7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, December 25

Dec 18 2018, 10:31 pm
FEATURED EVENTS IN VANCOUVER

Merry Christmas, Vancouver! Enjoy these seven festive events happening in the city today, December 25, including Sea of Lights, Superhero Chanukah on Ice, and more.

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

Lights at Lafarge Lake

What: Lights at Lafarge Lake is one of the largest free light displays in Metro Vancouver, and features more than 100,000 twinkling lights. The outdoor display wraps its way entirely around the lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-km loop through 10 themed zones. The display is located just steps from SkyTrain’s Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station, and the lights will remain on from dusk each night until 11 pm.

When: Now to Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: Dusk to 11 pm daily
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Christmas at Canada Place 2018

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. Visitors will be able to enjoy the sounds of live Christmas performances along the west promenade of Canada Place from 12 to 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 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. On December 31, Christmas at Canada Place will close at 6:00 pm
Where: The Canadian Trail, West Promenade – 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Gingerbread house (Leena Robinson/Shutterstock)

What: The annual Gingerbread Lane has taken over the lobby of the Hyatt Regency. This year’s display features more than 30 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 local charities with more than $80,000 secured to date.

When: Now to Saturday, December 29, 2018
Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street
Admission: Free

Holiday Hi-Light Festival

What: This annual event features a majestic festival of illumination with more than 150,000 lights on display over three acres. Entry is by donation, with 100% of proceeds to the North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society.

When: Now to Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Park & Tilford Gardens – 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Lights in the Park

What: The Town Square Park (located beside the Steveston Museum) will warm up the chilly winter evenings as it is illuminated with a beautiful light display.

When: Now to Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: Evenings
Where: Steveston Town Square Park – 3791 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free

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 4-D 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

Superhero Chanukah on Ice

What: Chabad East Van presents their eighth annual Chanukah on Ice. Enjoy donuts, dreidels, gelt and Chanukah music, plus skate with Batman and Superman.

When: Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Hillcrest Ice Rink – 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $5 admission, $5 skate rental

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