Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Craft markets, choirs, symphony, gospel, even more holiday lights, classic cartoons on the big screen, and a drag show are just some of what’s going on this weekend. This is also your very last chance to see the Vancouver Biennale’s exhibit of curious imagined creatures by world-renowned artist Patricia Piccinini.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

We’ve hit that point in the year, where most Vancouverites wake up before the sun rises, and leave work after it sets. Any you know what that means; the holiday lights are up! With the sun’s neglect of our hemisphere, the communities come together to make sure there’s colour and light, and this weekend is no exception.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Get into the Christmas Spirit with Free Movies at the Vogue Theatre

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This upcoming weekend, The Vogue Theatre will be getting into the holiday spirit and will be screening two Christmas classics to help collect for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The movies will be shown on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11.

Admission to the movies is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Vancouver Food Bank. Cash donations will also be accepted. Best of all, all ages are welcome – so it can be a family affair!

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Get into the Christmas Spirit with Free Movies at the Vogue Theatre

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

Dueling carolers bring Christmas competition to Gastown

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Sweet Scarlet.

The first annual Yule Duel is coming to Gastown Dec. 3. The caroling competition is expected to draw thousands of people together. Funds raised will go to May’s Place, a hospice in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood.

Over 20 choirs will gather in Gastown with a goal to raise $20,000. Choir styles will include everything from barbershop harmony to gospel, and will showcase festive costumes, choreographed dances and holiday lyrics.

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Dueling carolers bring Christmas competition to Gastown

Canyon Lights are back at Capilano Suspension Bridge

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If North Vancouver seems a little extra bright at night these days, it might be because millions of tiny little lights have been set up at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in time for the holiday season.

An annual tradition and now in its 10th year, Canyon Lights sees the Capilano Suspension Bridge park transform into a winter wonderland full of festive lights, treetop adventures and entertainment starting on Friday, November 27th.

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Canyon Lights are back at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Ugliest 5K on the Planet Comes to Greater Vancouver this Weekend

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It’s the happiest time of the year!
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Tis the time of the season for eggnog, caroling, and… ugly Christmas sweaters! This year Greater Vancouver is hosting the Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K fun run! The run is being held this Saturday, November 23rd at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam and spots are still available.

Worth the trek into the suburbs, the Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K is guaranteed to provide you with an afternoon full of hot chocolate, fake snow, mustaches, and the ugliest sweaters you could ever lay your eyes on.

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Ugliest 5K on the Planet Comes to Greater Vancouver this Weekend