Burnaby isn't boring! Check out these 9 events (Burnaby Village Museum)

What’s going on in Burnaby: Nov. 25-Dec. 4

From photos with Santa to book launches, there is so much happening in Burnaby!



November 24, 2022 | 5:00 am

Looking for something to do? Here are some of the coolest things happening in Burnaby from Nov. 25-Dec. 4.

Earls Holiday Pop-up

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Molten Gingerbread Cake

Earls is popping up at the Plaza at The Amazing Brentwood for two weekends only. From 11am to 3pm on both Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, you can sip on some Italian Spritz, snap a pic in a furnished pop-up dome, and enjoy holiday bites like mini Molten Gingerbread Cakes and free tasters of Earls Biryani. Tyler Grahame, Head Chef of Earls Brentwood, will also be there with information on how visitors can enter to win an Earls gift card and a chef’s table experience at The Amazing Brentwood location, set to open in February of 2023.

Address: The Amazing Brentwood, 4567 Lougheed Hwy.


Heritage Christmas

The Burnaby Village Museum will be turning into an old-school Christmas paradise starting Nov. 26 until Jan. 2. Wander the museum’s 10-acre venue and take in all the seasonal entertainment, demonstrations and activities. Take part in our bird-themed scavenger hunt including a menagerie of adorned larger-than-life Eco-sculptures. Enjoy a meal or a treat at the Ice Cream Parlour or other offerings from Cravings Kettle Corn. As always, admission to the museum is free but you’re encouraged to plan your visit in advance because this event can get very busy. 

Address: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave.

Edmonds Festival of Lights

Visit the Edmonds Community Centre to celebrate the season at a free family-friendly event on Nov. 26. There will be jugglers, stilt walkers, a visit from Santa, and holiday crafts for the kiddos. There will also be festive music along with hot chocolate, popcorn, cotton candy and hot dogs served by the fabulous Burnaby firefighters. Then the big tree will be lit at 5:15pm.

Address: Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds St.

Reducing Barriers for Survivors of Gender Based Violence

In Canada, a woman is killed by her intimate partner every six days and Indigenous women are killed at six times the rate of non-Indigenous women. During COVID-19, Canada witnessed violence against women skyrocket. On Nov. 27 from 2-4pm, you can visit the Tommy Douglas Library for an event that will bring together two speakers to talk about gender based violence and reducing barriers for survivors of gender based violence to access services. The event will also shine a light on barriers specifically for Muslim women and how support can be more accessible and culturally appropriate.

Address: Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway

Photos with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to (Metro)town and you can grab a picture with him until Dec. 23. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can reserve your visit in advance. Photos are by $10 donation in support of Burnaby Christmas Bureau.

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway

Dream Marrow Book Launch


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To celebrate the launch of the Dream Marrow catalogue, join writer Hari Alluri, artist Hana Amani, and exhibition curator Emily Dundas Oke for a Fireside Chat on Nov. 27 from 2-4pm. Learn about the influence of dreams, collaboration, citation and poetry in their practices. 

Address: Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Avenue

Pro-D Day Toonie Skate

Head over to the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Nov. 25 for a toonie skate from 12-3:30pm. Skate and helmet rentals are included in the admission price. 

Address: Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Ave.

Cedar Woven Reindeer

Visit the Burnaby Village Museum on Dec. 3 to learn how to make your own woven cedar reindeer ornament. This class will weave together cultural knowledge about cedar and its many culturally significant and revered uses.

Address: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave.


Jarvis Church


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Jarvis Church is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter and music producer who was the frontman for the R’n’B group The Philosopher Kings which gained popularity across Canada in the ‘90s. He’ll be performing at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Dec. 3 at 8pm. Tickets can be bought online

Address: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave

Marco Ovies

Marco Ovies is Burnaby Beacon's Lifestyle Reporter Creator focusing on all things food, events, and fun things happening in the city.

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