10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, December 7

Dec 6 2019, 1:00 pm

The first Saturday of December is here! Enjoy it with these 10 fun things to do in Vancouver on December 7. Songs in the Snow, Danny Bhoy, and more!

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

Casino Night Out

What: Grand Villa Casino invites guests to try the new 007 James Bond Slot Machine on December 7 from 6 to 9 pm. There will be live entertainment with a DJ and showgirls, tasty appies, and a chance to win the Grand Villa Casino prize package worth $500. There will also be $2,500 worth of gift cards being given away.

Plus visit Grand Villa anytime between December 6 and January 5 and play the new Bond-themed slot games with an Encore Rewards card to be entered for a chance to win $10,000 and a VIP Casino Night Out for two.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Grand Villa Casino – 4331 Dominion St, Burnaby
Tickets: No tickets required. Guests must be 19+ to enter the casino.

Danny Bhoy


Just For Laughs

What: Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy is a Gemini-nominated performer and has appeared at Just For Laughs Festival, on Live at the Apollo, and on The Late Show with David Letterman. He performs on December 7 at Chan Shun Concert Hall. Presented by Just For Laughs.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Chan Shun Concert Hall – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres

What: Vancouver Canucks face off with Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena on December 7.

When: December  7, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Kensington Holiday Craft Fair

What: The 12th annual Kensington Holiday Craft Fair features holiday gifts and stocking stuffers crafted by local artisans. In addition to free parking, the event hosts a raffle and door prizes for attendees.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where:  Kensington Community Centre – 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Cineplex Community Day

What: Cineplex wants you to treat yourself to a free movie day on December 7. For the ninth consecutive year, Cineplex Community Day will treat guests to a selection of popular movies. All proceeds from donations and select concession sales will go toward supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Canada. Popcorn, drinks, and select candy will be available to purchase at $2.50, a reduced price. Film this year include: A Christmas Story, Elf, Gremlins, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and The Polar Express.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: Doors open at 9 am
Where: Participating theatres across Canada
Price: Movies are free, concession snacks at $2.50

Deck the Heights

What: The Heights Merchants Association is starting a new festive tradition this year: Deck the Heights. Everyone is welcome to vote for the Best Window Display among participating businesses from December 7 to 20. Santa Claus and his elf will also help launch Deck the Heights on December 7.

When: December 7 to 20, 2019
Time: Launch party on December 7 from 12 to 5:30 pm. View windows anytime.
Where: Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood
Admission: Free

Songs in the Snow – A Village Christmas

What: The Steveston Historical Society, in cooperation with City of Richmond and Richmond Arts Coalition, presents local musicians performing holiday classics. There will also be free hot chocolate, holiday activities, vintage-style Christmas crafts, and more for the family to enjoy.

When: December 7, December 14, December 21, 2019
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Where: Steveston Town Square Park – 3791 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free

2019 Santa Shuffle


Santa Shuffle (StockPhotosLV/ Shutterstock)

What: A festive-focused fun run to help the less fortunate in the community. The 2019 Santa Shuffle 5 km fun run and 1 km Elf Walk takes place at 10 am in Stanley Park, beginning at Lumberman’s Arch. The coast-to-coast event raises money for the Salvation Army. Each runner will also receive a finisher medal.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 8:30 am (check-in and late registration), 9:45 am (opening ceremonies), 9:50 am (warmup), 10 am (5 km run starts), 10:15 pm (1 km run starts)
Where: Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park
Tickets: Available online

FAO Schwarz Holiday Pop-Up Vancouver – Kids Holiday Crafts and Santa Visit!

What: Families can come in and make their own custom Christmas ornaments at this DIY workshop. Then guests can meet Santa Claus afterwards for cookies and photos. Note that admission, photos with Santa, and ornament supplies are on a first-come-first-served basis, and are available while quantities last.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm (Kid’s Holiday Crafts and DIY Ornaments), 1:30 to 4:30 pm (Cookies and Photos with Santa)
Where: 674 Granville Street, Vancouver, Main Floor
Registration: Online, Free

Gingerbread Village 2019

What: The Downtown Surrey BIA’s third annual Gingerbread Village is a charity event that raises money for the Surrey Christmas Bureau. The gingerbread creations will be on display at Central City Shopping Centre near the Winners, and attendees can vote for their favourite with a cash donation to Surrey Christmas Bureau to help them support low-income families during the holiday season.

When: December 7 until December 15, 2019
Time: Regular Mall Hours
Where: City Central Shopping Centre — 10153 King George Boulevard, Surrey
Admission: Free

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