The last Picks of the Week for 2021, still has plenty to do, in spite of the latest wave bringing updated Covid restrictions. However, there are some changes and cancellations to planned performances.
Arts Club: Unfortunately, all remaining performances of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol at Arts Club Stanley Stage, have been cancelled due to Covid-19 cases.
Panto: Remaining in-person performances of East Van Panto: Alice in Wonderland at The Cultch York Theatre, have been cancelled. Online performances will continue until January 2nd
Main: Music On Main: Music for the Winter Solstice 2021 welcomes you to share the joy of music online on-demand until January 6, 2022
Orchestra: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s digital concerts are available online for home viewing, including a replay of A VSO Pops Christmas with Dee Daniels
Chapel: With 34 larger than life frescoes, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition continues to bring the Vatican ceiling to Vancouver Convention Centre East Building until January 25, 2022
Modern: The works of the Master of modern art surrounds you at Imagine Picasso the brilliant immersive exhibition at Vancouver Convention Centre East (Canada Place) showing until January.
Choir: Relive the festive season tradition of Chor Leoni at Christmas, when you RSVP to join their digital concert online.
Heritage: Take a step back in time at Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum enjoy all of the seasonal entertainment and activities, enjoy a meal or treat at the Ice Cream Parlor or take a ride on the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel. As this is a mainly outdoor, walking event, take note of closing hours due to the current weather conditions.
Drive: Until December 31st, load your family into your sleigh for a magical holiday drive-through journey around Hastings Park! PNE Winter Lights allows you to drive-thru nine enchanted lands filled with glowing lights, special characters and festive performers.
Sails: Port Metro Vancouver presents the annual Christmas at Canada Place , the family-friendly, outdoor walking experience featuring the historic Woodward’s Windows and Avenue of Christmas Trees, special holiday-themed Sails of Light display, Canada’s North light display and more runs until January 2nd
Luminations: Until December 30th at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Lumagica Surrey is a 1km light walk through diverse lands to capture and believe in the spirit of the Holidays. Stroll through a light tunnel to Gingerbread Lane, leading to the magical North Pole Village.
Peak: While Santa has returned to his North Pole workshop for another year, The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain has plenty of outdoor festive fun, meet reindeer Dancer and Vixen, experience the enchanting Light Walk, glide across the 8,000 sq ft mountaintop Ice Skating Pond and there’s plenty of snow.
Snow: Metro Theatre presents Snow White The Panto its 35th pantomine until January 3, 2022
Bach: If you missed the Early Music Vancouver – Festive Cantatas: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio feat. Pacific Baroque Orchestra continue to be available online until January 22 on the EMV YouTube channel
Canyon: Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park continue until January 23rd with the world-famous bridge will be lit, end to end, with a multi-colour changing display. Explore the “Arc de Lumina” light tunnel the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world surrounded by the Treetops Adventure.
Lights: Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden has adapted to recent Covid-19 restriction with close to some of the indoor portions of the Festival of Lights but the gardens still feature thousands of twinkling lights spread over the winter wonderland, reawakened and illuminated in spectacular winter brilliance