This weekend brings even more December Holiday entertainment and activities to our Picks of the Week
Lights: Don’t miss out on making your spirits bright with many Christmas and Holiday illuminations taking place around Metro Vancouver
Turkey: On now, until December 31st, the hilarious Mom’s The Word Collective return to The Arts Club Granville Island Stage with a remount of their hit Mom’s The Word: Talking Turkey
Market: Until December 24th, Vancouver Christmas Market welcomes more than 90 artisan huts, a lively line-up of holiday entertainment – performing on the Flying Stage from Vancouver’s only Christmas Pyramid – and Christmas Carousel.
Buddy: Watch the Story Of Buddy the Elf on his expedition from the North Pole to New York City when Elf: The Musical plays at The Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre until December 31st
Narnia: Until December 23 Pacific Theatre invites audiences to step into the world of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis’s beloved classic finds Peter and Lucy Pevensie are all grown-up… but upon returning to a most peculiar wardrobe
Panto: The holiday tradition is back! East Van Panto Beauty & the Beast finds bright, business-minded Belle has always been different from other kids growing up on the Drive – at The Cultch York Theatre until January 7th
Choir: Vancouver Men’s Chorus: Making Spirits Bright 2023 the Vancouver tradition filled with timeless holiday classics, original compositions, and new interpretations of favourite tunes takes the Vancouver Playhouse Stage Friday and Saturday.
Kings: The B3 Kings, Vancouver based Jazz All Stars featuring Denzal Sinclaire, Cory Weeks, Chris Gestrin and Bill Coon play a pair of shows at Shadbolt Centre’s James Cowen Theatre on Friday December 8th at 3pm and 7:30pm
Improv: Putting the hilarious in the holidays, The Improv Centre Back to the Holidays pays homage to Back to the Future and A Christmas Carol, and explores holidays of the past, present, and future, until December 24th
Pucks: The Vancouver Canucks play a pair of games at Rogers Arena this week, hosting Minnesota Wild on Thursday and Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.
Trilogy: Sunday and Monday, Rogers Arena comes alive when The Trilogy Tour: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & Ricky Martin stops for two shows in Vancouver
Walking: Ann Mortifee’s Reflection on Crooked Walking is a Juno Award-nominated family musical tells the tale of four people who find themselves the only ones left awake, surrounded by sleeping townspeople at the Firehall Arts Centre until December 24
Snow: Once Upon A Time is reimagined in Carousel Theatre for Young People’s Snow White running until December 31 at Waterfront Theatre, not your traditional Snow White, this clever twist on the beloved fairy tale is a two-actor take that’s irresistibly playful and oh-so smart.
Buddy: Sunday, The Massey Theatre hosts this special Christmas concert, with Buddy Holly (Zachary Stevenson) joined by the Chicago-based trio The Lovettes with their salute to the female icons and girl groups of the 50s and 60s in Buddy Holly’s Jolly Christmas
Symphony: The VSO’s popular Traditional Christmas concerts bring the holidays to various venues around Metro Vancouver this week
Troupe: Come cozy up with The Gingerbread Men as they have a holly jolly good time with their signature golly-gee charm, toe-tapping tunes, and buttery-smooth harmonies when The Gingerbread Men: A Holiday Cabaret takes over the Arts Club Newmount Stage until December 17th
Group: Until December 17, The Marvelous Wonderettes take to the Bernie Legge Theatre – the story of Springfield High School Song leaders Cindy Lou, Missy, Betty Jean and Suzy – The Marvelous Wonderettes
Comedy: Throughout the month, The Comedy Department brings holiday cheer to the Vancouver’s The Show Cellar and Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre, with Holiday Comedy Rumble: Every Elf for Themselves.
Pantomime: A rollicking, swashbuckling traditional English Pantomime, Sinbad! by Ellie King come to the Metro Theatre stage from December 7-January 1
Messiah: Early Music Vancouver and Vancouver Chamber Choir bring the classical holiday tradition Handel’s Messiah to the Orpheum stage on December 8th
Peace: Celebrate the era of peace and love and protest while admiring the new Disco Nap collection created by Olivier Salvas Artiste on display at Bean on Hastings, 175 West Hastings Street until January 31, 2024
Art: Until December 31st , the Richmond Arts Coalition in partnership with the Richmond Art Gallery, is pleased to present the fifth edition of ArtRich a juried exhibition featuring fifty emerging and established artists from Richmond, the Lower Mainland, and nearby communities to exhibit together and celebrate local talent.
Carr: Until September 2024, the Vancouver Art Gallery is showing a yearlong exhibition featuring highlights from its permanent collection of Emily Carr paintings. Emily Carr: A Room of Her Own explores the intersection between celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Crisis: From Slander’s Brand, The Polygon Gallery’s compelling new show, on display until Feb. 4, 2024, brings together monumental works by Hannah Darabi, Rachel Khedoori, and Ron Terada, and explores how art responds in times of historic crises.