Moving further into the Holiday Season we find more events and activities to keep the season bright with cheer in these picks of the week
Stage: Reminisce with your favourite moms as The Arts Club Theatre Company‘s comedy Mom’s The Word: Talking Turkey about the Holidays and sharing heartwarming memories is already held over to January 1, 2023
Bingo: Opening tonight; The Arts Club Newmont Stage Me Love BINGO! Best in Snow! part variety hour, part game night, and part Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, this is not your average trip to the theatre.
Hills: The hills are alive, as the Arts Club brings its brilliant rendition of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical The Sound of Music to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, running until December 24th
Piggy: Until December 30th, Carousel Theatre for Young People is presenting the Canadian Premiere of Stiles & Drewe’s The 3 Little Pigs – a smash-hit musical for all ages!
Panto: To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the East Van Panto, The Cultch is taking audiences somewhere its never been before: under the sea, with East Van Panto: The Little Mermaid on stage until January 1, 2023
Canyon: The brilliant Canyon Lights brighten up the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park with thousands of lights illuminating the bridge, trails and trees until January 22nd
Market: A favourite holiday tradition returns this weekend when the Vancouver Christmas Market opens. The traditional German Christmas Market runs until December 24 at Jack Poole Plaza with holiday cheer and new many features for 2022.
King: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, this Winter’s not-to-be-missed event, the Canadian premiere of National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience continues until January 8 at Vancouver Convention Centre East
Crafts: This weekend finds another handful of Christmas Craft Fairs popping up for your local holiday shopping including; Make It! The Handmade Revolution, Combine Art Fair, First Pick Handmade
Sun: If you can’t get away to the sun, you can still take off at FlyOver Canada to experience Hawaii From Above, the soaring experience takes riders over lush forests and flowing waterfalls to sandy beaches and dazzling shorelines until December 16th.
Hope: Downtown Vancouver brightens up as Lights of Hope at St Paul’s Hospital kick off on November 17 with entertainment from St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church Choir and Sarabande, from the Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs.
Garden: Immerse yourself in the illuminations of Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden running until January 2, 2023 as the magical winter wonderland of 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden is decorated with more than one million lights
Church: The Studio Theatre at the Shadbolt presents its Holiday Show, an evening of sharing music and stories, in a wonderful celebration of music from around the world featuring Lache Cercel and Roma Jazz with special guest.
Pucks: Vancouver Canucks take to the ice at Rogers Arena when they host Minnesota Wild on Saturday.
Choirs: Check out other Christmas Concerts bringing the sounds of the season to stages this weekend; Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Men’s Chorus, VSO’s Traditional Christmas and more.
Stock: As part of its 10th Anniversary, SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs presents 2b theatre company’s internationally acclaimed Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story until December 11.
Day: Until December 11th, The Cultch presents the world premiere of In My Day, a new verbatim work for the stage from playwright Rick Waines and Zee Zee Theatre, playing at The Cultch’s Historic Theatre.
Puppets: This week, the Massey Theatre welcomes A Wonderheads Christmas Carol, a creative adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic with giant masks, whimsical puppets, and wondrous theatrical invention
Sails: Port Metro Vancouver’s annual Christmas at Canada Place – free from December 2, 2022 to January 2, 2023 – invites visitors to experience the Woodward’s Windows, the iconic Sails of Light, the festive Avenue of Trees and more.
Village: Heritage Christmas presented by Concord Pacific at Burnaby Village Museum until January 2, wander the Heritage Burnaby Village museum’s 10 acre venue and take in all the seasonal entertainment
Park: Bright Nights in Stanley Park Opens December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023 celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bright Nights with a change as the vintage train will remain in the station and not roll out this season but millions of lights continue to twinkle throughout the plaza.
Lake: One more illumination lighting up this week is Lights by the Lake an enchanting 2km long holiday displays along the Harrison lakefront promenade
Exhibition: Griffin Art Projects presents Allegories of the Present, a survey exhibition in celebration of the works of acclaimed Vancouver-born artist, photographer, filmmaker Stan Douglas and of his representation of Canada at this year’s Venice Biennale, wraps up this week on December 11, 2022.