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Vancouver 2008 Christmas Events Guide

DH Vancouver Staff Dec 02, 2008 7:09 am

We provided you with the most extensive coverage on the Halloween events in and around Metro Vancouver. Now we shift our focus on Christmas.
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice it doesn’t matter, as these events don’t discriminate (as long as you purchase your tickets of course). So we urge you to get away from the holiday shopping madness and stick to the true meaning of Christmas, spending time with loved ones. For many Christmas is their favourite time of the year, a time in which one looks forward to spending with family and friends. These events will open up soon, so in the mean time here is a list of the must see events going on in Vancouver for Christmas:

1. Rogers Santa Clause Parade: Will post more information later on today. I attended this last year and had an amazing time. Definite must see for Vancouverites.

2. VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights. For more information, click here.

3. Christmas on Grouse Mountain: Visit Santa’s workshop, go on a sleigh ride and go outdoor skating at the peak of Vancouver. Check out Vancity Buzz later on for more complete information on this event.

4. A Heritage Christmas in Burnaby: Even Burnaby is getting in on the Christmas action. Go out and visit the Burnaby Village Museam for some Christmas activities.

5. A Christmas Story on Granville Island: A play based on the film “A Christmas Story”. More info later.

6. Bright Nights at Stanley Park: A family tradition for 20 years. I will post more information later this week.

7. A Pioneer Christmas (in Surrey): This is really strictly for the little ones. I will post more information on this at a later date.

8. A Christmas Carol Event: The folks over at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre turn in a masterful performance of a Charles Dickens classic.

9. Santa Shuffle: Nothing says Vancouver living more than a fun run and walk. This event will go a long way in helping The Salvation Army in assisting families during the holidays. I will have more details on this at a later date.

So there you go 9 wonderful events for the whole family to enjoy. Who knows it might even snow in Vancouver and it will really start to feel a lot more like Christmas. Check back with us for complete information on the above listed events.

Update: Tree Lighting Ceremony at the VAGNovember 25, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

DH Vancouver Staff
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