December in Vancouver

Your complete guide to December events in Vancouver.

 

Dec 1. Surrey Santa Parade of Lights. Cloverdale Town Centre. surreysantaparade.com

Dec 1. Rockin’ Holiday Craft Market. hardrockcasinovancouver.com

Dec 1-Feb 29. Skating at Robson Square. robsonsquare.com

Dec 2. Miriam Yeung. Orpheum Theatre. $99+. vancouvercivictheatres.com

Dec 2-24. Christmas Lunch at the Observatory. 3-course meal. Monday to Friday. $65. grousemountain.ca

Dec 3. The Tenors: The Wonder of Christmas. Queen Elizabeth Theatre. $50+. vancouvercivictheatre.com

Dec 4-8. Whistler Film Festival. whistlerfilmfestival.com

Dec 5. Yule Duel. Dueling choirs benefiting May’s Place Hospice. Vancouver Art Gallery. yuleduel.com

Dec 5-7. O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy. The Vancouver Playhouse. $19+. vancouvercivictheatres.com

Dec 6. The Chainsmokers. With 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella. $63+. rogersarena.com

Dec 6-8. Christmas Gift Expo (Chilliwack). Over 200 local artisan vendors with face painting and pictures with Santa. $4. chilliwackheritagepark.com

Dec 6-8. Vancouver Gem and Mineral Show. PNE Forum. $8. vancouvergemshow.com

Dec 6-8. Whistler Blackcomb Winter Kickoff. DJ’s, games and campout. Base Camp. whistlerblackcomb.com

Dec 6-Jan 1. Christmas at Canada Place. Light sculptures and light display at the Canadian Trail. canadaplace.ca

Dec 7. Santa Shuffle. 5K and 1K run or walk in support of the Salvation Army Gateway. Stanley Park. santashuffle.ca

Dec 7-8. Got Craft? Holiday Edition. Croatian Cultural Centre. $3. gotcraft.com

Dec 7-8, 14-15. Christmas Market at the Shipyards. vancouvernorthshore.com

Dec 7,14,21. Christmas in Kerrisdale. Carriage rides, Santa and Christmas quartet. kerrisdalevillage.com

Dec 8. Breakfast with Santa. $9. roundhouse.ca

Dec 8. Vancouver Giants 2019 Teddy Bear Toss Game. Toss your teddy bears on the ice after a goal and they will be donated to local charities. rogersarena.com

Dec 8. The Original Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash (West Vancouver). 5K run or walk in your ugly Christmas sweater. Ambleside Park. raceroster.com

Dec 11. A Holly Cole Christmas. Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The Orpheum. $40+. vancouvercivictheatres.com

Dec 11-15. Make It Vancouver. Local crafters, makers and artists. PNE Forum. $10. makeitshow.ca

Dec 13. Winter Breakout Festival. Pacific Coliseum. $99+. breakout-festival.com

Dec 13-14. Luge World Cup and Sprint World Cup. Whistler Sliding Centre. $10. whistlerblackcomb.com

Dec 14. Caroling with Carousel. Family holiday sing-along. The Waterfront Theatre. $10+. carouseltheatre.ca

Dec 14. Johnny Reid (Abbotsford). $39+. abbotsfordcentre.ca

Dec 14-15. Hometown Hockey (Abbotsford). Free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages. Canucks vs Golden Knights. hometownhockey.com

Dec 15. Gliding on Ice. Free community skate with music. Kerrisdale Arena. kerrisdalevillage.com

Dec 15. Hanukkah Celebration of Lights. Trout Lake Community Centre. $2. troutlakecc.com

Dec 17. CP Holiday Train. Stops in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. Performances by Terri Clark. cpr.ca

Dec 18, 20. Home Alone in Concert. $31+. vancouversymphony.ca

Dec 20-22. The Nutcracker. Presented by the Goh Ballet. Queen Elizabeth Theatre. $37+. gohnutcracker.com

Dec 21. Winter Solstice Lantern Festival. Dancing, music, storytelling and lanterns. roundhouse.ca

Dec 21-22. Spot Santa on Mt Seymour. Snap a photo of Santa on the slopes and win a free Family Day Pass. mtseymour.ca

Dec 24-25. Festive Turkey To-Go. Orders must be placed by Dec 18. $499+. fairmont.com/hotel-vancouver

Dec 25. Christmas Day Dinner Buffet. Buffet dinner, live entertainment and visits from Santa. $199 adults, $99 kids. fairmont.com/hotel-vancouver

TUNE IN: Dec 26-Jan 5. 2020 World Juniors (Czech Republic). Gold medal game on Jan 5. iihf.com

Dec 27-28. Contact Winter Music Festival. BC Place. $115+. contact-festival.com

Dec 28-30. Alberta Ballet: The Nutcracker. Presented by Ballet BC. Queen Elizabeth Theatre. $54+. vancouvercivictheatre.com

 

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