Celebrate Winter in Northern BC - December 2018 - Winterfest Events and Christmas Traditions in British Columbia

2018 Community Winter Events in Northern BC

Are you ready for it? Christmas time is near which means tons of community events across Northern British Columbia. We might break it down for some of the bigger towns, but we know that some of you are travelling this winter, and/or live near multiple towns and you might just want to know about all the big community Winter events going on in Northern BC. We know we do.

If you know of a Northern BC Community celebrating winter in a big public way this December, let us know. Drop a comment or email us at hello@northernbcmoms.ca

November 23 – Houston, BC – Christmas Light Up

Kick start the holiday at 7 pm with the annual light up at Steelhead Park for festivities and as troll through the park. Hosted by the District of Houston and Houston & District Chamber of Commerce.

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November 25 – Prince George – Annual Civic Light Up

The 25th Annual Civic Light up kick starts the season with entertainment, activities and treats at Canada Games Plaza. There might even be fireworks. Sponsored by the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation

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November 30 to December 1 -Prince Rupert – Winterfest

Celebrate with Prince Rupert starting Friday night with a lighting of the trees at the Court House complete with entertainment and snacks. Saturday will play host to a Santa Claus Parade and many other activities.

Website for more details.

December 1 – Fort St. John – Santa Claus Parade

The parade starts at 5pm and will run south on 100th street from 108 avenue to 96 avenue with a light up at the North Peace Cultural Centre and a visit from the Claus Family. Hosted by the City of Fort St. John.

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Winterfest – District of New Hazelton

Dawson Creek – An Old Fashion Christmas


December 8 – 10 – Barkerville – Old Fashion Victorian Christmas

It’s a magical Christmas at Barkerville with seasonal activities, displays, carrolling and more in the historic village open December 8, 9 and 10 in 2018.

More details. 

December 8 – Vanderhoof – Parade of Lights & Midnight Madness

Hosted by the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce, join the community of Vanderhoof for an evening parade with floats and trucks sparkling with lights through the main streets of Vanderhoof.

More Details.

December 12 – Hazelton – Christmas in Hazelton

Join the community for the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Old Town at 5:30. A variety of activities will be available from sleigh rides to a bazaar and a bonfire. More details.

Celebrate Winter in Northern BC - December 2018 - Winterfest Events and Christmas Traditions in British Columbia

Tell us about your community’s big Christmas event in the comments and let’s add it to the list.

I can’t wait to celebrate the season with you.


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