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DECEMBER Events in Vancouver in 2022

December in Vancouver

In Vancouver’s 2022 December calendar you’ll find dates and events in the Lower Mainland for Christmas attractions, concerts and other winter events.

 


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Vancouver’s December Calendar of Events

  • Dec. 16 – Last day of school before Christmas holidays
  • December 25 – Christmas Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Dec. 26 – Boxing Day (a day off for most, and the start of Boxing Day sales at stores throughout the region)
  • Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve

 

Vancouver December Events in 2022

Below is what’s happening on the different days of the month in December.

(Note: Schedules are subject to change. This is the case any year, but especially in years with COVID-19. As a result, see official event websites for the most up-to-date details. Also, whatever you do, be responsible and be safe!)

 


Week of December 1st to 4th

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can!

Performing Arts Events

  • Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story – a high energy musical about refugees, love and finding shared humanity. Presented by SFU Woodwards, it takes place at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver.
  • The Odyssey of Krystof Harant – a performance by the Ensemble Cappella Mariana at Christ Church Cathedral. Presented by Early Music Vancouver, there is a pre-concert talk at 7 pm and the concert begins at 7:30.

General Events

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.

Christmas Events & Attractions

Other Activities

  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.

 

Project EveryBODY

 

Friday, December 2, 2022

  • Coquitlam Christmas Night Market – at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 1205 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. The event features an artisan market with free admission.
  • Project EveryBODY, PEBCelebratesLive – a free event celebrating persons with disabilities at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. At the event there is live music, art, vendor stalls, films, stand-up comedy and even free food!
  • Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting – outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver.
  • Christmas at Canada Place – 300+ drones light up the sky at 6:00 pm outside Canada Place.
  • Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story – a high energy musical about refugees, love and finding shared humanity. Presented by SFU Woodwards, it takes place at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver.

General Events

  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can! For ideas on how and why you should support small businesses in your community, see our article about BC Buy Local Week.
  • Build Your Own Copper Star and Moon – a crafting workshop hosted by the Fort Langley National Historic Site where you get to make your own copper moon and star holiday decorations. (Note: Today is a virtual workshop. In-person events take place on December 3 and 10. The cost includes tools and materials.)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

Christmas Events and Attractions

 

Vancouver Christmas Market

 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Special Events

Christmas and Artisan Markets 

 

Made in the 604 Holiday Pop-Up Markets

 

Christmas Attractions

Other Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Beyond King Tut

Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir Christmas Concerts

 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Special Events

  • Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir – the popular choir performs its Christmas concert with Winter Harp today at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster.
  • Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story – a high energy musical about refugees, love and finding shared humanity. Presented by SFU Woodwards, it takes place at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver.
  • Holidays at Hycroft – a fundraiser for the University Women’s Club in Vancouver. The venue alone is beautiful (and was used on occasion in the TV series When Calls the Heart). Today’s event is the Children’s Brunch with Santa.
  • BC Buy Local Week – this week people are reminded about the value of supporting local and independently-owned businesses. While doing your holiday shopping, be sure to buy local as much as you can!
  • Candytown – an outdoor Christmas market and street festival on Mainland Street in Yaletown.
  • Christmas in Steveston Village – activities include a display of classic cars in town and the arrival of Santa Claus by boat at the Steveston Public Wharf.

Christmas Artisan Markets

Christmas Events & Attractions

Other Events & Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Jazz Vespersat St. Andrews-Wesley United Church.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 


Week of December 5th to 11th

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

Monday, December 5, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Steveston Festival of Trees – the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a great place to visit, especially now while it’s full of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and community organizations.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Chanukah Market – a market celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights happens at the Jewish Community Centre.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Glow Christmas

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

  • Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story – a high energy musical about refugees, love and finding shared humanity. Presented by SFU Woodwards, it takes place at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver.

Christmas Events & Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Chanukah Market – a market celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights happens at the Jewish Community Centre.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Hawaii From Above at FlyOver Canada

Vancouver Maritime Museum 25% Discount Offer

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • FlyOver Canada – the multi-dimensional film about Canada shows at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Chanukah Market – a market celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights happens at the Jewish Community Centre.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Rainy Day Activities

Christmas Craft Fairs

 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

  • Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story – a high energy musical about refugees, love and finding shared humanity. Presented by SFU Woodwards, it takes place at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver.

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Best Christmas Activities

 

Friday, December 9, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Build Your Own Copper Star and Moon – a crafting workshop hosted by the Fort Langley National Historic Site where you get to make your own copper moon and star holiday decorations. (Note: Today is a virtual workshop. An in-person version of the event take place tomorrow, on December 10. The cost includes tools and materials.)
  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Shipyards Christmas Artisan Market

Big Elf Run

 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

  • Big Elf Run – fun and social 1 km, 5 km, 10 km and 15 km running events at Stanley Park where participants get complimentary elf ears! (TIP: Use the promo code VBP10 and save 10% on the price of registration.)

Shows & Entertainment

Christmas Markets

Christmas Events & Attractions

 

Dundarave Festival of Lights

 

Other Events and Activities

 

Best Christmas Activities

PNE Winter Fair in Vancouver

 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Christmas Markets

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Festive Cantatas Christmas Concert

Vancouver Christmas Market

 


Week of December 12th to 18th

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

Monday, December 12, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Chanukah Market – a market celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights happens at the Jewish Community Centre.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Top Vancouver December Things to Do

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Chanukah Market – a market celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights happens at the Jewish Community Centre.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Free Events in December

Soar With Santa at FlyOver Canada

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

  • Music for the Winter Solstice – a candlelight concert hosted by Music on Main at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. (Note: This event sells out most years, so get your tickets soon!)

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Chanukah Market – a market celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights happens at the Jewish Community Centre.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Goh Ballet Nutcracker

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Performing Arts Events

  • Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker – the classic Christmas ballet show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (December 15 to 18 in 2022.)
  • Music for the Winter Solstice – a candlelight concert hosted by Music on Main at Heritage Hall in Vancouver. (Note: This event sells out most years, so get your tickets soon!)

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Photos with Santa at Britannia Mine

Chor Leoni Christmas Concerts

 

Friday, December 16, 2022

Christmas Concerts & Theatre

Other Christmas Events & Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Festive Cantatas Christmas Concert

Vancouver Christmas Booze Cruise

 

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Special Events

Holiday Markets

  • Women’s Winter Faire – a market at Vancouver’s Heritage Hall on Main Street. Admission is by donation with proceeds benefiting Rainbow Refugee which helps LGBTQ2+ people settle in Canada.
  • New West Craft Holiday Market – an artisan market at the River Market in New Westminster from 11 am until 4 pm. Admission is free.
  • Made in the 604 Markets – an artisan market at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver’s Shipyards District. Admission is free.
  • Vancouver Christmas Market – European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Top December Things to Do

 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Christmas Markets

  • Made in the 604 Markets – an artisan market at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver’s Shipyards District. Admission is free.
  • Women’s Winter Faire – a market at Vancouver’s Heritage Hall on Main Street. Admission is by donation with proceeds benefiting Rainbow Refugee which helps LGBTQ2+ people settle in Canada.

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

PNE Winter Fair in Vancouver

Beyond King Tut

 


Week of December 19th to 25th

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

Monday, December 19, 2022

  • Christmas with Chor Leoni – the renowned men’s choir performs its final two holiday concerts of the season at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church today in downtown Vancouver.

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Soar With Santa at FlyOver Canada

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

  • Winter Solstice Lantern Festival – an annual community event with lantern-making workshops, labyrinths, and more at different venues (including Granville Island and Yaletown).

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

NYE Yacht Party in Vancouver

 

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Vancouver Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Glow Christmas

 

Friday, December 23, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Top December Things to Do

 

Saturday, December 24, 2022

  • Christmas Eve

Christmas Events and Attractions

  • Vancouver Christmas Market – last day of the season at the European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza.
  • Lights by the Lake – Christmas illuminations at Harrison Hot Springs.
  • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake.
  • Soar with Santa at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed multi-dimensional film experience at Canada Place. Also playing at the theatre for a limited time is Hawaii From Above.
  • Christmas Glow – a winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and music in Langley.
  • Vallea Lumina – an outdoor winter lights attraction in Whistler.
  • Steveston Festival of Trees – the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is a great place to visit, especially now while it’s full of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and community organizations.
  • Festival of Lights – over a million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden.
  • Dundarave Festival of Lights – Christmas trees to admire in West Vancouver.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

StayVancouverHotels.com

 

Sunday, December 25, 2022

 


Week of December 26th to 31st

December 1-4 | December 5-11 | December 12-18 | December 19-25 | December 26-31


 

Monday, December 26, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

New Years Eve Boat Parties

 

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Vancouver Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Best Christmas Activities

 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

  • Beyond King Tut – an immersive exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of a famous Egyptian boy king’s tomb.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – outdoor adventure games in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Improv Centre TheatreSports – live comedy theatre at Granville Island.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • Winterlust – domed dining at the H2 Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel for parties of 1 to 6 guests. (Minimum spend requirements apply.)

 

Saturday, December 31, 2022

  • New Year’s Eve – festivities happen at various venues (but with details to be confirmed for 2022).

New Year’s Eve Events

Christmas Attractions

Other Events and Activities

 


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2022 December Events

The following events may also be taking place in December 2022 (although exact details are to be confirmed):

 

Festivals and Events (Other than Christmas ones)

  • Contact Winter Music Festival – a music festival featuring electronic dance music (EDM) by various artists at BC Place Stadium at the end of the month. (December 29-30, 2022)
  • Hopscotch Festival – a series of whiskey and other fine spirits-tasting events in Vancouver. (It took place from late November to early December last year, but normally just happens in November. 2022 details are to be confirmed.)

 

Christmas Attractions

  • Festival of Trees – special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village. (December 1-24, 2022)
  • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays. (From December 2nd, 2022, until January 3rd, 2023.)
  • Chilliwack Country Christmas Village – Santa, lights, train rides and other family-friendly things to see and do in downtown Chilliwack. (TBC)
  • Festivale Tropicale – Christmas lights and glowing plants at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park. (Not happening in 2022.)
  • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – free Christmas lights in the gardens at Park and Tilford mall in North Vancouver. (December 2-31, 2022)
  • Gingerbread Lane – a free display of Christmas gingerbread houses at the Vancouver Hyatt Regency. (December 2-29, 2022)
  • Granville Island – the shopping and entertainment district is open and the neighbourhood is decorated with Christmas lights at night. (From November 12th in 2022 until early January in 2023.)
  • Dickens Christmas – free Christmas displays at the British Museum at 45945 Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack.
  • Loft Country Christmas – an Old West-themed Christmas attraction at a farm in Langley. (Not happening in 2022.)
  • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain. (Happening from November 25th in 2022 until January 2nd in 2023.)
  • Scuba Claus and Holiday Traditions – Christmas movies and photo opportunities with Santa at the Vancouver Aquarium. (Takes place from November 12th in 2022 until January 2nd in 2023.)
  • Surrey Holiday Lights – a Christmas attraction in the plaza outside Surrey City Hall. (Not happening in 2022.)

 

Santa Claus Parades

 

Christmas Events

  • 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. (TBC)
  • CP Holiday Train – musicians entertain with stops in Agassiz, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows on December 17th, followed by stops in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam on December 18th. Admission is by donation with proceeds benefiting local food banks.
  • Bright Walk in White Rock – the event features Christmas illuminations from early December to early January. In 2022 there’s a special launch event on December 10th with kid-friendly activities, photo opportunities with Santa and live entertainment.
  • Langley Magic of Christmas – a family-friendly event that includes craft stations, live entertainment, visits from Santa Claus and more at Timms Community Centre at 20399 Douglas Crescent.
  • Light Up Bowen Lantern Festival – a community event featuring a small parade, caroling, a nativity play and Santa Claus on Bowen Island. (December 3, 2022)
  • Lumagica Surrey – a new Christmas-themed event with illuminations and other things to see at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (November 25th to December 30th in 2022.)
  • Santa Shuffle – a 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk at Stanley Park benefiting the Salvation Army. (December 10, 2022)
  • Colombian Dia de las Velitas Fiesta – a free event with live music, kid-friendly activities and food for purchase. (TBC)

 

Christmas Craft Fairs and Markets

  • Christmas Gifts Expo – a giant holiday market at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. (December 9-11, 2022)
  • Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair – a large indoor holiday artisan market at the Poirier Forum. (December 2-4, 2022)
  • Ambleside Holiday Market – a Christmas-themed artisan market in West Vancouver. (TIP: Visit the market either before or after checking out the Christmas trees and live entertainment at the Dundarave Festival of Lights). (TBC)
  • Shipyards Christmas Artisan Market – an indoor market in the Pipe Shop at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. (December 10 & 11, 2022)
  • 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. (December 16-18, 2022)
  • Got Craft – usually at the Croatian Cultural Centre at 3250 Commercial Drive in Vancouver. (Happens on November 19 and 20 in 2022. Some years though it takes place in December.)
  • Make It Craft Show – a craft event with over 170 vendors at the PNE at 2901 East Hastings Street. (December 7-11, 2022)
  • Mercato Italian Christmas Market – at the Italian Cultural Centre at 3075 Slocan Street. (TBC)
  • New West Winter Night Market – a holiday craft fair event at New Westminster’s River Market. (December 3, 2022)
  • Toque Craft Fair – a small artisan market with around 20 vendors at 303 East 8th Avenue in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (December 2-4, 2022)
  • Weirdos Holiday Market – a Christmas artisan market featuring alternative vendors selling unique and alternative kinds of things. (December 9-11 and 16-18, 2022)
  • Vancouver Japan Market – a Japanese-themed Christmas market at Robson Square. (December 3 & 4, 2022)

 

Christmas Concerts

  • A Traditional Christmas Concert – performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Centennial Theatre, Orpheum Theatre and Bell Performing Arts Centre on various dates (between December
  • Christmas with Chor Leoni – an evening choir concert at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church or other venue. (December 16, 17 and 19 in 2022.)
  • Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir – Good Tidings! Christmas concert at Vancouver’s Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church. (December 17, 2022)
  • Songs in the Snow – live music at Steveston Museum’s Town Square Park. By donation. (December 3, 10 and 17 in 2022.)
  • Sweet Soul Gospel Celebration – a Christmas concert with the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir in Vancouver. (December 9, 2022)
  • Vancouver Chamber Choir – holiday carols and more at Pacific Spirit United Church or another venue. (December 16, 2022)
  • Winter Harp Concert – at various venues in the Lower Mainland on select days from December 4th to 21st in 2022.
  • Yule Duel: Caroling for a Cause – over a dozen choirs sing in a fundraising competition outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. By donation on a Thursday evening in early December. (TBC)
  • Singing Christmas Tree – free family-friendly performances featuring a 100+ person choir, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway. (December 2-4 and 9-11, 2022)

 

Other Shows and Entertainment

  • Family Favourites Movies – a family-friendly film shows for just $2.99 on Saturday mornings at select Cineplex theatres in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey at 11 o’clock. (TBC)
  • Arts Club Theatre – live shows at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street). (TBC)
  • Jazz Vespers – on Sundays at about 4 pm at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver.

 

Other Events and Activities

  • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against various teams at the Langley Events Centre.
  • Vancouver Canucks Hockey – professional ice hockey against various teams at Rogers Arena.
  • Seniors Day at MOV – admission to the Museum of Vancouver is just $5 for anyone age 65+ on the first Tuesday of the month. (TBC)
  • Music at Robson Square – in addition to the free ice skating at Robson Square, there’s live music from December 13th to 24th in 2022.
  • Christmas Carol Tour at Roedde House – the museum in Vancouver’s West End is hosting an immersive self-guided tour with a Charles Dickens theme in the evening. (It didn’t happen in 2021. In its place there were Christmas Ghost Stories.) (TBC)

 

Other Information

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

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