The arrival of November means that Fall is about to shift into winter. We start the month remembering the men and women whose sacrifices afforded us the freedoms we enjoy today. After the 11th, the run-up to the holidays begins with the fun and frivolity of markets and craft fairs, family-friendly activities, concerts and events.
Bear Creek Park Light Festival
November 2 – 15 (closed November 11)
For 2 weeks beginning November 2, the playground and waterpark areas of Bear Creek Park will be filled with dazzling light displays. Designed to bring light during a time of year when daylight is in short supply, highlights include a giant Lite Brite, an illuminated tunnel (perfect for the ultimate selfie) and light robots. Different dates have different activities taking place, with music, food and performers and there are certain nights designated as quiet, with just the lights.
On November 11 take in the Remembrance Day service at the Cloverdale Cenotaph in Veterans Square at 10:25am. After the ceremony, head to the Museum of Surrey and the Surrey Archives for special events in honour of our veterans. Visit the City of Surrey website for complete details.
Being Punjabi: Unfolding the Surrey Story
On to Feb 23, 2020
Museum of Surrey
Discover the stories of the Punjabi community at the Museum of Surrey’s first community-curated exhibition. The exhibition is a tribute to Punjabi community members who came forward to share their story, inviting us to celebrate Surrey’s diversity and to challenge assumptions we make about each other.
Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
November 23 (12 noon to 8:00pm/ Tree Lighting at 6:30pm)
Civic Plaza (13450 104 Ave)
A wintertime tradition, the lighting of the tree gathers a large crowd to watch the lighting of Surrey’s 60-foot Christmas tree. But the fun doesn’t stop there, vendors, crafts, storytime, and photo ops are also present for the tree lighting. And be sure to check out the Holiday Fun Zone, featuring a light tunnel, enchanted forest, candy cane dance tent, amusement rides and road hockey. Live entertainment and holiday cheer will keep you warm on this winter’s night.
Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada
Bell Performing Arts Centre (6250 144 Street)
Canadian comedy superstar Rick Mercer and a stellar line-up of some of Canada’s brightest comedic talents take to the stage at the Bell Performing Arts Centre on November 17. The host of the beloved Rick Mercer Report will be joined by 2018 Juno Award winner for comedy album of the year Ivan Decker, Gemini award-winning comedian Debra DiGiovanni and host of CBC, runner-up in SiriusXM’s Top Comic Competition Sophie Buddle and Sirius XM’s Laugh Out Loud the hilarious Ali Hassan. Tickets are available here.
Photo Credit: City of Surrey