7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, December 24

Dec 23 2019, 3:30 pm

Christmas Eve is here, and the fun isn’t stopping! From Merry Kissmas to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, here are seven events to enjoy in Vancouver on December 24.

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

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market/Lindsay Elliot

What: The 10th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market features a selection of traditional food and beverages, over 80 artisan vendors, children’s activities, live entertainment, and the opportunity to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel. Guests can also enjoy $10 admission at the gate every Tuesday.

When: Daily until December 24, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 6 pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online. Adult, $12.99; seniors, $10.99; youth $6.99 (online) / adult, $15; seniors, $13; youth, $9 (gate admission). There is also free admission for children six and under, $8 Early-Bird Admission on weekdays before 2 pm (gate admission), and $10 admission all day every Tuesday (gate admission)

Photos and Visits with Santa at Capilano Mall

What: Santa Claus is at Capilano Mall ahead of his busiest day of the year. Kick off the holidays with a traditional visit to Santa, who will be available for photos through December 24. There are special giveaways for those who purchase a photo package with Santa.

When: December 24, 2019
Time: Varies by date
Where: Capilano Mall — 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Price: Purchase Santa photo package on the day of visit; option to schedule an appointment online at capilanomall.com/event-promotions/

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 until December 31, 2019
Time: Various times

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

The Christmas Store at Potters

What: Potters Nursery has made its annual transformation into the 28,000-sq-ft Christmas Store at Potters. Themed areas include a 3,000-sq-ft “Dark Room,” illuminated by themed tree-lights, Petland, and the Nutcracker Room, to name a few. New this year is the store’s very own Whoville, a space dedicated to a wide variety of Grinch-themed items, such as teddy bears, ornaments, mugs, and snow globes.

In addition over 50,000 themed ornaments, toys, games, and stocking stuffers for both kids, adults, and pets, the store will offer food demos and live music on weekends to liven up the Christmas atmosphere.

When: 
Time: Various times
Where: 19158 48th Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance

What: Enjoy seasonal mirth and merriment at Vancouver TheatreSport’s Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance. The show’s first half takes suggestions from the audience to parody well-known holiday TV specials and films. That’s followed by a completely improvised, audience-driven rom-com parody in the second half.

When: December 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Feast of the Seven Fishes at Cibo Trattoria

What: Cibo is back with its annual Feast of the Seven Fishes dinners this year. Guests will enjoy a seven-course menu showcasing fresh, local seafood.

When: December 24, 2019
Where: Cibo – 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Price: $89 per person ($59 per person with wine pairings)

Winter Gift Gallery

What: Seymour Art Gallery’s Winter Gift Gallery features a variety of locally made arts to purchase throughout the holidays, including paintings, scarves, pottery and more.

When: December 24, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm.
Where: Seymour Art Gallery — 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
Admission: Free