Check out these exciting free, or low cost activities taking place this holiday season around the community in White Rock.
White Rock Museum and Archives' Christmas Craft Fair, Nov. 20 – Dec. 19
Celebrate the magic of the season and see the White Rock Museum and Archives gallery transform into a holiday market. With more than 20 local artisans participating, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Located at 14970 Marine Drive and open Tues. – Sun. from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. whiterockmuseum.ca
Christmas on the Peninsula, Nov. 27
Christmas on the Peninsula returns on Saturday, Nov. 27. Enjoy the outdoor activities including singers, the nativity parade, followed by a Christmas Tree lighting at 4:30 p.m. at Miramar Plaza. Watch the parade, starting at 4 p.m. around Foster St. and Russell Ave. and will run from Johnston Rd. to Thrift Ave.
Visit christmasonthepeninsula.com for details.
The 4th Annual Children’s Clothing Drive, Nov. 27
The White Rock RCMP, White Rock Community Policing and Victim Services, and Semiahmoo Community Safety Society are hosting the 4th Annual Children's Clothing Drive at the White Rock RCMP Detachment (15299 Pacific Ave.) on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to support local children and youth in need.
New children's clothing and cash donations are accepted with all donations to go to the Options Community Services & Sources Community Resource Centre. Thank you in advance for your support.
Happy Holidays Senior’s Event, Dec. 4
CARP and the Semiahmoo Planning Table are hosting a free Christmas party at the White Rock Community Centre on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, games, a photobooth, entertainment by Steve “Elvis” Elliott and more.
RSVP by Tues. Nov. 30 by calling 604-538-5778 or 604-531-9400 ext. 220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chanukah by the Bay, Dec. 5
A Little Light Dispels A Lot of Darkness - The Centre for Judaism is hosting the Chanukah by-the-Sea Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. at Memorial Park at the White Rock Waterfront (by the White Rock Museum and Archives, 14970 Marine Dr.) There will be a Menorah Lighting, Dignitaries, Chanukah treats, dreidels, music and the Lamplighter Award.
Bright Walk in White Rock - Light Up Event Dec. 10
Bright Walk in White Rock, a new winter light display will start at the White Rock Waterfront at Memorial Park this winter on Dec. 10, 2021. Celebrate the holiday season with friends and neighbours and enjoy the region’s most popular walkways, the White Rock Pier and Promenade lit up with the magic of holiday lights.
The light up event starts at 5:00 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Memorial Park including family-friendly activities, free hot chocolate and treats for all ages.
Visit whiterockcity.ca/brightwalk for details.
A Winter Celebration of the Sun, Dec. 10 – Jan. 10
The Semiahmoo Arts Society invites you to share your vision and experience of Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year, with the online exhibit. Submit your artwork (example: painting, pottery, music, writing) by Dec. 6.
Enjoy the exhibit online at semiahmooarts.com
A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Dec. 11 and 12
Peninsula Productions presents a holiday event for the entire family. Enjoy a reading of the classic, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Bernard Cuffling, with seasonal songs and treats.
Tickets available at peninsulaproductions.org
A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail, Dec. 11 and 12
Eeyore has lost his tail! Can Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet and their friends find it before Christmas? The Surrey Youth Theatre Company and the City of White Rock present its third annual family holiday favorite at the White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russel Ave.)
Tickets available at surreyyouththeatre.ca
Winter Break Skates, Dec 20 – 31
The popular Winter Break Skates at Centennial Arena returns this year Monday to Friday, from Dec. 20 to 31, 2021. Skate to a new holiday-theme everyday during the holiday break.
Centennial Arena at 14600 North Bluff Rd. is offering two skating time options. Family Stick N Puck from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and Family Skate from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can pay for one option and stay for both. Please note the arena is closed Dec. 25 – 26, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, the Winter Break Skates will look different this year. All public skating participants 22 years of age and older must show proof of double vaccination to enter the building. Participants can pre-register for each session or pay at the door with Debit or Credit (no cash is accepted).
For more information, visit whiterockcity.ca/skate or call 604-541-2199.
Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1, 2022
For those brave enough to venture out into the cold and chilly waters of the Semiahmoo Bay, enjoy the annual icy dip at the waterfront on New Years Day, Jan. 1 at noon, hosted by the White Rock Rotary.
For more information, visit whiterockrotary.org
We want to see your holiday-fun of ice skating, decorated homes in our City by the Sea, participating in the events around the community and more. Share your winter photos with #WinterInWhiteRock or by tagging the City’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.