What: The Vancouver Christmas Market returns for 2016 with a bigger edition of old country tradition at its brand new home at Jack Poole Plaza. Making things merry and bright at the expansive seaside site, visitors are invited to indulge in the authentic German market’s array of mouth-watering delicacies and so much more.
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: From November 26 to December 30; open daily 11 am to 9 pm, closed 6 pm on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day
What: Don’t put away your bike! West Point Cycles offer these unique indoor spin classes that enable clients to ride their own bikes throughout the year on brand new CycleOps SuperMagneto Pro Trainers. This means that participants enjoy the comfort of their personal set up while developing physiological gains in the exact position they will use outdoors.
Where: West Point Cycles – 215 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
What: The 2016 Santa Shuffle 5 km fun run and 1 km Elf Walk takes place at 10 am in Stanley Park, beginning at Lumberman’s Arch. The coast-to-coast event takes place in 42 cities and raises money for the Salvation Army.
What: The event has become a Vancouver tradition with hundreds of colourful floats and performances. With over 3,500 participants, the parade features bands, choirs, and community groups.
Where: This year’s parade has a slightly different route. It will start at the same location – Georgia Street at Broughton, continue east along Georgia, turning south on Howe. It will now end on Howe and Smithe.
What: Using a simple “in and out” stitch and simply drawing techniques, you will learn how to hand sew a little scene into cloth. After mounting the piece and lining the back, you will have a postcard that you can then frame, wrap or mail.
Where: Tiny Finery – 2162 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Award-winning conductor Dr. Joel Tranquilla, Director of Choral Activities for Trinity Western University, brings together four choirs and a full orchestra in an exquisite program featuring Christmas music from around the world.
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
What:The Hastings Park Farmers Market features a great selection of local produce; nursery items, fish, meat & dairy; artisan prepared foods, baking and treats; the best in local crafts, and of course, hot food trucks.
When: Sunday, December 4, from 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Hastings Park Centregrounds – Hastings & Renfrew, Vancouver
What: Ninjitsu is the ancient art of the ninja shadow warriors of Japan. It is a unique method of moving and thinking which developed a system often referred to us the art of winning. It is a practice based in self-regulation and self-awareness.
Where: Vital Health Medical Clinic Kitsilano – 1855 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Ring in the festive season with the sound of the Vancouver Bach Choir. More than 400 singers raise their voices in joyful song for a heartwarming afternoon of cherished Christmas carols that illuminate the true spirit of the season.
When: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street at Seymour, Vancouver
What: The Ocean Park Community Association and Ocean Park Dental invite you to join us for the 4th Annual Winter Wonderland at the Ocean Park Hall. Get your photos taken with Santa, enjoy some festive activities and pizza dinner courtesy of Harman at Ocean Park Panago. Adults can enjoy some holiday cheer at the cash bar and catch up with neighbours before the holiday bustle kicks in!
What: Share the magic of the holiday season in Steveston Village with businesses decked out in holiday style, the arrival of Santa by boat. There will be a Christmas classic car parade and the Cannery Farmer’s Market.