Christmas comes early to White Rock! On Saturday, November 25 visit White Rock and enjoy the Christmas on the Peninsula Festival with a Christmas Parade, tree lighting and singalong, market and entertainment.

Christmas Parade

Grab a hot chocolate or a coffee and settle in as parade floats enact various aspects of the Christmas Story and memories of Christmas past. The parade starts at 4:00 pm and will travel in a loop from Foster Street, left onto Russell Avenue, right onto Johnston Road, right onto Thrift, and right into Russell Mews and the Miramar Village Plaza.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join Mayor Megan Knight at 4:30 pm, as she lights the  Christmas tree in Miramar Village Plaza just outside the White Rock Community Centre, and enjoy the music of the First Capital Chorus.

Christmas Market

Get a jump on your Christmas shopping at the Market at Christmas on the Peninsula. Visitors are treated to a variety of original and unique gifts and delicious Christmas treats. Located at the White Rock Community Centre the market will be a combination of indoor and outdoor displays, activities and vendors.

Festivities & Entertainment

Take some time and wander around the Town Centre as there are all sorts of festivities taking place. Pop into MLA Trevor Halford’s office (1493 Johnston Road) or Clancy’s Tea Cosy (15223 Pacific Ave) to decorate gingerbread cookies. Check out the Arts West exhibit at the Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery (15140 North Bluff Road). Visit 3 Dogs Brewing and listen to Christmas music from Scott Gerevas while enjoying a pint. Watch snow sculpting, listen to carollers,  and savour roasted chestnuts and hot apple cider outside the White Rock Community Centre. Visit the donkeys “Cloe” and “Crusher” in Miramar Village Plaza.  And hop on board a mini-train for a ride with Pacific Trackless Trains in Miramar Plaza and Bryant Park.

Check the schedule for more information about what’s happening when and where.

More information about Christmas on the Peninsula.

Photo credit to: Christmas on the Peninsula Society