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DECEMBER Events in Vancouver in 2021

December in Vancouver

In Vancouver’s 2021 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. 17 – 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 2021

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 2021 because of 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 5th

December 1-5 | December 6-12 | December 13-19 | December 20-26 | December 27-31


 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

  • 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!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • The Real Wild West – both this new film and the one about Canada show at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place.
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC)

 

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

  • 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!
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • The Real Wild West – both this new film and the one about Canada show at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC)

 

Friday, December 3, 2021

  • 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. (TBC)
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at Granville Island.
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • The Real Wild West – both this new film and the one about Canada show at FlyOver Canada at Canada Place.
  • Christmas Tree Sales – various charities and farms are selling Christmas trees around the Lower Mainland.
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC)

 

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • 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!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at Granville Island.
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • The Real Wild West at FlyOver Canada – both this new film and the one about Canada show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC)

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

  • 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! (TBC)
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • The Real Wild West at FlyOver Canada – both this new film and the one about Canada show at the multi-dimensional theatre at Canada Place.
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. (TBC)
  • Jazz Vespersat St. Andrews-Wesley United Church. (Likely just an online event in 2021.)
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 


Week of December 6th to 12th

December 1-5 | December 6-12 | December 13-19 | December 20-26 | December 27-31


 

Monday, December 6, 2021

 

Best Christmas Activities

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions and Activities
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

  • Christmas Activities
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

Friday, December 10, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at Granville Island.
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – if you use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER you’ll save 25% at the family-friendly museum!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at Granville Island.
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

Sunday, December 12, 2021

 


Week of December 13th to 19th

December 1-5 | December 6-12 | December 13-19 | December 20-26 | December 27-31


 

Monday, December 13, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)

 

Top Vancouver December Things to Do

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Shows & Entertainment
    • Cheap Movie Night – at most theatres throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

  • Christmas Activities
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

Friday, December 17, 2021

  • Last day of school before Christmas holidays for most Lower Mainland schools.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at Granville Island.
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver TheatreSports – live improv theatre at Granville Island.
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)

 

Top December Things to Do

 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 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. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 


Week of December 20th to 26th

December 1-5 | December 6-12 | December 13-19 | December 20-26 | December 27-31


 

Monday, December 20, 2021

 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)

 

Thursday, December 23, 2021

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)

 

Vancouver TheatreSports

 

Friday, December 24, 2021

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.

 

Saturday, December 25, 2021

  • Christmas Day (Stat Holiday)
  • Christmas Attractions
    • Lights by the Lake – Christmas light displays and free ice skating at Harrison Hot Springs.
    • Lights at Lafarge – winter light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake. (TBC)

 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

  • Boxing Day
  • Christmas Attractions
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%! (TBC)
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre. (TBC)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)

 


Week of December 27th to 31st

December 1-5 | December 6-12 | December 13-19 | December 20-26 | December 27-31


 

Monday, December 27, 2021

 

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)

 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink at the corner of Howe and Robson Street. (TBC)

 

Thursday, December 30, 2021

  • Christmas Attractions
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free skating on the outdoor ice rink behind the Vancouver Art Gallery. (TBC)
  • Skating at the Shipyards – ice skating at the giant outdoor covered rink at Shipyard Commons in North Vancouver. Free admission, and skates can be rented. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum – the family-friendly museum at Vanier Park is a great place to visit rain or shine. Use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER and save 25%!
  • Vancouver Mysteries Games – play an outdoor adventure game in downtown Vancouver. Use promo code BESTPLACES2021 and save 10% on games with 3 or more people.
  • Imagine Picasso – a multi-media art exhibition featuring the works of Pablo Picasso at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
  • Da Vinci Experience – a touring attraction showcasing the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci at Tsawwassen Mills.
  • Arts Club Theatre – live theatre in Vancouver. Today features the play Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

 

Friday, December 31, 2021

 


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2021 December Events

The following events may also be taking place in December 2021 (although exact details are to be confirmed):

 

Festivals and Events (Other than Christmas ones)

  • Winter Solstice Lantern Festival – an annual community event with dancing, fire performances and outdoor processions at several different venues (including Granville Island and Yaletown). (TBC)
  • Contact Winter Music Festival – a music festival featuring electronic dance music (EDM) by various artists at GM Place Stadium at the end of the month. (TBC)

 

Christmas Attractions

  • PNE WinterLights – Christmas lights and magical lands at the Pacific National Exhibition. (TBC)
  • Festival of Trees – special Christmas tree decorations at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Village.
  • Christmas Glow – a winter holiday festival featuring a light tunnel, holiday illuminations and music in Langley (from late November until early January). (TBC)
  • Christmas at Canada Place – Christmas lights and seasonal displays. (TBC)
  • Festivale Tropicale – Christmas lights and glowing plants at the Bloedel Conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park. (Not happening in 2021.)
  • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – Christmas lights and family-friendly activities between 5:30 and 9 pm in the gardens on Friday evenings at Park and Tilford mall in North Vancouver (by donation). (TBC)
  • Gingerbread Lane – a free display of Christmas gingerbread houses at the Vancouver Hyatt Regency. (TBC)
  • Granville Island – the shopping and entertainment district is open and the neighbourhood is decorated with Christmas lights at night.
  • Dickens Christmas – free Christmas displays at the British Museum at 45945 Alexander Avenue in Chilliwack. (TBC)
  • Loft Country Christmas – an Old West-themed Christmas attraction at a farm in Langley. (TBC)
  • Peak of Christmas – Santa, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun up at Grouse Mountain. (TBC)
  • Polar Express – special Christmas activities at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. (TBC)
  • Scuba Claus and Holiday Traditions – Christmas movies and photo opportunities with Santa at the Vancouver Aquarium. (TBC)

 

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)
  • Christmas in Steveston Village – activities include a display of classic cars in town, the arrival of Santa Claus by boat at the Steveston Public Wharf, and visits with the man in red at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. (TBC)
  • CP Holiday Train – musicians entertain with stops this evening in Agassiz, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Admission is by donation with proceeds benefiting local food banks. (TBC)
  • Jingle Bell White Rock – opening night for the White Rock Festival of Lights. The event features kid-friendly craft activities, photo opportunities with Santa and live entertainment. (TBC)
  • Langley Magic of Christmas – a family-friendly event that includes breakfast with Santa Claus, live entertainment, a parade and tree lighting ceremony in and around McBurney Plaza at 20518 Fraser Highway. (TBC)
  • Light Up Bowen Lantern Festival – a community event featuring a small parade, caroling, a nativity play and Santa Claus on Bowen Island. (TBC)
  • Santa Comes to Britannia – a special day event at the Britannia Mine Museum featuring a train ride, Santa Claus and other family-friendly activities. (TBC)
  • Lumagica Surrey – a new Christmas-themed event with illuminations and other things to see at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. (December 3 to 30, 2021.)
  • Santa Shuffle – a 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk at Stanley Park benefiting the Salvation Army. (Happening in a virtual format on December 4th and 5th in 2021.)
  • 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 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. (TBC)
  • All About Christmas Gifts Expo – a giant holiday market at Heritage Park in Chilliwack. (December 10th, 11th and 12th in 2021.)
  • Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair – a three-day event at 618 Poirier Street. (TBC)
  • Coquitlam Christmas Night Market – at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 1205 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. The event features an artisan market with free admission. (TBC)
  • Got Craft – usually at the Croatian Cultural Centre at 3250 Commercial Drive in Vancouver. (TBC)
  • New Westminster Winter Farmers Market – in the 600 block of Belmont Street in New Westminster. (TBC)
  • Make It Craft Show – a craft event with over 170 vendors at the PNE at 2901 East Hastings Street. (From December 8th to 12th in 2021.)
  • 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. (TBC)
  • Shipyards Christmas Market – a winter artisan market in the Pipe Shop at North Vancouver’s Shipyards near Lonsdale Quay. Admission is free (although donations benefiting a local charity are most welcome). (December 11th and 12th in 2021.)
  • Toque Craft Fair – a small artisan market with around 20 vendors at 303 East 8th Avenue in Vancouver. Admission is by donation. (TBC)
  • Vancouver Christmas Market – European-themed market vendors, carousel and food stalls at Jack Poole Plaza. (TBC)

 

Christmas Concerts

 

Other Shows and Entertainment

  • The Nutcracker – the Christmas classic with Goh Ballet at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (TBC)
  • 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)
  • Vancouver Theatresports – live improv theatre at 1502 Duranleau Street on Granville Island. (TBC)
  • Jazz Evenings in the Parlour – at the Roedde House Museum in Vancouver’s West End (not far from Robson Street).
  • Jazz Vespers
    • On Sundays at 4 pm in the salons at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church at 1018 Nelson Street in Vancouver. (TBC)

 

Other Events and Activities

 

Top December Activities

Below are some of the most popular activities to do in December most years in the Lower Mainland.

  • Glow Christmas – an indoor Christmas attraction in Langley (or other venue).
  • Bright Nights – amazing Christmas lights and a miniature train at Stanley Park.
  • Christmas at FlyOver Canada – a winter holiday-themed film with Santa Claus at Canada Place.
  • Holiday Hi-Light Festival – Christmas light displays in the gardens at Park and Tilford mall in North Vancouver (by donation).
  • Take part in any of Vancouver’s other Top Christmas Activities.
  • Singing Christmas Tree – free family-friendly performances featuring a 100+ person choir, orchestra, actors, dancers and acrobats at Broadway Church at 2700 East Broadway.
  • Take part in the Boxing Week shopping sales – the week starting on Dec. 26 at stores throughout the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver’s best places for shopping.
  • Visit one of Vancouver’s best places for indoor activities (because it rains lots in December).
  • Take in some of the many wonderful Christmas Music Concerts and Theatre Performances taking place around town.
  • Go skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb, Cypress, Grouse or Mount Seymour ski hills, but preferably before schools get out for the holidays at which time they’ll all be crazily crowded.
  • Spend time with friends and family and enjoy the holiday season.

 

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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