Santa Arrives at Semiahmoo Mall

The Big Man arrives at Semiahmoo Mall on Nov. 25th! There will be a number of family friendly activities at Semiahmoo Mall on Nov. 25th including:

  • Kid Lit StoryTime – the Cat in the Hat 11am & 1pm
  • Kidz Craft Workshop – make a Rudolph Puppet in the food court from 11am – 3pm

Santa will be available for photographs from Nov. 25th – Dec. 24th.


Christmas on the Peninsula

White Rock's Christmas on the Peninsula event returns Nov 25th in uptown white rock

Bringing holiday cheer to the heart of White Rock the Christmas on the Peninsula celebration is centered at the White Rock Community center but has activations throughout the city.

Highlights of the

event include:

  • Christmas Parade
  • Christmas Market
  • Entertainment
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Christmas carols

As more details become available we will update this events post but mark this date in your calendars and spend the day rain or shine getting into the Chrstimas spirit during the Christmas on the Peninsula event in uptown White Rock.

Santa Photos for Dogs

Get your pets primped and ready to get on Santa’s Good list at the Dog Utopia Daycare & Spa Santa Photos for you and your pet fundraiser. All pets are welcome too!

On Nov 25th from 10am – 2pm enjoy photos with Santa, dog nail trims by donation, refreshments, face painting, raffle prizes, multiple vendors & demonstrations, games for the kids, and more! Proceeds from the event go to the Semiahmoo Animal League!


Lighting Things Up at the Shops at Morgan

Join the Shops at Morgan for their annual Lighting Things Up event! Head to the clock tower for 6pm and watch as they turn on the holiday lights at 6:15pm.

Plus, everyone can enjoy a magical forest of lights, train rides, a visit from Santa, holiday crafts, festive treats and of course SHOPPING!

Lighting Things Up at the Shops at Morgan

Crafty Affaire Craft Market

Shop some of the top local artisans just in time for Christmas at the Crafty Affaire Holiday market at the Ocean Park Community Hall on Nov. 18th from 10am – 5pm.

Vendors include – but are not limited to:


The Crafty Affaire Holiday market comes to Ocean Park Hall on Nov. 18 from 10am - 5pm

5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Alexandra Neighbourhood House

Shop over 50 vendors, crafters & artisans at the 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Alexandra Neighbourhood House in Crescent Beach.

Free Admission, everyone is welcome. Coffee & Bake sale with proceeds going to support children’s programs. Saturday Nov. 18 from 9AM – 3PM.


5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Alexandra Neighbourhood House

White Rock Elementary Craft Fair

White Rock Elementary Holiday Craft Fair

Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping at White Rock Elementary‘s Annual Winter Craft Fair. Beautiful crafts and handmade items by over 30 local artisans, vendors and students. Games, cake walk, food, prizes, 50/50, Brewnetti cafe mobile coffee truck, and professional family & children portraits by Jennifer Findlay Photography. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding for a new playground.

For more information and to secure a spot for family & children portraits byJennifer Findlay Photography please visit
The minimum donation is $10 and all proceeds will go towards the school and funding for the new playground.

The WInter Fair takes place:
Friday Nov. 17th
White Rock Elementary
1273 Fir Street, White Rock, BC
2:30pm – 7pm

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White Rock Elementary Holiday Craft Fair

White Rock Museum Holiday Craft Fair

Local artisans will be on display at the White Rock Museum & Archives from daily Nov. 17th – Dec. 21st from 11am – 4:30pm.

Free admission and a great chance to get your shopping done and learn a little bit about White Rock’s history!

Nite of Hope Holiday Home Tour

On Nov 17, 18 & 19 from 10am – 5pm 6 homes from Crescent Beach to Langley will be decked out in holiday decor and open for self guided Holiday Home Tours with all proceeds going to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Tickets for the self guided tour are $50 and are available for purchase at the holiday homes or in advance at:

Unfortunately the homes are not wheelchair accessible and are not open for kids under 12. Full details of the event can be found here.

These are the homes participating in the 2017 Nite of Hope Holiday Homes Tour:

Copperstone – 21122 12th Avenue, Langley

Sponsor: Westcoast Gardens
Designer: Carol Moore, Roslyn Ritchie

Pier View –  15031 Victoria Avenue, White Rock

Sponsor: Potters Christmas Store, Ashberry & Logan
Designer: Debbie Heale, Sunrae Interior Designs

Christmas Magic – 14635 Marine Drive, White Rock

Sponsor: Potters Christmas Store
Designer: Potters & Susan Strangway

Elegant Tradition – 2066 128A Street, South Surrey

Sponsor & Designer: Karen & Dave Steffins

A Festive Family Gathering – 13237 20A Avenue, South Surrey

Sponsor & Designer: Shelly Kent-Snowsell

Crescent Cottage – 12261 Sullivan Street, Crescent Beach

Sponsor: Madeline Bee, Ambiente, Flowers & Co
Designer: Marylou Willmott & Jacqueline Webb

LIVE MUSIC: Big Easy Funk Ensemble – LEGION OF SOUND

big easy funk ensemble at ocean park hall presented by legion of soundLegion of Sound is stoked to present the Big Easy Funk Ensemble at the Ocean Park Hall on November 4th.

As always it’s $20 to get in, all drinks are $5 and when you buy your tickets ahead of time you are get your first drink for free.

The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. With influences from 60’s funk legends The Meters and Dr. John to more recent groups like Galactic and Trombone Shorty. BEFE (pronounced ‘beafy’) mixes many genres of funk, jazz and blues to create awesome grooves. The 9 member band includes a 3-piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton (Sax), Kevin Tang (Trombone) and Ryan Naso (Trumpet). The rhythm section includes Reece Worth (Guitar), Eric Stephenson (Bass), Tyler Gibson (Keyboards/Organ), Ryan Davis (Drums), Jeffrey Kornblum (Percussion) and last but not least the mesmerizing Christopher Berry on Vocals.

A Mardi Gras party in 2014 brought the band together for the first time and by the end of the show both musicians and audience knew that this band had to continue. Three years and many shows later, BEFE has developed a large repertoire of songs covering a wide range of NOLA talent from Louis Armstrong to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Allen Toussaint to the Pimps of Joytime.

The Big Easy Funk Ensemble is fast becoming one of Vancouver BC’s preeminent party bands by attracting fans and stimulating dance floors. Don’t miss their next show at the Ocean Park Hall November 4th!

19+ This event is licensed – all drinks are $5.00 Purchase in advance for one free drink.

Win $$$$ we will be having a 50/50 draw during the evening.

This show will sell out so please get your tickets and make plans to show up on time.

See you On November 4th – bring your dancing shoes!

Legion of Sound brings great live music to underserved neighborhoods across British Columbia. The Legion of Sound program is administered Penmar Community Arts Society, a registered Canadian charity with headquarters in Surrey, BC. We develop tools and programs that address the needs of touring musicians and music industry support workers in order to build sustainable living wages within the music sector.

By attending local shows you are helping to fund the future of live music in your community. Contact us for information about sponsorship and how to get involved. Thank you for your support!