Heritage Christmas traditions.
Date: November 21 – January 1 (see Burnaby Museum website for details)
Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue

Skating at Shipyard Commons – Enjoy a family or friend skate at The Shipyards Skate Plaza against the amazing backdrop of the North Shore mountains.
Date: Official dates and times to be confirmed based on COVID-19.
Where: Shipyard Skating Plaza, 138 Victory Ship Way

Christmas on the Peninsula – Visit various venues in downtown White Rock for family-friendly activities.
Date: November 28, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Downtown White Rock

Sunday Flea Market’s

Date: Every Sunday (see the individual websites for more details)
Where:
Abbotsford Flea Market, 6:00 am – 4:00 pm: 32470 Haida Drive ($1.00 admission, free for kids <12)
Cloverdale Flea Market, 6:00 am – 3:00 pm: Shannon Hall – Cloverdale Fairgrounds ($1.50 admission, free for kids <10)
Vancouver Flea Market, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: 703 Terminal Avenue ($1.50-3.00 admission)

Winter Farmers Market’s (Saturday)

Date: Every Saturday (see the individual websites for more details)
Where:
Abbotsford Farmers Market, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (ending on November 14): 2552 McCallum Road
Riley Park Farmers Market, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Nat Bailey Stadium @ 4601 Ontario Street

Winter Farmers Market’s (Sunday)

Date: Every Sunday (see the individual websites for more details)
Where:
Hasting Park Farmers Market, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: 2901 E Hastings Street
Port Moody Farmers Market, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: 300 Ioco Road

We hope you get out and enjoy some of these activities this month!

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