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Vancouver in DECEMBER 2017

December in Vancouver

In Vancouver’s 2017 December calendar you’ll find dates and events in the Lower Mainland for Christmas attractions, concerts and other winter events.


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December Events Calendar

  • Dec. 12 to 20 – Hanukkah (Jewish)
  • Dec. 22 – Last day of school before Christmas holidays
  • Dec. 25 – Christmas Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Dec. 26 – Boxing Day (a day off for most, and the start of the Boxing Day sales at stores throughout the city)
  • Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve

Vancouver December Events

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in December. Note: schedules are subject to change – check official websites for exact details. Also, for a list of activities that are free or close to free, click Free December Events in Vancouver.

Friday, December 1, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Special Christmas Events
    • Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting – from 5 to 7 pm outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at 750 Hornby Street. Free hot chocolate, cookies and music by the band Side One.
    • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – opening night celebrations for the Christmas lights at North Vancouver’s Park & Tilford Gardens. Free family-friendly activities and live entertainment between 7 and 10 pm.
  • Christmas Activities
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Festival of Lights – first day of the season for Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees (FREE).
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 5:30 pm (FREE).
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
  • Christmas Markets & Craft Fairs

Best Christmas Activities

Saturday, December 2, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Vancouver Welshmen’s Choir – “Sounds of Christmas” with Johnston Heights Chamber Choir at White Rock Baptist Church on 140th Street.
    • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – Vancouver vs. Toronto at Rogers Arena.
    • The Day Before Christmas – a play about the perfect holiday disaster showing at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
    • Cirque du SoleilKurios shows at Concord Pacific Place.
    • Family Favourites MoviesElf is showing for just $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock.
  • Special Christmas Events
    • Shipyards Christmas Festival – free Christmas celebrations at the Shipyards at the bottom of Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver from 4 to 7 pm. Activities include a 65-foot Ferris wheel, artisan market in the Pipe Shop, live entertainment and the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree.
    • Lumiere Vancouver – an 8-day festival in Vancouver’s West End with Christmas illuminations and live entertainment.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby with extra activities from 4 to 9 pm including the official tree-lighting ceremony and refreshments at 6 pm.
    • New West Santa Claus Parade – a family-friendly event down New Westminster’s Columbia Street starting at 11 am.
    • Holiday Cheer at the Pier Santa, hot cocoa, candy canes and carol singing in Port Moody at Rocky Point Park from 6 until 8 pm.
    • Maple Ridge Christmas Festival – Christmas activities in Memorial Peace Park from 4 to 8 pm with a parade in the evening.
    • Dundarave Christmas Fair a small community event with Christmas tree decorating and live entertainment by Marcus Mosley, Sweet Scarlet and other groups from noon until dusk in West Vancouver as part of the Dundarave Festival of Lights.
    • Santa Shuffle – a 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk at Stanley Park benefiting the Salvation Army.
    • Holiday Family Fun – at UBC’s Wesbrook Village at 3378 Wesbrook Mall between 11 am and 2 pm.
  • Christmas Activities
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees (free).
    • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Museum. Spaces are limited so book your tickets well in advance.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – Christmas light displays between 5:30 and 9 pm in the gardens at Park and Tilford mall in North Vancouver (by donation).
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
  • Christmas Fairs & Farmers Markets

Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • Vancouver Santa Claus Parade – along Georgia Street and then down Howe Street until Davie. Pre-parade activities for families take place in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery from 10 am until parade time.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a community festival in Vancouver’s West End with Christmas illuminations and live entertainment. Today features an art exhibition and dance lessons.
  • Big Rigs for Kids Lighted Truck Parade – family-friendly activities and a parade of trucks with Christmas lights in downtown Surrey beginning at 4:30 pm.
  • Christmas in Steveston Village – activities include the Cannery Farmers’ Market inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery from 10 am until 3 pm, a display of classic cars in town from 12:30 until 2:30, the arrival of Santa Claus by boat at the Steveston Public Wharf at 1:00 pm, and visits with the man in red at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.
  • Brighten Up – old-fashioned Christmas celebrations at Mackin House in Coquitlam from 1:30 until 3:30 pm. By donation.
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Christmas with the Bach Choir – at 2 pm at the Orpheum at 601 Smithe Street in Vancouver.
    • Kenny GThe Miracles Holiday & Hits Tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • The Day Before Christmas – a play about the perfect holiday disaster showing at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
    • Cirque du SoleilKurios shows at Concord Pacific Place.
    • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – a Christmas concert with the Mighty Fraser Big Band at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street between 4 and 5 pm. By donation.
  • Farmers Markets
  • Other Christmas Activities
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Peak of Christmas – all-day Christmas activities at Grouse Mountain including a performance by the VOC Sweet Gospel Choir in the chalet from 1 until 3 pm.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza from 11 am to 9 pm.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees from area businesses all month.
    • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Museum in Squamish. Spaces are limited so book your tickets well in advance.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
  • Christmas Craft Fairs

Vancouver Christmas Concerts

Monday, December 4, 2017

  • Christmas Activities
    • Lumiere Vancouver – a community festival in Vancouver’s West End with Christmas illuminations and live entertainment. Today features an art exhibition from 2 to 9 pm.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees from area businesses all month.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 5:30 pm (free).
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – FREE skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

  • Lumiere Vancouver – a community festival in Vancouver’s West End with Christmas illuminations and live entertainment. Today features an art exhibition from 2 to 9 pm.
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza from 11 am to 9 pm.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 5:30 pm (FREE).
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees from area businesses all month.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 5:30 pm (free).
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Lumiere Vancouver – a community festival in Vancouver’s West End with Christmas illuminations and live entertainment.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Yule Duel: Caroling for a Cause – singing from the sidewalks of Water Street in Gastown.
    • Make It Craft Show – first day of the craft event with over 200 vendors at the PNE at 2901 East Hastings Street. Admission is $8 for folk age 12 and over.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza from 11 am to 9 pm.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 5:30 pm (free).
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Lumiere Vancouver – a community festival in Vancouver’s West End with Christmas illuminations and various activities.

Top December Things to Do

Friday, December 8, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Diana Krall – in concert on her Turn Up The Quiet World Tour at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 8:30 pm.
    • Vancouver Symphony OrchestraA Christmas Tradition concert at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street in Vancouver.
    • Vancouver Welshmen’s Choir – “Sounds of Christmas” with Argyle Secondary Choir at Centennial Theatre at 2300 Lonsdale Avenue at 7:30 pm.
    • Singing Christmas Tree – free family-friendly performances featuring a 100+ person choir, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway at 7:30 pm.
    • The Day Before Christmas – a play about the perfect holiday disaster showing at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
    • Cirque du SoleilKurios shows at Concord Pacific Place.
  • Christmas Markets
    • Make It Craft Show – a craft event with over 200 vendors at the PNE at 2901 East Hastings Street. Admission is $8 for folk age 12 and over.
    • All About Christmas Gifts Expo – a giant holiday market featuring over 175 vendors at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. Open from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. Cost is $3 for folk ages 11 and older.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
  • Christmas Activities
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – Christmas lights and family-friendly activities between 5:30 and 9 pm in the gardens at Park and Tilford mall in North Vancouver (by donation).
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 5:30 pm (free).
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Lumiere Vancouver – a community festival in Vancouver’s West End with Christmas illuminations and various activities.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Singing Christmas Tree – free family-friendly performances featuring a 100+ person choir, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway at 3 and 7 pm.
    • The Day Before Christmas – a play about the perfect holiday disaster showing at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
    • Vancouver Symphony OrchestraA Christmas Tradition concert at 4:00 and 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street.
    • Vancouver Bach ChoirHandel’s Messiah at 8 pm at the Orpheum at 601 Smithe Street in Vancouver.
    • Cirque du SoleilKurios shows at Concord Pacific Place.
    • Family Favourites MoviesThe Polar Express is showing for just $2.99 at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock.
    • Vancouver Giants Hockey Game – vs. Kootenay ICE at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Christmas Activities
    • Carol Ships Shoreline Celebration – a community bonfire, live entertainment, craft-making opportunities and boats with Christmas lights out on the water in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove between 7:30 and 9 pm.
    • Christmas Lights Up Parade – starting at 6 pm in Aldergrove (always on the second Saturday in December).
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Dundarave Festival of Lights – free live music from noon until dusk in West Vancouver.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Museum. Spaces are limited so book your tickets well in advance.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Lumiere Vancouver – a community festival in Vancouver’s West End with Christmas illuminations and various activities.
  • Christmas Fairs & Farmers Markets
    • Got Craft – at the Shipyards’ Pipe Shop at 115 Victory Ship Way in North Vancouver. Admission is $5.
    • Make It Craft Show – a craft event with over 200 vendors at the PNE at 2901 East Hastings Street. Admission is $8 with children 11 and under free.
    • All About Christmas Gifts Expo – a giant holiday market featuring over 175 vendors at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. Admission is $3 and hours of operation are from 10 am until 4 pm.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza from 11 am to 9 pm.
    • Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market – between 10 am and 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.

Christmas Craft Fairs

Sunday, December 10, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Singing Christmas Tree – free family-friendly performances featuring a 100+ person choir, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway at 3 and 7 pm.
    • The Day Before Christmas – a play about the perfect holiday disaster showing at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
    • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – A Christmas Tradition concert at 7:30 pm at St Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street.
    • Jazz Vespers in SurreyCompany B playing a Christmas Special at Surrey’s Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. By donation.
    • Cirque du SoleilKurios shows at Concord Pacific Place.
  • Christmas and Farmers Markets
    • All About Christmas Gifts Expo – a giant holiday market featuring over 175 vendors at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. Admission is $3 and hours of operation are from 10 am until 4 pm.
    • Make It Craft Show – a craft event with over 200 vendors at the PNE at 2901 East Hastings Street. Admission is $8 for folk age 12 and over.
    • Got Craft – at the Shipyards’ Pipe Shop at 115 Victory Ship Way in North Vancouver. Admission is $5.
    • Fall For Local Holiday Market – an artisan market featuring over 80 local vendors at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission at the door is $5.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Cannery Farmers Market – a winter market at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village from 10 am to 3 pm.
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE on Sundays.
  • Christmas Activities
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Peak of Christmas – all-day Christmas activities at Grouse Mountain including a performance by the VOC Sweet Gospel Choir in the chalet from 1 until 3 pm.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees from area businesses.
    • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Museum. Spaces are limited so book your tickets well in advance.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.

Monday, December 11, 2017

  • Christmas Activities
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza from 11 am to 9 pm.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Cheap night at most Lower Mainland movie theatres.
    • The Day Before Christmas – a play about the perfect holiday disaster showing at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
  • Christmas Activities
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Jam Over the City a special snowboarding event takes place up at Grouse Mountain from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
    • Note: This is a great time to visit Grouse – the Peak of Christmas is also going on there, plus it’ll be a great place to view the Geminid Meteor Shower which peaks in the evening!
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza from 11 am to 9 pm.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees from area businesses.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. The band LeftCoast also has a free concert at Robson Square from 6:30 until 9:30 pm.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza from 11 am to 9 pm.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. Saxophonist Karla Sax also has a free concert at Robson Square between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

Best Christmas Activities

Friday, December 15, 2017

  • Sasquatch Mountain Skiing – today is tentatively scheduled as the first day of the ski season in the Fraser Valley.
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Christmas in the Village – an indoor artisan market with a Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol theme at the Community Hall at 9167 Glover Road in Fort Langley from 10 am until 5 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – first night of the holiday light attraction at the PNE.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – Christmas lights and family-friendly activities between 5:30 and 9 pm in the gardens at Park and Tilford mall at 333 Brooksbank Avenue in North Vancouver (by donation).
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. Also, the band The Agency performs at Robson Square between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
    • CP Holiday Train – a train with holiday lights and a mini concert with Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Band. From 7:30 to 8:15 pm across from the Billy Miner Pub in Maple Ridge and again from 8:45 until 9:30 pm at the corner of Harris Road and Advent Road in Pitt Meadows. By donation (of either cash or Food Bank food).
    • Singing Christmas Tree – free family-friendly performances featuring a 100+ person choir, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway at 3 and 7 pm.
    • Songs in the Snow – live music at Steveston Museum’s Town Square Park between 4 and 6 pm. By donation.
    • Nutcracker with Goh Ballet – at the Centre at 777 Homer Street at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.
    • Vancouver Chamber ChoirBaroque Christmas: Bach and More concert at the Orpheum Theatre at 601 Smithe Street.
    • Good Noise Vancouver Gospel ChoirGood Tidings Christmas concert with guest Jazz vocalist Maureen Washington at 3 and 8 pm at Christ Church Cathedral at 690 Burrard Street in Vancouver.
    • Cirque du SoleilKurios shows at Concord Pacific Place.
    • Christmas with Chor Leoni – at 4:30 pm at West Vancouver United Church at 2062 Esquimalt Avenue in West Vancouver.
    • Vancouver Welshmen’s ChoirSounds of Christmas concert with the Magee Chamber Choir at Shaughnessy Heights United Church at 1550 West 33rd Avenue at 7:30 pm.
    • The Day Before Christmas – a play about the perfect holiday disaster showing at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
    • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – A Christmas Tradition concert at 4:00 and 7:30 pm at the Bell Performing Arts Centre at 6250 144th Street in Surrey.
    • Marcus Mosley & the Gospel Chorale – concert at North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour United Church from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets cost $25-30.
  • Christmas Activities
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday activities up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Museum. Spaces are limited so book your tickets well in advance.
    • Dundarave Festival of Lights – free live music and festive holiday celebrations in West Vancouver from noon until dusk.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees from area businesses.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 10:00 pm.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Christmas and Farmers Markets
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. DJ Dee Selectress also entertains at Robson Square between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Concerts at Robson Square
      • The Showstoppers provide GLEE-style entertainment from 12:30 until 1:45 pm.
      • Rumba Calzada performs from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
    • CP Holiday Train – a train with holiday lights and a mini concert with Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Band. From 4:20 to 5:15 pm behind the Rec Centre in Port Moody and again from 6:00 until 6:45 pm at the Port Coquitlam West Coast Express Station. By donation (of either cash or Food Bank food).
    • Singing Christmas Tree – free family-friendly performances featuring a 100+ person choir, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway at 3 and 7 pm.
    • The Gallery SingersAngels from Heaven Came concert at 3 pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 1440 West 12th Avenue in Vancouver. Cost is $18 for adults or $9 for students.
    • The Day Before Christmas – a play about the perfect holiday disaster showing at the Goldcorp Stage at 162 West 1st Avenue.
    • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – A Christmas Tradition concert at 4:00 and 7:30 pm at the Michael J. Fox Theatre at 7373 Macpherson Avenue in Burnaby.
    • Nutcracker with Goh Ballet – at the Centre at 777 Homer Street at 3:00 and 7:30 pm.
    • Cirque du SoleilKurios shows at Concord Pacific Place.
  • Christmas and Farmers Markets
    • Christmas in the Village – an indoor artisan market with a Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol theme at the Community Hall at 9167 Glover Road in Fort Langley from 10 am until 5 pm. Admission by donation.
    • Shipyards Christmas Market – at Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver from 10 am to 5 pm. Free admission.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Hastings Park Farmers Market – from 10 am to 2 pm at Hastings Skatepark by the PNE on Sundays.
    • Cannery Farmers Market – a winter market at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village from 10 am to 3 pm.
  • Christmas Activities
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Peak of Christmas – all-day Christmas activities at Grouse Mountain including a performance by the VOC Sweet Gospel Choir in the chalet from 1 until 3 pm.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees from area businesses.
    • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Museum. Spaces are limited so book your tickets well in advance.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • The Big Elf Run – a 5K Elf Run and a 1K Week Elf Fun in Stanley Park benefiting Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 10:00 pm.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – Vancouver vs. Calgary at Rogers Arena.

Monday, December 18, 2017

  • Christmas Activities
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. Also, the Malcolm Aiken Quartet performs at Robson Square between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 10:00 pm.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. Also, the Company B Jazz Band performs at Robson Square between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain from 11 am to 9 pm.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 10:00 pm.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. Also, the Jazz duo Caviar & Lace performs at Robson Square between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

  • Winter Solstice Lantern Festival – an annual community event with dancing, fire performances and outdoor processions at four different venues (at Granville Island, Chinatown and Yaletown).
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza from 11 am to 9 pm.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 10:00 pm.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. Also, popular Vancouver singer Warren Dean Flandez performs at Robson Square between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

Friday, December 22, 2017

  • Last day of school before Christmas holidays for most Lower Mainland schools.
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – Christmas lights and family-friendly activities between 5:30 and 9 pm in the gardens at Park and Tilford mall at 333 Brooksbank Avenue in North Vancouver (by donation and to be confirmed).
    • A Fort Langley Christmas – Christmas-themed decorations and activities at the historic fort in the Fraser Valley. Free admission.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Christmas at the Cannery – the historic site at Steveston Village is decorated with Christmas trees.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 10:00 pm.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. Also, DJ-El-Niño entertains at Robson Square between 6:30 and 9:30 pm.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market – between 10 am and 2 pm at Vancouver’s Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street.
  • Christmas Activities
    • Dundarave Festival of Lights – free live music and festive holiday celebrations in West Vancouver from around 3 until 9:30 (but exact times to be confirmed). Today’s event is the annual Christmas Wassail & Bonfire Night.
    • Scuba Claus and Holiday Traditions – Christmas movies and photo opportunities with Santa at the Vancouver Aquarium.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • A Fort Langley Christmas – Christmas-themed decorations and activities at the historic fort in the Fraser Valley. Free admission.
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.

Top December Things to Do

Sunday, December 24, 2017

  • Christmas Eve
  • Shows & Entertainment
  • Christmas Activities
    • Scuba Claus and Holiday Traditions – Christmas movies and photo opportunities with Santa at the Vancouver Aquarium.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Vancouver Christmas Market – last day of the season for the outdoor holiday market activities plus live entertainment at Jack Poole Plaza.
    • Bright Nights – Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Peak of Christmas – all-day Christmas activities at Grouse Mountain including a performance by the VOC Sweet Gospel Choir in the chalet from 1 until 3 pm.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.

Monday, December 25, 2017

  • Christmas Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Christmas Activities
    • Holiday Traditions – Christmas movies at the Vancouver Aquarium from 11 am to 4 pm.
    • Peak of Christmas – sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

  • Christmas Activities
    • The Nutcracker – with the Alberta Ballet Company at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 until 11 pm around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
    • Peak of Christmas – sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain.
    • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
    • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
    • Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village – Christmas lights and decorations at the outdoor museum in Burnaby from 1 to 9 pm (free).
    • Glow Christmas – a new indoor attraction in Langley that features a light maze, light tunnel, live entertainment and market.
    • A Fort Langley Christmas – holiday-themed decorations and activities at the historic fort in the Fraser Valley. Free admission.
    • Festival of Lights – Christmas lights and festivities at VanDusen Garden from 4:30 to 9:00 pm.
    • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
    • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Cirque du SoleilKurios shows at Concord Pacific Place.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

  • New Year’s Eve – festivities and fireworks around Canada Place, at area ski hills and at various night clubs and other party venues.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. The band Rumba Calzada also performs a free concert at Robson Square from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
  • Chinese Lantern Festival – light displays and live entertainment at the PNE.
  • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and miniature train rides at Stanley Park.
  • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays from 4:30 pm until 1:00 am around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake at the corner of Guildford Way and Pinetree Way.
  • Holiday Heights at Bloedel – Christmas lights, glowing plants and family fun at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place.
  • Cirque du SoleilKurios shows at Concord Pacific Place.

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2018 December Events

The following events are scheduled for December in 2018:

  • Etsy Vancouver Market – a market featuring 150 local vendors at the Rocky Mountaineer Station at 1755 Cottrell Street (December 1-2, 2018).
  • Shipyards Christmas Festival – free Christmas celebrations take place at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. The city’s main event happens on one day but market activities remain for a second additional day (December 1-2, 2018).
  • A Country Christmas – a Christmas-themed artisan market at the Tzeachten Hall in Chilliwack from 10 am until 4 pm. Proceeds from admission benefit Basics for Babies (December 1 & 2, 2018).
  • Christmas in the Village – a holiday artisan fair at the Fort Langley Community Hall (December 14-16, 2018).

Top 10 December Activities

For more, check out Vancouver’s Best Places for Winter Activities or Vancouver’s Top 10 Things to do at Christmas Time.

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