What the fog!? If you’re getting a little sick of the ‘Silent Hill’ atmosphere of Vancouver, head to the hills! Rumour has it that the sun is shining bright in the mountains… Or, if you’re liking this misty and mysterious atmosphere, keep on enjoying it! Moving on… Here’s our list of what’s going on this weekend!

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Friday, December 8, 2017

  • Make IT! Craft Fair – Shop for one-of-a-kind handmade items from over 265 artisans, designers & crafters. PNE Forum. 11am to 9pm. $5-6 for entry. 11am – 9pm
  • How I Met your Mother: A Back to the Future Parody Musical – With a full 1.21 gigawatts of song parodies, hilarity, dance, “The Power of Love,” and a surprising amount of pathos, this eighties time travel parody is a whimsical escape from 2017.
  • Party in the Plaza – Do you like to groove? Heat up from the winter cold by joining a hundred of your new friends on the dance floor, at Lumiere Vancouver. Together, we are igniting Jim Deva Plaza with a giant winter dance party, the first of its kind. You won’t need that down jacket after participating!

saturday events in vancouver

Saturday, December 9, 2017

  • Make IT! Craft Fair – Shop for one-of-a-kind handmade items from over 265 artisans, designers & crafters. PNE Forum. 11am to 9pm. $5-6 for entry. 10am – 6pm
  • Eastside Flea Holiday Market – A community event full of friendly faces, cool tunes and amazing goods! Featuring more than 50 local vendors, artisan showrooms, food trucks, bar, outdoor courtyard, pinball & more!
  • Got Craft? Holiday Craft Fair – A curated boutique event created to showcase local favourite handmade designers. $5 at the door.
  • Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – An intimate, artisan craft sale with vendors that offer high quality design, craftmanship and material sensibility. (No holiday music being played!)
  • Fall for Local Holiday Market – One of the best two-day shop small event and come shop from over 80 independent brands.
  • The Lumiere Festival Public Disco – Public Disco returns for a special undercover winter edition at Lumiere Festival in the West End! Bundle up in your most dazzling winter gear because this is going to be a party!
  • How I Met your Mother: A Back to the Future Parody Musical – With a full 1.21 gigawatts of song parodies, hilarity, dance, “The Power of Love,” and a surprising amount of pathos, this eighties time travel parody is a whimsical escape from 2017.
  • Winter Farmers Market – Weekly farmers market held at Nat Bailey Stadium.
  • Taboo Revue Burlesque Variety Show – Looking for an alternative way to feel festive for the holidays? The Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society has something magical planned to make you feel that seasonal warmth the way you have never before.
  • Cool Yule – A festive Christmas mix of nostalgic favourites, jazz standards, pop tunes, classical elements, and sing-alongs, plus a few surprises – all delivered in swinging gypsy jazz style.

sunday in vancouver

Sunday, December 10, 2017

  • Make IT! Craft Fair – Shop for one-of-a-kind handmade items from over 265 artisans, designers & crafters. PNE Forum. 11am to 9pm. $5-6 for entry. 11am – 5pm
  • Eastside Flea Holiday Market – A community event full of friendly faces, cool tunes and amazing goods! Featuring more than 50 local vendors, artisan showrooms, food trucks, bar, outdoor courtyard, pinball & more!
  • Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – An intimate, artisan craft sale with vendors that offer high quality design, craftmanship and material sensibility. (No holiday music being played!)
  • Fall for Local Holiday Market – One of the best two-day shop small event and come shop from over 80 independent brands.
  • Got Craft? Holiday Craft Fair – A curated boutique event created to showcase local favourite handmade designers. $5 at the door.
  • How I Met your Mother: A Back to the Future Parody Musical – With a full 1.21 gigawatts of song parodies, hilarity, dance, “The Power of Love,” and a surprising amount of pathos, this eighties time travel parody is a whimsical escape from 2017.
  • Winter Farmers Market – Weekly farmers market held at Hastings Park.
  • The East Exchange – A centralized East Van Market featuring makers, treasure hunters and more. Located in the heart of Strathcona and wheelchair accessible.
  • Pancakes and Jam Fundraiser – A fun, community event that combines dancing, performance, and pancakes!
  • The East Exchange Market – Over 25 vendors with all sorts of amazing stuff to offer from jewellery, art prints, handmade underpants, vintage treasures and so much other great stuff.
  • Musqueam Holiday Craft Fair – Over 50 tables of arts and crafts, door prizes, Concession, raffles and much more!

Ongoing Holiday Events

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain (until Jan 7), Vandusen Gardens Festival of Lights (until Jan 7), Vancouver Christmas Market (until Dec 24), Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge (until Jan 28), Lights at Lafarge Lake Light Display (until Jan 21), Glow Christmas Light Display (until Dec 30), Chinese Lantern Festival at the PNE (until Jan 21), Free ice skating at Robson Square (until Feb 28), Scuba Claus at Vancouver Aquarium (until Dec 24, other holiday activities will continue until Jan 7).

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  1. Audrey

    Thanks for putting this stuff together every week – I really appreciate it. Makes my life easier ;P

    Happy holiday season. x