Winter in the village - Kids
Winter in the Village
City of Richmond

Steveston's Winter in the Village

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.

Holiday Lights

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! 


There are many events happening in the village over the holidays, here is a list of what's happening:

Santa Visits Steveston Village - Sunday, Dec 5

Santa arrives at the village by boat 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 | Admission: Free | Click here to get tickets

Winter on the Waterfront Tours presented by Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Location: Britannia Shipyards NHS | Dates: December 3 & 10 | Time: 7:00pm & 8:30pm | Admission: $20 | Click here to get tickets 

Winter Baking Workshop, Tea and Tour presented by London Heritage Farm

Location: London Heritage Farm | Dates: December 11 | Time: 10:00am & 1:00pm | Admission: $25 | Click here to get tickets