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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, December 9

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Daniel Chai Dec 09, 2017 6:45 am 1,176

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get your December weekend going with a Public Disco, a Christmas Bird Count, and more of our 10 great things do in Vancouver this Saturday, December 9.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Public Disco at Lumière Festival

Luna the Whale/Image: Alison Boulier

  • What: A week-long festival known as Lumière which illuminates The West End, English Bay, and Jim Deva Plaza, wraps up this weekend with a public disco. According to organizers, the public disco dance floor is “a safe space for people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, abilities and sexual orientations.” Self-expression, mutual respect and intercultural engagement are all encouraged, they add.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm
    Where: Jim Deva Plaza – 1200 Bute Street, Vancouver
    Price: Free

Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair

  • What: Over 35 vendors selling a variety of handcrafted items, raffle prizes, snacks and entertainment. All the proceeds from this event will be donated to the SHARE Family and Community Services Society.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Civic Centre – Galleria – 100 Newport Drive – Port Moody
  • Price: Free

Polar Express train ride 2017 

  • What: Hosted by West Coast Heritage Railway Park in Squamish, it’s an opportunity for kids and not-so-grown-ups to be whisked away on a magical trip to the North Pole. Guests will sup on hot chocolate and munch on cookies as they experience a fantastic festive adventure. There will also be a chance to meet the likes of Hero Boy, Know-it-all, and the Conductor as they act out their parts from the movie. Once you arrive at your destination you’ll have the chance to meet Mr and Mrs Claus and even visit Santa’s workshop.
  • When: Now to December 9, 2017
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park, 39645 Government Road, Squamish
  • Admission: $35 available online, kids under 2 go free.

Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag Herstory Live Onstage

  • What: As part of acclaimed Zee Zee Theatre’s tenth anniverary season, Tucked & Plucked: Vancouver’s Drag Herstory Live Onstage is a talk show peepshow into the history of Vancouver’s drag queen scene. Created by Cameron Mackenzie and Dave Deveau, and hosted by Isolde N. Barron and Peach Cobblah.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • WhereXYYVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $25

Seasonal Celebration at Shadbolt Centre

  • What: Celebrate the festive season through arts, entertainment, culture and food.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 3 to 7 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Price: Free

Christmas Bird Count for Kids in Stanley Park

  • What: ​​The Christmas Bird Count for Kids is a fun, family-friendly bird watching event that builds bird identification skills and contributes to important citizen science for bird conservation.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 10 to 12:30 pm
  • Where: Stanley Park Dining Pavilion (2nd floor) – 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Taboo Revue Holiday Double Feature

  • What: The Taboo Revue Holiday Double Feature features a set of dreamy dances, glamourous group numbers, and hilarious comedic antics, plus a one-act stripsical written and directed by burlesque luminary, Melody Mangler.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$28

Carol Ships Shoreside Celebration

Carol ship/Harbour Cruises

  • What: Gather in Panorama Park in Deep Cove to watch the Carol Ships sail by. Enjoy a warm and festive evening filled with musical entertainment, roving performers, free craft workshops, a blazing bonfire and beautiful lights. Santa himself may even stop by. In support of the Harvest Project and Family Services please bring donations of food or unwrapped gifts.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Panorama Park, Deep Cove
  • Price: Free

Dash Berlin

  • What: Dash Berlin is a Dutch electronic music group from The Hague created by Jeffrey Sutorius, Eelke Kalberg and Sebastiaan Molijn. Dash Berlin has won multiple awards and have performed all over the world.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $45 – $66.38

FUSE SPARK: Speaker Series

  • What: Three leaders in different fields and walks of life share their stories. In the span of one afternoon, attendees will rotate through three very different speakers (all of whom are united in their drive & entrepreneurial mindset), and receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to listen, ask questions, and network.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 to 3:45 pm
  • Where: SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver – 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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