7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 26

Dec 18 2018, 10:34 pm

Lots of fun to be had on Boxing Day! From Year In Review at Vancouver TheatreSports to the World Juniors, here are seven events happening in Vancouver on Wednesday, December 26.

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

2018 Year in Review with Vancouver TheatreSports

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What: Vancouver TheatreSports 2018 Year in Review takes an improvised look at the year’s top stories and adds a much-needed comedic perspective to prepare for the coming year. No event is safe from ridicule and, as always, the scenarios will be based on audience suggestions challenging the quick-witted improvisers to create instant, unscripted comedy.

When: Wednesday, December 26 to Monday, December 31, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Ellie King’s Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players

What: Royal Canadian Theatre Company presents a traditional Panto adventure with Hansel, Gretal and the nefarious Mistress Grimm. Join in the fun by booing the bad guys and cheering the good guys, sing along with toe-tapping music, and groan at corny old jokes.

When: Wednesday, December 26 to Sunday, December 30, 2018
Time: Various times
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

IIHF World Junior Championship: Czech Republic vs Switzerland and Canada vs Denmark

What: IIHF World Junior Championship continues with Czech Republic versus Switzerland and Canada facing off with Denmark at Rogers Arena.

When: Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Time: 1 pm (CZE vs. SUI), 5 pm (CAN vs. DEN)
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

What: One rainy day, the Pevensie children discover that an old wardrobe is actually a doorway to the enchanted land of Narnia. A magical re-imagining of CS Lewis’s classic tale by Ron Reed of hope, change, and sacrifice in a world where it is always winter and never Christmas. Directed by Sarah Rodgers, featuring Rebecca deBoer and John Voth.

When: Now to Saturday, December 29, 2018
Time: Various times
Location: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Aurora Winter Festival

Aurora Winter Festival Vancouver

Aurora Winter Festival Vancouver/Brandon Artis Photography

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

Stanley Park Christmas Train

What: Bright Nights at Stanley Park marks the return of one of Metro Vancouver’s most popular Christmas light displays. Visitors can expect more than three million dazzling lights across acres of dark forest. The Christmas Train, located at the heart of the park is the main attraction, accompanied by music, snacks, entertainment, and a visit from Santa and his elves.

When: Now to Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: Hours available online
Where: Piepeline Road, via the West Georgia Street Park Entrance
Train Tickets: Adults ride for $12

Boxing Day Party at Blarney Stone

What: Blarney Stone’s annual Boxing Day Party features drink specials and DJ Zeus heating up the dance floor.

When: Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Time: 10 pm to late
Where: Blarney Stone – 216 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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