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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, January 6

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Daniel Chai Jan 04, 2019 5:00 am

Wrap up your weekend with these 10 Sunday Funday events in Vancouver on January 6, 2019. Make plans with the Brewmaster Dinner Series, Holiday Break at the Space Centre and more.

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

How to Winter Run

A winter run for a good cause takes place this Friday at Spruce Meadows (Fotokostic/Shutterstock)

What: Learn how to Winter Run with Salomon Vancouver. Join their experts on Hollyburn Mountain on January 6 to learn some winter running basics. They will share their tips and tricks for running in snow including uphill and downhill technique, what gear to bring for winter safety, and how to best prepare for the conditions.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Hollyburn Mountain, West Vancouver
Register: Online, Free

Brewmaster Dinner Series at Britannia Brewing Company

What: Britannia Brewing Company presents a fun evening of entertainment, fine fare and delicious ales.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 6:45 to 11 pm
Where: Britannia Brewing Company – 12500 Horseshoe Way, Richmond
More Info: Online

Christmas at The Greater Vancouver Zoo

What: Get festive at the Greater Vancouver Zoo with their series of Christmas themed learning experiences and activities. Ride the train with blankets and hot chocolate, witness an educational enrichment walk with animals, enjoy craft activities, and more.

Where: Runs to Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Greater Vancouver Zoo – 5048 264th Street, Aldergrove
Tickets: Online

Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas

What: Visitors can take a spin on Grouse Mountain’s 8,000-sq-ft outdoor ice skating pond or zip down the multi-lane snow sliding zone. You can also take a Sleigh Ride through the mountain’s Winter Wonderland, meet magic Reindeer and watch holiday movies.

Access to the Peak of Christmas is included with your Annual Local’s Pass, Y2Play or Winter Season Pass as well as regular Alpine Experience tickets.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: For more information and a detailed daily schedule for all Peak of Christmas activities, please check here.
Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Admission: All festive Peak of Christmas activities are complimentary with an Annual Local’s Pass, Y2Play or Winter Season Pass, as well as regular Alpine Experience tickets.

Holiday Break at the Space Centre

What: This holiday season head to the Space Centre and celebrate David Saint-Jacques, the latest Canadian astronaut heading to space. David will travel to the International Space Station on his first mission “Perspective” this December. He will spend six months in space doing experiments and operating the Canadarm2.

Learn how David will live on the space station, how he will eat, where he will sleep, and what experiments he’ll be doing in micro-gravity during the live science demonstrations. Create your own mission patch, just like David did, and make mini astronaut figurines to take home.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: HR MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
More Info: Online

The Science Behind Pixar

What: The Science Behind Pixar, featuring over 40 interactive elements, was created by the Museum of Science, Boston and Pixar Animation Studios. The exhibition in Vancouver is broken into eight distinct sections, with each focusing on a step of Pixar’s filming making process: modelling, rigging, surfaces, sets and cameras, animation, simulation, lighting, and rendering. The activities and exhibits are inspired by some of Pixar’s most acclaimed films, including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, and WALL-E. Attendees will also have photo opportunities with human-size recreations of famous Pixar characters, such as Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL-E.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Chalet Place Lights for Charity

What: A home up in the hills of North Vancouver has been lighting up with over 100,000 lights each Christmas for a few years, to raise donations for three good causes – the BC Epilepsy Society, Harvest Project, and Shriners Care For Kids. This is the final year of the display, so make sure to add it to your list.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: 4967 Chalet Place, North Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Arts Club Theatre Company presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

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What: A tale as old as time returns to Vancouver this holiday season. The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Stanley Industrial Alliance stage. Watch the magic behind the castle walls come alive in this brilliant adaptation of the Academy Award-winning animated film.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Times: Various showtimes, check website for details
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage — 2750 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online, starting at $39

Sea of Lights

What: Immerse yourself in a Sea of Lights at the Vancouver Aquarium. Enjoy the wave of childlike wonder as you watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the 4D theatre. Marvel at Vancouver’s most shocking holiday display as you stand in the glow of the Electric eel-powered Christmas tree in the Teck Connections Gallery. And delight in the magic of the season as you watch the enchanting jelly snow globe display in the Tropics Gallery.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (until 4 pm on certain dates)
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill

What: Carousel Theatre for Young People’s A Charlie Brown Christmas is back and playing in a special double bill feature with You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Experience the ups and downs of everyday life with Charlie Brown and his friends, then join Charlie as he tries to direct his friends in the school Christmas pageant.

When: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Waterfront Theatre – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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Daniel Chai
Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.

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