Where to Visit Santa Claus in Vancouver



Ho, ho, ho! Santa is in town for Christmas 2013. A visit with Father Christmas is fun for all the family and the annual photo will be treasured for a lifetime.

Looking for somewhere magical to tell Santa if you’ve been naughty or nice? Use our list of where to meet Santa in Vancouver below. We recommend you focus on the nice.

Where to Visit Santa in Vancouver

1) Kitsilano Community Centre: Saturday December 14, 2013

Tuck into a delicious breakfast with Santa and then enjoy some arts and crafts and a sing-along with Santa’s elves.

2) Bright Nights in Stanley Park: December 5-January 5, 2014

More than 3 million lights will transform Stanley Park Plaza into a magical Christmas village with a spectacular train ride and Mr Claus in his grotto.

3) Grouse Mountain: November 23-December 24, 2013

Visit Saint Nick in his workshop at Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas celebration and meet the reindeer, skate on the outdoor rink or take a sleigh ride through the stunning forest.

4) Festival of Lights VanDusen Botanical Garden: December 11-January 4, 2014

The gardens are illuminated with more than 1.4 million lights, Svend and Jens, the Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes, will be performing every evening, and Father Christmas will be waiting to meet you in his living room.

5) Granville Island Kids Market: December 7-24, 2014

Visit with Santa Claus in his grotto to tell him what’s on your wish list, and enjoy Lulu the Elf’s show on December 15.

6) Canada Place: Saturdays and Sundays throughout December

Feel nostalgic as you marvel at the historic Woodward’s windows which have been relocated to Canada Place, have a skate, try your hand at curling, take in a live performance and get your picture taken with Saint Nicholas.

7) Kerrisdale Village: Saturdays and Sundays throughout December

Horse and carriage rides, strolling brass bands, carollers and Father Christmas produce festive cheer in Kerrisdale throughout December.

Looking for more Christmas events? Check out our list of Vancouver’s top 10 Christmas events and attractions.

Last modified: December 3, 2013

2 Responses to " Where to Visit Santa Claus in Vancouver "

  1. West 4th BIA says:

    Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus will be visiting West 4th Avenue this Saturday, December 14th from 12 noon strolling from store-to-store greeting guests, starting at Balsam Street and heading eastbound. Bring your camera in case you happen to run into the jolly old man and the Mrs on 4th Avenue!

  2. Orla says:

    That’s so exciting, thank you for letting us know. We will definitely take the girls to 4th Avenue on Saturday now.