24 Things To Do, Eat, and Buy In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (Nov. 29-Dec. 1)

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This is going to be quite the weekend. Black Friday kicks off the weekend and Christmas events reach full-swing, which means there is absolutely no lack of things to do in Metro Vancouver.

Here are 24 things you to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Things To Do This Weekend: Holiday Events

Aurora Winter Festival Vancouver 2019

About: Canada’s largest winter festival is taking over the PNE starting this weekend, it’s sure to be a place where “holiday magic comes to life.” Attractions include a 200-feet tube slide, a skating pond, and, last but certainly not least: The North Pole!
Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 – Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Time: Various
Cost: $12.99 – $17.99

CandyTown: A Yaletown Holiday Festival 2019

CandyTown - Metro Vancouver Things To Do This Weekend

Photo: Yaletown BIA

About: You might want to stop by Yaletown this Saturday, because it’s going to be transformed into a winter playland, complete with carriage rides, a street market, Santa, the Ice Queen, and various ice sculptures.
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

VanDusen Christmas Festival of Lights 2019

About: You may be familiar with the VanDusen Botanical Garden, but seeing it decorated in Christmas lights in a completely different experience. Expect a “dancing lights” show, as well an appearance by the Man in Red.
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019 to Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Cost: $11.50 – $24

Lights At Lafarge 2019

About: Coquitlam’s largest free outdoor light display features a 1.2 km trail of lights that circles the Lafarge Lake. This weekend only, you’ll find a garden, friendly creatures, and food vendors, as part of the pre-lighting celebration.
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019 to Monday, January 20th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

Vancouver Christmas Market 2019

About: The Vancouver Christmas Market is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, and it’s celebrating it in style, with over 80 booths and a huge walk-in Christmas tree!
Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 – Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Cost: $8 – $15

GLOW Christmas Festival 2019

About: GLOW is one of Vancouver’s most popular Christmas events every year, and this year they’re raising the bar, with over 9,000,000 lights and over 250 food vendors on-site.
Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019 – Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Time: Various
Cost: $19.99

Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights 2019

Capilano Suspension Bridge Christmas - Canyon Lights

Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge

About: Everyone knows about the Capilano Suspension Bridge, but the park is something else during its Christmas celebration. The park features some of the tallest natural Christmas trees, in the world.
Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 – Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Cost: Various

Stanley Park Bright Nights Christmas Train 2019

About: Everyone knows about the Capilano Suspension Bridge, but the park is something else during its Christmas celebration. The park features some of the tallest natural Christmas trees, in the world.
Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 – Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Cost: Various

Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas 2019

About: One of the more unique Christmas experiences in Metro Vancouver, Burnaby Village Museum’s Heritage Christmas is what spending Christmas in a charming 1920s town would be like.
Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 – Friday, January 3rd, 2019
Time: Various
Cost: Free

The Peak of Christmas At Grouse Mountain 2019

About: If you ever thought about what it’d be like to spend Christmas in the North Pole, Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas celebration might be the closet you can get. With sleigh-rides, reindeer, and a gingerbread village, it’s truly a winter wonderland
Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019 – Sunday, January 5th, 2019
Time: Various
Cost: Various

Telus Santa Claus Parade

Starting at Georgia and Broughton, the parade will travel east on Georgia to Howe, turn south on Howe, and finish at Howe and Davie. The parade will feature more than 40 marching bands, choirs, festive floats and community groups. Over 300,000 spectators are expected.

Date: Sunday, December 1
Time: Parade begins at 12pm with festivities until 4pm.

Things To Do This Weekend: Culture

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Tropical Block Party

Metro Vancouver Things To Do This Weekend

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About: The weather outside is getting a little frightful, and the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver is giving you a chance to get away for a while, with $2,500 travel voucher up for grabs, not to mention a Fruit Ninja tournament.
Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

Chaos Space Pop-Up

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.
Time: Various
Cost: $28 (Adult) / $15 (Children)

Cirque Du Soleil: LUZIA

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
Time: Various
Cost: Starting at $54

Chakra Yoga By The Lila Yoga Collective

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)

Cats & Dogs at Science World 2019

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
Time: Various
Cost: Regular Admission

Things To Do This Weekend: Food & Sales

Metropolis At Metrotown Black Friday

Metrotown Job Fair 2019

Photo: Metropolis at Metrotown

About: Everyone knows Metrotown is one of the best malls in Metro Vancouver, with a huge amount and variety of stores that makes it the perfect one-stop Black Friday destination. To help you prepare, here are some of the best deals you can find in and around Metrotown.
Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019 to Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Time: Mall / store hours
Cost: Up to you

Yaletown Holiday Cocktail Tour 2019

About: Part of the one-day only Yaletown Candytown festivities, the Holiday Cocktail Tour will feature a variety of seasonal and festival cocktails including the “Coffee Crisp Cocktail” and the “Tiramisu Martini.”
Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Cost: Various

Potters Christmas Store

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
Time: Various
Cost: Free

McArthurGlen Christmas 2019

About: The McArthurGlen Designer Outlets kicked off their Christmas season last week, and more are on the way. In the meantime, take advantage of the various holiday sales that are now in effect!
Date: Starting Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Time: Various

New Westminster Winter Farmers Market

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
Cost: Free

Pizza Hut BOGO

About: You know how it works. Buy one regular-priced pizza, get a second one for free. Order online, enter the coupon code, and enjoy.
Date: Until Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Time: Store Hours
Cost: Various

Weather Tea Free Bubble Tea Giveaway

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Photo: @food_with_howie/Instagram

About: Weather Tea on Denman Street in Vancouver is giving free bubble tea to the first 50 people who show up, each day this weekend. Don’t worry, though, because if you don’t make the cut, they’ll also be running a buy-1-get-1-free promotion to make sure you don’t leave empty-handed.
Date: Friday, November 29th, 2019 to Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Cost: Free / Buy-1-Get-1-Free

McDonald’s McCafe $1 & $2 Coffee

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)

Craft Cycle Vancouver Beer Tour

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
Time: Various
Cost: $45

For more great events to check out in Vancouver, explore our Events section!

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