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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 5

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Daniel Chai Dec 05, 2018 5:00 am 995

Warn and Toasty Choir Cozy, Hi-Light Festival, and more. Here are seven great events happening in Vancouver on Wednesday, December 5.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Warm and Toasty Choir Cozy

What: Escape the dreary chill outside and cozy up to two East Van community choirs at the Red Gate Arts Society as they regale you with your favourite (or soon to be) indie, folk, pop, and rock covers. Proceeds from the show will go to WISH Drop in Centre, an organization who provide services, supports and opportunities to women engaged in Vancouver’s street based sex industry.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Red Gate Arts Society – 1965 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Holiday Hi-Light Festival

Holiday Hi-Light Festival (Park And Tilford)

Holiday Hi-Light Festival (Park And Tilford)

What: This annual event features a majestic festival of illumination with more than 150,000 lights on display over three acres. Entry is by donation, with 100% of proceeds to the North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society.

When: Now to Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Park & Tilford Gardens – 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Lighting of the Fire Hall

What: Bring your friends and family out to the Hamilton Fire Hall No. 5 and join in the annual celebration of the lighting of this building with an afternoon of activities, entertainment and refreshments.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 3:30 to 5 pm
Where: Fire Hall No. 5 – 22451 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Admission: Free

God is a Scottish Drag Queen: A Christmas Special

What: God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from fruitcake to Boxing Day in an all new and holiday special. Featuring an opening act performing all of the holiday favourites. Performed by Mike Delamont.

When: Wednesday, December 5 to Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Carol Ships Dinner Cruise

Carol ship/Harbour Cruises

You may need to save up for this excursion but it’s likely one of the most unique experiences you’ll have during the winter season. In addition to boarding a beautifully decorated ship, passengers are entertained by live carolers and a traditional holiday menu, featuring slow-roasted turkey and honey-glazed ham. If interested, be sure to call and book in advance.

When: Various dates from now to December 23, 2018
Time: Boarding typically begins at 6:30 pm with sailing from 7 to 9 pm
Where: 501 Denman Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Admission starts at $76.95 plus taxes and gratuity

Fanny Bay Seafood & Brews Dinner

What: Enjoy a four-course seafood menu paired with beer from Parallel 49 Brewing at Fanny’s downtown Vancouver oyster bar location.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market – 762 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Price: $77; buy online

Story Story Lie: Family Feuds

What: Warm up for the holidays with Story Story Lie. Six comedians share unbelievable family stories, and one of them is lying. Spot the liar right and you could win your very own ugly Christmas sweater.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

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

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