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

Dec 6 2019, 5:00 am

Wind up your weekend with these 10 Vancouver events happening on Sunday, December 8. Check out Vancouver Giants Teddy Bear Toss, Krampusmarkt, and more.

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

Vancouver Giants vs Tri-City Americans – Teddy Bear Toss

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Vancouver Giants

What: Vancouver Giants are playing at Rogers Arena for the first time ever. Teaming up with the Vancouver Canucks, the Giants announced that their popular Teddy Bear Toss game will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 4 pm against the Tri-City Americans.

Fans are invited to hurl stuffed animals onto the ice after the home team scores their first goal of the game. The stuffed toys are then donated to children’s charities, as will proceeds from 50/50 raffle tickets and teddy bear sales on the concourse.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Got Craft? Holiday Edition

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: December 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Gifts for the Animals

What: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre shows attendees how to help local wildlife by creating items such as frog homes, bird feeders, and bee waterers. Participants will go on a search for wildlife habitats and create items to take home for their own garden.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Where: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre – 3663 Park Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Tragic Comedy of Macbeth

What: Literary Larceny Collective presents The Tragic Comedy of Macbeth, with comedians, theatre performers and improvisers performing a comedic take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Directed by Bernard Cuffling and Gary Jones.

When: December 8, December 11 to December 15, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (Wednesday to Saturdays) 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Jericho Arts Centre — 1675 Discovery St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Reflections: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

What: Place des Arts and Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House Society host Reflections, an all-ages celebration of diversity. Everyone is welcome to discover how cultural traditions and customs are connected through the holiday season. Activities include lantern making, music, storytelling, and more.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair

What: The fifth annual Burnaby Christmas Craft Fair features local handmade items, live music, and a number of raffles and prizes. Proceeds from the event go towards the music program at Burnaby Central Secondary School.

When: December 8, 2019
 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Burnaby Hall – 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby
Admission: By donation




What: OH Studio and Strange Fellows Brewing are teaming up to present Krampusmarkt, an old-world-inspired festival. Attendees will find a unique take on holiday shopping with odd, exquisite, and eclectic work from local artists, with ceramics, textiles, decor, artwork, and skin products available. Seasonal artist-led workshops and tastings of vintage barrel-aged beers will also take place.

Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in their best goth or ugly Christmas sweater and take a photo with Krampus (by donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank) on Thursday night, or 1 to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. There’s also an opening reception on Friday, December 6. The $15 ticket price includes a beer, nibbles and a gift.

When: Now until December 8, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm (Friday), 12 to 8 pm (Saturday), 12 to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Strange Fellows Brewing — 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Admission: $2 general admission, $15 for opening reception Friday

Boney M featuring Liz Mitchell “The Original Lead Singer” – Holiday Favorites & Classic Hits

What: Boney M with “The Original Lead Singer” Liz Mitchell performs a mix of holiday favourites and classic hits at Vogue Theatre on December 8. Featuring special guest Morgan James.

When: December 8, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

What: The annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair features over 100 BC-based artisans, turning the Poirier Forum into a winter wonderland, full of artisan crafts, prepared foods, holiday gifts, and decor.

When: Now until December 8, 2019
Time: 4 to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 6 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Poirier Forum – 618 Poirier Forum, Coquitlam
Admission: $4 per adult (kids 12 and under free)

Vancouver Men’s Chorus: Making Spirits Bright

What: Vancouver Men’s Chorus presents their annual holiday tradition, Making Spirits Bright. Everyone is welcome to enjoy Christmas classics at St. Paul’s Anglican Church as VMC celebrates the Colours of Christmas.

When: December 8, December 11 to 14, 2019
Time: Doors 7:15 pm, show 8:00 pm (plus matinees at 3 pm on December 7, 8 and 14)
Where: St. Paul’s Anglican Church – 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online