Top Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (Dec. 16-18)

It’s the last weekend to get preparations under way before Christmas; and there’s a ton of fun events and activities happening to take part in.

Check out some of the top things to do in Metro Vancouver this weekend.

Dance | The Nutcracker

Marvel at Goh Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker at the Centre of Performing Arts this weekend.

Catch A Show | Cirque du Soleil

Photo: Rory Coomey

Photo: Rory Coomey

The avatar themed show is a must-see, check it out while you still can this weekend.

Comedy | Potted Potter

The parody show condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes of hilarity. Check it out this weekend at Vogue Theatre.

Festive | Life-Sized Snow Globe

Get into the holiday spirit by visiting the life-sized snow globe that will be on display in Stanley Park happening this weekend only.

Shop | Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market

Photo: Rory Coomey

The German Christmas market is a must for the holiday season. Head to Jack Poole Plaza and enjoy a carousel ride, Artisan vendors, and some mulled wine.

Ride A Train | Bright Nights

A great activity to do with the family, ride the Christmas train in Stanley Park.

Celebrate Christmas | Festival of Lights

The stunning light display will make you speechless. Check it out at VanDusen Garden this weekend.

Family Fun at Bloedel | Holiday Heights

Photo: @vanparkboard / Instagram

Photo: @vanparkboard / Instagram

Enjoy holiday festivities and take a ride on the ferris wheel for a view of Queen Elizabeth Park, downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains.

Light Maze | Enchant

Enchant Review

Photo: Rory Coomey

Shop around the market, get some food truck grub and walk through the beautiful light maze near Olympic Village. This weekend will also feature a special life size snow globe guests can walk through.

Grouse Mountain | Peak of Christmas

Visit Vancouver’s ‘North Pole’ with a visit to Grouse Mountain. Visit with reindeers, meet Santa and go ice skating.

Capilano Suspension Bridge | Canyon Lights

The park is all lit up, including the suspension bridge, cliff walk and treetop adventures.

Explore | Christmas Lights

Check out our map of the best spots to see some stunning Christmas light displays.

More ideas? Go for a free ice skate at Robson Square, finish up your Christmas shopping, check out our bucket list of the top things to do in Vancouver this holiday season.

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Meagan Gill

Meagan is the Associate Editor at 604 Now. She studied Journalism at Mount Royal University. She is passionate about Vancouver and enjoys writing about the people, issues and events that shape our city. In her spare time, Meagan is interested in photography, loves to spend time outdoors, and volunteers for Big Sisters.