Resolve to get outside with your kiddie this New Year. Celebrate New Year’s Eve a few hours early with your kid downtown for free, watch people dip in freezing water to ring in the new year and find some treats at the winter farmer’s market. Do a good turn for the earth and recycle your Christmas tree too. You’ll earn a free Bonchaz bun in return!
‘Tis the season for good times together… come for a free meal on Christmas Eve and check out these activities to help your kiddies burn off a little steam after all the excitement of the holidays. And if you are still in the mood for holiday splendor, it’s available. The bonus is that all these events are 100% free!
Santa may strike fear in the heart of your toddler, but Christmas at Canada Place is still worth a quick, festive stop if you’re nearby. It’s a break from the bustle of the shopping season for crafts, stories and a free hot chocolate. You might even win a trip to Hawaii. On til Dec 30th.
Amid the free Christmas crafts, caroling and skating this week, don’t miss the chance to celebrate the longest, darkest night of the year with fire, music, dance and song. This year’s Winter Solstice Lantern Festival is filled with more events than you can see in a night and definitely worth staying up past bedtime. (Photo credit: Flickr user Vancouver4life)
This week, light up your spirit while staying light on your wallet. Dazzle your kid with three free Christmas light displays, lighten your heart with a toy drive that promises an excellent free breakfast and get light on your feet with free skating.
Photo credit: Trinity Christmas Lights Festival, James Wheeler
You can’t go wrong with a gingerbread house large enough to live in, a mouth-watering aroma and a stunning display culinary ingenuity. You won’t get to taste the creations but they are amazing to explore with your eyes. Gingerbread Lane is on display for free til Dec 28th.
This week is packed with on-going holiday events along with some great opportunities for hands-on activities, sing-alongs and concerts. And if you’re tired of the holidays already, you can even take in a free science show for kids at UBC. Photo: Sails of Light, Christmas at Canada Place