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. Things are going to look a little different this year, but we’ll still let you know about some of the activities and events going on and how they might look this year!
This year, on November 11, the annual ceremony at the cenotaph in Cloverdale will take place virtually. A small group from the Cloverdale Legion will lay wreaths in an intimate ceremony to commemorate the day. Tune in to the City of Surrey’s Facebook Live to pay your respects. Visit the City of Surrey website for complete details.
Sketching Series: Nature’s Clothesline
November 5 – December 17
Museum of Surrey, 17710 56a Avenue
Each week, 12 lucky guests will experience the Nature’s Clothesline exhibit, sketchbook in hand. With space to social distance, participants will create artwork with supplies brought from home. A rise in clothing consumption and production has led to a dramatic increase in textile waste across the world. Nature’s Clothesline introduces the idea of sustainable textiles through upcycled art, textile creations and objects about sustainability. This collection of mindful textiles celebrates the earth and offers sustainable ideas in support of a healthier planet. Sessions take place Thursday afternoons and registration is required.
Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
presented by Coast Capital Savings
November 21 (5:00pm to 7:30pm)
A wintertime tradition, the lighting of the tree usually gathers a large crowd to watch the lighting of Surrey’s 60-foot Christmas tree. This year, join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they host the 10th annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival virtually on Facebook and YouTube. Residents and visitors are invited to watch from home as Mayor and Council flip the switch to light Surrey’s 60-ft Christmas tree, which marks the start of the holiday season. Visit the website for more details.
Bach on the Bench with the Bergmann Duo
Digital Stage (online)
On November 12, join Surrey Civic Theatres as they present entertaining musicians and storytellers, The Bergmann Piano Duo. With virtuosity and charm, Elizabeth and Marcel’s performance will feature joyful and energetic music including a set of Beethoven variations for piano duet (2020 marks the 250th anniversary of his birth), as well as pieces by Bach, and some Spanish/Latin music.
Honeybee Extraction Workshops
Honeybee Centre, 7480 – 176 Street
November 4 & 17, 2020
Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? Take a Honey Extraction Workshop with your family and learn all about bees and the important role they play in our lives. Learn about how honey is made, where honey comes from and how it gets from the hive to the jar! AND… taste raw honey from the frame. Watch as honey from the local Community Bee Garden hives is uncapped by hand and extracted from the comb. Take a taste of fresh honey then watch it being bottled. Honey Extraction Workshops take place on November 4 and 17. Pre-registration is required.
Potters Christmas Store
19158 48th Avenue
November 1 – December 24, 2020
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. And rest assured, safe shopping protocols have been implemented.