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Cancelled 2021 Christmas events, shows and attractions in Metro Vancouver

Last year was an empty Christmas stocking of cancelled festive activities. Luckily, 2021 is almost a return to normal with dozens of shows, events and attractions that were unable to operate in 2020 now back and raring to go. There are even some new activities this year to make up for our Scrooge-like 2020 holiday season. However, not everything is back. Read on for an exclusive rundown of local Christmas activities that will not be operating this year. We'll keep this list as up-to-date as possible so it's worth checking back often to see if some of your favourite festive things-to-do have been added. Many of these are aiming to return in 2022, of course, but until then don't forget to support all the other shows, events and attractions that are operating in 2021.

Confirmed cancellations for the 2021 holiday season:

  • Vancouver Santa Claus Parade

  • Christmas at Hycroft (replaced by a dining experience called Hycroft for the Holidays this year)

  • Christmas Wish Breakfast at the Pan Pacific Hotel

  • West Coast Christmas Show

  • Make It! Holiday Show

  • The Singing Christmas Tree

  • Loft Country Christmas

  • Timberline Country Christmas

  • Marpole Christmas Fair

  • Yule Duel

  • Surrey Santa Parade of Lights

  • Dunbar Holiday Fair

  • Carousel Theatre's Christmas production

  • Karaoke Christmas Lights Westcoast Sightseeing Bus Tour

  • CP Holiday Train (an online fundraising concert will be staged instead)

  • Deck the Hall

  • Hyatt Regency Hotel's Gingerbread Lane

  • Fall for Local Holiday Market

  • Festivale Tropicale at Bloedel Conservatory (the Bloedel Conservatory will be open as normal from 10am to 4pm daily, however)