Despite what it might be doing outside, Vancouver comes alive during the month of December and the holiday season it brings. Whether it is the annual Santa Claus Parade or perhaps the Vancouver Men’s Chorus, we’ve got all kinds of ideas for you and yours during this festive season.
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This popular annual Women’s Winter Faire is not your typical crafts fair. Features products for sale, made by many of BC’s gifted women artisans. December 19th and 20th.
Now in its sixth year, the Rogers Santa Claus parade is a great way to kick off the season! The parade starts at 1pm on December 6th winding its way down Georgia and Howe Streets beginning at 1pm.
Get in the spirit of the holidays by taking a train ride aboard the Stanley Park Minature Railway with two million twinkling lights. Daily (except Christmas Day) from 3pm – 10pm until January 2nd, 2010.
Another annual twinkle-fest, explore the botanical gardens as they are transformed for the holidays. Daily from 4:30pm to 9pm (except Christmas Day) until January 3rd, 2010.
Another winter celebration of lights throughout the Capilano Suspension Bridge park. Maybe even learn how to make a glass icicle ornament as well! 5pm – 9pm daily, December 4th through January 2nd, 2010 (except Christmas Day).
The spirit of Christmas comes alive with a magical celebration and a multitude of festivities and activities on top of Grouse Mountain. Until December 24th.
Brash and brassy, the Vancouver Men’s Chorus fires up its 29th concert season with Making Spirits Bright—the Flame edition! December 10, 12, 13, and 14 at 8pm and a December 13th matinée at 3pm.
The VSO travels the Lower Mainland spreading its annual cheer with its holiday concerts complete with carols, heart-warming music traditionally associated with Christmas, and plenty of audience sing-alongs.
Step inside, away from the rain or snow, and gather around the warmth of Chor Leoni’s Yuletide Fires for a West Coast-inspired programme of seasonal beauty. December 19th.
Christmas carols and songs, highlighted by readings from A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.
The Arts Club brings back its annual holiday favourite to the Granville Island Stage until January 2nd. Who hasn’t shed a tear or two as Clarence gets his wings! Now through January 2, 2010.
The Goh Ballet brings this perennial holiday treat to The Centre for the Performing Arts December 17th through 20th featuring principal dancers from the National Ballet of Canada.
New this year is another holiday classic from the Arts Club. A throwback to a simpler time, this movie favourite gets a delightfully corny stage makeover. Until December 27th.
The Nativity Story, Christmas carols and contemporary Christmas music are some of the highlights of this evening. December 20th.
Christ Alive Community Church invites you to join them on Christmas Eve, to worship and fellowship amongst GLBTQ and other community members. December 24th.
Now in its 22nd year, the highlight here is the light show on the iconic sails. December 6th through 31st.
Bringing a modern twist on the conventional craft fair, Got Craft? is a great place for holiday gift buying. December 6th.
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