December in Vancouver

Your complete guide to December events in Vancouver.


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

Dec 1. Rockin’ Holiday Craft Market.

Dec 1-Feb 29. Skating at Robson Square.

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

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

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

Dec 4-8. Whistler Film Festival.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 8. Breakfast with Santa. $9.

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.

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

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

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

Dec 13. Winter Breakout Festival. Pacific Coliseum. $99+.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 24-25. Festive Turkey To-Go. Orders must be placed by Dec 18. $499+.

Dec 25. Christmas Day Dinner Buffet. Buffet dinner, live entertainment and visits from Santa. $199 adults, $99 kids.

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

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

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


For a complete listing of events from now until March, download the PDF below. 

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