December 3, 2019

Things To Do in New West This Winter

You know it’s winter when your nose is cold and the city of New Westminster is feeling festive and cheery with all its events. We’ve compiled some of our favourites down below:

New West Craft Winter Night Market | December 7 & 21

River Market, 810 Quayside Drive & 100 Braid Street Studios, New Westminster

New West Craft's Winter Night Market is a fun and festive evening of shopping, live music, delicious food and drinks (including beer and cocktails). This year, they’re featuring two locations with 35 handmade vendors at River Market and another selection of 15 artisan and craft vendors at 100 Braid Street Studios.


Fridays on Front Holiday Edition
Photo: Downtown New Westminster/Facebook

Fridays on Front - Holiday Edition | December 13

400 block of Front Street, New Westminster (under the parkade)

New West’s favourite summer night market is returning for one special night this winter. In addition to all the food trucks, mulled wine, award-winning local beer, and local craft vendors, there’ll also be a kid’s activity booth, pet photos with Santa, and a hot chocolate bar! 


Photo by New West Record

2019 Santa Parade | December 15

Columbia Street, downtown New Westminster

Santa is coming to town! Santa and friends will parade down Columbia Street starting at 11:00am. If you’ve been working on your letter to Santa, Santa’s Holiday Helpers will be collecting letters during the parade. You can also start a letter on the day of at the letter writing station in Anvil Centre from 10:00am to 1:00pm.


Photo by Geekenders

A Magical Yule Ball | December 19 - 21

The Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Calling all wizards and witches! Immerse yourself in a night full of magic and spells as you explore The Columbia theatre in a choose-your-own adventure style, indulge in an English style buffet, snack on English treats with a chocolate fountain, and drink Butterbeer. Your ticket to the Yule Ball includes a custom wand and House badge, food for the night, and a photo with a real owl.


Photo by Experience New Westminster

Skate with Santa | December 21

Moody Park Arena, 701 8th Avenue, New Westminster

The cold season isn’t complete without skating in a winter wonderland… with Santa! Come have some fun with the jolly old fellow on ice, create your own sweet treat, and make a unique holiday craft!


Photo by Vancouver Paddlewheeler

Christmas Dinner Cruises | Wednesday & Thursday Nights all through December

Enjoy a buffet-style dinner with classic holiday dishes while taking in scenic views of New West’s waterfront. The Paddlewheeler will be decked out in Christmas lights and decor, and filled with sounds of Christmas carols.