Ticket Giveaway: Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain!

Prepare to be delighted at Peak of Christmas.

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Ticket Giveaway: Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain!

Where to see A Christmas Carol in Vancouver this holiday season

Russell Roberts plays Scrooge in Gateway Theatre’s version of the classic. David Cooper photo.

It’s beginning to look a lot like a lot of A Christmas Carols…

In fact it might be easier to see a stage version of the Charles Dickens novel than to avoid one this holiday season. With no fewer than three different productions on Vancouver stages, A Christmas Carol is taking over local theatre in a big way. So, if you love the seasonal favourite, here’s your chance to get your Scrooge on.

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Where to see A Christmas Carol in Vancouver this holiday season

Ticket Giveaway: Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens!

VanDusen Botanical Gardens dazzles during Festival of Lights.

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The production  Based on John Grisham’s novel Skipping Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as a couple who decide, with their daughter away, to forego Christmas celebrations for a hot-weather holiday – that is, until she plans a last-minute surprise trip home. The comedy features a scene showing the familiar background of downtown Vancouver’s Pacific Centre.

The attraction  The Kranks had to scramble to host a last-minute, show-stopping Christmas, but VanDusen Botanical Gardens staff have spent months planning the annual Festival of Lights (December 1 to January 7). The result: a twinkling holiday postcard come to life, complete with more than one million lights, themed displays, a dancing light show on the lake, stories with Santa, a candle grotto, savoury treats and more.

Post a comment below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a pair of admission tickets to VanDusen Botanical Gardens’ Festival of Lights.

*The winner will be chosen in the next three days, and will be contacted via email.

UPDATE:  Thank you, everyone, for entering the contest. The winner is Magdalena – congratulations! Remember to check back weekday mornings for more holiday productions filmed in Vancouver + ticket giveaways to local holiday attractions!

Ticket Giveaway: Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park!

Magic awaits at Canyon Lights.

Contest alert! It’s day four of The 12 Productions of Christmas. Enter for your chance to win today’s prize! 

The production  The Santa Clause 2, a follow-up to Tim Allen’s popular Santa Claus-capade, follows the big man as he frantically searches for a suitable Mrs. Claus before his Santa Clause runs out. The movie was filmed in Vancouver, Port Moody, Coquitlam, New Westminster and parts of Alberta. The third instalment, The Santa Clause 3, was also filmed in Vancouver.

The attraction  They say thrills can foster love, so if you’re searching for a Mr. or Mrs. Claus of your own, head over to Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (November 23 to January 28), where the swaying bridge is bedecked in a stunning necklace of thousands of sparkling white lights. Cliffwalk, Treetops Adventure, the rainforest and canyon are similarly transformed into an enchanting storybook land with festive lights, the world’s tallest Christmas trees, and sleigh-fuls of entertainment like gingerbread cookie decorating and caroling.

Post a comment below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a pair of admission tickets to Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

*The winner will be chosen in the next three days, and will be contacted via email.

UPDATE: Thank you for commenting and entering the contest! The lucky winner is Kelly Coles. Keep checking back weekday mornings through December 12 for more chances to win holiday prizes!

Contest Alert! The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 3: Deck the Halls

The Vancouver Christmas Market transforms Jack Poole Plaza into a holiday wonderland.

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Award-winning local production of Russian classic returns for seasonal run

Alessandro Juliani in the 2017 production of Onegin. David Cooper photo.

After premiering in Vancouver in 2016, Onegin won a ten Jessie Richardson Theatre awards. This makes it the first production to win all but one of the awards in the large theatre category.

So it makes sense that the Arts Club would bring back the wildly successful production, and just in time for the holidays. The company’s remount of Onegin is on now at the Granville Island Stage, where it runs until Dec. 31. If you missed out the first time, now is the chance to see the funny, entertaining and heartbreaking musical.

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Contest Alert! The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 2: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Roll through a magical forest at Bright Nights in Stanley Park.

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