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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend December 2-4, 2022

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This weekend Miss604 is proud to sponsor Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village and the opening of Christmas at Canada Place – both free events to enjoy all season long! Find these activities and many more things to do in Vancouver this weekend listed below:

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend
December 2-4, 2022

Friday, December 2, 2022
Sponsored by Miss604: Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village
Sponsored by Miss604: Christmas at Canada Place
Bright in Burnaby
Richmond Academy of Dance: Dance Into Christmas
Tree Lighting in Downtown Vancouver
CBC Vancouver Open House & Food Bank Day
Up in the Air Theatre: The Array
Brookswood Village Night of Lights
O Come All Ye Soulful
The 10th Annual Cool Yule
Pi Theatre: Szepty/Whispers
A Wild Storm or A Great Song
Jade Music Fest
Canada’s Biggest Drone Show at Canada Place
Top Shelf: Holiday Cocktails and Book Readings
Courage Now at the Firehall Arts Centre
Toque Craft Fair
Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
Alpacas & Artisan Holiday Market
Amazon Holiday Workshop
Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair
The Cultch Presents: In My Day
Attractions:
Vancouver Christmas Market
Holiday Splash
Beyond King Tut at Canada Place
Lights at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge 
Cloverdale Christmas Trees
Bright Nights in Stanley Park
Lumagica Surrey
Winter Fun at the Sea to Sky Gondola
VanDusen Festival of Lights
St Paul’s Lights of Hope
VanDusen Festival of Lights 
Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Gingerbread Lane at the Hyatt Vancouver
Shine Bright New Westminster
Steveston Winter Tram
Christmas in Williams Park
FlyOver Canada: Soar with Santa
Steveston Festival of Trees at Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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Gift Box Giveaway from Meinhardt Fine Foods

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I’m excited to once again partner with Meinhardt Fine Foods to do a gift box giveaway! This season you can find delicious treats and holiday meals all in one place, including decadent, sweet, and savoury, gifts for everyone on your ‘nice’ list.

Gift Box Giveaway from Meinhardt Fine Foods

Meinhardt Fine Foods Gift Boxes

Meinhardt takes great care with local delivery of their beautifully wrapped “open-style” gift boxes and the products are carefully chosen for their individuality and gourmet appeal. Whether you choose a standard box or a wooden crate, you’ll find your gift is both stylish and reflective of the quality of the products contained within.

There are over 15 types of gift boxes to choose from, whether you want to celebrate Tea Time, Holly Jolly Flavours, Wine O’Clock, or the Best of the West.

Holiday Meals from Meinhardt

Meinhardt’s Holiday Dinners are all made in-house with fresh, local ingredients. The family-style holiday dinner comes with nine dishes and is available in four different sizes, ranging from $24.99 to $204.99. A vegetarian main dish is available as an add-on with any order. Fully vegetarian meals are available upon request, please call our stores to place an order. Order online, by phone, or in person at least 48 hours in advance for pick-up from the South Granville (3002 Granville St, Vancouver) or Pacific Centre (609 Granville, Vancouver) locations.

In Store Holiday Items

Both locations are packed with holiday items that make for perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for foodies. Meinhardt Fine Foods carries one of Vancouver’s largest selections of authentic Italian Panettone, with many different flavours, shapes, and sizes at both locations. Some of the more unique flavours include tiramisu, pistachio, and chocolate brownie. They also have a wide selection of other seasonal products such as cookies, chocolates, specialty teas and coffee, German spice cookies, stollen, and so much more. 

Win a Gift Box

I have one of Meinhardt’s Party to Go boxes (value $165) to give away that includes all of the items below wrapped up in a handcrafted, reusable wooden crate:

Savoury
Meinhardt Tortilla Chips
Meinhardt Salsa
Meinhardt Vegetable Antipasto
Simply 7 Quinoa Chips
Ferdies Virginia Honey-Roasted Peanuts
La Panzanella Crackers

Drink
Bottle Green hand-picked elderflowers
(non-alcoholic)
Sweet
La Mère Poulard Butter Biscuits
Meinhardt Candies in a Jar
Jasmine Turkish Delight
Anna’s Viennese Wafers
Hamlet Chocola’s Thin Crisps
 Annas Thins Biscuits
Meinhardt Dark Chocolate Bar Caramel
Meinhardt Milk Chocolate Bar Almonds
Meinhardt Cocoa Dusted Truffles
 Maina Mini Panettone

Here are several ways you can enter to win:

Win a Meinhardt Fine Foods Gift Box

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Stiles & Drewe’s The 3 Little Pigs on Granville Island

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Carousel Theatre for Young People presents the Canadian premiere of a classic tale with a musical twist with Stiles & Drewe’s The 3 Little Pigs, at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre until December 30, 2022.

Stiles & Drewe's The 3 Little Pig Pphoto by Tina Krueger Kulic
Stiles & Drewe’s The 3 Little Pig Pphoto by Tina Krueger Kulic

Stiles & Drewe’s The 3 Little Pigs on Granville Island

  • When: November 30-December 30, 2022
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright St, Granville Island)
  • Tickets: From $18, available online now. Suitable for children ages 3 and up.

A heartwarming tale about perseverance, bravery, and friendship, Stiles & Drewe’s The 3 Little Pigs is a charming and witty reimagining of the beloved children’s fable, with toe-tapping musical numbers, cheerful costumes, and dazzling puppetry.

Win Tickets

I have a family 4 pack of tickets to give away, here’s how you can enter to win:

Win tickets to Stiles & Drewe’s The 3 Little Pigs

Dubbed “a fresh twist on a classic tale” by the Chicago Tribune, this story follows three little superstar piglets – Cha, Siu and Bao – who are encouraged by Mother Pig to leave the family pigsty and make their own way in the big wide world. The trio can’t agree on their ideal living arrangements and so they each build their own dream home – one out of straw, one of sticks, and one of bricks – before being foiled by the insatiable Big Bad Wolf. But just when the pigs think they’re safe, the Big Bad Wolf takes Mother Pig hostage to lure the piglets out of hiding. The swine siblings must band together to defeat their wolfish foe. Filled with fast-paced humour, the musical offers 45-minutes of non-stop laughter, heart and magic.

Composer George Stiles and Lyricist Anthony Drewe are a multi-award winning musical theatre duo, best known for their Olivier Award-winning Honk! as well as their original musical additions to the Broadway production of Mary Poppins. Together with The 3 Little Pigs, the pair have created a trilogy of musicals for younger audiences, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Directed by Chris Lam, the musical’s cast includes Angela Chu, Tanner Zerr, Frankie Cottrell, Kamyar Pazandeh, and Steffanie Davis. Musical Director is Arielle Ballance, Choreographer is Nicole Rose Bond, Set Designer is Ariel Slack, Lighting Designer is Itai Erdal, Costume Designer is Christopher David Gauthier, Puppet Creator and Coach is Stephanie Elgersma, Properties Fabricator is Monica Emme, and Sound Designer is Shawn Sorensen.

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December Events in Vancouver 2022

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December, Miss604 is proud to sponsor the following (free) events around Metro Vancouver: Christmas at Canada Place, and Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village. You can find these activities and much, much more all listed below and sorted by date:

December Events in Metro Vancouver

December Events in Vancouver 2022

Jump to: Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, December 4, 2022
Jump to: Monday, December 5 to Sunday, December 11, 2022
Jump to: Monday, December 12 to Sunday, December 18, 2022
Jump to: Monday, December 19 to Sunday, December 25, 2022
Jump to: Monday, December 26 to Saturday, December 31, 2022

Multi-Day Events & Activities

See also:
Free Holiday Activities in Vancouver & The Valley
Gifts That Give Back, A 2022 Vancouver Gift Guide
Holiday Toy Drives Around Vancouver 2022

This list is updated daily.
If you have any events to add, please send them in for a free listing.

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Sponsored by Miss604: Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village
Courage Now at the Firehall Arts Centre
Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
MENA Film Fest
Up in the Air Theatre: The Array
Pi Theatre: Szepty/Whispers
Myles of Smiles Open Mic
Live Music at Camp Beer Co.
Jade Music Fest
Amazon Holiday Workshop
Friday, December 2, 2022
Sponsored by Miss604: Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village
Sponsored by Miss604: Christmas at Canada Place
Bright in Burnaby
Richmond Academy of Dance: Dance Into Christmas
Tree Lighting in Downtown Vancouver
CBC Vancouver Open House & Food Bank Day
Up in the Air Theatre: The Array
Brookswood Village Night of Lights
O Come All Ye Soulful
The 10th Annual Cool Yule
Pi Theatre: Szepty/Whispers
A Wild Storm or A Great Song
Jade Music Fest
Canada’s Biggest Drone Show at Canada Place
Top Shelf: Holiday Cocktails and Book Readings
Courage Now at the Firehall Arts Centre
Toque Craft Fair
Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
Alpacas & Artisan Holiday Market
Amazon Holiday Workshop
Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair
The Cultch Presents: In My Day
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Sponsored by Miss604: Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village
Sponsored by Miss604: Christmas at Canada Place
Indigenous Artisans’ Market at Bill Reid Gallery
Downtown Abbotsford Winter Jubilee
Vancouver Philharmonic Concert
Tugboat Landing Artisan Market
Top Shelf: Holiday Cocktails and Book Readings
A Wild Storm or A Great Song Song
New West Holiday Craft Market
Stɑlə̓w̓ Christmas Craft Market
Toque Craft Fair
Riley Park Winter Farmers Market
Infinitus at Surrey City Hall
Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair
Jade Music Fest
Jarvis Church in Concert
Dundarave Festival
In-Person Workshop: Build Your Own Copper Lantern
Up in the Air Theatre: The Array
Holidays on Hudson Market
Alpacas & Artisan Holiday Market
Langley Arts Council Holiday Artisan Market
Yaletown CandyTown
Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair
Massey Theatre Presents Michael Kaeshammer
Pi Theatre: Szepty/Whispers
Heritage Christmas at Historic Stewart Farm
Christmas Tree Lighting in Fort Langley
Courage Now at the Firehall Arts Centre
The Magic of Christmas (Langley)
CONNECT X-Mas Market & Music Festival
Amazon Holiday Workshop
Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sponsored by Miss604: Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village
Sponsored by Miss604: Christmas at Canada Place
Bootcamp to Benefit Holiday Edition
Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair
Winter Wonders Community Celebration
Christmas at Enquist Lodge
Toque Craft Fair
Family Sunday at Surrey Art Gallery
Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair
Tugboat Landing Artisan Market
Christmas in Steveston Village
Holidays on Hudson Market
Langley Arts Council Holiday Artisan Market
Very Victorian Christmas Market
Yaletown CandyTown
The Magic of Christmas (Langley)
ShipyardsSpirit of the Season Festival
Big Rigs for Kids and Santa Parade
Courage Now at the Firehall Arts Centre
CONNECT X-Mas Market & Music Festival
Pi Theatre: Szepty/Whispers
Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market

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Robson Square Ice Rink Open 2022

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The Robson Square ice rink will be opening for its 2022-2023 season on Thursday, December 1st. With free skating and live entertainment leading up to the holidays, it’s a highlight of the annual activities calendar in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.

Showing off my red heart Variety BC mittens at the last Miss604 skate night for charity
Showing off my red heart Variety BC mittens at the last Miss604 skate night for charity 2019

Robson Square Ice Rink Open Dec to Feb

The rink will be open through to February 28, 2023. Skate rentals are $5, ice cleats $2, and sharpening $5 when available. VISA, Master Card, AMEX and Debit. Includes tax. Helmets free with skate rental. Helmets are mandatory for everyone 12 years and under.

Hours of Operation
Sunday to Thursday:9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday:9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve (December 24th)9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Christmas Day (December 25th)12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Boxing Day (December 26th)9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
New Year’s Eve (December 31st)9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
New Year’s Day (January 1st)9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

This year they are introducing a RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AGREEMENT when you choose to skate at the Robson Square Ice Rink. As a condition of skating at Robson Square, you will be required to agree to this Release Agreement at the time of purchase.

Robson Square Miss604 Rebecca Bollwitt Photo
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Twelve Days of Christmas – Entertainment Schedule

Enjoy free, live entertainment December 13-24 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm nightly.

DateTimePerformer
TBD

Enjoy a hot chocolate, the Downtown Vancouver atmosphere, and this low cost activity for the whole family. Follow the rink online here for updates throughout the season.

Find more free holiday activities here.

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