How To Make the Most of Christmas in Vancouver For Free!

Lights of Hope | Photo: Ann Hung / Flickr

Don’t worry if Christmas shopping has left your credit cards in a smouldering heap: you don’t need money to have a smoking great Yuletide in Vancouver. Check out these cracking free festive activities in and around the city – and buy yourself a pressie with all the money you save.

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How To Make the Most of Christmas in Vancouver For Free!

Lacing Up at Robson Square

Robson Square Skating Rink Photo: Rob Weiss

Spending my early childhood years in Calgary, Alberta, I was never far from the ice. Growing up at the local outdoor skating rink I spent my formative years enjoying endless hours of figure skating and good old-fashioned shinny hockey. Unsure where the time has gone, I am embarrassed to admit, it has been a few years since I last put blades on my feet. In a valiant attempt to revisit my youth, I promised myself I would lace up and brave the outdoor rink at Robson Square.

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Lacing Up at Robson Square

The Sleepy Girls X-Mas is a Drag Carol for All Ages in Vancouver

By Kendell Yan

If you haven’t been to a Sleepy Girls Show yet honey, then get those slay bells polished and sissy on down that snow-dusted lane to The Blenheim (Formerly the Displace Hashery) on December 17th because this is one you aren’t going to want to miss.

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The Sleepy Girls X-Mas is a Drag Carol for All Ages in Vancouver

Card game makes fun of Vancouver traditions like _______ and __________.

The Fictionals committing Improv Against Humanity. Photo courtesy Zemekiss Photo.

One of Vancouver’s hardest-working improv troupes has released a new party game that makes fun (with love, of course) of our fair city.

Created by the Fictionals Comedy Co., Cards Against Vancouver is a spin-off of the hugely popular Cards Against Humanity game. The Fictionals recruited dozens of Vancouver comedians and comedy fans to create the game, which is free to download, print and play. And the troupe will officially launch the game Dec. 20 at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway) as part of its monthly show Improv Against Humanity.

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Card game makes fun of Vancouver traditions like _______ and __________.

Filming in Vancouver: Ashley Judd, The Magicians, and new cyberpunk series Altered Carbon

The Magicians is wrapping up Season 3 but will be hitting a home screen near you quite soon.

As we continue on our never-ending trajectory deeper into the holiday season, productions are continuing to close up shop in Vancouver. Speaking to that point, a doggone feature film and a magical TV series will call it a wrap this week.

But there’s also a first look at a new cyberpunk TV series that will be premiering early in the new year. 

So with all that in mind, let’s take a look at what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Ashley Judd, The Magicians, and new cyberpunk series Altered Carbon

Grouse Mountain Offers an Enchanting Outdoor Light Walk

Grouse mountain light walk 2016

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

There’s something so magical about walking through a forest lit up with thousands of twinkling lights. Grouse Mountain lets you experience magic in the trees in their enchanting Light Walk set up for your next perfect Instagram opportunity.

Open daily at dusk, the Light Walk is a free mountain-top activity that is a great excuse to get a bit more fresh air and exercise at night. You can walk through the fir and spruce around Blue Grouse Lake where light installations shine brightly through the dark night.

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Grouse Mountain Offers an Enchanting Outdoor Light Walk

The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 12: Noelle

The nostalgic Woodwards’ Windows at Christmas at Canada Place.

It’s day 12 of The 12 Productions of Christmas! Today’s spotlight is Noelle, currently filming in Vancouver.

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The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 12: Noelle