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Vancouver Christmas Market
The city's signature yuletide celebration with more than 75 huts
stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures!
$5-10, vancouverchristmasmarket.com
Dates: Nov 22 - Dec 24, 11am - 9pm
Location: Jack Poole Plaza @ 1055 Canada Place
Lights of Hope
Fireworks and an iconic lighting display will illuminate Burrard
Street with over 100,000 sparkling light bulbs.
Free, lightsofhope.helpstpauls.com
Dates: Nov 16 - Jan 8, Dusk till Dawn
Location: St. Paul's Hospital @ 1081 Burrard Street
Christmas at Canada Place
Woodward’s Windows, a magical holiday lighting display,
the Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Christmas Trees.
Free, canadaplace.ca
Dates: Nov 23 - Dec 31, All day
Location: Canada Place @ 999 Canada Place Wy.
Gingerbread Lane
See more than 30 gingerbread creations designed by
secondary schools, professionals, and amateur culinary artists!
Free, vancouver.regency.hyatt.com
Dates: Dec 1 - 29, All Day
Location: Hyatt Regency @ 655 Burrard St.
Robson Square Ice Rink
Celebrate winter with free skating in the heart of Downtown
Vancouver. Skate rentals end 30 minutes prior to closing.
Free excluding skate rentals. , robsonsquare.com
Dates: Sun to Thurs, 9am - 9pm, Fri /Sat till 11pm
Location: Robson Square Ice Rink @ 800 Robson St.
Festival of Trees at Four Seasons
Delightfully decorated trees for visitors to enjoy in support of BC
Children's Hospital. Vote for your favorite!
Free, fourseasons.com
Dates: Daily From Nov 30 to Jan 4
Location: Four Seasons Hotel @ 791 W. Georgia St.
Christmas at Flyover Canada
Ho, ho, hold on tight! Fly with Santa and his elves on a magical
flight across Canada on to the North Pole.
$15-27, flyovercanada.com
Dates: Daily until Jan 7, 10am - 9pm
Location: FlyOver Canada @ 999 Canada Place Wy.
Free Holiday Lights Walking Tour
Discover some of the festive public sites and activities that are
free or low cost for people over the holidays!
Free, downtownvancouver.net
Dates: Dec, 5, 13 & 20, 4:30pm - 6pm
Location: Lot 19 @ Hastings and Hornby St.
Family Fun
PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero
Entertainment One and Round Room present a fully immersive
musical production based on animated TV series PJ Masks.
$33-120, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Thursday, Dec 7, 5pm
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre @ 650 Hamilton St.
Print Making
Get creative in this family-friendly workshop that will explore
carving, printing and making copies!
Free, artstarts.com
Dates: Saturday, Dec 9, 11am
Location: ArtStarts Gallery @ 808 Richards St.
Sports
Canucks vs. Hurricanes
The Vancouver Canucks take on the Carolina Hurricanes in
National Hockey League action.
$47-180, rogersarena.com
Dates: Tuesday, Dec 5, 7pm
Location: Rogers Arena @ 800 Griffiths Wy.
Canucks vs. Flyers
The Vancouver Canucks take on the Philadelphia Flyers in
National Hockey League action.
$61-219, rogersarena.com
Dates: Thursday, Dec 7, 7pm
Location: Rogers Arena @ 800 Griffiths Wy.
Education
SFU Urban Studies Open House
An opportunity for prospective students to ask questions about
our program in person and meet with faculty, staff and alumni.
Free, harbour.sfu.ca
Dates: Dec 6, 6pm-7pm
Location: SFU Harbour Centre @ 515 W. Hastings St.
Self-Employment Program Info Session
Learn about funding, support and training opportunities through
the federal government's self-employment program.
Free, vpl.ca
Dates: Dec 6, 11am - 12pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library @ 350 W. Georgia St.
Entertainment
Gabriel Rutledge
Get ready to rock with past Seattle International Comedy
Competition winner, as seen on HBO and Comedy Central!
$15-20, thecomedymix.com
Dates: Dec 7-9, Various Times
Location: The Comedy Mix @ 1015 Burrard St.
10 Things I Hate About Yule
Sick of Christmas? Out of step with the holiday zombies? Hating
on the ho ho ho? Dylan Rhymer is here for anti-Xmas!
$10-15, themorrisseypub.ca
Dates: Thursday, Dec 7, 8:30pm
Location: Morrissey Irish Bar & Restaurant @ 1227 Granville St.
Comedy Tonight
Laugh along to the musical offerings from Erato Ensemble on
their opening concert of the season.
$20-30, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Saturday, Dec 9, 8pm
Location: Orpheum Annex @ 823 Seymour St.
Comedy Basement at Goldies
Super hilarious pro, amateur and every-skill-level-in-between
comics take the stage.
$8, facebook.com/TheComedyBasementVancouver
Dates: Every Saturday at 9pm
Location: Goldies @ 605 W. Pender St.
Performance
A Charles Dickens Christmas
Spend the evening with the Brittanica Theatre actors, with
musical interludes by the Vancouver Children's Choir!
up to $20, thecathedral.ca
Dates: Dec 7 & 8, 7:30pm
Location: Christ Church Cathedral @ 690 Burrard St.
Mixed Nuts
The Arts Umbrella Dance Company presents an all-ages retelling
of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
$25+, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Dec 8 - 10, Various Times
Location: Vancouver Playhouse @ 600 Hamilton St.
Galleries
CAG Thursday Lunch Time Tours
Free lunch hour tour of the current exhibitions on the first
Thursday of every month!
Free, contemporaryartgallery.ca
Dates: First Thursday of each month, 12:30pm
Location: Contemporary Art Gallery @ 555 Nelson St.
Winter Gathering
Join us for an evening of music, dance and spoken word by
local artists including Roxanne Charles and more!
$10, billreidgallery.ca
Dates: Thursday, Dec 7, 7pm
Location: Bill Reid Gallery @ 639 Hornby St.
Concerts & Live Music
Pixies
American alt-rock band performs on the second leg of its 2017
North American tour, with guests the Orwells.
$45-80, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Monday, Dec 4, 7pm
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre @ 650 Hamilton St.
A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Prince
William Rowson conducts the VSO and various artists in
performing various hits by Prince!
$25-80, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Monday, Dec 4, 8pm
Location: Orpheum Theatre @ 601 Smithe St.
Brit Floyd
British Pink Floyd tribute act performs its new stage show
Immersion World Tour 2017.
$40-80, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Tuesday, Dec 5, 7pm
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre @ 650 Hamilton St.
A Traditional Christmas
The VSO and UBC Opera Ensemble present a concert of carols,
Christmas classics, and audience sing-alongs.
$37-43, standrewswesley.com
Dates: Dec 8 - 10, 7:30pm
Location: St. Andrew's-Wesley Church @ 1022 Nelson St.
Diana Krall
Canadian jazz vocalist-pianist tours in support of new album
Turn Up the Quiet.
$55-150, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Friday, Dec 8, 7pm
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre @ 650 Hamilton St.
Peace on Earth
Vancouver’s most beloved, diverse, and longest-lived
gospel choir as they present their annual yuletide concert!
$30-40, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Saturday, Dec 9, 3pm
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre @ 650 Hamilton St.
Handel's Messiah
Leslie Dala conducts various artists and the Vancouver Bach
Choir in a performance of Handel's masterpiece.
$24-70, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Saturday, Dec 9, 8pm
Location: Orpheum Theatre @ 601 Smithe St.
Winter Songs with Sweet Scarlet
From traditional yuletide carols to upbeat pop favourites, there'
s something for everyone in this festive holiday presentation!
$25+, vancouvercivictheatres.com
Dates: Sunday, Dec 10, 1:30pm
Location: Orpheum Annex @ 823 Seymour St.
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