Where to Get into the Holiday Spirit in Your City

To help you get into the holiday spirit, the team at Bentall Kennedy Residential Services brings you this list of places to kickstart the season.

Victoria-Saanich: Frolick on a Ferris Wheel

Hop aboard the Christmas Ferris Wheel at Centennial Square for a well-earned shopping rest with the best views in town. Sponsored by the Downtown Victoria Business Association, the event has festive entertainment and delicious local fare.

Vancouver: Holidays at The Vancouver Aquarium

With Scuba Claus, the electric eel Christmas tree, and much more, you'll find plenty of holiday activities, shows and interactive displays to engage the whole family. The event runs until December 24th. Learn more here

Burnaby: Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

Enjoy thousands of lights, cedar boughs and other old-fashioned ornaments and decorations, plus live entertainment, demonstrations, hands-on activities and exhibits from the early 1900s. This event runs until January 2nd, with free gate admission, carousel rides, and more.

Langley: Magic of Christmas Parade

Start your season with a bang at The Magic of Christmas Parade. Featuring festive floats, bands, decorated vehicles, dance troupes, and community groups, it's an exciting holiday event that brings the community together to celebrate the beginning of Christmas.

New Westminster: New West Craft Christmas Night Market

Check out the New West Craft Christmas Night Market, a free event with over 50 handmade vendors, live music, and some delicious food and drinks (including beer and wine). Learn more.

Calgary: Zoolights

Incredible lights illuminate the Calgary Zoo this winter season. Take in the beautiful scenery, skate on their skating rink, visit Santa, do kids activities, and of course, check out the animals!

St. Albert: Indoor Christmas Market

The Indoor Christmas Market runs for four weeks til the end of December, and features 70 vendors, a huge range of products and activities, providing fun for the whole family. Find out more.

Edmonton: The Magic of Lights

Check out the Castrol Raceway for a 2km drive of lights this season. Experience multiple holiday themes from the comfort of your own vehicle, with thousands of sparkling lights, animations, displays, and an amazing 200 foot light tunnel. See more.

Toronto: Toronto Christmas Market

The Toronto Christmas Market takes over the historic Distillery District for an 8th year of holiday magic. The market features sparkling Christmas lights, traditional music and carols, dance performances, food, drink, and family-friendly activities.

Markham: 33rd Annual Festival of Lights

Markham's 33rd Annual Festival of Lights kicks off the holiday season in Markham Village. Enjoy a visit from Santa, an array of performances, live entertainment, and fireworks.

Oakville: Wagon Rides & Carolers in Town Square

Take in holiday melodies and live music in downtown Oakville to celebrate the season, and go for an old fashioned wagon ride too!  A free event, Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 21st.


We hope this list helps you get into the holiday spirit this season. For more information about Bentall Kennedy properties across Canada, please visit our website.