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Posted on: November 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Winter in White Rock

Winter events in White Rock, snow flakes

This holiday season, check out these festive winter activities around the community.

White Rock Museum Christmas Craft Fair

Now - Dec. 22
Tues. - Sun. | 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
14970 Marine Drive

Wander through our festive holiday market featuring more than 30 local artists and makers. Original art, woodwork, home décor, jewellery, candles, soap, candy and more by talented local artisans. Find unique gifts for everyone on your list while supporting your museum and archives.

Clothing Drive with the White Rock RCMP

November 25 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

White Rock Community Policing is hosting a clothing drive at the White Rock RCMP detachment and at White Rock Nature’s Fare in Central Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 25. Bring a new with tags clothing item for donation to help support local children and youth in need. Unable to make it on Saturday? Donations can also be dropped off until Dec 11 during business hours at White Rock RCMP, Kent Street Activity Centre, or White Rock Community Centre.

Kids and pets can have their photo taken with Santa at the White Rock RCMP detachment. Learn more.

Christmas on the Peninsula

November 25 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The 2023 Christmas on the Peninsula Festival takes place in uptown White Rock with musical carolers, a Christmas Market in the White Rock Community Centre, and a tree lighting in Miramar Village on Saturday November 25 at 4:30 p.m. 

Christmas Capers presented by the Kent Street Players

November 26 | 2 p.m.
Kent Street Activity Centre, 1475 Kent Street
Tickets: $10

The Kent Street Players presents Christmas Capers, an afternoon of four Christmas plays at the Kent Street Activity Centre on Sunday, November 26. The four plays directed by Rita Humphreys are “The Health & Wellness Club”, “The Christmas Home Tour”, “The Christmas Coffee”, and “Mrs. Claus”. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling 604-541-2199 or visit the Kent Street Centre.

Bright Walk in White Rock lights up Memorial Park on Dec. 2 

Memorial Park on Marine Drive | 4 to 8 p.m. 
Admission to the outdoor event is free. 

Join us for the Bright Walk in White Rock park lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Memorial Park. Experience an evening of new light displays and photo opportunities, the 20-foot tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Knight, live entertainment, a special visit from Santa Claus and more!

The Bright Walk in White Rock light display runs from Dec. 2 to Jan. 7.

A Very Saltaire Christmas!

Dec. 9 | 2 to 4 p.m.
Saltaire Plaza, Corner of Thrift & Johnston Rd.

This family-friendly event has a sleigh-load of activities for your entire family to enjoy, presented by the White Rock BIA. It’s the perfect opportunity to get into the festive spirit.

Chanukah by the Sea 

Dec. 10 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Memorial Park on Marine Dr.

The Centre for Judaism invites you to come out and celebrate the first night of Chanukah. Visit Memorial Park on Marine Drive on Sunday, December 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Mistletoe Lunch at Kent Street

Dec. 14 | 11 a.m.
Kent Street Activity Centre, 1475 Kent Street

 Enjoy festive entertainment and a delicious turkey lunch at the Kent Street Activity Centre on Thursday, December 14. Tickets are required for this annual event. Register at the Kent Street Activity Centre or call 604-541-2199.

Winter Break Skates 

Dec. 23 – Jan. 7 (closed Dec. 25) 
Centennial Arena, 14600 North Bluff Rd.
Admission: varies

Skate to a new festive theme every weekday at Centennial Arena during the holiday break! This popular holiday activity is fun for all ages. Enjoy a Skate with Santa, a hot chocolate skate, or a skate with Frosty - these theme skates will be sure to get you in the Holiday Spirit! 

Holiday family skates are 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Family Stick N Puck is 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Polar Plunge

Jan. 1 | 10:30 a.m.
West Beach by the Pier

Take the plunge! The Polar Plunge, presented by Rotary 5050, returns to the waterfront on Monday, January 1, 2024. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. with the plunge taking place at 12 p.m. by the White Rock (P’Quals).

Tree Chipping from White Rock Fire Rescue

Jan. 2 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Centennial Arena, 14600 North Bluff Rd.

The White Rock Firefighters Charity Association will be hosting the annual tree chipping for charity event on Sunday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Arena (14600 North Bluff Rd.)

This event is by donation with all proceeds going to local charities and the British Columbia Professional Firefighters’ Association Burn Fund. White Rock’s Firefighters thanks you for your donations.


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/ X or Instagram

Stay up to date with events and activities in White Rock by visiting the City’s events calendar at

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