7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, December 17

Dec 12 2018, 8:22 pm

The last Monday of Fall is here! Warm it up with these seven things to do in Vancouver on Monday, December 17, including CP Holiday Train, Christmas with Chor Leoni, and more.

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

CP Holiday Train BC 2018

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What: The 20th edition of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train brings holiday cheer to 164 communities and collect donations for local food banks. Each stop features live entertainment, music, and festive activities.

When: Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: Various times, check schedule for details
Where: Maple Ridge — Across from Billy Miner Pub
Pitt Meadows  — Corner of Harris Road and Advent Road, at the railway crossing
Port Moody — Behind the Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road
Port Coquitlam — Port Coquitlam West Coast Express Station
Admission: Free. Bring non-perishable donations to support your local food bank

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond Exhibition

What: Renowned for combining China’s rich aesthetic tradition with modern sensibilities, the exhibition will showcase more than 40 of Guo Pei’s breathtaking designs, including opulent avant-garde silhouettes. Couture Beyond looks at the the evolution of Guo Pei’s designs over 10 years, beginning with examples from her early collections, Samsara (2006), An Amazing Journey in a Childhood Dream (2008) and 1002 Nights (2010), with a lively installation in the Gallery’s rotunda of the collection from her 2015 MAC Cosmetics collaboration.

When: Now to Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street
Price: $6.50 – $24 – Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery

Aurora Winter Festival

What: Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other joyful activities. From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen River, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival.

When: Now to Sunday, December 30, 2018. Closed on select days
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 811 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $14.99-$19.99. Infants 3 and under are free

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Photo: Arts Club Theater Company

What: Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, Christmas at Pemberley brings the Bennet sisters together for Christmas at the home of Lizzy and Mr. Darcy. An unexpected visitor could be a really awkward attempt at a set up, or a Mary’s chance at romance.

When: Now to Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Arts Club Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street
TicketsOnline from $24 to $54.99

Good Tidings: A Good Noise Gospel Christmas 

What: The Good Noise Gospel Choir is the Gospel Choir in residence at Christ Church Cathedral. This holiday season the group is putting on a series of concerts around Vancouver with guest jazz vocalist Maureen Washington. The Good Noise choir is known for concerts that get people up, dancing and feeling all kinds of good feels. If you need a bit of a Christmas season pick-me-up, this is the event to check out.

When: Monday, December 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: St. John’s Shaughnessy Church, Granville & Nanton
Tickets: Available online, $30

Christmas with Chor Leoni 

What: Christmas with Chor Leoni men’s choir promises to bring you all the “sparkle and shine” of the season with a mix of music favourites ranging from classical to pop, and everything in between.

When: Monday, December 17, 2018
Time: 5 pm and 8 pm
Where: St. Andrew’s Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Tickets: 1.877.840.0457 or online $20 – $45

The Man Who Invented Christmas

What: Starring Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as Charles Dickens, The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Free screening at Evergreen Cultural Centre.

When: Monday, December 17, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Tickets: Online, free

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