Coats for Kids: The Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA) will hold its 16th annual campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau until Dec. 9. North Vancouver dropoff locations: Dick's Lumber & Building Supplies, 160 Hanes Ave., Monday-Friday, 6: 30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Alchemy Construction Ltd., 1537 Welch St., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. and Miccaro Designs, 3022 Markham Pl., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. West Vancouver drop-off location: G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd., 2405 Bellevue Ave., Monday-Friday, 8: 30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Great Stuff: Giftable art by 35 local artisans, jewellers and craft artists will be for sale Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. until Dec. 17 at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Late night shopping Fridays until 8 p.m.
Nativity Exhibit: Highlands United Church will have over 100 nativity scenes including traditional, contemporary, handmade and one-of-a-kind sets on display Nov. 25, 6: 30-8: 30 p.m. and Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-3: 30 p.m. at 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. In addition to the exhibit there will be carolers, mulled cider, a children's activity centre, seasonal craft fair, wreath making workshops, a Christmas cafe and kids-only shop. Donation proceeds from the event will got to Aunt Leah's Place, which helps kids in foster care and teen mums.
Candy-Land Christmas: Celebrate Santa's arrival at Capilano Mall, North Vancouver Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be face painting, balloon twisting, gingerbread men cookie decorating, candy crafts, a Play-Doh station, musical guests and performances by Pro Arte Centre's sugar plum fairies.
Christmas Bazaar: Kiwanis Care Center will hold a sale of baking, crafts, gift items and poinsettias Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.2 p.m. at 2444 Burr Pl., North Vancouver. There will also be a silent auction. All money raised goes directly to fund resident programs, events and equipment.
Deck the Walls: 18 local artists will hold an original fine art exhibit and sale Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 195 Studios, 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. There will be refreshments, cookies, live music and door prizes. Info: www.195studios.ca.
Dundarave Festival of Lights: This annual event will start at noon on Saturday, Nov. 26 with a Christmas fair and the official tree lighting at dusk. View a forest of decorated trees at Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver and make donations to support Lookout Emergency Aid Society's North Shore shelter. On Saturday evenings there will be free family concerts. Info: www. dundaravefestival.com.
Makers Christmas Market: A collection of artisans will showcase their wares Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Monica's Church Hall, 6404 Wellington Ave., West Vancouver (at the roundabout on Marine Drive above Horseshoe Bay). Farmhouse furniture, children's clothing, pottery, jewelry, handmade soap, winter produce, preserves, artwork, wreaths, handbags and more will be for sale.
Silver Harbour will hold their annual Christmas bazaar Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. There will be Christmas whimsies, traditional crafts, bake sale, refreshments, books, white elephant, raffles and more. Free admission.
Christmas Countdown - Holiday Entertaining Made Easy: Learn tips, tricks and tools from the experts at Beachside Forno and Liberty Wines Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6: 30 p.m. at Beachside Forno restaurant 1362 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. There will be five expertly selected wines, with five canapé courses. Chef Jason Harris will be demonstrating dishes to share insider's secrets on serving up freshly shucked oysters, canapés and unique desserts. Wine expert Kurtis Kolt will have wines from Park Royal's Liberty Wine Merchants to help enjoy holiday cheer. Tickets are $69 and available at 604-926-3332.
Starry Nights: Park Royal's annual holiday shopping night will take place Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7: 30-11 p.m. in the south mall. There will be entertainment, food, prizes and surprises. Tickets are $10 each or $15 for both nights and are available at guest services.
Winter Gift Gallery: The Seymour Art Gallery will be selling a selection of holiday gifts by local artists from Nov. 29 to Jan. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Opening reception: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7-9 p.m. Info: 604-924-1378 or www.seymourartgallery.com.
How to Make and Keep a Meaningful New Year's Resolution: A free lecture about discovering ten proven approaches to make and keep resolutions Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr.
Magical Family Fun: Mollie Nye House will hold their annual Bright Christmas event Thursday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. at 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. There will be a lantern parade, stortytime, craft activities, balloon twisting, carol singing and much more, including a visit from a very special guest. Info: Gillian, 604-987-5820 or www.mollienye.com.
Holiday Bash: SOS Children's Village will hold their annual fundraising party Thursday, Dec. 1, 7-10 p.m. at Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver. The evening will include wine, appetizers and music. Admission: $35. Tickets: www.sosbc. org.
Canyon Lights: View hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park, across the bridge and treetops adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge, 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver from Dec. 2 to Jan. 1, 5-9 p.m. (except Christmas day). There will also be gingerbread cookie decorat-ing and sing-along carols with a Christmas band. Admission: $50 for a family (two adults, two children), $25 for adults and $5 for children ages six-12. Proceeds from admission will be donated to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Info: www.capbridge. com or 604-985-7474.
Christmas Craft Fair: Ross Road elementary will hold a fair Friday, Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m. at 2875 Bushnell Pl., North Vancouver. There will be live Christmas music, hot chocolate or hot spiced apple cider, visits with Santa, Christmas shopping and Christmas crafts and a chance to win a raffle basket. Info: www.rossroadpac.ca.