What’s Happening in Surrey this Winter

From guided nature walks highlighting the serene beauty of the forest to the melodies of live music and the laughter-inducing moments in comedy shows, Surrey’s winter calendar is rich with diverse experiences. Sip on decadent flavours at the Hot Chocolate Festival, catch an exciting hockey game, or immerse yourself in a captivating art gallery exhibition – each event contributes to the vibrant mosaic that defines Surrey.

Visit the calendar of events for even more events happening in Surrey this winter.

Guided Nature Walks
Surrey Nature Centre | 14225 Green Timbers Way
January 24, February 10 & 11, March 9 & 20
Join a Surrey Nature Centre team member for an in-person, guided nature walk. Walks are designed for all ages and will run rain or shine.  10:00–10:45am

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Various cafes in South Surrey & White Rock
Ends February 14, 2024
The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is when cafes across Metro Vancouver get creative and serve up the most delicious and decadent hot chocolates! Three cafes in South Surrey and White Rock are participating with mouth-watering hot chocolate offerings including Everbean Cafe’s Candied Sweet Potato Hot Chocolate (Jan 13 – 30) and Cereal Milk Hot Chocolate (Feb 1 – 14), Mink Chocolates’ the Not Hot Chocolate and the Kinda Hot Hot Chocolate and Chez Christophe’s (White Rock) Cereal-ously Awesome Cinnamon Toast Crunch Hot Chocolate (Jan 13 – 27)  and Dragon Ball Z Hot Chocolate (Jan 30 – Feb 10).

un/tangling, un/covering, un/doing
Surrey Art Gallery | 13750 88 Ave
January 20 – March 17, 2024
Don’t miss the latest exhibition at the Surrey Art Gallery. un/tangling, un/covering, un/doing is a beautiful and thought-provoking exhibit that shares stories embedded in the rituals attached to hair, for instance, acts of resistance and sacred reverence. Rooted within storytelling by families and communities, the politics of hair have been both intimately personal and profoundly social. Hair carries diverse cultural narratives that are usually shared through identity and gender.

North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex | Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex 
February 1 – 4, 2024
Young women from all over North America will be coming to Surrey to take part in the Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival, aka ‘WickFest’ put on by Hayley Wickenheiser herself! Watch as athletes compete and connect while building positive female hockey experiences across all levels.

The Comic Strippers
Bell Performing Arts Centre | 6250 144th St
February 9, 2024
A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a “sexylarious” improv comedy show. They try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”, and they are ready to make you laugh. Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy. (19+)

Music City Showcase
Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre | 13750 – 88 – Ave
February 10, 2024
FUSIONpresents and Surrey Civic Theatres proudly present the second annual Music City Surrey Showcase! This musical evening in a cabaret-style setting will showcase the many incredible artists who work and create in Surrey. Enjoy the outstanding local talent we have right here in our beautiful city—sure to be a memorable night for all ages!

Moonglow by Kim Carney
Bethany-Newton United Church | 14853 60 Ave
Feb 15 – 24
Presented by Pivot Theatre. Maxine is a feisty, bitter Alzheimer’s patient who doesn’t want to move into a nursing facility. But when she meets Joe, a widower who shares her love for dance, her outlook begins to change. Although the two clash when lucid, their hazy memories overlap, and they begin an affair that rejuvenates and fulfils them. Will these elderly lovers – played simultaneously by both an older and younger couple – stay together despite their families’ wishes and their fading vitality?

VSO Surrey Nights – Schubert’s The Great & Classical Guitar
Bell Performing Arts Centre | 6250 144th St
March 3, 2024
Schubert’s Ninth Symphony was nicknamed The Great for good reason! It is as majestic as it is innovative and has been heralded by audiences and other celebrated composers as “worthy of a place among the loftiest productions of our art” (Berlioz). Also on the program, is one of the most miraculous, charming, and lyrical compositions of the 20th century, Concierto de Aranjuez, featuring Italian classical guitarist extraordinaire Aniello Desiderio.

Live Music at Donegals Irish House
12054 96 Ave
Donegal’s is the ultimate spot for live music in Surrey, drawing in music fans from all over Metro Vancouver. They throw down an awesome mix of rock and blues, creating a lively and vibrant vibe. With a killer menu featuring classic pub favourites and a great beer list, it’s the go-to place for anyone looking to have a night packed with fantastic tunes, tasty grub, and quality drinks right smack in the middle of Surrey. Upcoming bands include Los Divas, Blue Voodoo, Wicked Fun, Renegade, Douglas Kerr & Friends, Guilty Party, Golden Archies and Stage Pilots.

(Feature photo: Sarindar Dhaliwal, olive, almond & mustard, 2010, Three channel video 12 minutes 45 seconds, SAG2019.04.01 on display at the Surrey Art Gallery)