The last weekend before Christmas is upon us, and it’s filled with festive events and activities to pick this week
Music: The season is filled with Christmas Concerts, this weekend includes performances by; Winter Harp, the VSO, Chor Leoni, and more
Crafty: This weekend finds Christmas and Holiday Craft Fairs all around the city, this weekend is the last chance to catch up with the Portobello West Market at Van Dusen Gardens.
Dreamcoat: Gateway Theatre celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical, with a big, bold and brilliant production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, until December 31.
Market: Wrapping up Christmas Eve, the 10th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market , the German-style Holiday Market features 80+ huts filled with vendors of authentic German sweets, treats, trinkets and more at it’s waterfront location at Jack Poole Plaza.
Soundtrack: Enjoy the beloved comedy classic Home Alone while The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ score live, for two shows December 18 and 20
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, into the new year.
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
Neverland: Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Bad Hat Theatre’s Peter Pan at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island until January 5, 2020
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
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,
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.
Pottery: The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC’s presents the thought-provoking, Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary, until March 29, 2020.
BigTop: Cirque du Soleil brings their latest show, Luzia to the Big Top at Concorde Pacific Place, continuing through the end of the year
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.
Pucks: Vancouver Canucks play a pair of games this week, hosting Las Vegas on Thursday and Pittsburgh on Saturday at Rogers Arena