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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend


Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 7:14pm PDT
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It’s officially parade weekend in Metro Vancouver! Santa Claus is coming to New Westminster, Surrey, Downtown Vancouver, and a few other locations as he keeps a busy schedule during his busiest season. All of the holiday attractions are now open — from FREE skating at Robson Square to Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge, there is no shortage of activities around town.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

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 4, 2015
Vancouver’s Christmas Tree Lighting
CBC Vancouver Open House & Food Bank Day
Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
Christmas in the Orpheum
TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair
North Pole BC, Abbotsford
Newton Community Walk
Vancouver Opera: Dark Sisters
Poppy Barley Pop Up, Little Mountain
Make It! Vancouver
Firehall Arts Centre: Social Studies
18th Annual European Union Film Festival
Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Christmas at the Cannery – Festival of Trees
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver Theatresports: Christmas Queen 2
Vancouver Christmas Market
Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas
Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village at The Peak of Christmas, Grouse Mountain
Dickens Christmas at the Britannia Mine Museum
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden
FlyOver Canada Christmas
Vagabond Players Presents: Inspecting Carol
The Arts Club Presents A Christmas Story: The Musical
The Arts Club Presents: It’s A Wonderful Life
Pacific Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol on the Air
Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
Get Snow-Globed at Harbour Centre

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash
Santa Shuffle
Deck the Hall Fair at Heritage Hall
On The Air: A Musical Revue
New Westminster Santa Claus Parade
Kensington Community Centre Holiday Craft Fair
Dundarave Nativity & Paddle Songs
Downtown Surrey Spirit of Christmas
Interurban Winter Tram (Polar Express)
The Mint Records Ridiculously Early Xmas Party
Lantern Festival and Parade in Port Coquitlam
Never Give Up! Songs of Hope and Inspiration
Light Up Bowen & Lantern Parade
CodeCreate Vancouver
Christmas Flea Market & Craft Sale, Burnaby
Breakfast with Santa, Burnaby
SFU Choir’s Winter Winds
A Storybook Christmas: Vancouver Children’s Choir Christmas Concert
Santa Paws is Coming to Town
Thornhill Artisan Fair, Maple Ridge
Christmas at the Lonsdale Quay Market
DTES Street Market
Nat Bailey Winter Farmer Market
Roundhouse Radio Stuff the Truck for the Food Bank
Opening Reception: Kim Boem at the Contemporary Art Gallery
Handel’s Sing-A-Long Messiah, Surrey
Kensington Prairie Holiday Tree Lighting, Surrey
Chor Leoni: All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Vancouver Opera: Dark Sisters
North Pole BC, Abbotsford
Poppy Barley Pop Up, Little Mountain
Make It! Vancouver
Firehall Arts Centre: Social Studies
18th Annual European Union Film Festival
Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Christmas at the Cannery – Festival of Trees
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver Theatresports: Christmas Queen 2
Vancouver Christmas Market
Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas
Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village at The Peak of Christmas, Grouse Mountain
Dickens Christmas at the Britannia Mine Museum
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden
Enchanted Nights at the Bloedel Conservatory
FlyOver Canada Christmas
Vagabond Players Presents: Inspecting Carol
The Arts Club Presents A Christmas Story: The Musical
The Arts Club Presents: It’s A Wonderful Life
Pacific Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol on the Air
Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
Get Snow-Globed at Harbour Centre

Sunday, December 6, 2015
Rogers Santa Claus Parade Vancouver
Big Rigs for Kids Lighted Truck Parade in Surrey
Christmas in Steveston Village
Christmas with the Vancouver Bach Choir
Klahanie Christmas Craft Fair
Baker’s Market
Christmas at the Chan Centre
Burnaby Lake Park Holiday Open House
L’Arche Greater Vancouver: Christmas Benefit Concert
Choux Pastry Cooking Class @ Posh Pantry
Surrey Youth Orchestras: Sounds of the Season
Santa Paws is Coming to Town
Deck the Hall Fair at Heritage Hall
Thornhill Artisan Fair, Maple Ridge
Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market
Roundhouse Radio Stuff the Truck for the Food Bank
Vancouver Opera: Dark Sisters
North Pole BC, Abbotsford
Poppy Barley Pop Up, Little Mountain
Make It! Vancouver
18th Annual European Union Film Festival
Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink
Christmas at the Cannery – Festival of Trees
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver Theatresports: Christmas Queen 2
Vancouver Christmas Market
Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas
Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village at The Peak of Christmas, Grouse Mountain
Dickens Christmas at the Britannia Mine Museum
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden
Enchanted Nights at the Bloedel Conservatory
FlyOver Canada Christmas
Vagabond Players Presents: Inspecting Carol
The Arts Club Presents A Christmas Story: The Musical
The Arts Club Presents: It’s A Wonderful Life
Pacific Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol on the Air
Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
Get Snow-Globed at Harbour Centre

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