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

Dec 27 2019, 1:00 pm

Wrap up the last weekend of the year with these 10 events happening in Vancouver today, Sunday, December 29. Luzia, Winter Crafts, and more!

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

Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil


Cirque du Soleil LUZIA/Cirquedusoleil.com

What: For the first time in British Columbia, guests will be invited to witness the imaginative and stunning production titled LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico. Naturally, viewers can expect aerialists, trapeze artists, hoop diving, contortionists, jugglers, and even football freestylers, to name a few of the production’s members. The performance will take place at the redesigned white-an-gold Big Top at Concord Pacific Place.

When: Now until December 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Winter Crafts at Cameron: Noisy Makers for New Year’s Eve

What: Bring a young crafter to make a noisemaker for New Year’s Eve! Supplies will be provided, and attendees are welcome to drop by anytime between 2 and 3 pm. All children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

When: December 29, 2019
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Where: Burnaby Public Library – Cameron Branch – 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

What: Throughout December, the Vancouver Trolley Company is running its Karaoke Christmas Lights tour, showcasing the city in a unique way. Stops include Bright Nights at Stanley Park, local light displays such as the English Bay Christmas Tree, Hycroft Manor and Canuck Place, VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights, and a viewing of St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope.

When: Now until December 29, 2019
Time: Check in by 6:15 pm, tour runs from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Check in at the Welcome Centre in Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Ellie King’s Snow White

What: Enjoy the tale of Snow White told in classic British Pantomime at Surrey Arts Centre. The interactive show is fun for the whole family, and written by Ellie King with music by Geoff King. Guests can also get autographs from the cast after the show.

When: Now until December 29, 2019
Time: Various times

Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre — 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Holiday at the Elbow Room Café

What: Zee Zee Theatre presents Holiday at the Elbow Room Cafe, inspired by and in tribute to the iconic cafe. The show features a mix of holiday classics and songs from Elbow Room Café: The Musical by Dave Deveau and Anton Lipovetsky. Written by Deveau and directed by Cameron Mackenzie, husbands and lifelong friends of Elbow Room Café owners Patrice Savoie and Bryan Searle.

When: Now until December 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre — 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Festive Afternoon Tea

H Tasting Lounge Festive Afternoon Tea

Courtesy H Tasting Lounge

What: H Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore offers a Festive Afternoon Tea during weekends from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm until December 29. Guests can expect a Tourtière, a Confit Turkey Sandwich, a Squash Soup, and a Smoked Salmon & Cucumber sandwich on rye bread, alongside a Yule Log, Festive Profiterole, Frangipane Cake, Gingerbread Cake, and a picture-perfect Festive Cotton Candy Bonsai Tree.

Whether you choose to sip on Tealeaves Nutcracker Black Tea Blend, the Tealeaves Organic Herbal Sugar Plum Fairy, or dabble in boozy concoctions like Mulled Wine, the limited-time menu is bound to get you in the holiday spirit.

When: Weekends until December 29, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: H Tasting Lounge (Westin Bayshore) – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $55 per person; reserve online

Winter Ice Palace

What: The 22nd Annual Winter Ice Palace turns Cloverdale Ice Arena into a winter wonderland. Enjoy festive lights, decorations, and music while making laps on the ice.

When: Now until January 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Cloverdale Ice Arena – 6090 176 Street, Surrey
Admission: $4.50/person, $3.25 for skate rentals, $1.75 for helmet rentals

Vancouver Warriors vs San Diego Seals

What: The Vancouver Warriors face off with the San Diego Seals in National Lacrosse League action on December 29.

When: December 29, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Big Day BBQ Tailgate Pop-up

What: Big Day BBQ is holding a Sunday Throwdown pop-up series every Sunday at The American. Sports fans can enjoy a classic spread of 14-hour smoked brisket, Memphis-style ribs, pulled pork, and a variety of sides like Tex-Mex Pasta Salad, Smokey Slaw, and Pit Beans. Rotating event specials like half chickens, beef ribs, and Frito pies will also be available on select days (these will be announced via Instagram closer to the game day).

When: Every Sunday until December 29, 2019
Time: 10 am
Where: The American – 926 Main Street, Vancouver

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

What: Established in 2008, the Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market began as a bi-weekly market in the lobby and courtyard of the Port Moody Rec Centre. Now a weekly market, shoppers can stop by every Sunday for local BC produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods.

When: Every Sunday until April 26, 2020
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
Admission: Free

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