Christmas for free in Metro Vancouver

Bright Nights.jpg: Bright Nights is also back, although without the train this year. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

There’s no need to max out your credit cards when you’re planning your festive activities in and around the city this year. Over at the Vancouver Christmas Guide, their natural approach is to hunt down free, low-cost or by-donation things to do during the holidays­­––feel free to visit them online for a full rundown of recommendations.

Ready to dive into the 2022 Christmas season? Close your wallet and check out some of our thrift-hugging suggestions below. And don’t forget to peruse the giveaways section of the Vancouver Christmas Guide for a chance to win lots of gratis tickets and more.

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Christmas for free in Metro Vancouver

Christmas On Stage in Metro Vancouver

Christmas with Chor Leoni is back on stage in Vancouver. PHOTO CREDIT: David Cooper.

From uplifting plays to sparkling pantos and from brilliant concerts to velvet-voiced choirs, live shows are the best way to tap into the spirit of the festive season. This year, the stages of Vancouver and beyond are hosting a full playbill of amazing options––and now is the time to book your tickets. Continue reading:
Christmas On Stage in Metro Vancouver

Beyond King Tut: A New Immersive Storytelling Experience from National Geographic Begins November 4 in Vancouver

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, a new exhibition developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, will bring the magic and mystery of Ancient Egypt to Vancouver beginning Friday, November 4 for a limited run at the Vancouver Convention Centre East. Continue reading:
Beyond King Tut: A New Immersive Storytelling Experience from National Geographic Begins November 4 in Vancouver

10 Frightfully Fun Things to Do for Halloween in Vancouver

Lost Souls of Gastown Tour; Photo: Joel Schatt

With the changing autumnal leaves and the gradually darkening days, Vancouver is the ideal city to celebrate Halloween. Various events around town invite you to dress up in your most ghoulish costume, sip coffin-themed cocktails, take the kids out trick-or-treating, and generally get in the Halloween spirit.

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10 Frightfully Fun Things to Do for Halloween in Vancouver

Vancouver Shows to Put on Your Fall Arts Calendar

ITSAZOO Productions’ & Aphotic Theatre’s The Cafe; Photo: Chelsey Stuyt

Vancouver’s autumn is promising to be an extraordinary one for fans of live theatre, dance, and music. From an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical blockbuster to an immersive play in an intimate cafe, this season’s diverse arts line-up is sure to bring joy and inspiration to all who attend. Here’s a taste of what’s to come this fall:

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Vancouver Shows to Put on Your Fall Arts Calendar

10 Diverse Events at the 2022 Vancouver Writers Fest to Provoke Conversation and Inspiration

2021 Word for Adults; Photo Credit: Ariel Hudnall

For over 30 years, the Vancouver Writers Fest has been a vibrant part of the city’s cultural landscape, connecting readers year-round with authors, both local and international. Every October, they host a Festival that welcomes over 22,000 people to Vancouver for diverse and engaging programming. This year’s Festival takes place October 17 to 23.

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10 Diverse Events at the 2022 Vancouver Writers Fest to Provoke Conversation and Inspiration

Vancouver’s MOA Exhibition Xicanx Spotlights Mexican American Art and Activism

Muneefist Destiny, Alfred Quiroz. Collection of the artist. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The vibrancy and urgency of Mexican American visual art and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement take centre stage at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA)’s latest exhibition Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers / Soñadores + creadores del cambio, running until January 1, 2023.

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Vancouver’s MOA Exhibition Xicanx Spotlights Mexican American Art and Activism