Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, December 4th, 2014 — 11:14am PST
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I was a bit late getting the big December event list posted so I thought I would be ahead of the game and post this weekend’s event list a bit early. There’s so much to see and do in and around Vancouver at this time of year and what I love most is that these activities allow you to spend time with friends and family, which I think is one of the greatest gifts of all.

Stanley Park Totem Poles, Vancouver
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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.

Friday, December 5, 2014
CBC Open House and Food Bank Day
Vancouver Tree Lighting at Jack Poole Plaza
Nightmare Before the Nutcracker at the Rio Theatre
Stop Networking | Start Netwerking: A Mega Holiday Party for Changemakers
Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s Holiday Beer Festival
South Asian Women Against Violence Against Women: Gala
Painting Party at Frosting Cupcakery, Langley
Canada Ice Dance Theatre Presents: Holiday Ice Spectacular
PechaKucha Night New Westminster
TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser and Craft Fair
Opening Reception: Old, at Hot Art Wet City
The Arts Club Presents: Mary Poppins
Vancouver Education and Career Fair
Pacific Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Show
North Pole, BC at TRADEX in Abbotsford
Vancouver TheatreSports: Christmas Queen
Make It! Vancouver
Listen to Me by Resounding Scream Theatre
Whistler Film Festival
Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas
Vancouver Christmas Market
Bright Nights in Stanley Park Christmas Train
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Knox Christmas Market, New Westminster
Dundarave Festival of Lights
Light Up the Heights, Burnaby Heights
Downtown Chilliwack Christmas Parade
Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer Annual Herring Sale (New Date)
Charity Christmas Tree Lot in Mount Pleasant
Vancouver Farmers Markets: Holiday Market
Santa Claus Parade, New Westminster
Spoon and Shovel Pop-Up
Star Wars: Reveal of the Jedi A Burlesque Re-Imagining
Santa Arrives on West 4th
SFU Choir Fall Concert
Celebrating Accessibility At The Vancouver Aquarium
December 6th | 25 Years Later: Remember Our Sisters Everywhere
Christmas with Coastal Sound Youth Choir
Bloedel Conservatory 45th Anniversary
Chinatown Mall Pop-Up
Surrey Libraries Movie: March of the Penguins
Kensington Craft Fair
Pacific Ice Annual Christmas Gala
Breakfast with Santa at Willingdon Community Centre
Public Open House of Life Luxe Day Spa + Laser at Hyatt Regency Hotel
Vancouver Giants’ Teddy Bear Toss Game
Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium
Thornhill Artisan Fair, Maple Ridge
Vancouver TheatreSports: Christmas Queen
Make It! Vancouver
Listen to Me by Resounding Scream Theatre
Whistler Film Festival
Pacific Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Show
Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas
Vancouver Christmas Market
Bright Nights in Stanley Park Christmas Train
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
The Arts Club Presents: Mary Poppins
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
North Pole, BC at TRADEX in Abbotsford

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Rogers Santa Claus Parade, Downtown Vancouver
Parade of Lights and Big Rigs for Kids, Downtown Surrey
Cloverdale Christmas Parade
Bowen Island Tours: Special Christmas Craft Fair & Shopping
Christmas with the Bach Choir
Holiday Open House at Township 7 Vineyards, Langley
Liquid Amber Tattoo’s 2nd Annual Art Show Fundraiser
Pacific Theatre: Christmas Presence, North Shore
North Vancouver Community Arts: A LARGE Scale Painting (Creative ARTelier)
11th Annual Faraday Show “Physics in the Kitchen”, UBC
River District Winter Craft Fair
Burnaby Lake Holiday Open House
Carousel Theatre Presents: James and the Giant Peach
Thornhill Artisan Fair, Maple Ridge
Make It! Vancouver
Whistler Film Festival
Pacific Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Show
Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas
Vancouver Christmas Market
Bright Nights in Stanley Park Christmas Train
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
The Arts Club Presents: Mary Poppins
Free Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
North Pole, BC at TRADEX in Abbotsford

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