Awaken magical holiday feelings by taking a drive just up the road to the Harrison River Valley this season! The holiday happenings are many, from brilliant light displays to outdoor skating; live music events to the return of the CP Holiday Train, and so much more. Make special memories this season by joining us and sharing in all the wonder and awe that this special season brings.
A fun way to get out for an evening with family or a friends group, check out these dazzling light displays:
Lights by the Lake | November 19 – January 8 | Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs
The already stunning waterfront along Esplanade Avenue is transformed into a magical world of lights during this incredible event! Many custom-built light displays highlight the legendary Sasquatch as well as the wildlife of the area. In addition to the colorful light displays, make sure to check out the Christmas Tree Trail – many local businesses have beautifully decorated trees to add to your holiday experience! Stop into one of our cafes or restaurants for a seasonal beverage to take with you as you enjoy the Christmas Tree displays. Create special memories this season by taking a skate on our bigger and better than ever Starlight Skating Rink. This synthetic skating rink is 70ft x 70ft in size and access to it is free: bring your own skates or rent skates from the onsite concession. The concession is open for rentals from Thursday to Monday, 1pm to 9pm.
Winter Night Lights | December 1 – 31 | Pioneer Park, Agassiz
Visit Pioneer Park to see the gazebo and trees adorned in sparkling lights! Join us for fun events taking place on December 3 and December 10, from 3-7pm both days. Have a hot coffee or hot chocolate, listen to live music and take part in fun family activities. Kids will love the mini passenger train and seeing the devilishly delightful Grinch! Visit Santa Claus in the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and enjoy milk and cookies. Musical performers will be Richard Tichelman on December 3 and Ryan McAllister on December 10th.
Dickens Christmas Tea | December 3, 1pm-3:30pm | 7272 Morrow Road, Agassiz
Presented by the Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society, this annual Christmas Tea gathering takes place at the Friendship House (7272 Morrow Road). Sip tea and enjoy treats of the season while celebrating with friends. Admission is $30 per person, please visit the Agassiz-Harrison Museum or call them at 604-796-3545 or 604-796-3445 to book your spot!
Kilby Christmas Dinner | December 10 & 11, Seatings at 12pm & 2pm | Kilby Historic Site, 215 Kilby Road
You’ll love their traditional holiday meal with turkey and all the trimmings. $40 per person includes dinner, dessert, a beverage, taxes & tip. Please call 604-491-4932 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.
Step Back in Time Dining | December 10, Seatings from 5:00pm-8:30pm | Rowena’s Inn on the River, 14282 Morris Valley Road
You’ll delight in this chef-prepared, seasonally-focused fare while you dine fireside in the Upper and Lower Drawing Rooms at Rowena’s Inn. Dining is a 1.5 hour experience with seating staggered from 5pm-8pm. Price is $95 per person. You’ll find the menu here. To reserve your table, please email [email protected]
OTHER HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Boughs & Holly Fundraiser | November 27 11am-3pm | Kilby Historic Site
Deck your halls with boughs and holly! Join us for this festive fundraiser in the Kilby Historic Site parking lot. Fresh Christmas greenery, decorating accessories, and delicious baked goods will be available for purchase. All funds raised will go to support the Kilby Historic Site.
Christmas Country Fair | December 3, 10am-3pm | Agricultural Hall, Agassiz
Presented by the Agassiz-Harrison Lions, this fair features unique, local, handcrafted products and specialty foods. Share in the Christmas spirit, whittle down your shopping list, and enjoy a sit-down lunch with friends and family. You’ll find gifts for all ages.
Cheam Holiday Market | December 3 & 4 | 52161 Victor Drive, Rosedale
Presented by the Cheam First Nation, you’ll find two fantastic days of holiday shopping featuring over 40 vendors selling new and handmade items, a separate rummage sale room, gift wrapping by donation, a 50/50 raffle and the Stó:lō Bannock Food Truck on site both days. Admission is free.
Kilby Christmas in the Country | December 3, 4, 10, 11 | Kilby Historic Site, 215 Kilby Road
Experience an old-fashioned Christmas with bonfires, Christmas music, festive site decorations, and a visit with Father Christmas.
CP Holiday Train | December 17, 5:30pm | Arrives Across from Agri Centre on Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
After a two-year hiatus, the holiday train is back, chugging its way across Canada, with a stop in Agassiz the evening of Saturday, December 17. It arrives at 5:30pm with musical performances from MacKenzie Porter & Virginia to Vegas from 5:45 – 6:15pm. Bring a donation for the foodbank to help out those less fortunate this holiday season.
We invite you to join us for these festive holiday events in the Harrison River Valley! For detailed information on these upcoming events, click here or visit us at the Visitor Centre at 102, 160 Lillooet Avenue. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest and greatest information and updates on our events and activities. Share your holiday adventures in the Harrison River Valley with us by tagging your photos with #BreatheInTheWild or #HarrisonRiverValley.