7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, December 19

Dec 18 2019, 11:30 pm

One more day to Friday! Here is our list of seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, December 19. Take a look at Christmas Glow, Vegan Night Market, and more.

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

Christmas Glow Vancouver

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Courtesy of Glow Gardens

What: Christmas Glow will take place inside the Harbour Convention Centre, and visitors will be able to enjoy nearly 50,000 sq. ft. of enchanting twinkling lights and holiday activities.

This year’s theme for Vancouver is “Santa’s Lost Presents.” Guests will be able to help the elves find Santa’s lost presents. Themed light-up structures, including Santa’s sleigh and his trusty reindeer, will be set up around the venue. Adults will be able to enjoy the licensed bars, seasonal beverages, and live music while interactive activities and festive playgrounds will keep the kids busy.

When: Now until January 5, 2020 (Closed Christmas Day)
Time: Hours of operation vary depending on date of visit. Check the calendar here
Where: Harbour Convention Centre — 760 Pacific Boulevard, 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 19, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Moody Ales — 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

The Vegan Night Market – Holiday Party

What: This festive party will feature 30+ plant-based food, beverage, clothing vendors to name a few. There will also be DJ sets and a zero-waste wrapping station. Cash donations go to P.E.A.C.E. Everywhere.

When: December 19, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: The Waldorf – 1489 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Minimum $5 donation or clothing, canned food, pet food, or toiletries donation for WISH Drop-In Centre Society

Smoke Show Cabaret YVR

What: The Smoke Show features a cast of nine women, and it combines humour and seduction in the form of an interactive dance cabaret. Inspired by modern and classic genres, expect to see influences from Motown, Fosse, Jazz, Rock, and Burlesque.

When: December 19, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Central Studios  856 Seymour Street, Vancouver
 Available online $30, show is 19+

Gastown’s Not-So-Silent Nights

What: Some of Vancouver’s most talented choirs will be taking over the corner of Water and Cambie Street in Gastown on various nights in December 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 each 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 19 and 20, 2019
Where: Gastown Vancouver
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Admission: Free. Choirs will be accepting donations for charities

Vancouver Canucks vs Vegas Golden Knights

What: Vancouver Canucks take on the Vegas Golden Knights at Rogers Arena on December 119.

When: December 19, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

What: The annual Gingerbread Lane has taken over the lobby of the Hyatt Regency. This year’s display features gingerbread creations designed by secondary schools, professionals, and amateur culinary artists. As well as providing a welcome dose of holiday feels, the event also helps to raise money for Make-A-Wish.

When: Now until December 31, 2019
Time: All Day
Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street
Admission: Free

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