Chilliwack Cheer – Holiday Events in Our City

22 November 2023Attractions, Dining, General, Shop, Uncategorized

‘Tis the season for glad tidings, and the city is bustling with Christmas joy! Here in Chilliwack, we treasure the nostalgic warmth of the holiday season – we’re dedicated to crafting fresh memories with a touch of that timeless magic!

Dive into the festive spirit with us as we share the exciting ways you can partake in the joyous celebrations here in Chilliwack!

MIRACLE AT OLD YALE BREWING

DATES: November 17, Friday – December 31, Sunday

LOCATION: Old Yale Brewing

#404 – 44550 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack, BC

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Experience the festive season at Old Yale Brewing’s Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar in the Chilliwack River Valley. Enjoy holiday cocktails and more amidst kitschy decor, professionally developed drinks, and the classic charm of a lively office party. Visit Old Yale Brewing’s Event Page for more details!

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

DATES: November 23, Thursday

LOCATION: District 1881

46140 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC

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Come and be part of an enchanting night filled with holiday joy at District 1881’s Tree Lighting Event! Join us in the courtyard to witness the illumination of the impressive 40-foot Christmas tree. Delight in festive tunes, savour delicious hot cocoa, take a ride on the Ferris Wheel, and Photos with Santa. Don’t overlook this magical start to the most delightful season of the year! The tree lighting ceremony begins at 6:00 pm, and entry is free.

CULTUS LAKE CHRISTMAS

DATES: November 25, Saturday

LOCATION: Main Beach

Cultus Lake

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Join the festive fun at Main Beach on Saturday, November 25, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Experience the joy of taking photos with Santa Claus, browsing through local artisan vendors, and savouring hot cocoa or apple cider. The dazzling Christmas light display will transform Cultus Lake Park into a winter wonderland. Don’t miss the highlight of the event this year—a spectacular fireworks display off the Main Beach docks! The Cultus Lake Fire Department will be on hand to roast marshmallows for guests, all while you enjoy the sounds of our favourite Christmas tunes.

SANTA’S HO HO HO HOLIDAY DRAG SHOW

DATES: December 1 – 2, Friday – Saturday

LOCATION: Bricklayer Brewing

#101 – 46126 Yale Road, Chilliwack BC

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Join The Kids in the Ball at Bricklayer Brewing’s lively and festive Santa’s Ho Ho Ho Holiday Drag Show on December 1st! Be sure to indulge in their latest cocktail creations while immersing yourself in the excitement. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show takes place from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Come early to discover your new favourite drink and enjoy a night of holiday cheer!

ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARADE

DATES: December 2, Saturday

LOCATION: Parade Route

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Join us for the Rotary Christmas Parade on December 2nd at 5:30 pm, proudly hosted by the City of Chilliwack and the Rotary Clubs in Chilliwack. Check out the Parade Route to scope out the best spot to view the spectacle!

HOLIDAY MARKET & COOKIE EXTRAVAGANZA

DATES: December 2 – 3, Saturday – Sunday

LOCATION: Princess Armouries

45707 Princess Ave, Chilliwack, BC

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The Princess Armouries Holiday Market is back for its second year! This fundraising event features local businesses, artisans, and young entrepreneurs. Enjoy a festive atmosphere with Christmas trees, holiday music, and a variety of homemade cookies! Come for the 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and door prizes. Admission is free, and proceeds will go to supporting the Air Cadet Squadron’s activities.

WREATH WORKSHOP

DATES: December 6, Wednesday

LOCATION: Old Yale Brewing

#404 – 44550 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack, BC

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Save the date for December 6th at Old Yale Brewing in Chilliwack, where they’ll be hosting a merry night of beer tasting and wreath crafting! Join Love Her Wild as they guide you in creating the perfect holiday wreath, ensuring your halls are decked in style. Grab a $85 ticket, which includes a beer of your choice and a wreath that will make your neighbours jealous. The workshop runs from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased here!

CHRISTMAS GIFTS EXPO

DATES: December 8 – 10, Friday – Sunday

LOCATION: Chilliwack Heritage Park

44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack BC

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Discover a festive wonderland at the Annual Three-Day Christmas Gifts Expo! With 250+ vendors offering gift ideas and bargains, it’s the perfect place to find unique treasures. They’re open on December 8 from 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, December 9 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and December 10 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission to Floors 1 and 2 is just $5 (cash only,) allowing you to come back as many times as you like over the weekend. Kids under five get in free, and only service dogs are permitted entry. Parking is by donation!

UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY

DATES: December 9, Saturday

LOCATION: District 1881

46140 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC

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Details to come! Stay tuned for updates.

BRUNCH WITH SANTA

DATES: December 10, Sunday

LOCATION: Old Yale Brewing

#404 – 44550 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack, BC

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Santa is making a special appearance at Old Yale Brewing in Chilliwack on December 10th! Come join the festive fun, and enjoy great brews and delicious food between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Don’t miss the chance to take pictures with Santa—all in support of the Chilliwack Food Bank, with donations welcome!

A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS – WITH THE CHILLIWACK METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA

DATES: December 10, Sunday

LOCATION: Rotary Hall Studio Theatre – Chilliwack Cultural Centre

9201 Corbould Street Chilliwack, BC

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Experience the enchantment of the Christmas season with the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra! Join us for an afternoon filled with a delightful selection of Christmas and seasonal music that will bring joy to your heart. Don’t miss their Silent Auction – it’s a chance to find that perfect, unique gift. General Admission is $35 and $30 for Seniors and Students. Purchase tickets here.

WINTER HARP

DATES: December 12, Tuesday

LOCATION: HUB International Theatre – Chilliwack Cultural Centre

9201 Corbould Street Chilliwack, BC

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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary Tour of Winter Harp, a beloved holiday concert that holds a special place in the hearts of many. This world-class ensemble, consisting of singers, harps, flute, viola, medieval instruments, and percussion, invites you to join them on a magical journey. Dressed in rich medieval attire, the musicians will transport you to a land of pure magic with heartwarming songs and stories, creating an unforgettable Christmas celebration. General Admission is $49, $45 for Seniors, and $42 for Youth. Purchase tickets here.

HOLIDAY WREATH WORKSHOP

DATES: December 13, Wednesday

LOCATION: Sidekick Brewing

#106 – 45530 Vedder Mountain Road, Chilliwack, BC

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Embrace the holiday spirit with a lively evening of wreath-making and beer at Sidekick Brewing! Join them on November 28th and December 13th as they welcome Emily from Ethereal Floral to lead a session on crafting a beautiful holiday wreath. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced crafter, this in-person event is perfect for those eager to learn the art of wreath making. Tickets are $95 and include a Sidekick Beer Flight along with all the materials needed to create a 14” Holiday Wreath. Tickets can be purchased here.

THE NUTCRACKER

DATES: December 22, Friday

LOCATION: HUB International Theatre – Chilliwack Cultural Centre

9201 Corbould Street Chilliwack, BC

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Immerse yourself in the cherished Christmas tradition of The Nutcracker as Ballet Victoria graces Chilliwack once again. Amid the joy of Christmas Eve, a young Clara is bestowed with a unique gift from her mysterious uncle – a toy Nutcracker that magically comes to life, leading her on an extraordinary journey. With a timeless musical score, beautifully crafted choreography, and dancers adorned in breathtaking costumes, there’s no better way to revel in the spirit of the holiday season! General Admission is $32, $28 for Seniors, and $20 for Youth. To purchase tickets, click here.

With your calendar now brimming with these fantastic seasonal adventures, we’re thrilled for you to come and be a part of Chilliwack’s festive holiday experience. For additional ideas, take a look at other enjoyable activities and places to explore while you’re here! 

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