A comprehensive list of Ladner and Tsawwassen’s top offerings for the 2023 holiday season.
With Christmas parties, gift buying, and meal planning — and not to mention cooking of said meals — the holiday season often feels like it comes and goes in a whirlwind of pine-scented festivity and Michael Bublé
’s greatest hits. It can be overwhelming to wrap your head around your seemingly endless to-do list. But along with ensuring you squeeze in some much-needed rest and relaxation, why not add some fun and frivolity to your schedule with a few local events, activities, and entertainment?
Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?: Live Music and Singing
Ladner Carol Ships
: Bundle up on December 1st and 2nd at 7pm for the annual parade of decorated boats and carolling at Ladner Harbor. If you’re a fan of spreading Christmas cheer by singing loud for all to hear — and of ships lit up like Christmas trees — this holiday tradition is one you don’t want to miss!
Delta Choral Society
: Christmas Joy, featuring the Delta Community Choir, Delta Chamber Choir, and Delta Children’s Choir, is taking place on Friday December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd. This three show event is sure to please the ears and get you into the holiday spirit!
Ladner United Church
: Sunday @3 Concert Series’ events are taking place December 3rd, featuring a Celtic Christmas with Cookeilidh
, and December 10th featuring the Trinity Community Choir presenting That’s Christmas To Me
. Tickets to both events are $10 cash at the door.
Gracie’s Next Door
: This is the place to be for daily happy hour (3:30-5pm), featuring reasonably priced drinks and comfort food to warm you up on a cold day. Check out their live music schedule
for some fun entertainment Fridays and Saturdays 4-7pm and Sundays 12-3pm.
Live music with local artists and late night happy hour every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday nights from 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Oh Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding: Holiday Meals
: Along with the Christmas Tree Festival on November 23rd, the Ladner BIA is once again hosting their Breakfast with Santa
on Saturday, December 2nd. Supported by local volunteers and the business community, this special event has been a Ladner tradition for more than 35 years. Come feast on pancakes and coffee alongside elected officials, and get some one-on-one time with the big guy in the red suit. Santa is set to arrive at 8:15am, so have your Christmas lists ready!
: Is owl
you want for Christmas a photo with Santa and his owl helper? Dec 2, Entrance is by donation with a $10 fee per digital photo from 10am-3pm at OWL, with hot food and drinks provided by Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club
Go Glidin' on a One-Horse Sleigh: Festive Events & Activities
Festival of Lights
: From December 1st-January 1st, treat yourself to a walk through an enchanting forest of decorated trees at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course. Think you can spot ours? We’ll give you a hint — it’s more than Kenough of a reason to show up. Don’t miss the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1st at 6pm, featuring live music by Mitch Drew
, a 50/50 draw, a visit from Santa, an appearance by the mayor, and complimentary treats provided by some amazing local vendors.
Skating on the Fairways
: Break out your skates for a spin around the rink at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course. The twinkling Christmas lights and festive atmosphere will surely inspire some jolly holiday spirit. Come enjoy the ice with family and friends, opening soon!
Studio West Dance: presents The Nutcracker! Dec 16/17 at the Genesis Theatre in Ladner. Enjoy a holiday tradition while supporting our amazing local talent. 2024 Polar Bear Swim
at Centennial Beach! Jan 1st 11:45AM-1:30PM (registration opens at 12 Noon). Start your new year by braving the cold of the Pacific Ocean in this exhilarating community event, prizes and awards to be won!
All I want for Christmas is... : Holiday Markets
Winter Makers Market:
December 9 1pm-8pm at Open Space Yoga in Ladner Village. South Delta is home to many talented artisans stop by and check out some creative gift ideas.
Youth Christmas Market: an exciting opportunity for young artisans to showcase and sell their crafts and for you to pick up some unique holiday gifts. Dec 16 10am-7pm.
Make My Wish Come True: Giving Back to Community
Deltassist Christmas Program
: Deltassist is bringing back their annual Christmas Program, collecting food and toy donations for low income families and seniors in Delta. If you’d like to donate or register to receive a donation, click here for more information
. Please note: the Toy Depot Deadline is December 8th, and the Food Hamper Deadline is December 15th.
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