7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 19

Dec 12 2018, 8:28 pm

When the weather gets colder, the events get hotter in Vancouver! Check out these seven events happening in Vancouver on Wednesday, December 19. Canyon Lights, IIHF World Juniors, and more!

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

Brewery & The Feast

What: Enjoy a beer-based cocktail with charcuterie boards from Oyama as soon as you arrive, followed by your small group tour of how the beers from Granville Island Brewing are created. After this, attendees can dig into a communal beer-makers dinner and enjoy so small batch beer.

When: Wednesday, December 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Granville Island Brewing – 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Price: $45; buy online

Improv Against Humanity: HO HO HOrrible Holiday Special

What: The Fictionals and special guests Those Guys are celebrating the Christmas Season with a HO HO HOliday Special at the Rio Theatre. Enter for your chance at Christmas gifts, enjoy hilarious comedy inspired by a live CAH tournament, and help crown the new Most Horrible Person in Vancouver.

When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $12

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 2018

Canyon Lights/Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

What: Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate 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, gingerbread cookie decorating, and sing-along carols with a holiday band.

When: Now to Sunday, January 27, 2019 (closed on December 25)
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: $46.95 for adults, $42.95 for seniors, $34.95 for students, $27.95 for youth (ages 13 to 16) $14.95 for children (ages 6 to 12) and free for children under six

Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre 

What: Ronnie Burkett’s marionette vaudeville troupe puts a whole new spin on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Ebeneezer Scrooge becomes Esme Scrooge, a diva somewhat past her prime, who goes on a Christmas journey to redemption. This adult-only show got great reviews last year and promises to make your spirits bright.

When: Now to Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St., Vancouver
Tickets: At the box office, online, or by phone 604-251-1363, $24 – $69

IIHF World Junior Championship: Finland vs Denmark

What: The IIHF World Junior Championship is returning to British Columbia for the first time in 13 years, and Langley will host a pair of pre-tournament games as part of the Lordco Road to the World Juniors. Finland has won four gold medals at the IIHF World Junior Championship, last standing atop the podium at the 2016 World Juniors on home ice in Helsinki. Denmark is in the Top Division for the fifth year in a row; its highest finish ever was fifth at the 2017 tournament in Toronto and Montreal.

When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
Tickets: Online

Santa at Capilano Mall

Puppy ready for Christmas

What: Santa Claus has arrived 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 from now through December 23. There’s going to be special giveaways for those who purchase photo packages with Santa.

Feel bad about leaving your pet at home? Capilano Mall is hosting evenings dedicated for pet photos and visits with Santa. Simply bring your pet along to the mall on December 19, from 6 to 8 pm. Remember that all pets must be leashed or in crates and kept calm while they’re at Capilano Mall.

When: Now to Sunday, December 23, 2018
Times: Times vary by date
Where: 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Price: $19.99 – $34.99 – Purchase Santa photo package on the day of visit

Music for the Winter Solstice

What: A Music on Main tradition that celebrates the solstice in style with holiday merriment and luminous music.  Featuring music by Composer in Residence Nicole Lizée, Corey Payette, Julie McIsaac, Alfredo Santa Ana, past Composers in Residence Caroline Shaw and Jocelyn Morlock, and others.

When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Where: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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