‘Tis the season of eggnog and craft fairs! There is lots of holiday-themed activities going on in Vancouver this weekend, along with some foodie awesomeness, a parade, and good ol’ burlesque. Check out our list of the top 10 totally cool things to do this weekend in Vancouver:

Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Friday, December 4 from 5:30-7pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver Convention Centre
What is it: Family-friendly event at Jack Poole Plaza. Lighting of four big holiday trees, along with live entertainment. Best of all FREE cookies and hot chocolate! (more info)

Perogy Night

When: Friday, December 4 from 5-8pm
Where: 154 E 10th Ave, Vancouver
What is it: Tasty homemade perogies on sale for good prices! Great community event. There’s usually a line, so make sure you get there early in case they run out! (more info)

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Make It! Craft Fair

When: Friday, Dec 4 – Sunday, Dec 6
Where: PNE Forum (2901 E Hastings)
What is it: More of a party where you can buy cool, handmade things! It helps that there’s a beer garden and lots of delicious food trucks. Get a little tipsy and get all your Christmas shopping done! Your mom probably wants a pair of fancy tie-dyed underwear. For sure. (more info)

TOQUE Craft Fair

When: Friday, Dec 4 – Sunday, Dec 6
Where: 303 East 8th Avenue
What is it: The event features a curated selection of talented artists, designers and artisans and attracts over 2000 visitors. (more info)

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Nightmare Before the Nutcracker

When: Friday, Dec 4 – Saturday, Dec 5
Where: The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
What is it: A dramatic comedy reimagination of The Nightmare Before Christmas based on the classic story of ‘The Nutcracker’. Includes burlesque, circus, music, and theatre. (more info)

The Pipe Shop Holiday Market

When: Saturday, Dec 5 – Sunday, Dec 6
Where: Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, North Vancouver (115 Victory Ship Way)
What is it: The Eastside Flea is coming to North Vancouver to host an amazing 2-day holiday market. A community event full of friendly faces, cool tunes, local vendors and amazing goods! . (more info)

Taboo Revue Holiday Spectacular

When: Saturday, Dec 5 at 8pm
Where: Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street)
What is it: Imagine over 20 performers showcasing a variety of dance, song, comedy, and (of course) scintillating striptease. Whether you’re naughty or nice this show will have something to make you merry this festive season. (more info)

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Santa Clause Parade

When: Sunday, December 6 at 1pm
Where: Downtown Vancouver
What is it: More than 3,500 participants take part in the downtown parade with marching bands, festive floats, and community groups. Here’s hoping it’s not pouring rain! (more info)

Baker’s Market

When: Sunday, December 6 from 11-3pm
Where: Moberley Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert St.)
What is it: Tons of great baking by locals that will get your mouth watering. Free samples, free parking, free admission. (more info)

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Hawthorn Christmas Market

When: Sunday, December 6 from 1-6pm
Where: Anza Club (3 West 8th Ave)
What is it: Did someone say homemade vegan Baileys?? Coffee and Mimosas served up while you shop local artisans and collectors!  Shop local this Christmas. (more info)

If that isn’t enough events for you, check out the full December event listings here.

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