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.
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.
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.
Learn more here.
Serendipity Christmas Craft Fair
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. Grab more info here.
2nd Annual John Henry's Christmas Market
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
If you go
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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