Feeling like a bit of a Grinch this holiday season? While the whole city seems to be on “Christmas Mode” getting into the spirit is not for everyone.
If you need a break from Santa and decking the halls, here are 10 things to do if you’re not a fan of the festive season.
You can never go wrong with going to a movie. Bring a pal, grab a bucket of popcorn, and forget that the holidays are even here. Some of our suggestions are:
Alternatively, you can just Netflix and chill. Need some show recommendations? We’ve got you covered.
In need of a laugh? Turns out December is a great time to check out comedy events in the city. Get rid of that Grinchy mood and treat yourself to some giggles. To help you out here is a list of 79 places to watch comedy in Vancouver.
The Canucks are having a rocky season, but watching hockey is something that has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays. Upcoming home games this month include:
Why spend money on gifts when you can spend it on food? Vancouver has some amazing places to grab a bite (and a drink). Some suggestions to get you started:
We are lucky to live in a city where you can hike all year round. Take your mind off of the holiday stress and enjoy some picturesque views instead. It’s important to note that although these hikes open for winter, use discretion, and bring the right gear before you attempt them. Some suggested winter hikes:
Vancouver saw its first snow fall and this is obviously great news for the slopes. After all, zipping down Grouse on your skis or snowboard is a much better time than being stuck in a mall trying to get your last minute Christmas shopping done. Mountains around the city to check out:
Let loose, enjoy some great live music, and forget the holidays even exist. Here are 16 concerts you can check out in December
The SkyTrain’s Evergreen Extension is finally up and running. Explore what the Tri-Cities have to offer! Here is some helpful reading before you go:
There are so many random events happening in Vancouver all the time. Why not try out Latin dance lessons or go on a Gastown photo walk? Check out all of the ‘Odds and Ends’ you can try in the city here.