7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, December 3

Dec 2 2019, 3:30 pm

Vancouver Christmas Market, Vancouver Canucks, and more! Here are our picks for seven things to do in Vancouver on Tuesday, December 3.

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

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market Photo by Lindsay Elliott

What: The 10th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market features a selection of traditional food and beverages, 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 9:30 pm (November 20 to December 23), 11:30 am to 6 pm (December 24)
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)

Lindy West in Conversation with Hannah McGregor

What: Lindy West is an opinion writer for The New York Times, and is the author of the award-winning memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman and the executive producer of its Hulu adaptation. She shares her latest book, The Witches Are Coming, at the Vogie Theatre, in conversation with professor and Secret Feminist Agenda host Hannah McGregor.

When: December 3, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Canucks vs Ottawa Senators

What: The Canucks face off with the Senators at Rogers Arena on December 3.

When: December 3, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

What: JUNO Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists The Tenors bring their Wonder of Christmas tour to Vancouver on December 3. Enjoy a selection of songs from The Tenors’ two Christmas albums as well as other holiday classics.

When: December 3, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre — 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Transits and Returns at Vancouver Art Gallery

What: Transits and Returns is Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibition and showcases local First Nations artists and those from communities throughout the Pacific region. Transits and Returns explores wide-ranging experiences that are inclusive of both global connections and ancestral knowledge.

Participating artists include Edith Amituanai, Christopher Ando, Natalie Ball, BC Collective with Louisa Afoa, Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick with Nāpali Aluli Souza, Hannah Brontë, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Mariquita Davis, Chantal Fraser, Maureen Gruben, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Taloi Havini, Lisa Hilli, Carol McGregor, Marianne Nicolson, Ahilapalapa Rands, Debra Sparrow, and T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss.

When: Now until February 23, 2020
Time: Daily 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays until 9 pm, and the first Friday of each month until 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 2019

What: The Canyon Lights features thousands of sparkling lights illuminating the iconic suspension bridge and other areas of the park. The 30-ton Douglas Firs of the Treetops Adventure will also be dressed in lights. Standing at an impressive 110 feet above the forest floor, the Douglas Firs that connect the suspension bridges are the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world, according to event organizers. Also returning to this year’s festival is the Snowy Owl Prowl scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, and sing-along carols with a holiday band.

When: Now until January 26, 2020 (closed on December 25)
Time: 11 am to 9 pm daily; holiday activities run from 4 to 9 pm
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Available online, with annual passes (included with admission) available for BC residents

It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle

It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle – Arts Club / Photo by David Cooper

What: It’s a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle is a new Canadian comedy by Marcus Youssef about a family during a complicated season. With music from Songs for Christmas and Silver & Gold by Sufjan Stevens. Presented by Arts Club Theatre.

When: Now until December 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Goldcorp Stage at The BMO Theatre Centre — 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online