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32 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Weekend (November 23-25)

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Photo: City of Coquitlam - Municipality / Facebook

It’s the last weekend of November and what a time it’s going to be.

From outdoor Christmas lights to seasonal holiday markets, here are 32 Metro Vancouver events to check out this weekend.

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Metro Vancouver Events This Weekend

Friday, November 23

Aurora Winter Festival

Aurora Winter Festival
Photo: @aurorafestvan / 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

Free Outdoor Yoga

Outdoor Yoga Vancouver
Photo: Mat Collective / Facebook

About: Mat Collective has decided to continue their free outdoor yoga classes during the fall season this year.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

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.

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.

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.

The Enemy

About: Set in a small town in British Columbia, The Enemy is a contemporary interpretation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Dr. Stockman, played by Jenn Griffin, becomes a pariah when her discovery of pollution in the local Healthy Springs Spa and Water Park threatens the town’s tourism industry and economic well-being.
Cost: Various
Time: Various

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas MarketAbout: 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)

Disney On Ice

About: Featuring Disney’s Moana for the first time in a live production, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the Disney magic to life.
Cost: $20 – $110
Time: 7:00 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.

Canyon Lights

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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.

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.

The Dark Eighties Fall Ball

About: You’ve invited to wear a fancy dress, masks, lace, prom wear, crazy outfits, costumes, wigs and anything else!
Cost: $11 – $12
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Jungle Safari Skate

About: Grab your friends and swing on by the Cloverdale Ice Arena for a Jungle Safari themed public skate.
Cost: Regular drop-in admission
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 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

Collections Tour

About: Explore a vast collection of model totem poles with Pacific Northwest Coast Art Specialist Christopher W. Smith
Cost: $100
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hopscotch Festival

About: For 23 years, the Grand Tasting Hall has come alive with thousands of different craft and premium beers, spirits from around the globe, the most delicious of scotch and other whiskies, as well as a selection of wines and spectacular foods.
Cost: $15 – $125
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Eliana Cuevas

About: Known for her dynamic songs that defy genres, she delivers passionate performances that captive audiences of every language.
Cost: $22 – $25
Time: 8:00 p.m.

Vancouver Italian Christmas Market

Vancouver Italian Christmas MarketAbout: Once you arrive, visitors will experience one of the world’s most unique cultures. There will be a variety of vendors selling Italian products, local food and crafts.
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Vancouver Art Gallery FUSE

About: Inspired by themes of the Gallery’s Fall 2018 season, this signature evening merging visual art, music and performance will awaken guests to a new consciousness around bodies and objects as a way to transmit meaning, lessons, ideas and beliefs.
Cost: $15 – $29
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.


Saturday, November 24

The Polar Express Train Ride

Polar Express Train
Photo: The Polar Express / Facebook

About: Departing from West Coast Railway Heritage Park, hop on this magical train ride to the North Pole, while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies.
Cost: $35 – $59
Time: Various


About: Come and experience live flamenco by the Karen Flamenco Dance Company dancers as they perform excerpts from their latest production Pinocchio – the quirky story about a puppet who longs to be real.
Cost: $10 – $15
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Silver Harbour Christmas Market

About: Shop for handmade arts and crafts, delicious baked goods, vintage attic treasures and so much more!
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Heritage Christmas

Heritage Christmas
Photo: @marija_bojanic / Instagram

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

Maan Farms Christmas Market

About: As you make your way through the market, you’ll discover an assortment of handmade products on display.
Cost: By donation
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


About: Visitors will experience a festive Yaletown with palate-popping treats, Yuletide music and cozy carriage rides.
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

surrey tree lighting - christmas festival market
Photo: City of Surrey

About: The entire community is invited to see the City of Surrey’s official Christmas tree light up. This free, family event, will feature a 60-foot Christmas tree, Christmas market and more.
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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.


Sunday, November 25

Holiday Craft Fair

Holiday Craft FairAbout: The Ridgeway Holiday Craft Fair is back and will feature a collection of over 35 local artisans and small businesses offering their wares to holiday shoppers plus fun crafts for kids!
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Upcoming Events

November 29 | Bright Nights Christmas Train

This family-friendly holiday attraction features lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the 14-minute train ride.

November 29 | 6lack

He’ll take to the stage at the Harbour Convention Centre on Thursday, November 29th, 2018. Furthermore, he’ll be joined by guest Summer Walker.


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