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

Aunt Leah’s Trees – Give Kids a Home

Thu, Nov 21 - Mon, Dec 23

Metro Vancouver and Online map

For 25 years AuntLeah’s Tree Lots have been fundraising to support youth in foster care andyoung moms and their babies. Great selection offresh trees, potted trees and wreaths. Get into the Christmas spirit and support a greatcause!

For more information:
https://auntleahs.org/trees 
(604) 525-1204

 

Kissmas

Mon, Dec 2 - Fri, Dec 13

Yaletown, Vancouver, BC, Canada map

Encouraging customersto buy local, Yaletown’s Kissmas showcases some of Yaletown’s best local shops,and in return vendors are extending their hours and offering holiday surprisesthroughout the two-week event to make holiday shopping as stress-free aspossible. Contests, giveaways, and amazing photo-ops make the event a mustvisit for locals and tourists alike.

Central City Guest Services

Sat, Dec 7 - Tue, Dec 24

Central City Shopping Centre, 10153 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC V3T 2W1, Canada map

Get your holidaygifts wrapped at Central City’s Charity Gift Wrap Centre during select shoppingcentre hours from December 7 to 24! Prices start at just $2 and a wideassortment of eco-friendly wrap and bag options are available. The Charity GiftWrap Centre is located on the south side of the shopping centre near BurgerKing. The gift wrap centre is coordinated by the Surrey Central Lions Club andstaffed entirely by volunteers. 100% of the proceeds from the service benefitthe Surrey Food Bank and Lions’ charities. Visit www.centralcity.ca for more details.

Final and Farewell Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Show

Sat, Dec 14 - Sun, Dec 15

3102 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7, Canada map

Celebrating 17 yearsof Shiny Fuzzy Muddy Collective holiday events, the annual artist curatedcollection of fine art, craft and design will host their final two-day farewellshow at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, December14th and Sunday, December 15th.

Big Elf Run

Sat, Dec 14

Lumberman's Arch map

Join us for one ofAMEX’s TOP 14 Worldwide Seasonal Events with a Twist””. The 5thannual Big Elf Run on December 1​4th, 2019. This holiday themed fun run offersa 1km Wee Elf Run, a 5km Big Elf run/walk, or 10km run/walk around scenicStanley Park. So come on down and enjoy the Christmas decor, a live DJ,dancing, and more.
With mild inclines and maintained trails, everyone is assured a beautiful andstress-free run or walk. The route is suitable for all ages and abilities.Leashed dogs and strollers are absolutely welcome.

Holly Bazaar

Sat, Dec 14

South Granville Seniors Centre, 1420 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1M8, Canada map

Shop for a worthy cause at South GranvilleSeniors Centre’s annual Holly Bazaar

SOUTH GRANVILLE, VANCOUVER – Have fun shopping while helping a non-profitorganization raise funds to support its programs.

If you are a bargain hunter, vintage connoisseur, bookworm, or a person whojust enjoys picking up some great deals, make a date at the South GranvilleSeniors Centre’s annual Holly Bazaar.

There will be a wide assortment of categories, including jewelry, artwork,kitchen and household products, antiques, Christmas items and books – these areall arranged according to their respective genres!

For those with a sweet tooth, we have homemade cookies, cakes, pies and otherdelicious baked goods and jams, at very affordable prices.

And to refuel, we also offer a tasty lunch for $8 dollars.

This biannual sale is the largest fundraiser for the Centre, in which allmonies raised go towards running and sustaining programs and services at theSouth Granville Seniors Centre.

Rogers Hometown Hockey

Sat, Dec 14 - Sun, Dec 15

Abbotsford Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5A6, Canada map

RogersTM Hometown HockeyTM Tour presented by Scotiabank and Hyundai is heading to Abbotsford, BC on December 14 and 15 to celebrate more of the game that brings us together. Hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be on site for the festivities, which include meet-and-greet opportunities with NHL alumni Darcy Hordichuk and Nathan Lieuwen, live local entertainment, and the live Sportsnet NHL broadcast.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Thu, Dec 19 - Sun, Jan 5

Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6, Canada map

The beloved holiday film is a new, classicmusical! Patrick Street Productions’ Artistic Producer, Peter Jorgensen hasadapted the holiday favourite It’s a Wonderful Life and transformed it into aheavenly musical playing at the Anvil Centre Theatre from Dec 19 – Jan 5.

This heart-warming show breathes musical life into the familiar story while itretains its warmth and humour featuring musical standards like Nice Work if YouCan Get It, Rhapsody in Blue, One Life to Live, and Lost in the Stars, alongwith traditional holiday carols. Reminding us all that “no man is a failure whohas friends,” this new adaptation is now a wonderful holiday musical for thewhole family.

Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Fri, Dec 20 - Sun, Dec 22

Goh Ballet is pleased to announce the return ofits annual performance of The Nutcracker. A traditional rendition of aclassical masterpiece, The Nutcracker features local and international dancersfrom The National Ballet of Canada, The Bavarian State Ballet, and The NationalBallet of China. In its 11th year, Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker will engage allsenses with interactive experiences in the lobby prior to the show. A livechoir, sixteen-foot Christmas tree, larger-than-life nutcracker and sleigh, andan enchanting snow scene that will take your breath away.

December Pay What You Can Nights at MOV!

Thu, Dec 26 - Sat, Dec 28

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

Learn something new about the city this holidayseason at the Museum of Vancouver!
Admission is by donation after 5 pm on the followings evenings:

Thursday, December 26, 2019 (5-8pm)
Friday, December 27, 2019 (5-9pm)
Saturday, December 28, 2019 (5-9pm)

Experience MOV’s intriguing exhibitions including Haida Now: A Visual Feat ofInnovation and Tradition, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives andThere is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residentialand Day Schools.

An experience the entire family will enjoy!