7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 4

Dec 3 2019, 3:30 pm

Happy first Hump Day of December! From Chantal Kreviazuk to Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour, and more, here are seven things to do on Wednesday, December 4!

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

#WhatWorks: Mental Toughness with Sean Bacon and Reception & Publication Launch

What: BC Tech Association presents a morning talk by Sean Bacon on mental toughness as part of their #WhatWorks: Women in Tech series. Sean is a Canadian Armed Forces veteran and founder of Dynamic Shift Consulting Inc. Then in the evening, attend the #WhatWorks Reception & Publication Launch, with speakers, networking and more. Attendance to the evening event is by donation to support Actua, facilitated by Charitable Impact.

When: December 4, 2019
Time: 8:30 am to 12 pm (Mental Toughness with Sean Bacon); 5 to 7 pm (Reception & Publication Launch)
Where: BC Tech Hub – Suite 101 — 887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online for Mental Toughness with Sean Bacon and Reception & Publication Launch

Chantal Kreviazuk

What: JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk (“Surrounded,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Before You”) brings her Christmas Is a Way of Life Tour to Clarke Foundation Theatre in Mission on December 4, and Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver on December 5.

When: December 4 (Mission), December 5 (North Vancouver)
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Clarke Foundation Theatre — 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission; Centennial Theatre — 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Christmas Glow Vancouver

What: Christmas Glow will take place inside the Harbour Convention Centre until January 5, 2020. Visitors will be able to enjoy nearly 50,000 sq. ft. of enchanting twinkling lights and holiday activities.

This year’s theme for Vancouver is “Santa’s Lost Presents.” Guests will be able to help the elves find Santa’s lost presents. Themed light-up structures, including Santa’s sleigh and his trusty reindeer, will be set up around the venue. Adults will be able to enjoy the licensed bars, seasonal beverages, and live music while interactive activities and festive playgrounds will keep the kids busy.

When: Now until January 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Harbour Convention Centre — 760 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Nutcracker Afternoon Tea

What: Held in the Notch8 Restaurant & Bar’s Private Dining Room, this Nutcracker themed tea service features holiday décor and vintage storybooks, and food will be served on a decorative Christmas tree tier.

Food featured in this tea includes Porcini Mushroom Hot Cocoa topped with bitter chocolate marshmallow, Ginger Mont Blanc Babka, and Fruitcake Scone served with clotted cream, marmalade and black cassis curd, and a “Sugar Plum Fairy” with candy cane stripe beetroot, goat cheese, and pine dust, to name a few.

When: Now until December 31, 2019 (excluding December 24 and 25)
Time: Seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: Adults, $79; children, $39.50 (ages 12 and under); reserve online

The Dandy Warhols

What: Portland alt-rockers The Dandy Warhols come to Vancouver on December 4 on their 25th Anniversary Tour. Featuring special guest Mother Mariposa.

When: December 4, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

Vancouver Trolley Company tour at Christmas (Vancouver Trolley Company)

Vancouver Trolley Company tour at Christmas (Vancouver Trolley Company)

What: Throughout December, the Vancouver Trolley Company is running its Karaoke Christmas Lights tour, showcasing the city in a unique way. Stops include Bright Nights at Stanley Park, local light displays such as the English Bay Christmas Tree, Hycroft Manor and Canuck Place, VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights, and a viewing of St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope.

When: Now until December 29, 2019
Time: Check in by 6:15 pm, tour runs from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Check in at the Welcome Centre in Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

DZ Comedy Tour with Dolph Ziggler, Sarah Tiana and Sunee Dhaliwal

What: WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler brings his DZ Comedy Tour to Vancouver with special guests Sarah Tiana (Reno 911, Chelsea Lately) and Sunee Dhaliwal (Just For Laughs, CTV’s Comedy Now).

When: December 4, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre — 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online