We’re about half-way through November already! Christmas events will reach full-swing beginning next weekend, but if you want to get in on the action early, there’s already some Christmas-y things to do in and around Metro Vancouver this weekend.
Here are 15 things you to do in Vancouver this weekend.
Things To Do This Weekend: Christmas Events
About: St. Paul’s Hospital’s Lights of Hope event returns as part of a 22-year tradition that sees over 200 lights cover the exterior of the hospital. In support of the campaign, Vancouver landmarks like Science World, Telus Garden and BC Place Stadium, will light up simultaneously.
Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: By Donation
About: One of the longest-running Christmas events in B.C., Christmas at Hycroft Mansion returns once more with over 17,000 square-feet of vendors spread across multiple floors to explore.
Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019 to Sunday, November 17th, 2019.
Time: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
About: We’re getting (kinda) close to Christmas, and if you’re already thinking about decorations, this might be the perfect place to start. The store is 28,000 square-feet, making it the biggest in British Columbia. Santa himself may or may not be there.
Date: Now Open
About: Due to how popular this event was in previous years, the event has expanded out of the garden and into the the rest of the park as well. Opening night will feature an activity zone, performers, and various food trucks.
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 to Friday, November 15th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Things To Do This Weekend: Culture
About: Entertainment giant Disney officially joined the “Streaming Wars” this week with their new service, Disney+. The service launches with a library of 300+ classic and new Disney properties, including The Simpsons, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Pixar, and not to mention classic Disney movies.
Date: Launched Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
Cost: $8.99 / month, $89.99 / year (7-Day free trial currently available)
About: This pop-up event features 24 different backdrops, each worthy of your Instagram. The general theme, however, focuses on “light and darkness, space and obscurity.”
Date: Now until Tuesday, December 31st, 2019.
Cost: $28 (Adult) / $15 (Children)
About: From an old movie set and the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces, and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. (This week, Cirque Du Soleil extended their stay until late late December!)
Date: Thursday October 3rd, 2019 – Sunday December 29th, 2019
Cost: Starting at $54
About: Take a journey through the 7 main chakras via 6 yoga classes led by 6 different instructors from the Lila Yoga Collective. The classes are sure to leave you grounded and inspired.
Date: Monday October 21st, 2019 – Monday December 2nd, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
Cost: $5 – $10 (1-Class, by donation) / $50 (6-Class Set)
About: Take home a fur-baby for the holidays! The event includes the adoption of cats and dogs, as well as birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even livestock and rodents!
Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 to Sunday, November 17th, 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
About: If you’re cat and dog lover, or just an avid learner, you’ll love this Science World exhibit, which seeks to help you learn about our feline and canine companions scientifically, sociologically, and culturally.
Date: Now until Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Cost: Regular Admission
About: Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s as good of a time as any to dive into the gruesome history behind the Lost Souls of Gastown. You’ll discover a time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite – the wild frontier town that suffered a devastating fire, smallpox outbreaks, and unsolved murders.
Date: Monday September 23rd – Saturday November 30th, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $25 – $28
Things To Do This Weekend: Food & Sales
About: What’s better than a coffee and eggs breakfast? A free coffee and eggs breakfast!
Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
About: To keep you warm as the weather starts getting colder, McDonald’s is offering brewed coffee of any size for just $1, and small lattes for just $2, from now until early December. Get ’em while they’re hot!
Date: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 to Sunday, December 8th, 2019.
Time: Regular Hours
Cost: $1 – $2 (plus tax)
About: The New West Farmers Market’s first winter market is back this Saturday. Expect to see a wide variety of produce, plants, crafts, and live entertainment.
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 to Saturday, April, 18th, 2020
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
About: Vancouver Beer Bike Tour, hosted by Canadian Craft Tours, is an exciting way to travel between some of North Vancouver’s most popular breweries.
Date: Saturday March 9th, 2019 – Monday December 30th, 2019
For more great events to check out in Vancouver, explore our Events section!