7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, December 12

Dec 11 2019, 11:30 pm

Time to make your Thursday fun! Here are seven great events to check out on December 12 in Vancouver, including Baileys Treat Bar, Vancouver Canucks, and more.

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

Gastown’s Not-So-Silent Nights

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What: On December 12, 13, 19, and 20, some of Vancouver’s most talented choirs will be taking over the corner of Water and Cambie Street in Gastown to carol for charitable causes.

The Leckie Building (Water and Cambie Street) will also turn into a giant living holiday story as a 120-ft animated video projection, created by students at Vancouver Film School (VFS), will play every 30 minutes in sync with the chime of the famed Gastown Steam Clock during all four Not-So-Silent Nights. There will also be late-night shopping, mistletoe treasure hunts, on-street treats, and giveaways and surprises to enjoy.

When: December 12, 13, 19, 20, 2019
Where: Gastown Vancouver
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Admission: Free. Choirs will be accepting donations for charities

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

What: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Catch the musical at Gateway Theatre in December and sing along to the biblical story of Joseph, Jacob, and the coat of many colours.

When: Various dates from December 12 until December 31, 2019
Time: Various times

Where: Gateway Theatre — 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online


What: Mike Bartlett’s COCK is a comedy of wit and persuasion based on the character of John, who, having left his seven-year relationship with M, a man, falls in love with W, a woman. John is in a careful balancing act between his lovers so as not to lose them or his own sense of self.

When: Now until December 15, 2019
Time: 8 pm (2 pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday)
Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Christmas Markets at Moody Ales

What: Shop for everyone on your Christmas list while enjoying a pint at Moody Ales. Each week has a different variety of vendors showcasing crafts, jewellery, chocolates, and more.

When: December 12, December 19, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Moody Ales — 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Baileys Treat Bar at CF Richmond Centre

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What: For the first year ever, experience delicious Baileys Original Irish Cream beverages at the exclusive Baileys Treat Bar, taking place at CF Richmond Centre.

For three days only, treat yourself with a Baileys beverage made with either hot chocolate or coffee, and your choice of festive toppings. Christmas cocktail enthusiasts can take treats home from the pop-up and whip up something festive to impress their guests over the holidays. We’ve got all the inspiration you need right here.

When: December 12 to December 14, 2019
Time: 12 pm to 8 pm
Where: CF Richmond Centre — 6551 No 3 Road, Richmond

Vancouver Canucks vs Carolina Hurricanes

What: Vancouver Canucks face off with Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Arena.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Giant Hummus Plate at Balila Taste Kitchen

What: Balila Taste Kitchen will be creating a 32-sq-ft-wide bowl of hummus at its 983 Helmcken Street location, and everyone’s invited to come to enjoy it for free from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

When: December 12, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: Balila Taste Kitchen — 983 Helmcken Street, Vancouver
Price: Free

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