It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… despite all the rain! This weekend, kick your festive spirit into high gear with a visit to the Christmas market, or maybe just check out all the sparkly lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge or Lafarge Lake. Or if you’re all ‘Bah Humbug’, check out the Beanstock festival to celebrate your favourite bitter bean (coffee), or buy some delightful art at the Emily Carr Student Art Sale. So much to do, so little time!

friday events in vancouver 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

  • Emily Carr’s Student Art Sale – For three days visitors can choose from a wide selection of works from more than 150 students including original paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, wearable works, housewares, greeting cards and more
  • Italian Christmas Market – With over 50 Vendors you can shop for Organic & Local Produce, Italian Specialty Foods, Local Artisans. While having an amazing dinner from one of our vendors or Food Trucks!
  • Vancouver Hopscotch Festival – Canada’s premium whisky, beer, and spirit festival with a grand tasting hall, dinners, classes, and more.
  • Vancouver Christmas Market – Food, Christmas gifts, lots of activities, and mulled wine. Outdoor European-style festival. Daily from 11am – 9pm.
  • Bridge Warming – 20 students from SFU’s Semester in Dialogue at CityStudio have partnered with VIVA Vancouver to create engaging and thought-provoking projects underneath the Cambie Street Bridge. Bridge Warming shows the potential of Vancouver’s covered spaces for year-round events. Come on out, get cozy, and help us bring life to an underused space – rain or shine!
  • The Winter Collection / A Vintage Pop Up Shop – The story of things shop is pulling out all it’s WINTER ready & PARTY season vintage….lots of wooly things, winter coats, party dresses, bling things and so much MORE for a lil’pop-up shop!
  • Orpheum 90 – A tribute to 90 years of entertainment! Join a roaring 20s themed birthday bash to celebrate the iconic Orpheum.  An evening of celebration, silent film, and live vaudeville, with your hosts Bill Richardson and Maestro Bramwell Tovey.
  • Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge – The Capilano Suspension Bridge park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of sparkling lights and the largest living Christmas tree in BC.

saturday events in vancouver 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

  • Candytown – A holiday festival held in Yaletown that is family friendly with artisans, live music, street performers, and more.
  • Emily Carr’s Student Art Sale – For three days visitors can choose from a wide selection of works from more than 150 students including original paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, wearable works, housewares, greeting cards and more
  • Winter Farmers Market – Weekly farmers market held at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Eastside Flea Market – over 50 local vendors, 3 local food trucks, live deejay, seasonal drink specials, pinball, pool & more!
  • Vancouver Hopscotch Festival – Canada’s premium whisky, beer, and spirit festival with a grand tasting hall, dinners, classes, and more.
  • Vancouver Christmas Market – Food, Christmas gifts, lots of activities, and mulled wine. Outdoor European-style festival. Daily from 11am – 9pm.
  • Portobello West Holiday Market – Shop from 80+ local vendors ranging from Fashion, Jewelry, Art, Home Accessories, Gourmet Treats, Baby & Kids items, and more.
  • The Winter Collection / A Vintage Pop Up Shop – The story of things shop is pulling out all it’s WINTER ready & PARTY season vintage….lots of wooly things, winter coats, party dresses, bling things and so much MORE for a lil’pop-up shop!
  • Holiday Craft Fair (West End) – Only handmade items sold at this event with a limit of 55 tables each. Admission is free.
  • Third Annual Burlesque Marathong – A presentation of the best and newest acts in town, cheer them on as they perform for the camera to apply for festivals and competitions around the world!
  • Rogue Folk Club Fundraiser – Fundraiser featuring live music and a silent auction. Free drink with every ticket!
  • Lights at Lafarge Opening Night Expect stunning light displays, live entertainment and activities for the whole family. Be amazed as the lights to this hugely popular seasonal display are switched on for the first time. Free family fun!
  • Wierd Al Karaoke – Some of Vancouver’s top comedians, perform original parody songs (that they have written themselves) live! like it’s karaoke!
  • Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge – The Capilano Suspension Bridge park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of sparkling lights and the largest living Christmas tree in BC.

sunday events in vancouver 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

  • Beanstock Coffee Festival – The immersive experience will exhibit music, local food and drink selections, educational sessions from industry professionals, live demos, unlimited coffee sampling, and a curated market to purchase equipment and coffee to take home.
  • Emily Carr’s Student Art Sale – For three days visitors can choose from a wide selection of works from more than 150 students including original paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, wearable works, housewares, greeting cards and more
  • Storytelling with Drag Queens for Kids – Featuring the wonderful Karmella Barr, Gluttony, Mimi Anmormi and friends, this time they are reading to kids. All to support gender diversity and literacy in a fun inclusive environment. Evocative, sassy readings and a fun Q + A, families will not want to miss out.
  • Eastside Flea Market – over 50 local vendors, 3 local food trucks, live deejay, seasonal drink specials, pinball, pool & more!
  • Vancouver Hopscotch Festival – Canada’s premium whisky, beer, and spirit festival with a grand tasting hall, dinners, classes, and more.
  • Vancouver Christmas Market – Food, Christmas gifts, lots of activities, and mulled wine. Outdoor European-style festival. Daily from 11am – 9pm.
  • Portobello West Holiday Market – Shop from 80+ local vendors ranging from Fashion, Jewelry, Art, Home Accessories, Gourmet Treats, Baby & Kids items, and more.
  • The Winter Collection / A Vintage Pop Up Shop – The story of things shop is pulling out all it’s WINTER ready & PARTY season vintage….lots of wooly things, winter coats, party dresses, bling things and so much MORE for a lil’pop-up shop!
  • Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge – The Capilano Suspension Bridge park is transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of sparkling lights and the largest living Christmas tree in BC.
  • Scandinavian Craft Fair – Arts and Crafts — Baked Goods — Jewlery — Christ­mas Goodies — Sandwiches & Refresh­ments and much more!! Free admission, free parking!

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  1. grayelf

    Great list as usual! Caveat emptor — I think both Beanstock and Hopscotch are sold out.

    1. bored in vancouver Listing Owner

      Looks like you’re right – they do say for Beanstock that there will be VERY limited tickets at the door… and for Hopscotch, there are a few people selling tickets on their Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/176612236238473 !

      Never give up 🙂