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Take a look at some of the events happening in and around Vancouver!

Vancouver Christmas Market

Wed, Nov 21 - Mon, Dec 24

1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada map

The VancouverChristmas Market returns to Jack Poole Plaza, November 21– December 24, 2018,with extended hours from 11:30am to 9:30pm. The city’s signature yuletidecelebration amplifies and expands its festive offerings with more than 80 hutsstuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures. Wander the market’s winding alleysand discover authentic German delicacies: sizzling sausages, two warmingGlühwein (mulled wine) locations, old world confections, handcrafted gifts, andso much more! Share food and drink in the cozy Alpine Lounge, or delight in theWinterdeck, featuring stunning views of the North Shore. Venture down Lovers’Lane – an Instagram-worthy 30-foot long tunnel adorned with 10,000 twinklinglights and mistletoe, or enjoy live seasonal entertainment performed on theChristmas Pyramid’s Flying Stage. Be dazzled by a floating Santa underneath theOlympic Cauldron, a shimmering 30-foot tall Walk-in Christmas tree, aglittering carousel, and a multitude of festive family activities.

Tickets: Adult $12, Seniors $11, Youth $5,Children Age 0-6, FREE
Purchase online to receive discounted pricing!
Extended Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm. Closes at 6pm on December 24
Ticket bookings, and further details at: vancouverchristmasmarket.com

Merry Kiss-mas

Wed, Nov 21 - Mon, Dec 24

1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada map

This LOL-iday season,we’re bringing you a shiny new Christmas parody. Merry Kiss-mas melts yourfavourite TV tropes and Christmas cliches together. Join us November 21 toDecember 24, enjoy evening performances OR matinees. See our website fordetails.

Christmas Glow

Thu, Nov 22 - Sat, Jan 19

6690 216 St, Langley, BC V2Y 1S6, Canada map

Bring together thepeople you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of a million lightsat Glow, the largest indoor Christmas festival in Greater Vancouver. Ourplaygrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, whilethe adults kick back at our licensed bar and enjoy some live music. Glow’silluminated sculptures are the perfect backdrop for selfies and holiday familyphotos. You can even whisper your Christmas list to Santa. Our Christmas Marketshowcases the best local artisans and boutique businesses, alongside deliciousoptions from local food trucks. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoorfestival, hosted inside our cozy and spacious venue. OPEN LATE and INDOORS!

Canyon Lights

Thu, Nov 22 - Sun, Jan 27

Capilano Suspension Bridge, West Vancouver, BC, Canada map

Celebrate Canyon Lights, AWinter Festival November 22, 2018 to January 27, 2019. Re-capture the feelingof wonder and excitement of the holiday season and be amazed by the hundreds ofthousands of lights throughout the park. The suspension bridge, TreetopsAdventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world offestive lights and visual enchantment.

Aurora Winter Festival

Fri, Nov 23 - Sun, Dec 30

811 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R6, Canada map

Aurora WinterFestival will transform Concord Pacific Place into a winter wonderland for sixweeks this holiday season. Guests will be able to visit the four MysticalWorlds which feature giant sculptures, animated sets, and brilliant lightdisplays. They may even cross paths with magical characters including iceelves, the snow queen, a yeti, and of course, Santa. The festival also featuresa light dome showcasing the Aurora Borealis, a tube park, a frozen river withlight installations, a 60-ft ferris wheel, an entertainment tent with livemusic, a variety of food trucks, and a market with 50 holiday-inspired vendors.

The Aurora Winter Festival celebrates the bestof the holiday season and is appropriate for all families and children of allages. General admission starts on Friday, October 5th at 10am at $14.99 forchildren and seniors and $19.99 for adults. To purchase tickets or foradditional information, please visit: www.aurorawinterfestival.com

Italian Christmas Market

Fri, Nov 23

3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4, Canada map

Christmas comes earlyto Il Centro, with this unique market boasting a special appearance by Mr &Mrs Claus! This market blends local artisan products with the many tastes ofItaly. Vancity will support the event, making you money while making where youlive better. Check out our website for more details. This is the last MERCATOof 2018, and it runs from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information, please callus at 604 430 3337.

Emily Carr University’s Legendary Student Art Sale

Fri, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 25

520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7, Canada map

Join us for one of Vancouver’s most highly anticipated seasonal sales!

You’ll find original paintings, drawings, ceramics, and sculpture, along with photographs, prints, wearable works, housewares, greeting cards and more! Best of all, you’ll discover + support the work of emerging designers and artists.

Get your holiday shopping sorted while sustaining your local creative economy.

Collections Tour

Fri, Nov 23

1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada map

Analyze andExplore with an expert.

Explore a vastcollection of model totem poles with Pacific Northwest Coast Art SpecialistChristopher W. Smith

Get behind thescenes and explore our collection with an expert. See where and how ourartifacts are stored and learn about each object in a more nuanced andcontextual setting.

Join our guestexpert, Christopher W. Smith, as he takes you through our curatorial archiveand analyzes model totem poles from all over the Pacific Northwest. Thein-depth tour and talk will end in the Haida Now Exhibition, where participantsare encouraged to stay and view the entire exhibition with a more focused andnuanced perspective.

Date: FridayNovember 23, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Admission: $100

Note: Due to the exclusivity of this event,space is limited to maximum 10 participants. Tour ticket includes FREEadmission to Haida Now exhibit. Arrive early to explore this exhibit before thetour.

Winter Artisan Market

Fri, Nov 23 - Sat, Nov 24

2253 Leigh Square Pl, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3G4, Canada map

The WinterArtisan Market will be open on Friday November 23 from 4:00pm – 8:00 pm andSaturday November 24 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Browse through a wide variety ofhandmade jewellery, textiles, prepared food and drink, woodcraft and more fromBC artisans. There is sure to be a treasure found for everyone!

Door prizes,entertainment, food trucks and family fun!

Presented inpartnership with the City of Port Coquitlam, join us for a weekend of holidayshopping and holiday cheer at Christmas in Leigh Square held in conjunctionwith the annual “Christmas in Leigh Square” event.

Free Admission

Aunt Leah’s Trees – Supporting Moms in Need and Youth from Care

Fri, Nov 23

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Create Christmas memories and support moms and their babies by buying your Christmas Tree at an Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lot near you. For over 20 years Aunt Leah’s Tree Lots have been raising money to fund programs that prevent homelessness by providing homes for youth in foster care and young moms and their babies. With 5 locations in Metro Vancouver, the Christmas tree lots feature a great selection of fresh, high quality trees to choose from, including potted trees for smaller spaces, as well as wreaths and poinsettias. Aunt Leah’s Tree Lots are powered by over 500 volunteers who can help you choose the perfect tree, bag it and even mount it on your car. Get into the Christmas spirit and support a great cause!
For more information:
https://auntleahs.org/trees
(604) 525-1204

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