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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, December 26

Daniel Chai Dec 23, 2017 11:00 am 1,530

Happy Boxing Day, everyone! After you get your shop on, unwind with our checklist of seven things to do in Vancouver today, Tuesday, December 26. From Contact Winter Music Festival to Vancouver TheatreSports’ Year In Review.

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

Tuesday, December 26

Contact Winter Music Festival 2017

  • What: Western Canada’s biggest winter music festival. Contact is taking over BC Place for the sixth consecutive year for two days filled with energetic electronic dance music from a line-up of 15 internationally acclaimed artists. Headliners include the legendary DJ Armin Van Buuren and EDM DJ Marshmello. Adventure Club, Rezz, Mr Carmack, Tchami, Ekali, Alan Walker, Malaa, and Carnage, among others will also be spinning tracks.
  • When: Tuesday, December 26 and Wednesday, December 27, 2017
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: BC Place Stadium – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $99.50 general admission passes | $150.50 VIP area passes – Available via Ticketmaster

2017 Year In Review with Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: The lead-up to the US election, Kate and Will’s visit, climate change, the demise of Brangelina and the construction of more bike lanes are just a few of the stories that grabbed the headlines this year. All these and more provide fodder for Vancouver TheatreSports’ quick-witted improvisers as they find the funny in the important and not so important events of 2017. 
  • When: Tuesday, December 26 to Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Time: Various showtimes
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10.75-$39.50

Kavuus Boxing Week Sale

  • What: The ultimate Canadian furniture provider, Kavuus, is having an incredible Boxing Week sale – offering 20% off everything site-wide. Running from December 26 to midnight on January 1, this sale means you can get that dreamy sofa that you’ve always wanted.
  • When: Tuesday, December 26 to Thursday, January 1 at midnight
  • WhereOnline at

Dish & DUER Boxing Week Sale

  • What: Starting on Boxing Day, Dish & DUER will be offering epic end of year reductions. The denim purveyors are going to be selling pants for as low as $29 at their flagship store in Gastown. There’s also going to be an online sale on the Dish & DUER website where you’ll be able to snag deals on insanely comfortable performance pants for men and women starting at $49, $69, and $99 (which will also be available in store).
  • When: Tuesday, December 26 to Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Dish & DUER – 118 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Contact: 604-323-0441

Helly Hansen Queensborough Boxing Week Sale

  • What: Norwegian outerwear brand Helly Hansen is having a massive blowout sale for Boxing Week. From December 26 to 31, the Queensborough Landing store in New Westminster will be knocking from 40% to 70% off everything in-store.
  • When: Sunday, December 26 (7 am to 9 pm) to December 31, 2017
  • Where: Helly Hansen – Queensborough Landing, 805 Boyd Street, New Westminster

A WISE Boxing Day Bash with Petunia & The Vipers and Sarah Scouten

  • What: Blow off some holiday steam and dance Boxing Day away down at The WISE Hall with Petunia & The Vipers and Sarah Jane Scouten.
  • When: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 pm to midnight
  • Where: The WISE Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10 suggested minimum donation

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Canyon Lights/Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Canyon Lights/Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

  • What: The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. See the world’s tallest living Christmas trees (more than 200 feet tall), experience the voice-activated light show, go on a scavenger hunt throughout the park, sing along with the holiday band, take a family photo at the Winter Pavilion, and more.
  • When: Now until Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 9 pm daily
  • Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: $42.95 for adults| $33.95 for students  – Tickets available at the gate or via Capilano Suspension Bridge
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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