What’s Happening in Surrey in November

With the arrival of November, we start to think about making the shift from fall to winter. We start craving cosy nights by the fire, brisk winter walks and the warmth of toques and mitts! We begin the month remembering the men and women whose sacrifices afforded us the freedoms we enjoy today, and 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 Lights
November 3 – 17
Bear Creek Park, 13750 88 Avenue

For the past 10 years, Bear Creek Park Lights has been a favourite of locals and visitors alike. Designed to bring light during a time of year when daylight is in short supply, this year’s display has been reimagined to bring nature to the forefront. For 2 weeks beginning November 3, Bear Creek Park, one of the City’s most vibrant parks and show gardens, will be transformed into a free, illuminated nature trail experience that highlights the park’s natural landscape. Pre-book your free tickets.

Norm Foster’s Hilda’s Yard
14853 60 Avenue
November 16 – 25

Enjoy an evening of live theatre presented by Pivot Theatre. Hilda’s Yard is a full-length comedy by Norm Foster. It’s an exciting summer day for Hilda and Sam Fluck, newly on their own since their thirtysomething children Gary and Janey have moved out. Hilda and Sam are finally ready to relax and reap the rewards of a well-earned and greatly appreciated empty nest. What could go wrong? Well, everything of course! Just when you thought it was safe to hang some laundry on the line, Gary and Janey fall over the fence into the backyard, looking for help out of sticky situations.

Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue
November 17

If you’re looking for a joyful and energetic show, OKAN is the perfect choice. This Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominated duo, consisting of violinist and vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez and percussionist and vocalist Magdelys Savigne, along with their three-piece band, deliver a high-energy Afro-Cuban jazz performance filled with stories and dance that will leave a lasting impression. It’s a night of infectious, uplifting energy that you won’t want to miss.

Star Wars at the Mainland 
November 18
107- 3425 189 Street
The Mainland Whisky lounge will be turned into The Mos Eisley Cantina for one night! In partnership with Transmute Productions, this is a Star Wars event you won’t want to miss – complete with full-sized droids, full costumed characters, Jeopardy-style Star Wars Trivia, themed mixer activities and themed drinks. Tickets are $20.

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
November 25 & 26 (12:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Civic Plaza, 13450 104 Avenue

Every year, Surrey kicks off the holiday season with the annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival. This free, family-friendly event is filled with amazing light displays, a Holiday Market, live performances, amusement rides, Enchanted Eats and all things bright and merry. The tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, and will stay lit throughout the day on Sunday, November 26 and until early January 2024.

Fall Arts & Crafts Tour
November 25 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Throughout Crescent Beach

Pick up a map and explore an eclectic mix of tasteful home and personal accessories from over 25 artists and makers in this annual Arts & Crafts Tour of Crescent Beach. Printed maps are available at Bayview Arts (2584 Bayview Street), Sunflower Cafe (12310 Beecher St), and the Crescent Coffee House (100 – 12219 Beecher St), or you can download it here.

Potters Christmas Store
19158 48th Avenue
Until December 24

The holiday season may be different for many of us this year, but some fun traditions endure – including The Christmas Store at Potters in South Surrey. The largest store of its kind in Western Canada is back with the widest and most unique selection of festive gift and decorating ideas anywhere. Open now through December 24, this is the only store in the region where you can find tens of thousands of holiday-related items – from ornaments, designer trees and collectables, to stocking stuffers, food items and much more.

Markets & Craft Fairs
Get a jump on your holiday shopping list with a visit to one of the many craft fairs taking place in Surrey this year.

November 12 – Clayton Holiday Market – Check out Surrey’s favourite community market, holiday style! Shop over 50+ local vendors, enjoy live music, holiday treats and more at this festive, indoor, event. Clayton Community Centre (7155 187A Street)

November 25-26 – Heart to Home Holiday Market – Surrey Art Gallery Association. Beautiful one-of-a-kind creations from local artists.  Surrey Art Gallery (13750 88 Avenue)

Live Entertainment

Crescent Beach Legion (2643 128 Street)
November 18 – Bonnie Kilroe – “Divas”
November 24 – Rock or Bust – The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band
November 25 – Sticky Fingers – Rolling Stones Experience

Donegals Rock & Irish House (12054 96th Avenue)
November 3 – Roadside Attractions Tragically Hip Tribute (ticketed)
November 4 – 24seven
November 10 – Kickstart
November 11 – Steve Sainas Trio
November 17 – Royal City Rockers
November 18 – Scott Riddell Band
November 24 – New Marauderz
November 25 – Renegade

Bell Performing Arts Centre (6250 – 144th Street)
November 19 – Boney M
November 26 – Luisa Marshall at Tina Turner