Let is snow! The weekend is on and the city is looking like a winter wonderland. There are a ton of ongoing Christmas activities around town including Light Walk on Grouse, the Christmas Market, and the Enchant Maze. Aside from the ongoing events, there are 10 cool things happening around town, get out there and get your holiday shopping done!

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Make It! Craft Fair

When: On until Sunday, December 11
Where: PNE Forum (2901 E Hastings Street)
What is it: Get all your Christmas shopping done early at this one-of-a-kind craft market featuring over 250 artisans, designers, and crafters. There’s also booze and food carts to keep everyone happy. (more info)

Mishchief Managed: Harry Potter Burlesque

When: Friday, December 9
Where: Biltmore Cabaret
What is it: A silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Harry Potter characters in a light you’ve never seen them before. (more info)

Taboo Revue: Jingle Boob

When: Saturday, December 10 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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Santarchy/Santacon 2016

When: Saturday, December 10 at noon
Where: Undisclosed yet
What is it: People get dressed up as Santa, get nice and drunk, and run around Vancouver causing mayhem. It’s awesome. (more info)

Free Christmas Movies at the Vogue Theatre

When: Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11
Where: Vogue Theatre, Granville Street
What is it: Free admission to a classic Christmas movie with a donation of a nonperishable item for the Vancouver Food Bank. Movies are Love Actually and Home Alone (more info)

Rocky Horror Picture Show Live

When: Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11
Where: Rio Theatre
What is it: This deliberately kitschy, rock ‘n’ roll, gothic sci-fi parody will be more fun than you’ve ever seen it when it’s performed live, on stage, by Vancouver’s favourite nerdlesque troupe. (more info)

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy

When: Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11
Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
What is it: An intimate, artisan craft sale with vendors that offer high quality design, craftmanship and material sensibility. (No holiday music being played!) Heritage Hall on Main Street, 10-6pm. (more info)

Got Craft? Holiday Craft Fair

When: Saturday, Dec 10 +Sunday, Dec 11, 2016, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Pipe Shop Building 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
What is it: A curated boutique event created to showcase local favourite handmade designers. $5 at the door. (more info)

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East Van HAM (Holiday Artist Market)

When: Saturday, Dec 10, 11am – 6pm
Where: 1739 Venables Street, Vancouver
What is it: Live music, food and refreshments, enjoy a cozily curated selection of gifts and goods from local artisans and collectors and find that one of a kind gift you’ve been searching for this holiday season! (more info)

East Side Best Side – Pop up Market

When: Sunday, December 11 from 11am – 5pm
Where: Russian Hall (600 Campbell Avenue)
What is it: A collective of East Vancouver artists, crafters and friends are coming together for one day only, to bring you handmade goodies for the holiday season. (more info)

Ongoing Christmas Events

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain (until Jan 2), Enchanted Nights at Bloedel (until Jan 2), Vandusen Gardens Festival of Lights (until Jan 2), Vancouver Christmas Market (until Dec 31), Enchanted Christmas Maze and Market (until Dec 31) Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge (until Jan 8), Free ice skating at Robson Square (until Feb 14), Scuba Claus at Vancovuer Aquarium (until Jan 2).

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