10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, December 15

Dec 12 2018, 3:24 am

Find your holiday cheer today with our picks of 10 fun things to do in Vancouver on Saturday, December 15. Check out English Bay Cleanup, SantaCon 2018, and more.

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

The 4th annual Big Elf Run

What: Over 700 runners and walkers are expected to join the holiday-themed event which rallies around fitness, festiveness, and a charitable spirit. It’s the fourth consecutive year for the fun run, with all of the proceeds going to support the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Participants will have their choice of a 1 km “wee elf” run or a 5 km or 10 km “big elf” run or walk, both of which take place around the beautiful Stanley Park. Live DJs, dancing, prize giveaways, and vendors will add to the festive atmosphere.

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Lumberman’s Arch Concession, Stanley Park – 3301 Stanley Park Drive
Tickets: $30 to register for the 10 km or 5 km portion

English Bay Beach Cleanup & Christmas social

What: Join Surfrider for their last Beach Cleanup of 2018. Put on your best ugly Christmas Sweater (there will be a prize for the ugliest), invite a friend, and help preserve and protect English Bay. Reusable gloves, buckets and pickers will be provided. However, cleaners are invited to bring their own as there is a limited supply. Also, wear closed-toe shoes and bring your own reusable mug.

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: English Bay Beach – 1790 Beach Avenue (Meet at the seawall just north of Cactus Club Cafe), Vancouver
Register: Online

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents Home Alone

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What: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents Home Alone, the beloved holiday classic starring a young Macaulay Culkin as 8-year-old Kevin McCallister, who gets left behind as his family sets off for Christmas vacation. You’ll be able to enjoy the film on the big screen as the VSO performs the score — composed by the renowned the John Williams — live.

When: Now to Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online

Very Vintage Christmas

What: Step back in time to a retro holiday party for the whole family. After you play old school games and make a vintage decoration, visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Sip free hot chocolate as you bask at our huge textile themed Christmas tree. Then do a selfie scavenger hunt for a chance to win $100. Also enjoy the various exhibits such as Dinosaurs Unearthed and the TD Explore Zone.

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey

Tea with Santa

What: A festive afternoon tea, benefiting Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon Foundation, with the man in red himself.
Get into the spirit of the season at this family-friendly event where attendees will enjoy a festive afternoon tea menu, a visit and take-home picture with Santa, cookie decorating station, hot chocolate bar and other special surprises. Proceeds from every ticket go to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon Foundation, granting the wishes of children living with life-threatening conditions. Reserve by calling 604-248-3281 or emailing [email protected]

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Fairmont Vancouver Airport – 3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond
Price: $79 per adult, $35 children 12 and under

Light & Dark: A Seasonal Arts Experience

What: Celebrate the season with an arts experience for the whole family. Enjoy interactive art activities, a labyrinth of light cause & effect, circus family entertainment and more.

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Vancouver Babes Who Brunch

What: Enjoy a brunch and connect with other ladies at this monthly event in Vancouver. Each brunch has a speaker who will chat with guests about their personal and professional journey.

When: Saturday, December 15. 2018
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Where: Per se Social Corner – 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
Price: $45–$55; buy online

SantaCon 2018

What: Holiday revellers can get into the spirit of the season by being part of a giant, Santa-themed bar crawl, on Saturday, December 15. Those who would like to attend are reminded that they must be of legal drinking age (19+) to do so.

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: The starting location and stops will be announced the morning of the event

Tea Tastings at MUJI Robson Street

Tea/Muji Canada

What: Take a relaxing break at MUJI‘s flagship store on Robson Street, where they will be hosting free tea tastings in collaboration with Vancouver’s O5 Tea Bar. The events aim to help de-stress Vancouverites, whilst promoting wellness and showcasing MUJI’s vision to improve the way people live through simplicity.

When: Now to Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 4 pm (Saturday)
Where: MUJI – 1125 Robson Street, Vancouver
Price: Free

Highstreet Holiday Show 

What: The Highstreet Holiday Show includes a 30-minute live show, and a multi-media light display which uses over 6,000 LED bulbs, set to your holiday favourites. Enjoy the arrival of Santa, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, and Spandy Andy the Dancing Elf. An oversized mailbox will also be available for kids to drop off their letters to Santa and for every letter collected, Highstreet will donate a can of food to the Food Bank.

When: Now to Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time: 5 pm
Where: High Street – 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd, Abbotsford
Tickets: Free

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