10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, December 29

Dec 21 2018, 6:51 pm

The last Saturday of 2018 is here! Make the most of it with our picks of 10 great events to check out in Vancouver today, December 29, including Art of Lights, East Van Holiday Dance, and more.

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

Art of Lights: The 2018 Surrey International Lantern Festival

What: Taking place at the Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park and dubbed “the Art of Lights,” the 2018 Surrey International Lantern Festival is a large-scale cultural celebration. The festival promises a magical display of spectacular lanterns, including “living” dinosaurs. There will also be food trucks, interactive gaming zones, and live bands and a DJ on the weekends.

When: Now until February 10, 2019
Where: Cloverdale Millennium Amphitheatre Park – 17728 64 Avenue, Surrey
Time: 4 to 10 pm daily
Admission: Tickets available online starting at $22.95 for adults

IIHF World Junior Championship: Denmark vs Switzerland and Canada vs Czech Republic

What: World Junior Championships continue with Denmark facing off with Switzerland and Canada versus the Czech Republic at Rogers Arena.

When: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 1 pm (DEN vs. SUI), 5 pm (CAN vs. CZE)
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

East Van Holiday Dance

What: The First Annual East Vancouver Holiday Dance feature beer, German food and polka music by Polka Time and The Dreadnaughts.

When: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: Doors at 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Alpen Club – 4875 Victoria Dr. Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Pay What You Can Nights in December at Museum of Vancouver

Family Day Museum of Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver (4kclips / Shutterstock)

What: Learn something new about the city this holiday season at the Museum of Vancouver. Experience MOV’s exhibitions including Haida Now: A Visual Feat of Innovation and Tradition, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives and in/flux: Art of Korean Diaspora.

When: Now to Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 5 to 8 pm (Thursday), 5 to 9 pm (Friday and Saturday)
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Admission: Pay what you can

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

What: One rainy day, the Pevensie children discover that an old wardrobe is actually a doorway to the enchanted land of Narnia. A magical re-imagining of CS Lewis’s classic tale by Ron Reed of hope, change, and sacrifice in a world where it is always winter and never Christmas. Directed by Sarah Rodgers, featuring Rebecca deBoer and John Voth.

When: Now to Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: Various times
Location: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

What: The annual Gingerbread Lane has taken over the lobby of the Hyatt Regency. This year’s display features more than 30 gingerbread creations designed by secondary schools, professionals, and amateur culinary artists. As well as providing a welcome dose of holiday feels, the event also helps to raise money for local charities with more than $80,000 secured to date.

When: Now to Saturday, December 29, 2018
Where: Hyatt regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street
Admission: Free

Christmas at The Greater Vancouver Zoo

What: Get festive at the Greater Vancouver Zoo with their series of Christmas themed learning experiences and activities. Ride the train with blankets and hot chocolate, witness an educational enrichment walk with animals, enjoy craft activities, and more.

Where: Various dates from now to Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Greater Vancouver Zoo – 5048 264th Street, Aldergrove
Tickets: Online

The Dudes – A pre-NYE Blowout

The Dudes

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What: Calgary rockers The Dudes play a pre New Year’s show at the Wise Hall with special guest Skye Wallace.

When: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $23

Contemporary Art Gallery Family Day – Paper Marbling

What: On the last Saturday of each month, CAG invites all ages to drop-in for short exhibition tours and free art-making activities that respond to their current exhibitions. Inspired by Dove Allouche’s works featuring funghi spores, join CAG for a workshop experimenting with special inks to create colourful, expanding forms on water.

When: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver – 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Winter Lab at Science World

What: Join Science World for a well-balanced Winter Lab, with special guests from CircusWest. Scientific concepts come to life through astounding acrobatics and big-top performances. This is also your last chance to experience the two feature exhibitions, The Science Behind Pixar and Game Changers.

When: Now to Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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