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Lynn Valley Lions Christmas Tree Sales feature a variety of fresh trees at the Karen Magnussen Community Centre lot, 2300 Kirkstone Rd., North Vancouver, until Dec. 20, weekdays from noon to 8 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Lynn Valley Lions Christmas Tree Sales feature a variety of fresh trees at the Karen Magnussen Community Centre lot, 2300 Kirkstone Rd., North Vancouver, until Dec. 20, weekdays from noon to 8 p.m. and weekends 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for families in need. lynnvalleylions.com

Gluten Free Food Collection Two Daughters Bakeshop in North Vancouver is collecting gluten-free grocery items until Dec. 23 to donate to the Harvest Project. Those who donate will be entered in a draw to win a $20 gift certificate to spend at the shop. 604-836-2229

North Shore Scouts Annual Christmas Tree Fundraising Sale will take place until Dec. 23 at Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, from noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. All proceeds benefit various Scout programs.

A Nutcracker Christmas The Amicus Music Duo will perform holiday favourites every Tuesday and Thursday, 3-5 p.m. until Dec. 19 with an additional performance Dec. 23, 3-5 p.m. in the Atrium at Lynn Valley Centre, North Vancouver. shoplynnvalley.com

Seymour Scouts Annual Christmas Tree Fundraising Sale will take place until Dec. 23 at Parkgate Village shopping centre at the corner of Mount Seymour Parkway and Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. All proceeds benefit various Scout programs.

Charity Tree Lot Aunt Leah’s Place will be selling Christmas trees at the East plaza of Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver until Dec. 24 or while supplies last. Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aunt Leah’s Place is a transitional house for moms and babies in need.

Christmas Caring Tree Guests at Park Royal can purchase a paper ornament for $5 or $10 and write a wish on it and hang it on the tree at Park Royal South. Proceeds will go to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and everyone who purchases an ornament will be entered to win one of four $125 gift cards. There is also a tree at the hospital, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver.

Peak of Christmas Ongoing activities include outdoor ice skating, sleigh rides, Sunday afternoon carols, an ice show on Dec. 21, as well as the SOS Children’s Village’s Parade of Christmas gingerbread village display in the Spirit Gallery. A breakfast with Santa program will run until Dec. 24. grousemountain.com

Winter Gift Gallery The Seymour Art Gallery will be selling a selection of holiday gifts by local artists until Dec. 24 at 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. 604-924-1378 seymourartgallery.com

Pet Food and Supply Drive A number of local professional dog walking companies will be collecting pet food, supplies and funds throughout December for three Lower Mainland pet charities: Pacific Animal Foundation, Cross our Paws and Dogwood Rescue Society. Drop offs can be made at Village Pet Food & Supplies, 5323 Headland Dr., West Vancouver, In the Raw, 150 East Second St., North Vancouver or Korna Natural Pet Supplies, 1174 Marine Dr., North Vancouver.

Holiday Hi-Light Festival Park & Tilford will have a display of more than 50,000 lights at the community gardens until Dec. 31 at 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver. Family Friday Nights will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include live entertainment, cookie decorating, face painting and balloon twisting. Santa will be on site Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m. until Christmas.

Canyon Lights View hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park, and across the bridge and Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge, 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver until Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (except Christmas day) with holiday activities beginning at 4 p.m. This year the park will feature a 152-foot Christmas tree, as well as gingerbread cookie decorating, sing-a-long carols and more. Partial proceeds from admission will be donated to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. 604-985-7474. capbridge.com

Dundarave Festival of Lights View a forest of decorated trees at Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver until Jan. 4. On Dec. 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. there will be free family entertainment. dundaravefestival.com

Art Sale Giftable art by 40 local artisans, jewellers, potters 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.

Festival of Lights A display of more than a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, will take place every evening, except Christmas day, until Jan. 4, 4:30-9 p.m. Evenings prior to Christmas will feature community choirs and Santa. ticketstonight.ca vandusengarden.org

Bright Nights in Stanley Park Ride the train, view more than two million lights, look at animated displays and listen to holiday classics until Jan. 5 (except Christmas day). Advance tickets are available at ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000. Same-day tickets available at the train from noon daily. Partial proceeds go to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

Christmas by the Sea Parade of Trees The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will host a display of decorated trees until Jan. 5 at Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. nvchamber.ca

Twelve Days of Christmas Parkgate Potters’ works decorated with themes from the carol will be on display until Jan. 12 at Ron Andrews Community Space, 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. 604-987-8873 604-347-8922

Blue Christmas Everyone is invited to join a candlelight service of worship, song, special music and a meditation of hope Sunday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Ave. 604-922-0911.

Christmas Charity Event The Bridge Community Church’s band will perform Christmas carols with sing-along Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. at Parkgate Mall, 3650 Mt Seymour Pkwy, North Vancouver.

Christmas Choir Concert West Vancouver’s 60-voice Heritage choir will perform Sunday, Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors Centre, 695 21st St. $7.50/$3.50.

Now Christmas is Come North Shore Folk & Blues presents a musical celebration of seasonal songs and history Sunday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m. at Anne MacDonald Hall, 333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver. $10. 604-986-3078

A Rock ’n’ Roll Christmas Five tribute artists in one show to get guests ready for the holiday season Sunday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. $41.85. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com

West Vancouver Senior Secondary Rugby Team will sell Christmas trees in the south parking lot of the school at 1750 Mathers Ave. Money raised will be used for a trip to Australia. Hours: Dec. 15, 11-5 p.m. Delivery is available as well.

Winter Solstice Pacific DanceArts students and special guests Coast City Ballet will perform Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. $20/$18/$16. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com

Movie Night The Nightmare Before Christmas will be screened Monday, Dec. 16, 6:30-8 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required. 604-984-0286 x8141

A Christmas Puppet Show for kids ages three and up will take place Tuesday, Dec. 17, 10:30-11 a.m. or 4-4:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Registration required. 604-925-7408 westvanlibrary.ca

Festive Music in the Main Hall Enjoy holiday favourites performed on the grand piano Dec. 17, 11-11:30 a.m., Dec. 19, 2-2:30 p.m. and Dec. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. westvanlibrary.ca

Christmas Family Storytime A half-hour of stories and songs to celebrate the season Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1:30 at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. westvanlibrary.ca

Winter Harp Harps, flutes, medieval instruments, and percussion combine for a concert of carols, songs and stories Dec. 18 and 19, 7:30 p.m. at Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. $37/$34. 604-990-7810 capilanou.ca/blueshorefinancialcentre/

Christmas with Charles Dickens Enjoy a morning of live music and group carols along with lively dialogue, stories and readings from the life of the classic author Thursday, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. at Silk Purse, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. $15/$12 silkpurse.ca

Operation Red Nose will drive individuals home in their own cars for free Dec. 20, 21 and 31 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Call 604-619-0942 for a ride. Donations will be accepted to support youth programs. Volunteers are still needed. 778-288-8996 volunteer@nsorn.org nsorn.org

The Salvation Army North Shore Children’s Choir will be performing to assist the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Friday Dec. 20, 5-6 p.m. at London Drugs, 2031 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver.

A traditional Christmas The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of carols Friday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver. $40/$36. 604-876-3434 boxoffice.vancouversymphony.ca/

Carol Ships Parade of Lights Ships will be in the Ambleside/Dundarave area on the evening of Dec. 23 and in the Deep Cove area Dec. 21. carolships.org

Christmas in Ambleside There will be carolers throughout the Ambleside Business District in West Vancouver along with free apple cider at Fresh Street Market Saturday Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A window dressing competition will also be taking place and visitors can vote for their favourite. The community is encouraged to bring donations for the Harvest Project food drive.

Christmas at the Market Lonsdale Quay will host holiday story time, Santa photos and crafts Dec. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. at 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Funds raised from photos will be donated to Aunt Leah’s Place. 604-985-6261 lonsdalequay.com

A Family Christmas Lions Gate Sinfonia will perform classic seasonal favourites for their annual carol sing along Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. $39/$35/$12. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com

Lynn Valley Christmas A family fun event Saturday, Dec. 21 from noon to 8 p.m. at Lynn Valley Village 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Kids activities include face painting, magic and crafts. Entertainment will include 4 Wise Men, I Can Dance, Nostalgic Mood, Afterglow Quartet and Fandango Quartet. lynnvalleyvillage.com

Star of Wonder Chor Leoni Men’s Choir annual concert of songs of the season and works from around the world Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. $30/$25/$15. 778-389-3445 info@chorleoni.org

A Traditional Christmas The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of carols Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver. $40/$36. 604-876-3434 boxoffice.vancouversymphony.ca/

Community Christmas Encounter A free, hands-on, all ages, family exploration of the Christmas story Sunday, Dec. 22. 3:30 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. A dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m. 778-895-3359

Lynn Valley Christmas A family fun event Sunday, Dec. 22, 1-8 p.m. at Lynn Valley Village 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Kids activities include face painting, magic and crafts. Entertainment will include Robyn and Ryleigh, Caminando Carollers, Afterglow Quartet, Christmas Carol Sing-Along- with the United Church choir. lynnvalleyvillage.com

The Nutcracker The Royal City Youth Ballet will present a performance of this traditional ballet Sunday, Dec. 22, 1 and 4 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. $35/$25. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com

SPCA Youth Fundraiser Christmas baking, cards, cat toys and SPCA merchandise will be for sale Sunday, Dec. 22, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver shelter, 1020 Marine Dr. Enjoy a cup of hot apple cider while you shop.

Holiday Hours at the North Vancouver District Public Libraries All branches will be closed Dec. 25, 26, 29, and Jan. 1. They will close at noon on Dec. 24 and 5 p.m. on Dec. 31. nvdpl.ca

West Vancouver Memorial Library Holiday Hours The library will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 27-31. westvanlibrary.ca

Christmas Tree Chip-Up The Seymour Scouts will hold their annual tree chip-up by donation Sunday, Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Parkgate Village shopping centre at the corner of Mount Seymour Parkway and Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver. All proceeds benefit various scout programs.

Christmas Tree Chip-Up Montroyal school will hold a tree chip-up as a fundraiser for their Grade 7 graduation event Sunday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 5310 Sonora Dr., North Vancouver.