What: Hosted by the non-profit society Portobello West, the market gives attendees the opportunity to shop local for yourself, family and friends. The event includes offerings from over 90 local BC Artisans, Food Trucks, Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, and Live Entertainment.
When: November 25 and 26, 2017
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Creekside Community Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
What: Flying Dance Studios (FDS) was created by YingYing Wang and emerged into the Vancouver dance scene in 2007 as one of the few Chinese-run dance studios in the area. FDS provides classes for new and old-school hip-hop, street jazz, popping and locking all of which are taught by award-winning choreographers.
When: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Time: 7 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
What: Beanstock Coffee Festival is going down on Sunday, November 26 at 298 Alexander Street (a warehouse in Railtown) and if you love yourself a good cup of Joe, you’re going to want to check it out. Expect food and pastry vendors, wine, beer, and of course, a hell of a lot of coffee. Attendees can enjoy checking out 25 micro roasters, an espresso bar, a coffee education centre, and much more.
What: Check out the Christmas Trees at the Port Coquitlam Museum and Archives and partner locations Leigh Square, Terry Fox Library, and City Hall. Take part in the Christmas Tree Festival Scavenger Hunt for more festive fun.
When: Now to December 31, 2017
Where: PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives – 150-2248 McAllister Ave Port Coquitlam
What: Impossible Things Productions presents parody sketches and songs inspired by animated classics. Featuring Garett Doran Moran, Angela Pallister, Casey Por, Abbey St. Brendan, Claire Catharine Temple, Chris Wood and hosted by Michael W McIntyre as Walt Dismal.
What: Enjoy a different spin on Santa season at Vancouver’s annual Scandinavian Craft fair. The event, which takes place at the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby, will be play host to a gaggle of great local vendors serving up Finnish and Scandinavian crafts alongside regional baked goods. The Scandinavian Deli will also be open for lunch.
When: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Vancouver Finlandia Club – 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby
What: More than 100,000 twinkling lights will illuminate Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam this holiday season, in a magical outdoor display for visitors of all ages. The Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display is one of the largest free outdoor light events in the Lower Mainland, and this year’s spectacle will be even bigger and brighter than ever before. The display will wrap its way entirely around Lafarge Lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-km loop through 10 themed zones. There will also be roving performers, hot chocolate, festive choirs, and even a holiday fair.
When: Now to January 21, 2018
Time: Dusk to 11 pm
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
What: Now in its 22nd year, Hopscotch Vancouver is back with six days of celebrating libations, including Scotch and other whiskies, craft and premium beer, craft and premium spirits, wine and food has been given a facelift. This year, the festival ditched its corporate vibes and will be offering the public the chance to try over 400 products. Get your tickets to a variety of events including master classes, satellite events, and the exclusive Hopscotch Dinner.
What: The annual Dundarave Festival of Lights kicks off with a Christmas tree decorating beach party on November 26. On the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas, stop by for an afternoon of free concerts to spark your Christmas spirit. The official lighting of the Festival’s Christmas tree forest takes place at dusk. The Christmas trees will remain on display until December 31.
When: Now to December 25, 2017
Where: Dundarave Park, West Vancouver
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.