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20 things to do in Vancouver this week

DH Vancouver Staff Dec 22, 2014 9:12 am

Welcome to The Cit List by The Cit Vancouver, where we’ll be compiling some of the top events to check out in Vancouver each week. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancity Buzz calendar here.

Goh Ballet – The Nutcracker

  • What: A traditional rendition of a classical masterpiece.
  • Where: The Centre in Vancouver
  • When: Final show is Monday, December 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Graze Vegan Holiday Feast

  • What: A four course delicious and compassionate holiday feast for $35.
  • Where: Graze Restaurant
  • When: Tuesday, December 23 and Friday, December 26.

CONTACT Winter Music Festival

  • What: Western Canada’s largest indoor music festival with the biggest names in electronic music.
  • Where: BC Place
  • When: Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 27

Holidays at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • What: Scuba Claus, electric eel-powered Christmas tree + crafts + story time + 4-D film adventure of the Polar Express + more!
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium
  • When: On now until January 4

Yaletown Yuletide Pub Crawl

  • What: Pub crawl for Vancouver singles.
  • Where: Various bars in Yaletown
  • When: Sunday, December 28 at 6:30 p.m.

VanDusen Festival of Lights

  • What: 1.4 million twinkling lights + Santa + Scandinavian Christmas Elves + community choir concerts
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Gardens
  • When: On now until January 4

Karaoke Christmas Lights Vancouver Trolley Tour

  • What: A three hour trolley ride through Vancouver with Christmas karaoke + stops at Stanley Park’s Bright Nights and VanDusen Garden’s Festival of Lights
  • Where: Pick-up is at Canada Place at 6:30pm daily
  • When: December 10 to December 30

Christmas at Canada Place

  • What: Historic Woodward’s Windows + Rudolph’s Theatre + Christmas Crafts + Avenue of Christmas Trees
  • Where: Canada Place
  • When: On now until December 31

Christmas at FlyOver Canada

  • What: The attraction is fully decorated for the festive season + take FlyOver Canada’s Christmas ride, which includes an extended trip to the North Pole.
  • Where: Canada Place
  • When: On now until January 4 (closed on Christmas Day) 

Vancouver Festival of Trees

  • What: View spectacularly decorated trees and vote for your favourite in support of BC Children’s Hospital
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver & Pacific Centre Mall
  • When: Open daily to the public until 11 p.m. from now until January 4

Vancouver Christmas Market

  • What: Authentic outdoor German Christmas village and market.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza
  • When: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. until December 24

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

  • What: Ride the Stanley Park train to view 3 million twinkling lights, see breathtaking displays, and enjoy live performers in support of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund
  • Where: Stanley Park
  • When: On now until January 4

Peak of Christmas

  • What: Sleigh rides, outdoor ice skating, real reindeer, a gingerbread village, and more all atop the Peak of Vancouver!
  • Where: Grouse Mountain
  • When: On now until December 24

Canyon Lights

  • What: 250,000 sparkling lights + the world’s largest living Christmas tree + music + Winter Pavilion
  • Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • When: On now until January 3

Dundarave Festival of Lights

  • What: Walk through the magical Christmas tree forest at Dundarave Park lit every day at 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Dundarave Park in West Vancouver
  • When: On now until January 3

Robson Square Skating

  • What: Saunter the open-air rink on skates. FREE if you bring your own skates!
  • Where: Robson Square
  • When: On until February 28

Gingerbread Lane

  • What: 30+ unique gingerbread house displays including an 11 foot gingerbread house, supporting Make a Wish Foundation
  • Where: Hyatt Vancouver
  • When: On now until January 1

Carol Ships Parade of Lights

  • What: 50+ decorated boats with more than 100,000 Christmas lights sail around Vancouver
  • Where: Around Vancouver
  • When: Final sailings on Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23. Please visit their website for the full list of sailing locations.

Shipyards Christmas Market North Vancouver

  • What: Shop over 50 local artisans and enjoy an outdoor light display, hot food trucks, and live music.
  • Where: The Shipyards, Wallace Mews Road (at the foot of Lonsdale Ave.)
  • When: Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23 from noon to 8 p.m.

Holiday Hi-Light Festival

  • What: See the Park & Tilford Gardens illuminate with over 50,000 Christmas lights and enjoy a visit with Santa, hot chocolate and cookies, face painting, and roaming characters. Entry is by donation to the North Vancouver District Fire Fighters Charitable Society.
  • Where: Park & Tilford in North Vancouver
  • When: The gardens light up every day at 4:30 p.m. Family night is Friday, December 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Looking for more events? Visit the Vancity Buzz Events Calendar!

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