Pender Harbour Christmas

Enjoy beautiful scenery while strolling the picturesque town of Pender Harbour during the holiday season.

Pender Harbour starts celebrating the holiday season with a long list of fun and unique events for all ages. Gets into the winter spirit in the midst of the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous mountain views. With events throughout Pender Harbour, there's something for every age to enjoy. Check out the full list of events here.

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Pender Harbour during Christmas is a great time for families. With activities such as a boat parade, craft fairs, tree lightings, Christmas dinner with Santa, concerts and plays, and Christmas markets.

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Featured events

For a full list of Christmas Happenings in Pender Harbour, click here.

Boat Parade

Sure, parades are fun, but have you ever seen a boat parade? Enjoy the 54rd Annual Running of the Pender Harbour Carol Ships Parade. A long-time Pender tradition originated by Bill & Wilma Thompson now organized by Bob Fielding & Charlie Park. The parade begins at 6:00pm on December 21st at Madeira Park Docks and will run through Garden Bay, Hospital bay, Irvines landing, Lee Bay (weather permitting), Whiskey Slough and back to Madeira.

Serendipity Christmas Craft Fair


Pender Harbour Christmas

The annual Serendipity Christmas Craft Fair in Pender Harbour kicks off on December 1st and 2nd. Enjoy artisans and crafters who will be at the Pender Harbour Community Centre.

Bring the kids so they can meet and greet Santa, as well as let him know what they would like for Christmas! Listen to live music while you search for the best homemade gift that Sunshine Coast artisans can offer.

11th Annual Rotary Club Hop Scotch

Mark your calendars! The Rotary Club of Pender Harbour is hosting its annual Hops & Scotch event Dec 1 at the PH Golf Course. This year our theme is Scotches from Around the World. Tickets are $100 and are available from any Rotarian. Space is limited.

2nd Annual John Henry's Christmas Market


Pender Harbour Christmas

Come one, come all to the 2nd Annual Christmas Market at John's Henry's!

If you’re looking for unique gifts for friends, family and colleagues, visit the Coast Christmas Market at John Henry’s on Friday November 30th and the following weekend. Over these two weekends enjoy local artisans selling their beautifully hand-crafted wares in our cozy oceanfront cottages and vacation rental homes. Whether it’s specialty foods, personal care products, art, toys, accessories or jewellery you’re looking for, you’ll find them here at the Coast Christmas Market. The General Store at John Henry’s also offers an eclectic gift selection.

While you walk from vendor to vendor soak up the festive atmosphere we’ll create with our Christmas lights, carollers, seasonal foods and Santa. The Café at John Henry’s will also be open, serving warm seasonal fare.

Admission is FREE

For a full list of Christmas Happenings in Pender Harbour, click here.

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Read about Seekers' writer Rebecca Bollwitt's Pender Harbour adventures

More information on the Christmas happenings in Pender Harbour can be found here.

BC Ferries leaves from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast with around 10 sailings daily, plus sailings from Vancouver Island to the northern Sunshine Coast (Powell River), or you can take advantage of the many other transportation services including float planes, passenger ferry service, and more.

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