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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, December 21

Surrey International Lantern Festival

Surrey International Lantern Festival

Photo: @artoflightsca

About: Hosted by the Canadian Sichuan Chamber of Commerce, the festival is described as a “large-scale cultural event”.
Cost: $12 – $79.95
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lights Of Hope

About: This spectacular display will be up until Monday, January 7th, 2019, shining every day from dusk till dawn.
Cost: By donation
Time: dawn to dusk

Christmas at the Greater Vancouver Zoo

About: The Greater Vancouver Zoo is celebrating Christmas with a series of attractions over the next few days. Look out for reindeer walks, animal enrichment, as well as free hot chocolate.
Cost: $24.19 (admission)
Time: Daily

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

About: The event explores the Titanic’s human stories, which are told through more 120 authentic artifacts and and extensive room re-creations. Additionally, the exhibition commemorates the centennial of the maiden voyage and of life’s fragility.
Cost: $13.95 – $17.95
Time: 10:00 a.m

Canyon Lights

Canyon Lights Tour

Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

About: The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are being transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.
Cost: Free – $46.95
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bacio Rosso

About: Bacio Rosso is an intimate, fully immersive evening of cirque, comedy and cuisine. It’ll be in Vancouver for a string of shows at Queen Elizabeth Park starting Thursday, November 1st, 2018.
Cost: Starting at $109
Time: 6:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.

Body Language

About: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.
Cost: Free – $26
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Aurora Winter Festival

Metro Vancouver Holiday Events

Photo: @lookswow / Instagram

About: The family-friendly festival offers elements inspired by the North Pole, including mystical characters, captivating light displays, ice-skating on a frozen river, Santa’s workshop and carnival rides among other attractions.
Cost: Free – $19.99
Time: Various

Glow Christmas Light Garden & Market

About: Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play with under their twinkling lights. Glow’s playgrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, while the illuminated sculptures are the perfect backdrop for selfies and holiday family photos.
Cost: Free – $71.99
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Curious Imaginings

About: This art exhibit will “challenge us to explore the social impacts of emerging bio-technology and our ethical limits”.
Cost: $11 – $35
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Vancouver Christmas Market

Photo: @vanchristmas / Instagram

About: The city’s signature yuletide celebration offers its largest festivities to date. It will feature more than 80 huts of authentic German sweets, treats and treasures.
Cost: $5 – $50
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (6:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve)

Sea Of Lights

About: This festive season, immerse yourself in a mesmerizing display of lights, bubbles, movements and sounds inside the Vancouver Aquarium’s interactive experience.
Cost: Free – $38
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Peak Of Christmas

Christmassy Countries In The World

Photo: @vancitywild / Instagram

About: Feel the enchantment and radiance of twinkling lights, the calm echo of the snow, the warmth of Santa’s smile as he greets you in his workshop and the joy of witnessing real reindeer.
Cost: Free – $149

Heritage Christmas

About: Stroll through Village streets to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Harrison Hot Springs Winter Light Festival

About: Harrison Hot Springs is going to overflow with holiday cheer this year with a new winter light festival called Lights on the Lake, the Christmas Tree Trail, a Cabin Style New Year’s celebration and much more!
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Lights at Lafarge

Photo: : City of Coquitlam – Municipality / Instagram

About: The route will take visitors through a dazzling 1.2 kilometres of festive lights with ten themed zones. This family-friendly event is free to attend and is located near the Lafarge Lake SkyTrain station.
Cost: Free
Time: Dusk – 11:00 p.m.

Photos With Santa

About: Ho-Ho-Ho! Capture your holiday memories and get a festive photo taken with Santa at Central City.
Cost: Starting at $16.99
Time: Various

Bright Nights Christmas Train

About: This family-friendly holiday attraction features lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the 14-minute train ride.
Cost: $8 – $12
Time: Various

Hi-Light Festival

Hi-Light Festival

Photo: @trxc24 / Instagram

About: Park & Tilford is set to light up the season with the 30th annual holiday Hi-Light Festival at Park & Tilford Gardens.
Cost: By donation
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

About: Guests will find each trolley fully-loaded with TV’s, karaoke machines and only the best Christmas carols!
Cost: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Chalet Christmas Charity

About: From 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, the Chalet Lights Charity will be illuminated and 100% of both the cash and food donations go in support of the Harvest Project, Shriners Care for Kids and BC Epilepsy Society.
Cost: By donation
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Gingerbread Lane

About: Running from Friday, November 30th – Friday, December 28th, 2018, over 20,000 visitors come out each year to admire the culinary creations and vote for their favourites.
Cost: Free (donations are encouraged)

Ice Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Free Things In Vancouver

Photo: Clayton Perry Photoworks / Flickr

About: Skating is free for all ages. Those who own their own skates are welcome to use them. Skate rentals are $5 and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

All Together Pop Up Shop

About: Tucked into a bright space on Old Bridge Street, you’ll find the three women selling their pieces throughout the holiday season.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


About: The primary attractions of the event is two trains: the Santa Express and the Christmas Night Train.
Cost: $10 – $35
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Merry Kiss-mas

About: ‘VTS Channel’ presents Merry Kiss-mas – an improvised holiday comedy that parodies all the inane clichés and funny, awkward moments you would expect to see in any popular holiday TV special or film.
Cost: $10.75 – $22.50
Time: Various

Holiday Heights at Bloedel

Holiday Heights at Bloedel

Photo: Bloedel Conservatory / Facebook

About: Visitors will experience unique holiday themed plant displays, lights, music, photo opps, a scavenger hunt with prizes, 17’ LED fir trees by MK Illumination, the same agency behind Luna the Lumiere Whale at Morton Park in the West End, and gold feather ornaments suspended from the dome.
Cost: Free – $6.50
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Pop-Up Bunny Cafe

About: Catfe, Vancouver’s very own cat cafe, has been taken over by cute bunnies for a special “Meet & Treat”.
Cost: $10
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

About: Honouring many cultural traditions, the annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival illuminates the darkest night of the year with lanterns, fire, singing, drumming, music and dancing!
Cost: Free (Donations are encouraged)
Time: Various

Saturday, December 22

Galaxion Dance & Gamer Party


Photo: Snow Snow / Flickr

About: Galaxion celebrates all facets of fun 80’s dance music from pop to hip hop to post-punk. DJs Pandemonium, Trilliam Gibson, Evilyn13 and Vortex will be playing retro choons all night long.
Cost: $8
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

King Arthur’s Court

About: For the first time, the Metro Theatre is delighted to present a “Relaxed Performance” of the Panto, King Arthur’s Court on Saturday, December 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $28 – $85
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Dundarave Festival Of Lights

About: Over 100 Christmas trees are decorated, lit and sponsored by community groups, businesses, schools, churches and families.
Cost: Free
Time: Noon – dusk

Sunday, December 23

Soju Sunday: Christmas Party

Photo: Soju Events

About: Soju Sunday is back for the Holidaze to bring you a very special all K-Pop Xmas party. Put down the eggnog and pick up the soju and come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year Soju Sunday style.
Cost: $15
Time: 10:00 p.m.


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