Top Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (Dec.23-26)

Festival of Lights Returns To VanDusen Botanical Garden

Christmas weekend has officially arrived and its time to celebrate! Of course there has to be lots of down time to relax and visit with friends and family—but if you’re looking to get out a bit, there’s tons to do.

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

Festive | Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Vancouver

Photo: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Check out the tackiest Christmas party at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, Dec. 23rd.

Explore | Vancouver Christmas Market

The new location at Jack Poole Plaza is bigger and better than ever with Artisan vendors, German-inspired food and mulled wine.

Light Maze | Enchant

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Photo: Rory Coomey

The largest light maze is a must-see this holiday season. Check out the 55,000 square feet of twinkling lights near Olympic Village.

Theatre | A Charlie Brown Christmas

A musical adaptation of everyone’s favourite Christmas story. Watch Charlie Brown come to life at Carousel Theatre this weekend.

Peak of Christmas | Grouse Mountain


Known has Vancouver’s ‘North Pole,’ take a gondola ride up to Grouse Mountain to be transported into a winter wonderland with Santa, reindeer, a skating pond, and a light walk.

Family Friendly | Christmas at Flyover Canada

Enjoy a virtual flight to the North Pole at Flyover Canada this weekend.

Holiday Heights | Bloedel Conservatory

Photo: @vanparkboard / Instagram

Photo: @vanparkboard / Instagram

Soak in the awesome view on their new Ferris wheel overlooking Queen Elizabeth Park, downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains. While you’re at it, explore all the conservatory has to offer and the Christmas displays.

Canyon Lights | Capilano Suspension Bridge

Head over to the park to see the Capilano Suspension Bridge all lit up, as well as the cliff walk and tree top adventures. It’s the perfect event to get you in the holiday spirit.

Skating | Robson Square Ice Rink

What could be more festive than going ice skating? Soak in the surroundings and grab a hot chocolate while you’re at it!

Festival of Lights | VanDusen Botanical Garden



It’s one of Vancouver’s best displays of Christmas lights. Check it out at VanDusen this weekend.

More ideas? Go for a drive to look at cool Christmas light displays, check out our bucket list of Christmas events or our ultimate guide to winter activities in Vancouver.

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