10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, December 8

Dec 5 2018, 9:09 am

Lots of cheer around Vancouver today, especially with these 10 fun events happening on Saturday, December 8. Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss, Bodyslams for Toys, and more.

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

Vancouver Giants vs Victoria Royals – Teddy Bear Toss

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Image: CKNW Orphans Fund

What: Vancouver Giants 2018 Teddy Bear Toss takes place during a showdown with their 2017 playoff foes, the Victoria Royals. The Giants are inviting all fans in attendance that night to bring stuffed animals to the game, or purchase one from inside the venue. Then, when the Giants score their first goal, fans can throw their stuffed toys onto the ice! All toys and monetary proceeds from Teddy Bear Toss will be donated to underprivileged children across British Columbia.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum, 100 N. Renfrew St
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Puppet Festival’s Triple XXXmas Cabaret

What: Triple XXXmas Calabret is hosted by Phantom Signal’s Jayson McDonald and features performances by the Murderous Mindy the Mermaid, the Amorous burlesque stylings of Dandeelyon Wine & Fluffy 10th Street, irreverent musings & observations by the lovable monster Merv, an inappropriate edition of the hit game show The Mating Game (audience participation required), and more. A fundraiser for the Vancouver International Puppet Festival.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

Got Craft? Holiday Edition

What: Got Craft? works to create a community supporting handmade and do-it-yourself culture. Since being founded in 2007, their bi-annual fairs bring together more than 75 designers and craft workshops, tasty treats, music, free bags, and a collective attendance of more than 5,500 per year.

When: Saturday, December 8 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
Admission: Admission costs $3

Bodyslams For Toys

What: All Star Wrestling presents Bodyslams for Toys to benefit the Surrey Christmas Bureau. Featuring Ring Of Honor Wrestling star, Frankie Kazarian vs Cougar Meat Kyle Sebastian, Adam Ryder with manager Gregory Sommers vs Artemis Spencer, Riea Von Slasher vs Nicole Matthews, and more.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds – Alice McKay Building
Tickets: Online, $20-$50

Heritage Christmas at Historic Stewart Farm

What: Taste fresh-baked festive treats, string popcorn and experience Christmas the Victorian way at Historic Stewart Farm. There will be a new craft to make each day of Heritage Christmas, plus check out the signature Christmas Open House on December 8 from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring live music and photos with Old Saint Nick.

When: Every weekend until Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free

Songs in the Snow

What: Gather friends and family to welcome the holiday season with the Songs in the Snow concert series in Steveston Museum’s Town Square Park. The series will showcase local professional and amateur performers. There will be vintage style crafts, refreshments and other activities offered.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Where: Steveston Museum – 3811 Moncton St, Richmond
Admission: Free

3rd Annual Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair

What: Browse over 40 vendors and craft tables and you may find that perfect Christmas gift for that someone special. Enjoy handcrafted items, snacks, raffle prizes, and entertainment. Admission by donation with all proceeds to Share Family Services Society.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Port Moody Civic Centre – Galleria 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Fall For Local Holiday Market Vancouver 2018

Fall for Local

Michael Ashley Photography/ Fall for Local

What: Fall For Local is a one-of-a-kind “shop local” experience that brings local, curated vendors to a central hub for all to enjoy. At FFL, you’ll find everything from organic skincare products and candles, to vegan snacks and even gourmet hot sauces. This year, choose from 90 different vendors as well as gourmet food trucks and so much more. And if you’re one of the first 50 people in line, you’ll receive a canvas tote filled with goodies and treats.

When: Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: The Pipe Shop Building, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Tickets: Early Bird Online $3 | Door $5 (cash only) | Free for kids 12 & under

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 2018

What: Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the iconic suspension bridge and other areas of the park. The 30-ton Douglas Firs of the Treetops Adventure will also be dressed in lights. Standing at an impressive 110 feet above the forest floor, the Douglas Firs that connect the suspension bridges are the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world, according to event organizers. Also returning to this year’s festival is the Snowy Owl prowl, gingerbread cookie decorating, and sing-along carols with a holiday band.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019 (closed on December 25)
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: $46.95 for adults, $42.95 for seniors, $34.95 for students, $27.95 for youth (ages 13 to 16) $14.95 for children (ages 6 to 12) and free for children under six

Weirdos Holiday Market

The Weirdos Holiday Market unites Vancouver’s most extravagant and out-of-this-world local artists and vendors. The result is a holiday market that’s anything but ordinary and an eclectic mix of the unusual. Find a selection of witchy wares, anatomical curiosities, jewellery, textiles, and one-of-a-kind art.

When: Saturday, December 8 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Location: The Hall – 1739 Venables Street, Vancouver
Admission: $2 admission

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