7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, December 11

Dec 11 2017, 6:35 am

Looking for a fun way to start your new week? We’ve got you covered with our list of seven great events happening in Vancouver today, Monday, December 11. Jay-Z, Christmas in Williams Park, and more.

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




  • What: Grammy Award winner producer and rapper Jay-Z will be at Rogers Arena on December 11 as part of a massive North American tour. Mr. Beyonce, aka Shawn Carter, dropped his 13th album 4:44 on June 30 and it has topped global charts since. The album was exclusively released on Tidal, a music service that Jay-Z co-owns, during its first week.
  • When: Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Pulp Literature Winter Launch

  • What: Join all three founding Pulp Literature editors in celebrating their fourth anniversary and the Launch of Pulp Literature Issue 17. Feature author JJ Lee will be there to read one of his Christmas stories. There will also be readings from Emily Osborne, Misha Handman, and other Pulp Lit authors past and present.
  • When: Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Grief and Loss Writing Workshop

  • What: Through guided meditation and structured writes, explore the different dimensions of grief and yourself. Obtain the relief that comes when you can express your thoughts and feelings and know that you have put them down somewhere. Whether the grief you carry is from an actual death or from some of the many losses we sustain in life, come and be welcomed into a safe space with other grief journeyers.
  • When: Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Vancouver Women’s Library – 1255 Kingsway Street, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, $30

Ensemble 2017 Exhibition & Sale

  • What: Embodying a spirit of inclusiveness and diversity, The ACT Arts Centre’s annual Ensemble exhibition features participating artists showing between three and seven works that resonate with the ‘ensemble’ theme through some unifying feature such as style, medium or colour palette.
  • When: Now to December 21, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: The ACT Arts Centre – 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: Free

Winter Wonderland at Richmond City Hall

Image: Christmas Tree / Shutterstock

  • What: Stroll through a winter wonderland for festive holiday spirit. Features a gallery of beautifully-decorated Christmas trees and weekly Saturday matinees by local music groups. Visitors are encouraged to make a donation and bring a non-perishable food item to support our local food bank. After viewing the trees, vote for your favourite.
  • When: Now to December 25, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Richmond City Hall Galleria – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Christmas in Williams Park

  • What: The 27th annual Christmas in Williams Park display features over 5000 lights.
  • When: Now to December 15, 2017
  • Time: 5 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Williams Park – 6595 238 Street, Langley
  • Price: Free,  but donations are gratefully accepted to help cover display maintenance costs.

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