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14 Things To Do, See, Eat, and Buy In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (Nov. 8-11)

Potters Christmas Store Vancouver

Photo: @pottersdotca / Instagram

Goodbye Halloween, hello Christmas! (Kind of.) Just because Halloween’s over doesn’t mean there aren’t fun things to do in Vancouver this weekend. Christmas events have not reached full-swing yet, but like Winter, it’s coming.

Here are 14 things you to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Things To Do This Weekend: Christmas Events

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

Bear Creek Park Lights 2019

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
Cost: Free

Things To Do This Weekend: Culture

Thrilla at the Villa 2

Thrilla at the Villa
Photo: Ben Owens Photography

About: How often do you get to watch professional boxing? Jose de Jesus “El Changuito” Macias will be taking on Isaac “Kin Ban” Mireles” in the main event of the evening, taking place in the Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby.
Date: Friday, November 8th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost: Starting at $50

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)

Ghostly Gastown Tour

About: This tour is perfect for those who crave a deeper look into the history of Gastown and anyone that has a thirst for the supernatural.
Date: Wednesday September 25th – Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $23

Lost Souls of Gastown

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

My K-Beauty Trip to Korea 2019

My K-Beauty Trip Vancouver 2019
Photo: Sunny Dayhe / Sulwhasoo

About: This special event is a must for K-Beauty enthusiasts. Popular YouTuber Sunnydahye will be the featured guest, they’ll be goody bags, special sales, and even a raffle to win a trip to South Korea!
Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

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

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

Forever 21 Liquidation Sale

About: In case you missed it, Forever 21 has filed for bankruptcy and all 44 locations in Canada are expected to close by year’s end. Before then and starting this week, though: a massive liquidation sale! Everything must go! (Note: this is different than last week’s “Sale-A-Thon.”
Date: Begins Tuesday October 8th
Time: Store Hours (In-Store) / 24/7 (Online)
Cost: Sales begin at just $2

Winter Parka Sale Richmond 2019

About: The Sample Sale Guys are back again, this time with a huge winter parka sale that’ll get you ready for the cold days are inevitably ahead.
Date: Monday, November 11th, 2019 – Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – Various
Cost: Various

McDonald’s Happy Meal 40th Anniversary Celebration

About: Your never too old to get a Happy Meal. McDonald’s is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its beloved Happy Meal by bringing back some of their classic Happy Meal toys, such as the Hamburglar, Grimace, and Hello Kitty.
Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019 – Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Time: Store Hours
Cost: Happy Meal price

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


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