Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend NCAA Basketball is in town for the Vancouver Showcase with both men’s and women’s games; the Eastside Culture Crawl begins, inviting you into artist studios for shows and demos; and the season’s first ceremonial flip of the switch for holiday lights is happening–it’s Lights of Hope, complete with fireworks!

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

German-Style Vancouver Christmas Market Returns to Downtown, Nov. 21 – Dec. 24

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

Looking for something more festive than a mall Santa and a red Starbucks cup? The hotly-anticipated Vancouver Christmas Market is returning to Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver from November 21 – December 24th.

This authentic, European-inspired Christmas market is romantic, aromatic, and full of good food, drinks, and crafts. Based on the centuries-old tradition of Christkindlmarkts in Germany, the Vancouver Christmas Market brings an authentic pop-up village to the Jack Poole Plaza for the holiday season.

For 2018, the festive, family-favourite is back with more than 80 artisan huts full of sweets, treats, and treasures to enjoy – all with a glass of Glühwein (mulled wine) in hand!

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German-Style Vancouver Christmas Market Returns to Downtown, Nov. 21 – Dec. 24

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

From appreciating the sacrifices of Canadians to celebrating the life we have here, there is plenty of time for rejoicing, laughing, dancing, dining, as well as the quiet contemplation of Remembrance Day this long weekend.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Colourful interactive art installations and performance will be alight this weekend around downtown, cirque dinner theatre begins at Queen Elizabeth Park, and there’s plenty of art shows, dance performance, and concerts to keep you entertained in Vancouver.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Epic Indie Food & Music Market in Vancouver for one night only on November 17

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Part food festival, part market, and part indie concert… there’s nothing quite like the eclectic Hawkers Market, returning to Vancouver this November.

Hawkers Market will be popping up for one day only on November 17, 2018 from 4pm – midnight at the Rocky Mountaineer Station (1755 Cottrell Street).

Billed as an “experiential annual food festival”, Hawkers blends together the worlds of indie food, breweries, distilleries & music. First started in Vancouver in 2013, Hawkers Market features independent chefs, breweries, distilleries, side hustles, pop ups & indie food producers in a format centred around a Hawker style eating and drinking experience where guests are able to choose from multiple tastings included in their wristband ticket.

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Epic Indie Food & Music Market in Vancouver for one night only on November 17