9 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, January 7

Jan 5 2018, 8:09 pm

The weekend is almost over so make the most of it. Here are nine things to do around Vancouver on Sunday, January 7. Golden Globes, Pancakes and Jam and more.

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

Golden Globe Awards: Live. Free. Big Screen! At the Rio Theatre

  • What: The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards are hosted by Late Night host and SNL alum Seth Meyers. Dress up in your finest red carpet outfit and enjoy the festivities on the Rio big screen.
  • When: Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: Doors 4 pm, show 5 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Free

Sylvia Tait: Journey – Opening Reception

  • What: The latest exhibit by renowned Canadian painter and printmaker Sylvia Tait.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden

  • What: The botanical garden is covered in more than a million lights. Reindeer and Scandinavian gnomes also roam the trails, and visitors can walk through the gingerbread wood, lantern alley, and Make-a-Wish candle grotto.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 pm to 9 pm.
  • Where: VanDusen Gardens – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $18.50 for adults, available online.

Headlamp Hikes

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Hiker wearing headlamp (AYA images/Shutterstock)

  • What: Discover pristine solitude in the outdoors on a guided sunset headlamp hike or snowshoe. If conditions permit, the group will snowshoe instead of hike.
  • When: Daily until Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: 4:15 pm
  • Where: Plaza at the Sea to Sky Gondola Summit Lodge
  • Register: Online, $10 (not including lift ticket). Snowshoe/crampon rental $5, headlamps provided.

Winter Wonderland Skating at Minoru Arenas

  • What: Skate around the winter splendour of thousands of lights, real snow banks, festive trees and more.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Minoru Arenas – 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Regular admission rates apply

Peak of Christmas

  • What: The Peak of Christmas is a popular annual tradition. 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.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Where: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Family Rate for Peak of Christmas festivities includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children/youth (under 18) for $89.95. 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.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr 

  • What: The Children’s Choir of Richmond presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr. Directed by Emma Swords.
  • When: Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Times: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online

Winter Ice Palace

  • What: The 20th Annual Winter Ice Palace is a winter wonderland at Cloverdale Arena. Find some time to skate across the old fashioned pond.
  • When: Now to Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Cloverdale Ice Arena – 6090 176 Street, Surrey
  • Tickets: $4.50/person, $3.25 for skate rentals; $1.75 for helmet rentals. Free admission for Recreation Pass holders.

Pancakes and Jam – Five Year Anniversary

  • What: Pancakes and Jam is an inclusive community building event that combines brunch with a live music dance party. Potluck items that complement the pancakes like condiments, or other brunch-like munchies and beverages are appreciated.
  • When: Sunday, January 7, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: The Woods Studio – 7 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: By donation, $5-$10 recommended. Breakfast is free. Please bring your own cups, mugs, dishes and cutlery.