Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

The sleigh bells have begun, the colourful lights have turned on, and it’s time to start scheduling all the holiday sparkle, Christmas markets, and Santa visits you can handle from now until the end of December. Canyon Lights, Peak of Christmas, Aurora, Glow Gardens and more begin this weekend, alongside favourites like East Van Panto, Indigenous Fashion Week, and Fuse all happen this weekend as well!

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Christmas for Free in Metro Vancouver

Gingerbread Lane at the Hyatt Regency. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

The Christmas season is all about spending. But I’m not talking about money; I’m talking about spending quality time with friends and family. The bottom line is there’s no need to max out your credit cards if you’re looking for festive fun in and around our city––you just need to know where those experiences are. Continue reading:
Christmas for Free in Metro Vancouver

Share Joy and Sparkle at the VanDusen Festival of Lights

VanDusen festival of lights

Are you ready to jump into the holiday season? Mark your calendars to share the joy and wonder of the VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights sparkling around VanDusen Botanical Garden from November 30 to January 5.

A beloved holiday season event for Vancouverites, the Festival of Lights is back for another year of holiday cheer. I’ve been attending since I was a child, and it’s 100% my favourite holiday season tradition. Here’s what to expect for 2019!

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Share Joy and Sparkle at the VanDusen Festival of Lights

Christmas on stage in Metro Vancouver

The Arts Club production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Photo Credit: David Cooper.

It’s that time of year when I put on my Santa hat, speckle my beard with holly berries and eat mince pies like a Yule-crazed Cookie Monster. But, more importantly, it’s also the time when I dive headfirst into creating the latest edition of my Vancouver Christmas Guide, a pop-up annual site that celebrates all the festive season activities you can do in and around the city. Continue reading:
Christmas on stage in Metro Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Solstice, Yule, Dongzhi Festival and Yaldā, and a merry upcoming Christmas! This year the full moon will brighten the longest nights of the year, and so will a beach bonfire, a lantern festival and thousands of holiday lights in parks, up mountains and strung across canyons.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

‘Tis The Season for Holiday Eating & Drinking at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Cog Nog; Photo Credit Tara Lee

At this time of year, the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (791 West Georgia Street) transforms into a Christmas wonderland, with the elves in the kitchen busily at work dreaming up new sweets and cocktails for enjoying during December.

Here are some dessert and drink items at YEW seafood + bar to put on your “to eat and drink” list this month:

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‘Tis The Season for Holiday Eating & Drinking at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver