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

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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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