DECEMBER 1 TO 31, 2021
Experience Winter in the Village this holiday season! Explore Richmond’s charming waterfront village, the perfect winter wonderland destination for locals and visitors. From decorated historic sites to special events – there’s a full menu of free and low-cost family-friendly activities.
WINTER IN THE VILLAGE PASSPORT
Coming Soon! Download for ‘Light up the Village’ self-guided tour, offers and chances to win weekly prizes!Learn More
MERCHANTS HOLIDAY DISPLAY CONTEST
Steveston’s retailers, restaurants and businesses go all out on their holiday displays. Wander the village streets and view the creative displays in windows and on building exteriors and then vote for your favourite!
Displays and voting begin December 1 and run through to the 31st. Cast your vote at the Steveston Museum and Post Office.
FISHERMAN’S WHARF BOAT DISPLAY CONTEST
As you walk along the Fisherman’s Wharf, look out onto the water and see the boats decorated for the holidays. You can vote and view all the boats on the online Facebook gallery.
* Please view the boats from the safety of the boardwalk, do not walk along the piers in the dark.
Displays and voting begin December 1 and run through to the 31st
LIGHT UP THE VILLAGE SELF-GUIDED TOUR
Coming soon! Festive displays adorn the village streets, take the self-guided tour by downloading the Winter in the Village Passport. As you take the tour use the app to ‘check-in’ at each location, each check-in gives you an entry into weekly draws for holiday hampers that include items from Steveston Merchants!
STEVESTON’S WINTER IN THE VILLAGE: THE INSIDER’S GUIDE
Check out our blog post for details on Steveston’s Winter in the Village.
There are many events happening in the village over the holidays, here is a list of what’s happening:
SANTA VISITS STEVESTON VILLAGE
Santa arrives at the village at 1:00pm and will tour the streets by horse and carriage. Horse and carriage rides are available to the public from 1pm to 5pm – rides are free and on first come, first serve basis, please practice social distancing in the line up, rides start on Bayview Street and First Ave by the Tourism Richmond Visitor Information Kiosk.
LETTERS TO SANTA, PRESENTED BY THE STEVESTON MUSEUM
Location: Steveston Museum & Post Office | Dates: Mid-November to December 10 | Time: During business hours | Admission: Free
FESTIVAL OF TREES PRESENTED BY THE GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery NHS | Dates: December 1 to December 24 | Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm | Admission: Adults $11.90, Senior (65+) $10.20, Youth under 17 and Society members are Free
SONGS IN THE SNOW, VIRTUAL EVENT
Location: Virtual | Dates: December 4, 11 & 18 | Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm | Free | Click here to get tickets