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What's open on Christmas Day in Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 12, 2016 7:01 am 1,627

For many, Christmas Day is a chance to spend the day lounging at home with their families. But for those looking to escape the house and do something a little different, there are a number of different businesses that are open across the city.

So whether you feel like enjoying the day on the slopes, catching a movie, or dining on decadent Christmas delights, here’s our list what’s open on Christmas Day in Vancouver.

Movie Theatres

Image: Movie Theatre / Shutterstock

Image: Movie Theatre / Shutterstock

Movie theatres are always open on Christmas Day.

Check your local listings.

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is open on Christmas Day. (Image: Rainer Plendl/Shutterstock)

The Vancouver Aquarium is open on Christmas Day. (Image: Rainer Plendl/Shutterstock)

Spend Christmas Day surrounded by sea creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium. Yes, it’s open, but special hours are in effect for Christmas Day, however.

Where: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver

Christmas Day hours: 11:30 am to 4 pm.

Robson Square skating rink

Image: Ice skating / Shutterstock

Image: Ice skating / Shutterstock

Strap on your skates and glide across the ice in downtown Vancouver on Christmas Day. It’s free if you bring your own skates.

Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

Christmas Day hours: 9 am to 9 pm.

Private Liquor Stores

Image: Liquor Depot Canada / Facebook

Image: Liquor Depot Canada / Facebook

The following private liquor stores in Vancouver are open Christmas Day:

Christmas Tree at Robson Square

Photo credit: Jenn Chan / Flickr

This gorgeous 50 foot tree is on display at Robson Square and is free to enjoy, perhaps accompanied with a visit to the Robson Square ice rink.

Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

St. Paul’s Lights of Hope

St. Paul's Lights of Hope (Photo credit: Spencer Finlay / Flickr)

St. Paul’s Lights of Hope (Photo credit: Spencer Finlay / Flickr)

The stunning display outside of St. Paul’s Hospital on Burrard Street is the perfect lights display to enjoy on Christmas Day. Take the family or that special someone for a walk and enjoy!

Where: 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver

See also

Ski the local mountains

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain is open Christmas Day. What better way to enjoy than holiday than with fresh powder? Grouse has the longest Christmas Day hours out of all the local mountains.

Christmas Day hours: 8:30 am to 6 pm.

Mount Seymour

Another great mountain to enjoy a white Christmas on.

Christmas Day hours: 9 am to 4 pm.

Cypress Mountain

The West Vancouver mountain is open Christmas Day as well.

Christmas Day hours: 9 am to 4 pm.

Places to dine out on Christmas

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Whether you’re looking for a festive brunch, or a four-course dinner, there’s no shortage of options to get your Christmas Day feast on.

Here’s where to find the flavour on December 25.


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