7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 12

Dec 7 2018, 7:08 pm

Rupi Kaur, Make It!, and more. Here are seven events happening in Vancouver on Wednesday, December 12. Have fun!

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

Make It! Holiday Show

Make It! The Handmade Revolution

Make It! The Handmade Revolution

What: The Make It! Holiday Show is a fun, upbeat shopping experience that hosts a number of artists, crafters, and makers from all across Canada. Each year, in addition to more than 265 exhibitors, the holiday show features a beer garden, live music, and food trucks. Parking for this market is $12.

When: Wednesday, December 12 to Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: Times vary based on date
Location: The PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: $8 at the door, kids ages 12 and under are free

Shakey Graves

What: Rocker Shakey Graves from Austin, Texas brings The Tour X9 World Tour to Vancouver with guests Kolars.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Casual Birding Walk

What: Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5-hour birdwatching amble. Bring binoculars. Presented by Boundary Bay Park Association, all ages.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Bounday Bay Regional Park – Meet at Cammidge House
Admission: Free

The Arts Club’s Blind Date

What: Arts Club, the largest theatre company in Western Canada, is putting a much-needed dose of laughter and fun into dating. From now to Monday, December 30, 2018, Rebecca Northan’s improv comedy Blind Date will be playing at the Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. Viewers will get a chance to experience the exhilaration (and hilarity!) of new love as Mimi, the lead character of the show, goes on a blind date with a different man every night. There’s a catch though – her date is picked right out of the audience.

When: Now to Monday, December 30, 2018
Time: Showtimes vary based on date
Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre – 162 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online from $29

Aurora Winter Festival

What: Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other joyful activities. From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen River, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival. The festival takes place at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place and runs from

When: Now to Sunday, December 30, 2018. Closed on select days
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: Concord Pacific Place – 811 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $14.99-$19.99. Infants 3 and under are free

Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur

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What: Canadian poet Rupi Kaur will be stopping in Vancouver today. Kaur’s first book milk and honey gained international success and is a #1 New York Times bestseller. It has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages. Her long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, was released in 2017 and quickly became a number #1 global best seller.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street at Seymour
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Tickets: Available on Live Nation, $39.50 to $79.50.

A Christmas Carol

What: Join City Stage New West and the Anvil Centre of New Westminster for a festive, audience-participation read-along (and sing-along) of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Featuring veteran actor-musician Dave Clothier as “Scrooge”.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Anvil Centre – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Admission: Free

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