Don’t be that person who’s like, ‘Aw nuts, I missed the Nutcracker!’

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Good news, slowpokes; there are still tickets left for The Nutcracker. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet production, co-presented with Ballet BC, is in town for five performances, from Dec. 8-11 (matinee only on the 11th) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St.).

For many dance fans, and folks who just plain love a Christmas-y spectacle, RWB’s Nutcracker is a holiday tradition. Besides the Tchaikovsky score, the beautiful dancing and gorgeous costumes, the ballet had been Canadian-ized to include a snowy pond hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill.

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Don’t be that person who’s like, ‘Aw nuts, I missed the Nutcracker!’

Kids In Vancouver: Dive Into The Holidays With Scuba Claus

Scuba Claus | Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

Scuba Claus | Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

“I KNOW HIM!” Buddy The Elf isn’t the only Santa enthusiast who would shout with glee at the sight of Scuba Claus swimming alongside his favourite aquatic friends at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Come for the Claus, and stay for the aquatic-themed holiday festivities that light up Vancouver’s favourite tourist destination. Here are some of the ways you can dive into the holidays with some festive underwater fun.

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Kids In Vancouver: Dive Into The Holidays With Scuba Claus

Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Christmas With Charlie Brown

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The company of A Charlie Brown Christmas | Photo: Tim Matheson

Christmas cheer is everywhere and Charlie Brown is not impressed. Sleigh bells ring, children sing, and gifts are given as passersby march merrily through the streets bursting with holiday glee. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown stands idly by muttering, “Good Grief!”

Since 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a holiday season staple, gracing the television screens of homes around the world. Based on the comic strip Peanuts, the Christmas special  follows a depressed Charlie Brown on his quest to find the true meaning of Christmas, and thanks to his festive peers, his depression is lifted as he succumbs to the festive spirit.

This year, Vancouver’s Carousel Theatre for Young People brings the animated tale to life with a fresh, modern take on the age-old holiday classic. Here’s what you can expect from this can’t-miss production.

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Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Christmas With Charlie Brown

Robson Square Ice Rink opens for 2016 season of free ice skating

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Need a date night idea this holiday season? Or, maybe a way to keep your kids busy for a couple of hours? Robson Square’s outdoor skating rink will be opening for the season on Thursday, December 1, 2016 and will remain open until February 14, 2017.

Taking turns around the ice rink has become a favourite Vancouver winter tradition, which is best enjoyed with friends, family and loved ones. The rink is open from morning to late at night and is a magical place to enjoy the holidays. Best of all, if you have your own skates, it’s free!

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Robson Square Ice Rink opens for 2016 season of free ice skating

Kids In Vancouver: The Nutcracker – A Must-See Holiday Ballet

Sugar Plum Ferries | Photo: Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Sugar Plum Fairies | Photo: Royal Winnipeg Ballet

There’s the ballet – and then there’s the Nutcracker ballet. Whether you’re a devoted dance enthusiast or a newbie to the classical art form, this holiday performance is a can’t-miss event for adults and kids of all ages.

This year, Vancouver’s beloved Ballet BC welcomes the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to the stage in a very-Canadian version of the age-old ballet classic. Here’s what you can expect from this magical performance.

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Kids In Vancouver: The Nutcracker – A Must-See Holiday Ballet

Kids In Vancouver: See Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

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Frozen’s Elsa and Anna | Photo: Disney on Ice

Nothing makes a child’s eyes light up more than experiencing the magic of Disney, and with the Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment tour coming to Vancouver from November 23 – 27, 2016, your family can marvel in the merriment of Mickey and his friends right here in the heart of the city.

Here’s more of what you can expect from this awe-inspiring performance, featuring appearances by all of your favourite Disney characters.

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Kids In Vancouver: See Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Light up the North Shore

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The Capilano Suspension Bridge is getting a dazzling makeover this Thursday, November 24, 2016 to kickstart the holiday season in style. Now in its 11th year, the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has become one of the most popular events of the season.

Hundreds of thousands of miniature lights transform the park into a sparkling winter wonderland that keep both local residents and visitors from all over the world returning, year after year. When you enter the park, it’s no surprise why!

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Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Light up the North Shore