The first weekend of December is here, how has 2022 disappeared so quickly!? Let’s see what the picks of the week bring us to start the final month of the year.
Pizza: Today is the last day to grab a slice and check all the tasty entries in the 1st Vancouver Foodster Pizza Crawl on at pizzerias around Metro Vancouver.
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
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
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
Courage: Running November 19-December 4 2022 at Firehall Arts Centre, catch the world premiere of Manami Hara’s new work, Courage Now, tells the story of Japanese Consul Chiune Sugihara, who helped over 6000 Polish and Lithuanian Jews escape the Nazis in 1940
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
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.
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!
Crafts: This weekend finds another handful of Christmas Craft Fairs popping up for your local holiday shopping including; the Toque Craft Market.
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: Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden runs to January 2, 2023 with a magical winter wonderland with more than one million lights decorating 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden
Pucks: Vancouver Canucks host a pair of games this week as they welcome Florida on Thursday and Arizona on Saturday.
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.
Choirs: Check out other Christmas Concerts bringing the sounds of the season to stages this weekend; Winter Harp with The Welsh Men’s Choir or Vancouver Bach Choir
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.
Provocateurs: Pi Theatre’s Provocateurs Series presents Szepty/Whispers, in which a neurodivergent artist probes their family’s silence around mental health, sifting through traces of the past. December 1 to 4, 2022 at The Progress Lab
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, until December 11, 2022, 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.
Tree: December 2nd, at 6pm, join in the festivities downtown as the 16th Annual Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting celebration around the Vancouver Art Gallery with entertainment and free admission and hot chocolate.
Day: Following World AIDS Day, 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, from December 2 to December 11.