10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, December 30

Dec 22 2018, 2:53 am

Time flies when you’re having fun! Check out these 10 fun Vancouver events happening on Sunday, December 30. Blind Date, Christmas Skate, and more to enjoy.

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

Aurora Winter Festival

What: Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other joyful activities. From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen River, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival.

When: Now to Sunday, December 30, 2018. Closed on select days
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 811 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $14.99-$19.99. Infants three and under are free

Ellie King’s Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players

What: Royal Canadian Theatre Company presents a traditional Panto adventure with Hansel, Gretal and the nefarious Mistress Grimm. Join in the fun by booing the bad guys and cheering the good guys, sing along with toe-tapping music, and groan at corny old jokes.

When: Now to Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

IIHF World Junior Championship: Switzerland vs Russia

What: Switzerland faces off with Russia at Rogers Arena in the World Junior Championships.

When: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: 5 pm (SUI vs. RUS)
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Arts Club’s Blind Date

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Blind Date/The Arts Club

What: Arts Club, the largest theatre company in Western Canada, is putting a much-needed dose of laughter and fun into dating. From now to Monday, December 30, 2018, Rebecca Northan’s improv comedy Blind Date will be playing at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. Viewers will get a chance to experience the exhilaration (and hilarity!) of new love as Mimi, the lead character of the show, goes on a blind date with a different man every night. There’s a catch though – her date is picked right out of the audience.

When: Now to Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: Showtimes vary based on date
Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre – 162 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online from $29

The Scrawny Show at the ANZA Club

What: The Scrawny Show features stand-up Rachel Schaefer, Alain Williams, Ben Fawcett, Stuart Jones, Sean Yap Sei-Been Devlin, Katie-Ellen Humphries, headliner Gavin Matts, and hosts Jo-el Oxales and Cory Lupovici.

When: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Scrawny Show – 3 west 8th ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $7

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

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What: Written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, Christmas at Pemberley brings the Bennet sisters together for Christmas at the home of Lizzy and Mr. Darcy. An unexpected visitor could be a really awkward attempt at a setup, or Mary’s chance at romance.

When: Now to Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Arts Club Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street
TicketsOnline from $24 to $54.99

Community Skate at PNE Agrodome

What: Bring your family and your skates for a fun day of skating at PNE Agrodome. Bring your own skates & helmets (no rentals available). Helmets are recommended for all skaters. Children 12 & under are required to have a helmet and be accompanied by an adult. No hockey sticks, pucks, or ringette sticks allowed. Skate aids available.

When: December 30, 2018, January 27, 2019, February 18, 2019 (Family Day), February 24, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: PNE Agrodome at Hastings Park – enter through south doors.
Admission: $3 adult (19+), $2.50 senior (65+)/Youth (13-18), $2.00 child (3-12), and free to two years and under.

It’s a Wonderful Life

What: A heartwarming holiday musical for the whole family. It’s a Wonderful Life, set to soaring songs from the 20s, 30s, and 40s is a timeless holiday classic. With a little help from his guardian angel, George Bailey, is brought back from despair on Christmas Eve to see how he has truly touched all the people in his life.

When: Various dates from now to Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Hockey Canada World Juniors After Party with The Glorious Sons

What: Hockey Canada and SiriusXM present World Juniors After Party with Kingston, Ontario rockers The Glorious Suns.

When: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $40 plus fees

December Clothing Fix it at Mount Pleasant Library Vancouver

What: The monthly Free Clothing Fix-It event, hosted by Frameworq, aims to divert textiles from ending up in the landfill and bring repair skills back to use with patches, darning and stitches. Bring your clothing item or any other textile that needs to be repaired and they will show you how to repair it. Frameworq will also be providing supplies and sharing skills to fix your favourite garments. No experience necessary and all are welcome.

When: Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library Mount Pleasant Branch – 1 Kingsway, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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