7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, January 3

Dec 28 2018, 5:13 am

Nearly to the weekend! Get there with these seven events happening in Vancouver today, Thursday, January 3. Twilight Evenings at Science World, Paddington 2, and more.

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

Christmas at Canada Place 2018

Canada Place

Christmas at Canada Place

What: Free Christmas attractions will be taking over the Canadian Trail, along the west promenade of Canada Place. This year’s festivities include giant light installations at the Canada North light display, the historic Woodward’s Windows, and the festive Avenue of Trees. For the whole of the Christmas celebrations, the iconic white sails of Canada Place will be illuminated with festive colours and designs.

When: Now to Thursday, January 3, 2019
 Time:  8 am to 11 pm.
Where: The Canadian Trail, West Promenade – 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Family Movie at McGill: Paddington 2

What: Enjoy a free screening of Paddington 2 at Burnaby Public Library – McGill Branch. Parents must accompany children under 10. Drop-in, space is limited.

When: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Public Library – 4595 Albert St, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Hoop Dance Class with Faydra Flow

What: A free trial Hoop Dance class with Faydra Flow. Learn how to dance with your hoop while doing fun tricks and transitions using light weight poly pros. The fun and interactive class is available to those wanting to strengthen their skills or learn for the first time. Hoops will be provided.

When: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 7:15 to 8:15 pm
Where: False Creek Community Centre – 1318 Cartwright St., Vancouver
Admission: Free

Buckin’ Hilarious Open Mic Comedy Night

What: The Buck & Ear Bar and Grill hosts an open mic for local comedians. Hosted by Shane Wilson.

When: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Buck & Ear Bar and Grill – 12111 3rd Ave, Richmond
Admission: Free

Song & Storytime at Treehaus Teahaus

What: Treehaus Teahaus, a play cafe that includes an interactive play area and learning space for young children and their parents, hosts an all-ages song & storytime.

When: Thursday, January 3 and Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: Treehaus Teahaus – 1705 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Twilight Evenings at Science World

What: Patrons can enjoy extended hours and reduced rates on Thursday, January 3 at Science World, from 5 pm to 8 pm, while exploring the exhibits, catching a live science show, or checking out the feature exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar. There will also be a screening of Incredibles 2 in the Science Theatre at 6 pm. Film screening is included with general admission. Seating is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis.

When: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Telus World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Admission: General Admission $12, Child (3–12) $10

Para Ice Hockey – Try It Day

Para Ice Hockey / City of Surrey

What: Come and learn how to move your sled, shoot the puck and play fun games. All abilities and ages are welcome and necessary sledge hockey equipment can be provided. This program is offered in partnership with SportAbility.

When: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex Arena – 16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Register: Online, Free

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