Sunday, November 12, 2017

Christmas in Vancouver 2017

below is an updated list of events and activities happening around vancouver for the holidays.
(you can see the original 2016 version of this list here.) there are of course a million other things going on- these are just the ones that piqued my interest or have been enjoyed in previous years. 

here's hoping you can find something new to enjoy this holiday season!



|| FIXED DATES ||
Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting | Friday, December 1, 5pm-7pm
Vancouver Art Gallery - 750 Hornby Street | Free (Buy a bulb donation in support of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival)

Toque Craft Fair | December 1 – 3 | Friday 6-10pm, Saturday + Sunday 11am-5pm
Western Front, 303 E 8th Ave | Admission: By donation to Western Front

Aberthau Winter Pottery Sale | Saturday, December 2 from 10am – 4pm 
West Point Grey Community Centre, 4397 W 2nd Ave | Admission: Free  

Santa Claus Parade | Sunday, December 3 - 12pm  - 5pm
Georgia at Broughton, E on Georgia, S on Howe. Ending Howe + Smithe
FREE – Donation (monetary or non-perishable) for the food bank.

CP Rail Holiday Train | Sunday, December 17 - 4:20pm Port Moody | 6:00pm Port Coquitlam
PM - 300 Ioco Road | PC 2125 Kingsway Ave | FREE – Donation (monetary or non-perishable) for the food bank


|| VARIOUS DATES ||
Vancouver Christmas Market | Nov 22 – Dec 24- 11am - 9pm daily
Jack Poole Plaza (New Location) | Adults $10 | Seniors $9 | Youth (Kids 7-12) $5 | Kids 6 and under Free

Bright Nights Stanley Park Christmas Train | Nov 30- Jan 6 - 3pm - 10pm daily
Stanley Park | Adults $12 | Seniors $9 | Youth $9 | Child $8

Christmas Fly over Canada | Nov 23- Jan 7 from 10am – 9pm daily
Adults $20.75 | Seniors $17.91 | Child $14.13 (buy tickets online -10% off)

Grouse Mountains Peak of Christmas | Nov 24 – Jan7
Lights, Snow, Santa’s Workshop, Crafts, Tobogganing, Slay rides and Ice Skating
Family rate $89.95 (2 adults, 2 kids) | Adults $43.95 | Seniors $39.95 | Kids $15.95

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens | Dec 1 – Jan 7 from 4:30pm – 9pm
VanDusen Botanical Garden | Adults $18 | Seniors $14 | Youth $14 | Child $11

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge |  Nov 23 - Jan 28 (4pm onward)
Adults $42.95 | Seniors $38.95 | Youth $26.95 | Children $14.95 (Kids under 6 are free) - If you are a BC resident, admission provides you with a free annual pass so you can go back endlessly for the next 12 months.

Collage Collage Family Craft Night | Family Craft Night - Tuesdays and Thursdays - Nov 28 - December 21 | Family Print Making - Mondays - December 4th- 18th


|| FREE ||
(Make a day of it, walk around downtown and do the whole list…)
Robson Square Ice Skating | Dec 1 – Feb 28, 9am-9pm | Free (Skate Rentals $4 Cash only)
Festival of Trees at Four Seasons | Nov 30 – Jan 3 | Free (Donations for BCCHF)
Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency | Dec 1 - 27 | Free (Donations to Make a Wish)
Woodwards Window Display | 999 Canada Place (Nov 23 - Dec 31, 8am - 11pm daily) | Free
St Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope | 1081 Burrard Street (Nov 19 onward) | Free (Donations to St. Paul's)

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