News Flash

2019 White Rock News and Announcements

Posted on: December 17, 2019

What’s Open and Closed for the Holidays

White Rock City Hall with Christmas lights

Here is what’s open and closed at the City of White Rock for the holidays in December 2019 and January 2020.

White Rock City Hall

City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Ave., will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1, reopening on Jan. 2.

Engineering and Municipal Operations

The Engineering and Municipal Operations Building, 877 Keil St., will be closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. Regular operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Waste Pickup
Some waste pickup dates change over the holidays. Collection on:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 25 will be picked up on Tuesday, Dec. 24
  • Thursday, Dec. 26 will be picked up on Friday, Dec. 27
  • Wednesday, Jan. 1 will be picked up on Thursday, Jan. 2

Visit whiterockcity.ca/waste to review the holiday collection schedule and the 2020 collection schedule.

White Rock Community Centre

During the holidays, the White Rock Community Centre will be closed:

  • Dec. 21
  • Dec. 25-26
  • Dec. 28
  • Jan. 1

Regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Parking Decals

Parking Decals are available for purchase at City Hall during business hours or at the White Rock Community Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Kent Street Community Centre

The Kent Street Community Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Centre will be closed:

  • Dec. 21
  • Dec. 25-26
  • Dec. 28
  • Jan. 1
  • Jan. 4


Centennial Park Leisure Centre—Office 

The Centennial Park Leisure Centre arena office will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The arena office will be closed:

  • Dec. 23 to 27
  • Jan. 1

Check below for Holiday Break Skates.


Holiday Activities

2019-20 Holiday Break Skates

Come enjoy a holiday skate with the family daily from Dec. 21 to 24 and Dec. 27 to Jan. 5. Skates are available every day throughout the holiday break except for Dec. 25 and 26.

  • Stick n’ Puck for parents and kids 5 to 12 years from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Family Skate for up to five people from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Visit www.whiterockcity.ca/holidayskate for details.

Winter Break Camp

The City of White Rock is offering a kids’ winter camp on Dec. 30. Visit our kids guide for details.

White Rock Festival of Lights 

The White Rock Festival of Lights Society is staging a magical holiday lights event on the waterfront until Jan. 5. Visit wrfl.ca.

For more to do in White Rock, visit www.whiterockcity.ca/events

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