10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, December 17

Dec 15 2017, 7:23 pm

Make the most of your Sunday with our rundown of fun events happening in Vancouver. From Vancouver Canucks to Christmas markets, here are 10 can’t-miss event happening today around the city.

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

Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames

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  • What: The Vancouver Canucks take on the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena.
  • When: Saturday, December 17
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Weirdos Holiday Market 2017

  • What: Presented by the folks who select the oddities and trinkets at local curio shop, This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven, the Weirdos Holiday Market will showcase an eclectic array of unconventional gift ideas, from the delightfully quirky to the downright macabre. Alongside the strange shopping, visitors to the market can also enjoy a tarot card reading, tasty tamales topped with fermented vegetables from popular secret pop-up restaurant, HandTaste Ferments, and even enjoy a drink from the bar.
  • When: December 17
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Betamax Art Studios – 2244 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $2 at the door

Nativité with musica intima

  • What: Juno-nominees musica intima are performing a series of traditional Christmas concerts around Vancouver to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their album Nativité. The show will feature arrangements by former ensemble members Jonathan Quick and Derrick Christian, in addition to seasonal pieces like “Ave Maria” and “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”.
  • When: December 17, 19 and 22, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues around the city
  • Tickets: At Brown Paper Tickets; $20-$30

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Winter Farmer’s Market

  • What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market has products from local food producers and artisans who follow a “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. BC-produced vegetables, fruits, and meats are the central draw to this market, but there is also entertainment and guided tours of the heritage site (pay by donation).
  • When: Sunday, December 17
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Singing Christmas Tree

  • What: A beloved Vancouver Christmas tradition returns to town this December with the Vancouver Singing Christmas Tree. And while tickets to the event’s 50th Anniversary are now sold out, those who did manage to purchase a ticket can look forward to the family-friendly festive atmosphere the event has become so well-known for. Taking place at Broadway Church on select dates in December, the event features a choir of over 100 singers, as well as ensembles, an orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats.
  • When: Select dates until December 17
  • Time: 3 pm and 7 pm and 7:30 pm, depending on the date
  • Where: Broadway Church – 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Sold out. Those who do have tickets to any one of the performances are reminded that all tickets expire 30 minutes before each show begins, at which point others who have not pre-purchased a ticket are allowed to enter.

London Heritage Farm Jingle Bell Tea

  • What: Step back in time when the pace of everyday living was a little slower and enjoy some old-fashioned hospitality. Relax in a cozy Tea Room with family and friends while sipping on signature London Lady Tea and savoring delicious baked goods.
  • When: December 17
  • Time: Noon to 5 pm
  • Where: London Heritage Farm Society – 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
  • Price: $14 per person

Jon and Carson’s Sunday Funday Christmas Talent Extravagaza

  • What: A Christmas talent and comedy show, featuring headliner Rory Dunn, Nick Cecconi, Héctor Rivas, Anastasia and more. Hosted by Jon Gagnon and Carson Bokenfohr.
  • When: December 17
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Yagger’s Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar – 433 West Pender, Vancouver
  • Tickets: By donation

River District Winter Craft Fair 2017


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  • What: River District’s Winter Craft Fair features unique items from local artisans, perfect for your Christmas shopping needs.
  • When: December 17
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: 8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Free

Christmas at The Loafing Shed

  • What: Enjoy complimentary seasonal beverages and warm up in the studio while you enjoy the glass gallery, see glass blowing demos, and shop a special display of small gift items by local artists and artisans.
  • When: December 17
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: The Loafing Shed Glass Studio – 9060 184th Street, Port Kells, Surrey
  • Price: Free

Eastside Flea Holiday Markets

  • What: This flea market is more like a party because it has a DJ, beer, and a delicious selection of hot eats from a variety of food trucks. Check out the 50-plus vendors offering plants, collectibles, handmade items, and vintage clothing.
  • When: December 17
  • Time: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Price: $3 admission, $5 for a weekend pass
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