December ticks on… the city is bustling and you’re probably hustling to get yourself ready for the holidays but hopefully you can take a moment to enjoy some of the festivities booming around town.
Crafty: This weekend finds Christmas and Holiday Craft Fairs all around the city, this weekend check out Make It!, Shiny Fuzzy Muddy, Portobello West and Kensington Community Fair
Market: The 10th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market , the German-style Holiday Market brings 80+ huts filled with vendors of authentic German sweets, treats, trinkets and more to its waterfront location at Jack Poole Plaza.
Canyon: Hundreds of thousands of lights span the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park, as Canyon Lights spreads the joy of the season throughout the park
Elbow: The beloved characters from Zee Zee Theatre’s Elbow Room Café: the Musical return for a Holiday at the Elbow Room Café, a new holiday tradition at The Cultch Historic Theatre, until December 29th.
Maria: How do you solve a problem like Maria? Find out as The Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Sound of Music at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until January 5th
Illuminate: Glow Vancouver moves to downtown Vancouver, this year, illuminating a holiday wonderland to Harbour Events Centre at Plaza of Nations, until January 5, 2020
Miracle: Think your family holiday is chaotic, the Canadian comedy, It’s A Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle, looks at a family during a complicated season, playing at The Arts Club Theatre Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre Centre until December 22nd.
Goals: The NLL Warriors hope to put a whole lot of goals in the net when they play host to NY Riptide at Rogers Arena on Saturday night.
Mystical: The second edition of Aurora Winter Festival moves to a new location at Hastings Park / PNE, where guests can explore the beautifully illuminated mystical worlds of Canada’s Largest Winter Festival, running until January 5, 2020
Dreamcoat: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical, about Josheph, Jacob, and the coat of many colours, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, at the Gateway Theatre December 12 – 31.
Music: The season is filled with Christmas Concerts, this weekend includes performances by; The Singing Christmas Tree, Vancouver Men’s Chorus Annual ‘Making Spirits Bright’, Music On Main, Good Tidings, the VSO, and more.
Art: Full Circle First Nations Performance and the Vancouver Public Library co-host the art and film installation pîkiskwe-speak: An Invitation to Conversations in Reconciliation until December 15th in the Samuel & Frances Belzberg Family Exhibit Space at Vancouver Central Library.
Neverland: Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Bad Hat Theatre’s Peter Pan at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island until January 5, 2020
Dance: Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s Mixed Nuts, brings a new twist to Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, The Nutcracker, at Vancouver Playhouse, December 13 – 15, 2019.
Exhibition: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents Out of Concealment, a solo exhibition by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, an innovative re-imagining of supernatural beings from the oral traditions of Haida Gwaii, until April 5, 2020,
Stage: Untold Wants Theatre presents the award-winning comedy, COCK by Mike Bartlett at The Cultch Historic Theatre December 5-15
Pottery: The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC’s presents the thought-provoking, Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary, until March 29, 2020.
Dance: The Dance Centre‘s Global Dance Connections series, presents Out Innerspace Dance Theatre “Bygones”, on stage Wednesday-Saturday December 11-14.
Improv: Forget the Sentimental TV Countdown To Christmas and enjoy the laughter and love of Merry Kissmas – A Royal Romance as VTSL skewers the romantic and seasonal tropes at the Improv Centre on Granville Island until December 24th.
Panto: The Cultch York Theatre is bursting at the seams with laughter as it welcomes the 7th annual East Van Panto: Pinocchio until January 5th.
Wild: Until December 15th, Presentation House Theatre presents the return of the beloved interactive play, Where The Wild Things Are, based on Maurice Sendak’s classic book.
BigTop: Cirque du Soleil brings their latest show, Luzia to the Big Top at Concorde Pacific Place, continuing through the end of the year
Charlie: December 11 – 12, Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas is the story behind the famed soundtrack, told by Jerry Granelli, one of the members of the Vince Guaraldi Trio, at the Shadbolt Centre.