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Holiday Highway on Scenic BC Route 7

November 23, 2022

It’s that time of year again! Bundle up, buckle up, and take a magical journey along the BC Route 7: your Holiday Highway! Experience unforgettable holiday shopping, culinary delights, festive activities, and dazzling lights which just may become part of your holiday traditions!


Evergreen Cultural Centre – The Gift: The Nutcracker by Ballet Victoria
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre
When: December 19th-22nd | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Admission: Students – $16 | Adults – $35 | Seniors – $32

Ballet Victoria’s The Gift is a 21st-century updated family tradition with everything you expect from a ballet production. An original Christmas tale danced to the timeless score of the Nutcracker with humorous pantomime, beautiful costumes, magic and as always, surprises for the whole family. The score drives the imaginative choreography for the company dancers. We invite you to come and enjoy the timeless tale guaranteed to warm your heart and spread holiday cheer. Learn more here!

Holiday Artisan Fair/Shop: Place des Arts
Where: 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
When: December 17 | 9:00 PM
Admission: Free!

Find one-of-a-kind presents for everyone on your gift list. Explore finely handcrafted housewares, accessories, skincare, decor, cards, ornaments and more made by talented artists. Learn more here!

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair
Where: 618 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
When: December 2nd | 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM, December 3rd | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, December 4th | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission: Adults – $5 | Seniors – $3 | Children Under 12 – Free!

Experience the 41st annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair. Purchase tickets here or at the door! Learn more here!

Lights at Lafarge Lake
Where: 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
When: November 26th – January 31st | Evenings

Mark your calendar! This year’s Lights at Lafarge kick-off event will take place on Saturday, November 26th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Town Centre Park, featuring food vendors, arts activities, live entertainment and a grand finale performance. The lights turn on the week of Nov 21st! Stay tuned to our social media channels and website for further details!

Lights at Mackin Park
Where: Mackin Park | 1046 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
When: November 26th – January 31st | Evenings
Admission: Free!

Located in historic Maillardville, come enjoy a festive light display at Mackin Park just in time for the holidays!

Coquitlam Farmers Market – Christmas Market
Where: Poirier Sport & Leisure Centre | 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
When: December 10th | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission: Free!

Complete with vendors, live music/ choir, workshops, 50+ vendors, kids crafts & entertainment. Come check out this wonderful community event! Check out their website for further details and announcements as they come!

Maple Ridge

Glow Maple Ridge – Launch Event
Where: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge
When: November 26th | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Free!

For the fourth year in a row and with the support of their amazing corporate partners, the City of Maple Ridge is bringing holiday cheer to the Town Centre with GLOW Maple Ridge! A twinkling tunnel, a brilliant art tree, a glowing bandstand and an interactive sequoia tree are just some of the amazing features that serve as the perfect holiday backdrop for a selfie with a loved one on a winter walkabout.

Celebrate the launch of Glow and the beginning of the holiday season on November 26th! The launch will feature the Katzie First Nation opening with drumming singing, speaking, fire dancing and live music to unveil a new light display designed by talented Katzie First Nation artist, Rain Pierre! More info can be found here!

Glow Happenings
Where: Memorial Peace Park, Maple Ridge
When: December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and December 10th | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Free!

After launch day, Glow Maple Ridge will be open daily until January 6th, 2023! Enjoy an evening walk with family in Memorial Peace Park and the Maple Ridge Town Centre to take in the beautiful sights and sounds of holiday magic. It’s sure to become a part of your family’s yearly traditions!

A series of special events will also be hosted at GLOW throughout the season with live music, ornament making, a Reindeer Games Station, hot chocolate and popcorn, and a warming station. More details can be found here!

CP Holiday Train
Where: Historical Port Haney, Maple Ridge
When: December 17th | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Admission: Free!

The arrival of the CP Holiday Train is a favourite tradition in Maple Ridge! Gather in Port Haney to greet Santa, and enjoy a lovely music concert. Donations to the Food Band are gratefully appreciated. Learn more about the CP Holiday Train here!

Maple Ridge Santa Parade & Christmas Market
Where: Memorial Peace Park
When: December 3rd | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Admission: Free!

Join Maple Ridge locals and visitors for the annual Santa Claus Parade and Christmas In the Park events! Learn more about these classic events here!

Photo credit: Mission Chamber of Commerce


Candlelight Parade
Where: 1st Avenue, Mission
When: December 2nd | 7:00 PM
Admission: Free!

Santa’s coming to Downtown Mission! The Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 2022 annual Candlelight Parade in its 38th year! Learn more here!

Copper Market
Where: The Penny Coffee | 33128 1st Avenue, Mission
When: November 25th | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and November 26th | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: Donation to a local Mission charity.

Local vendors and creatives from the Fraser Valley are coming together with food, music, drinks, and crafts! Come check out all the wonderful potential Christmas gifts that our local artists have created! Entry by donation towards Hope Central, a local charity in Mission! Learn more here!

Photos with Santa at the Junction
Where: The Junction Shopping Centre | 23545 London Avenue, Mission
When: December 2nd – 24th
Admission: Three photo packages range from $22.50 – $35.00

Capture those special holiday moments with a family photo with Santa at the Junction! Pre-booking is recommended, learn more here!

Where: Clarke Theatre | 33700 Prentis Avenue
When: December 10th | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: Adults – $30 | Seniors – $25 | Students – $25 | Children (12 & Under) – $18

Follow Clara into her dream with the mysterious Drosselmeyer, through Snowflakes and across the serene Ocean to the Kingdom of Sweets! Learn more here!

Harrison Hot Springs

Season of the Wild
Where: Harrison Hot Springs
When: October 13th – January 2nd
Admission: Free!

The Season of the Wild celebrates the biodiversity of the Harrison River with a series of amazing events and self-guided itineraries. Learn more about the Season of the Wild here!

Lights by the Lake
Where: Harrison Lake Lakefront
When: November 19th – January 8th | Evenings
Admission: Free!

Each winter, Tourism Harrison’s enchanting holiday displays transform the Harrison lakefront into a magical world of lights highlighting local wildlife and the elusive Sasquatch. Learn more about this magical experience here!

Christmas Tree Trail
Where: Harrison Hot Springs
When: November 19th at 10:00 AM – January 3rd at 4:00pm
Admission: Free!

The Christmas Tree Trail is a self-guided Christmas Tree tour that will take you through the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. Collect stamps at each location for a chance to win the grand prize! Start planning your tour here!

Kilby Boughs and Holly
Where: Kilby Historic Site | 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills
When: November 27th | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission: Free!

Deck your halls with boughs and holly! Gather friends and family for a festive fundraiser in the Kilby Historic Site parking lot. Fresh Christmas greenery, decorating accessories, and tasty baked goods will be available for purchase! Learn more about this event here!

Kilby Christmas in the Country
Where: Kilby Historic Site | 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills
When: December 3rd-4th and 10th-11th | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Admission: $12 per person

Enjoy festive site decorations, warming fires, Christmas music, and a visit with Father Christmas! Take a break from the present to experience an old-fashioned Christmas at Kilby Historic Site! More info here!

Kilby Christmas Dinner
Where: Kilby Historic Site | 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills
When: December 10th | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Admission: $40 for a full dinner, dessert, and a beverage.

Book your Christmas Dinner, a truly festive meal! Turkey and all the trimmings, including dessert and a beverage for $40. Reservations are required for this traditional Kilby feast. For more info on booking your spot, click here!

Agassiz & Kent

Dickens Christmas Dinner
Where: Friendship House | 7272 Morrow Road, Agassiz
When: December 3rd

Enjoy a traditional Christmas afternoon tea complete with scones and jam, tea sandwiches and a variety of delicious dainties! More info here!

Winter Night Lights
Where: Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
When: December 1st – 31st (lights on) and Special events on December 3rd and 10th | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Admission: Free!

Celebrate the Holidays as Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz is transformed into the lights, smells and sounds of the winter holidays! Learn more about this beautiful event here!


Hope Holiday Fest
Where: Wallace Street, Hope
When: December 3rd
Admission: Free!

Hope Holiday Fest will kick off Hope’s holiday celebrations this year on Saturday, December 3rd! Enjoy the Light up the Lights event, the re-welcoming of their chainsaw carving of the Grinch, and more in Downtown Hope where thousands of glowing lights will turn the town into a winter wonderland! Learn more about Hope’s holiday festivities here!

Santa Sleigh Ride
Where: Downtown Hope
When: December 3rd
Admission: Free!

Hope Towing’s 24th annual Santa Sleigh Ride is taking place on Saturday, December 3rd – a beloved tradition! Get ready to tour around town on bails of hay, cozied up with delicious treats and Santa, Rudolph and more by your side! Learn more here!

Hope for the Holidays Christmas Lights Tour
Where: Hope
When: December 2nd – January 3rd, 2023
Admission: Free!

It’s that time of year again – Hope is hosting their annual Holiday Lights Challenge, bringing the community together with a little holiday cheer! Explore the wonderfully decorated homes and businesses of Hope’s residents and vote on your favourites! Learn more here!

BC Route 7 is absolutely packed with excellent holiday activities this winter! Come take the scenic route and enjoy the myriad of holiday cheer that we are hosting! There’s so much to experience, you may just have to book a couple of extra days to take it all in! Want to learn more about what awaits you along BC Route 7? Check out our website and explore all that our region has to offer!