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21 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Weekend (January 4-6)

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Hello 2019!

From free ice skating to lantern festivals, here are 21 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, January 4

Surrey International Lantern Festival

About: Hosted by the Canadian Sichuan Chamber of Commerce, the festival is described as a “large-scale cultural event”.
Cost: $12 – $79.95
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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

Canyon Lights

Canyon Lights Tour
Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

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.

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.

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

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

Harrison Hot Springs
Photo: Harrison Hot Springs

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

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.

Chalet Christmas 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.

Ice Skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

Robson Square Ice Rink
Photo: @myfreevancity / Instagram

About: Skating is free for all ages. Those who own their own skates are welcome to use them. Skate rentals are $5 and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Holiday Heights at Bloedel

About: Visitors will experience unique holiday themed plant displays, lights, music, photo opps, a scavenger hunt with prizes, 17’ LED fir trees by MK Illumination, the same agency behind Luna the Lumiere Whale at Morton Park in the West End, and gold feather ornaments suspended from the dome.
Cost: Free – $6.50
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Italian Film Festival

About: The Italian Film Festival’s mandate is to raise awareness and promote all aspects of Italian cinema. Contemporary films from the past two to three years are merged with Italy’s rich patrimony of classic avant-garde, and neorealism cinema.
Cost: Various
Time: Various

The Body Soul & Spirit Expo

About: This expo will improve your life, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Cost: $15 – $20
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, January 5

Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Photo: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy / Facebook

About: Based on the high-fantasy epic novel by English author J.R.R. Tolkien, Jackson’s trilogy represents a monumental achievement in modern filmmaking that has been embraced by fans around the world.
Cost: $12.50 – $30
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Duo Pop-Up Show

About: They pair up some of Vancouver’s best improvisers, who never play with each other for a guarantee night of comedic magic, all being captured by stunning drawings! It’s safe to say that this is a once in a lifetime show, cause who knows when these duos will be paired up again!
Cost: $8 – $10
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wine Tasting Seminar

About: They take the time to take the group through an array of wine terminology as well as the different grape varieties to understand different types and styles of the grape-based beverage.
Cost: $59
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Sunday, January 6

Tree Chipping For Charity

Tree Chipping For CharityAbout: Drop off your Christmas tree at Central City’s east parking lot (off King George Boulevard) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6th and the Lions Club will chip it!
Cost: By donation
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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