Holly Jolly in Richmond, BC: Your Ultimate Holiday Guide!

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to immerse yourself in the festive magic of Richmond, British Columbia! This charming city has a lot to offer during this time of year, from dazzling light displays to delicious culinary delights. So, grab your scarves and mittens and get ready for a holly, jolly time! Here are some fantastic things to do in this beautiful city during the holidays.

MacArthur Glen during the holidays
Village of Steveston - Holidays
Woman enjoying Afternoon Tea with Santa

Winter in the Village – Steveston

The picturesque Village of Steveston is the perfect spot for family fun from November 23 – Dec 31. Stroll through the village and check out the dazzling holiday displays including Festival of Trees and snap a pic at the Selfie Stations peppered throughout. Be sure to check out Village of Steveston’s Events Calendar to plan your outing. Events include a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, Songs in the Snow performances, a Holiday Dog Parade and more!

Christmas Shopping

Richmond has an abundance of unique, boutique shops and malls for all your holiday shopping needs. And just around the corner from YVR, you’ll find MacArthur Glenn Designer Outlets. All decked out in twinkling lights and holiday décor, stroll through the shops and be sure to check out their show stopping centerpiece – a 52 foot Christmas tree! While you’re in the neighbourhood, keep the mood festive with a spot of Afternoon Tea…

Festive Afternoon Tea

Indulge in the time-honored tradition of afternoon tea with a holiday twist at one of Richmond’s delightful tearooms. Sip on aromatic teas and nibble on finger sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats, all while surrounded by seasonal decorations. Served daily. See the menu.

Holiday Lights Tour

Get into the holiday spirit by taking a self-guided tour of the best Christmas light displays in Richmond. Some neighborhoods go all out with their festive decorations, creating a magical spectacle that’s sure to leave you in awe. Check out local neighbourhood Christmas light maps.

Christmas Eve Parade

After a hiatus during COVID, the 50 year tradition of the Steveston Santa Claus Parade is back! Floats, marching bands and more will light up the streets before the grand finale, Santa himself in the procession…just before the flies off to start delivering presents. Join in the fun from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the corner of 4th Ave and Regent Street.

With these delightful holiday activities, Richmond, British Columbia, will surely leave you with unforgettable memories and a heart full of holiday cheer.

See all of the festivities taking place at Fairmont Vancouver Airport. Brunches, fabulous dinners, and even a holiday pop-up bar. It’s all here.


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