From holiday lights and festive sights to Winter Farmers Market delights, Port Moody has everything you need to celebrate the season. Here’s a handful of events to get you into the holiday spirit:

Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday, November 26, 10am-5pm

Civic Centre Galleria, 100 Newport Drive

The Christmas Craft Fair is back and better than ever! Find the perfect holiday gift for someone special, or pick up something unique for yourself. With more than 35 craft tables, there is sure to be something for everyone. Proceeds go to the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash 2016

Saturday, December 3, 11am

Rocky Point Park, 2800 block of Murray Street

Celebrate the holidays by running or walking five kilometres in your favourite ugly Christmas sweater, or simply join the fun at the Finisher’s Festival, with its holiday-themed stations, snow blowers, and Christmas inflatables. This event is a fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation. Go to nowthatsugly.com to register or find out more.

Port Moody Winter Farmers Market

Every Sunday in December, 10am-2pm

Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road

Looking for a sweet or savoury treat, or a thoughtful last minute gift? Find something unique – something that’s made, baked or grown right here in your own backyard – at the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market.

Santa’s Christmas Ships

Friday, December 2, and Friday, December 16, 7:20pm

Rocky Point Park Pier, 2800 block of Murray Street

If you love holiday lights, you won’t want to miss Santa’s Christmas Ships. The ships will depart from Reed Point Marina at 7pm and should be in the Rocky Point Park area around 7:20pm. As it tours around Port Moody Arm, the fleet will pass by the pier as close as weather and tides allow.

Carol Ships

Friday, December 16, 8:35pm

Rocky Point Park Pier, 2800 block of Murray Street

This holiday tradition, put on by Carol Ships Parade of Lights Society, has grown to more than 50 boats (on peak evenings) decorated with over 100,000 lights. On December 16, the Carol Ships will sail past Port Moody at approximately 8:35pm – bring out the family and view the decorated yachts from the shore.

Santa Skate, Christmas Eve Skate, and New Year’s Eve Skate

Santa Skate: Sunday, December 11, 1-4:15pm

Christmas Eve Skate: Saturday, December 24, 1-3pm

New Year’s Eve Skate: Saturday, December 31, 1-3pm

Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road

Looking for a fun, family activity this Christmas break? Lace up the skates and take a whirl around the Port Moody Recreation Complex rink! Our Santa, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve skates are only $3.50 per person. Enjoy a hot chocolate and play games on the ice.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, presented by Theatrix Youtheatre Society

Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16, 7pm

Saturday, December 17, 1 pm and 7pm

Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive

Beware the Herdmans! The nastiest, dirtiest kids you could meet, and they’ve decided they belong in this year’s Christmas pageant. The town thinks they belong in the care of the local police. But when the curtain goes up, a miracle begins – and it all turns into…The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! Tickets are $12-$16, available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

 CP Holiday Train

Saturday, December 17. Free public skate 2pm; activities start 3pm; Christmas tree lighting ceremony 3:45pm; train arrives 4:20pm.

Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road

Looking for an afternoon of free and festive family fun? The CP Holiday Train event is an annual favourite here in Port Moody, and we’ve got lots of activities lined up, including a visit with Santa and mini train rides. Make sure to bring a cash or food donation to the event for SHARE Family and Community Services. Find all the event details online at www.portmoody.ca/cpholidaytrain.

 Christmas Tea on the Train, presented by the Port Moody Station Museum

Sunday, Dec. 18, seating times are 10:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm

Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray Street

Climb aboard the decorated train car and enjoy Christmas tunes while staff serve you tea or hot chocolate, sweets, and warm smiles. There are crafts for the kids, too!

The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker on film

Monday, December 19, 2-4:30pm

Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive

Enjoy the Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984. Tickets are available in person at the Inlet Theatre Box Office, starting at 1:15pm on December 19 ($8 students, $11 seniors, $13 adults).

Celebrate the Season

Tuesday, December 20, 6:30-7:30pm

Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive

The Port Moody Public Library invites you to Celebrate the Season at their annual family-friendly holiday event. Enjoy a special story time with carols, refreshments, and a visit from Santa. This free event is suitable for all ages.

Penguin Plunge

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 1pm

Rocky Point Park, 2800 block of Murray Street

Are you ready to take the plunge? This event, hosted annually by the Pleasantside Community Association, is a New Year’s tradition in Port Moody. If you’d rather stay warm and dry, come on down and cheer on those brave enough to jump into the chilly waters of Burrard Inlet.