7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, December 11

Dec 8 2018, 3:07 am

Only two more weeks to Christmas. Get in the holiday spirit with these seven things to do in Vancouver on Tuesday, December 11. Sea of Lights, Storytelling Championships, and more.

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

Sea of Lights

Scuba Claus/Vancouver Aquarium

What: Immerse yourself in a Sea of Lights at the Vancouver Aquarium. Watch Scuba Claus dive daily in the Strait of Georgia habitat until December 24. 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: Now to 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

Storytelling Championship

What: The 14th annual Vancouver Story Slam Storytelling Championship is the grand finale of the 2018 Vancouver Story Slam season. Top storytellers bring their best stories to the stage, with the winner selected by anonymous audience ballot receiving $200 cash, a large engraved trophy, and the coveted title of 2018 Vancouver Story Slam Champion. Second and third placers will receive $125 and $75.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Winter En Blanc

What: Celebrate this winter holiday with wearing only white clothing at this event that includes a delicious meal followed by karaoke, games and group line dancing. This event is for ages 55 and over.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
Admission: $8

A Very Moody Christmas Market

What: Moody Ales has created a space for local artisans and small businesses to set up shop and offer amazing products. Grab a beer and shop for art, baked goods, crafts and more.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Moody Ales – 2601 Murray Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

The Science Behind Pixar Vancouver 2018

What: The Science Behind Pixar, featuring over 40 interactive elements, was created by the Museum of Science, Boston and Pixar Animation Studios. The upcoming exhibition in Vancouver will be 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: Now to Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Mensch Jewish Delicatessen pop-up

Mensch Deli

Photo: Olivia Sari-Goerlach

What: Mensch Jewish Delicatessen is popping up for one night only at Faculty Brewing. Patrons can head to the pop-up from 6 pm onward until food runs out, and they will find slow-brined, smoked, and hand cut New York-style hot pastrami sandwich on fresh rye bread with mustard and a homemade pickle on the side.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Where: Faculty Brewing – 1830 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

VCC Jewellry Art & Design – Annual Student Holiday Sale

What: The VCC Jewellery Art & Design students are hosting their annual holiday sale at the VCC Downtown Campus Atrium. Stock up on one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts for loved ones this holiday season.

When: Tuesday, December 11 to Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Vancouver Community College – 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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