How soon is TOO SOON to get excited about the holiday season?
Are you one of those people who can’t stand to hear Christmas music in the mall until well into December? Or have you already watched Love Actually twice (and cried)? Whether you like it or not, we’re ramping up to the holidays.
Yup! If you couldn’t tell by this November post, we’re not ashamed to admit that we embrace the holidays wholeheartedly. After all, it all goes by in such a flash! Besides, there’s so much going on in Surrey over the next month that it’s hard not to get excited about warm apple cider, local crafts, and whether or not you’ve made the ‘good list’.
Christmas Train at Bear Creek Park
3750 – 88th Avenue at King George Blvd.
Friday December 8 till Sunday January 7 2017 (closed December 25th), 10:00am to 4:30pm
Well, the Polar Express it ain’t. In fact it might just be a bit better! It’s warmer, for one. (Thanks, temperate West Coast climate!) In addition to taking an enchanting train ride through the Christmas forest, your children will have a chance to partake in activities on the platform, receive a candy cane and even visit with the big guy himself. That’s right. Santa’s taken time out of his busy schedule to visit the station from December 9 to December 24. I know. How does he do it all?
Admission is $11.00 each + tax for adults & children
151505 105 Avenue
Saturday December 16, 10am to 1pm
Get ready to spread some serious Christmas Cheer! The Guildford Recreation Centre hosts Winterfest 2017! Deck the Halls with festive cookie decorating, holiday crafts, games, treats, sports challenges, a photo station and a whole lot more holiday fun.
This event is free to attend, and geared towards kiddos aged 6 – 12.
Christmas at the Loafing Shed
The Loafing Shed Glass Studio, 9060 184 Street
November 17 to December 17, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm (Glassblowing until 2:00 pm only)
The Loafing Shed Glass Studio is the home studio of glass-blower, Robert Gary Parkes. Robert and his wife Jeanette host open-house events at the studio throughout the year and this holiday season they’re opening their doors to show you how they do Christmas at the Loafing Shed: a casual country holiday atmosphere, complimentary seasonal beverages, special displays of small gift items by local artists and artisans, and of course, glass blowing. While you’re there, why not cross some Christmas shopping off your list by stocking up on festively-packaged jams and preserves made by Jeanette.
Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue
Friday, December 8 to Sunday December 10, 2017
The Nutcracker is a holiday classic. So introduce your youngsters to this Christmas staple early, and watch as their imagination ignites! The Royal City Youth Ballet lands in Surrey for a weekend of wonder. This year’s production of the Nutcracker features a cast of over 80 dancers from across Metro Vancouver in a full length, two-act performance.
You can expect magical soldiers, duelling mice, the Snow King and Week, and of course the Sugar Plum fairy as she dances to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Score.