It’s time to start scheduling all of the holiday fun! Light displays, Christmas markets, carolers and visits from Santa are all happening in the lead-up to the big day, and we’re not ashamed to admit that we embrace the holidays wholeheartedly!  With so much going on in White Rock over the next few weeks, it’s hard not to get excited about peppermint mochas, shortbread cookies, craft markets and making sure you stay off the ‘naughty list’.

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Bright Walk in White Rock

Bright Walk in White Rock
December 2, 2023,  to January 7, 2024

Bright Walk in White Rock! a magical winter lights display will transform White Rock’s waterfront this holiday season and beyond with a free lighted display. Illuminated after dusk from December 2, 2023, to January 7, 2024, enjoy a stroll along the seaside and enjoy the lighted displays. The official light-up ceremony is on December 2 from 4 pm to 8pm. Visitors are invited to enjoyan evening full of live entertainment, photos with Santa, light up robot and juggler performances, kids’ crafts, games and more.  And, between 5:00 and 7:00 pm keep an eye on the water for illuminated boats from the International Yacht Club Sailpast. The lights continue nightly until January 7. (Memorial Park | 15300 Marine Drive)

Christmas Sailpast
December 2, 2023

One of White Rock’s favourite Christmas events, the Christmas Sail Past by the International Yacht Club of BC, is back! On Saturday, December 2, between 5:00 and 7:30 pm illuminated sailboats will sail around Semiahmoo Bay and past the White Rock Pier. The best viewing is at the end of the pier, so grab a hot chocolate and get there early to watch this festive nautical parade.

White Rock Museum Christmas Craft Fair
November 18 – December 22, 2023

Every year, the museum gallery transforms into a holiday market and it is the perfect spot to pick up a unique gift from a local artisan or crafter.  More than 30 local artisans and makers will take over the gallery and you’ll find a wonderful assortment of unique original art, handmade ornaments, knitted items, jewellery, home decor, soap, candy and so much more. Open six days per week.  (14970 Marine Drive)

Christmas on the Peninsula
November 25, 2023

Christmas comes early to White Rock! On Saturday, November 25 visit White Rock and enjoy the Christmas on the Peninsula Festival with its Christmas Parade, Christmas Village, entertainment and the lighting of White Rock’s Christmas Tree. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the peninsula celebrates in the style of classical European Christmas tradition. Visit their website for complete details. (White Rock Community Centre | 15154 Russell Avenue)

Panto: Snow White & the 8 Dwarfs
December 6 – 30, 2023

It is PANTO time! This year the White Rock Players Club is proud to be presenting Snow White and the Eight Dwarfs. The fairest panto in the land hits the stage at the Oceana PARC Playhouse on December 6 and continues through to December 30. Audiences are encouraged to join in with Snow White, her dwarf friends, Prince Charming, the lovely Fairy, and a Magic Mirror as they battle evil forces, break into song and dance, and get up to shenanigans in traditional Panto style! Tickets & more information: (1532 Johnston Road)

Naughty Christmas in White Rock!  Get in the holiday spirit for an evening of outrageous comedy, music, and Drag performances by Vancouver’s top artists. Join in the fun at the Oceana PARC Playhouse for an all-star show featuring Shirley Gnome, Jaylene Tyme, Glitteris, Adam Zapple and Carrie Dawn.  Tickets – $45+fees. Very adult content … most definitely not for minors! (Oceana Parc Playhouse | 1532 Johnston Road)

White Rock City Orchestra Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert: White Rock City Orchestra with Ken Lavigne
November 25, 2023

Join the White Rock City Orchestra for their fun-filled traditional Christmas Spectacular with the wonderful tenor Ken Lavigne performing nostalgic classics! They will be playing a mixture of festive orchestra selections and will be joined by the hugely acclaimed tenor Ken Lavigne who will be taking a loving look back at many Christmas classics accompanied by White Rock’s classical orchestra! You will be transported with this nostalgic and enchanting musical tour of traditional as well as modern Christmas tunes. (White Rock Baptist Church | 1657 140 Street)

Eagle Eyes – Come Home for Christmas
November 25 & 25, 2023

Kickstart your holiday season with a sensational performance by fan favourites, Eagle Eyes: Eagles Tribute Band. Eagle Eyes will be delivering an unforgettable night, playing all your favourite hits like “Hotel California”, “Take it Easy”, and “Heartache Tonight”, and they’ll also be adding a touch of festive cheer with some beloved Christmas classics.  (SOLD OUT)

ARRIVAL – The ABBA Christmas Show
December 6 – 9, 2023

Get in the holiday party spirit with ARRIVAL, Canada’s ABBA tribute band. Authentic sound, iconic costumes, and all the hits, plus festive tunes. Visit Blue Frog Studios’ website for a list of other upcoming concerts. (Live at Blue Frog Studios | 1328 Johnston Road)

Holiday Break Skates White Rock

Holiday Break Skates
December 23, 2023 – January 7, 2024 

Grab your skates, or rent some at the arena, and celebrate the season at one of the city’s themed skate days! Holiday Break Skates are from Monday to Friday from December 19 – 30, 2022. Skate to a new theme, like Holiday Sweater Skate, Tropical Holiday Skate or Superhero Skate, every day during the holiday break. (Centennial Arena | 14600 North Bluff Road)