November draws to a close, bringing us even deeper into the Holiday season, and a selection of picks filled with entertainment, family-friendly activities, and seasonal sights.
Craft: Find Christmas gifts and inspiration at local Holiday Craft Fairs, this weekend check out the Toque Craft Fair & Annual Fundraiser for the Western Front
Market: The 10th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market opens this week, bringing 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.
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
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
Ice: Disney fans of all ages will be making new memories as they descend upon Pacific Coliseum as Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party November 28th to December 1st.
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.
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.
BigTop: Cirque du Soleil brings their latest show, Luzia to the Big Top at Concorde Pacific Place, continuing through the end of the year
Wild: Presentation House Theatre presents the return of the beloved interactive play, Where The Wild Things Are, based on Maurice Sendak’s classic book.
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
Hallelujah: The music of Handel Messiah has become synonymous with the season, and Early Music Vancouver‘s rendition of soloists with the Vancouver Cantata Singers is sure to delight audiences at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC on Saturday night.
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.
Beer: Friday night, the NLL Vancouver Warriors kick off their second season at Rogers Arena with giveaways of free beer, toques, tees, facepainting and cheap eats for their home opener.
Installation: 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.
Soul: Vancouver-based soul, folk, hip-hop Tonye Aganaba brings her immersive, intimate, and interdisciplinary experience Something Comfortable:Live to the Shadboldt Centre Thursday evening
Stage: It’s your last chance to catch the award-winning play, The Father, at The Cultch Vancity Culture Lab before it closes this weekend
Neverland: Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Bad Hat Theatre’s Peter Pan at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island until January 5, 2020
Treetops: the beautiful Canyon Lights Winter Festival at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park runs until January 26th, 2020, hundreds of thousands of lights spread throughout the Park, the bridge, Treetops Adventures, with 8 of the tallest living Christmas Tree bring holiday wonder to the nature of the park.
Jazz: Find 11 bands, & 5 guest speakers under one roof for one day as Cory Weeds and Shadbolt Centre present Jazz Walk at The Shadbolt on Sunday December 1st
Exhibition: Until April 5, 2020, 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.
Parade: Sunday afternoon, the Christmas Season officially gets underway as Telus present the 16th Annual Vancouver Santa Claus Parade taking over streets around downtown.