30 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Week (December 3-7)

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2018 is slowly slipping away, but there’s still so much to do before the year ends!

From ice skating to outdoor light displays, here are 30 Metro Vancouver events to check out this week.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Week

Monday, December 3

Aurora Winter Festival

Aurora Winter Festival

Photo: @lookswow / Instagram

About: The family-friendly festival will offer elements inspired by the North Pole, including mystical characters, captivating light displays, ice-skating on a frozen river, Santa’s workshop and carnival rides among other attractions.
Cost: Free – $19.99
Time: Various

St. Paul’s Lights Of Hope

About: This spectacular display will be up until Monday, January 7th, 2019, shining every day from dusk till dawn.
Cost: By donation
Time: dawn to dusk

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

About: The event explores the Titanic’s human stories, which are told through more 120 authentic artifacts and and extensive room re-creations. Additionally, the exhibition commemorates the centennial of the maiden voyage and of life’s fragility.
Cost: $13.95 – $17.95
Time: 10:00 a.m

Bacio Rosso

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Photo: Bacio Rosso / Facebook

About: Bacio Rosso is an intimate, fully immersive evening of cirque, comedy and cuisine. It’ll be in Vancouver for a string of shows at Queen Elizabeth Park starting Thursday, November 1st, 2018.
Cost: Starting at $109
Time: 6:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.

Body Language

About: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.
Cost: Free – $26
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9 – $19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Glow Christmas Light Garden & Market

About: Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play with under their twinkling lights. Glow’s playgrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, while the illuminated sculptures are the perfect backdrop for selfies and holiday family photos.
Cost: Free – $71.99
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Curious Imaginings

About: This art exhibit will “challenge us to explore the social impacts of emerging bio-technology and our ethical limits”.
Cost: $11 – $35
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Vancouver Christmas Market

About: The city’s signature yuletide celebration offers its largest festivities to date. It will feature more than 80 huts of authentic German sweets, treats and treasures.
Cost: $5 – $50
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (6:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve)

Canyon Lights

About: The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are being transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.
Cost: Free – $46.95
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sea Of Lights

About: This festive season, immerse yourself in a mesmerizing display of lights, bubbles, movements and sounds inside the Vancouver Aquarium’s interactive experience.
Cost: Free – $38
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Peak Of Christmas

Peak of Christmas

Photo: @vancitywild / Instagram

About: Feel the enchantment and radiance of twinkling lights, the calm echo of the snow, the warmth of Santa’s smile as he greets you in his workshop and the joy of witnessing real reindeer.
Cost: Free – $149

Heritage Christmas

About: Stroll through Village streets to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Harrison Hot Springs Winter Light Festival

About: Harrison Hot Springs is going to overflow with holiday cheer this year with a new winter light festival called Lights on the Lake, the Christmas Tree Trail, a Cabin Style New Year’s celebration and much more!
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Lights at Lafarge

Lights at Lafarge

Photo: @bon.bahar / Instagram

About: The route will take visitors through a dazzling 1.2 kilometres of festive lights with ten themed zones. This family-friendly event is free to attend and is located near the Lafarge Lake SkyTrain station.
Cost: Free
Time: Dusk – 11:00 p.m.

Photos With Santa

About: Ho-Ho-Ho! Capture your holiday memories and get a festive photo taken with Santa at Central City.
Cost: Starting at $16.99
Time: Various

Bright Nights Christmas Train

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Photo: Bright Nights in Stanley Park / Facebook

About: This family-friendly holiday attraction features lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the 14-minute train ride.
Cost: $8 – $12
Time: Various

Hi-Light Festival

About: Park & Tilford is set to light up the season with the 30th annual holiday Hi-Light Festival at Park & Tilford Gardens.
Cost: By donation
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

About: Guests will find each trolley fully-loaded with TV’s, karaoke machines and only the best Christmas carols!
Cost: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Time: 6:30 p.m.

The Tenors Vancouver Concert

About: Multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal supergroup, The Tenors will be spreading Christmas cheer across North America with their upcoming holiday tour, “Home for the Holidays: Christmas Classics and the Hits!”
Cost: $36 – $125
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Chalet Lights Charity

Chalet Lights Charity

Photo: Chalet Lights Charity

About: From 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, the Chalet Lights Charity will be illuminated and 100% of both the cash and food donations go in support of the Harvest Project, Shriners Care for Kids and BC Epilepsy Society.
Cost: By donation
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Gingerbread Lane

About: Running from Friday, November 30th – Friday, December 28th, 2018, over 20,000 visitors come out each year to admire the culinary creations and vote for their favourites.
Cost: Free (donations are encouraged)

All Together Pop Up Shop

About: Tucked into a bright space on Old Bridge Street, you’ll find the three women selling their pieces throughout the holiday season.
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4

Pop-Up Comedy Jam

Pop-Up Comedy JamAbout: The Improv + Stand-Up Mashup at Cafe Deux Soleils features classic comedy games, modern improv creations and more!
Cost: $7
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5

Bombay Black

Bombay BlackAbout: Named one of the top shows on Vancouver stages in 2017 by The Georgia Straight, Bombay Black is a searing play set in the bitter reality of present-day India.
Cost: Starting at $20
Time: Various

Thursday, December 6

Yule Duel

Yule Duel

Photo: Yule Duel / Facebook

About: Choirs will be setup along Water Street, performing a selection of holiday songs to entertain the crowd. Once the judges have made their rounds, the festivities will shift to the main stage as teams compete in a final sing-off!
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Universe Of The Brain

About: Join leading MRI Physicist Dr. Shannon Kolind from UBC’s MRI Research Centre at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and a team of scientists and graduate students from UBC for an evening of lively discussion about navigating the brain’s terrain under state-of-the-art visuals in the Planetarium Star Theatre.
Cost: $20
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Friday, December 7

Christmas at Canada Place

Children's Wish Month

Photo: littlekiss☆ / Flickr

About: Presented by the Port of Vancouver, the public is invited to experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, a magical holiday lighting display, the Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Christmas Trees.
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on December 31st)

Sultans Of String

About: 3x JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring band originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night.
Cost: $28 – $38
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Winterfest

About: The primary attractions of the event will be two trains: the Santa Express and the Christmas Night Train.
Cost: $10 – $35
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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