Vancouver Weekend Events (Dec 14 - 16)


Friday, December 14, 2012


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Great Canadian Craft Fair: Holiday Edition ($7 - 15)
10:00am - 6:00pm Sat & Sun
The Salt Building, 85 West 1st Ave., Vancouver BC
Over 200 Amazing Local Vendors!  Order Discount Tickets Online:  Special Early Bird Tickets (Entry One Hour Early for Special Early Bird Vendor Deals and Free Gift Bag!)  Children 12 and under FREE! Face Painting and Caroling! Children's Story Time! Visit from Santa! Door Prizes! Food Drive for The Vancouver Food Bank!

Christmas in Kerrisdale 
11:00pm - 4:00pm 
Kerrisdale, 41st Ave & West Blvd, Vancouver BC
Free horse & carriage rides, Santa and roving quartets all set in the beautifully decorated village.

Blim Holiday Market - by donation
12:00 - 6:00pm
Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 E Pender Street, Vancouver BC
60 Vendors, hot food by Open Sesame, BLIM gift certifiate raffle, DJ set by Darwin Myers. Entry by donation.

Dundarave Festival of Lights: The World Christmas
12:00pm - dusk
Dundarave Beach, 2438 Marine Drive West Vancouver, BC
The World Christmas, unique to the Dundarave Festival of Lights, celebrates the richness of Canada's cultural diversity.  From the Francophone roots of our country, to the heat of Mariachi and foot stomping Celtic chords, the World Christmas brings you the season as you may have never seen it before. 

Halo King of the Hill Tournament
2:00pm - 5:00pm
EXP Restaurant + Bar, 309 W. Pender Street, Vancouver BC
Another amazing, exclusive gaming tournament EXCLUSIVE to G-List members: the country's finest "King of the Hill"-style Halo 4 tournament in downtown Vancouver, BC.  Special appearance by Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run's, founder and co-host Victor Lucas!

Official Tree Lighting Ceremony at Burnaby Village Museum
6501 Deer Lake Avenue  Burnaby, BC
Bring your family and join us for the official lighting ceremony of the tall sequoia Christmas Tree near the Carousel Pavilion.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Great Canadian Craft Fair: Holiday Edition ($7 - 15)
10:00am - 6:00pm Sat & Sun
The Salt Building, 85 West 1st Ave., Vancouver BC
Over 200 Amazing Local Vendors!  Order Discount Tickets Online:  Special Early Bird Tickets (Entry One Hour Early for Special Early Bird Vendor Deals and Free Gift Bag!)  Children 12 and under FREE! Face Painting and Caroling! Children's Story Time! Visit from Santa! Door Prizes! Food Drive for The Vancouver Food Bank!

East Van Bazaar Holiday Edition
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Waldorf Hotel‎, 1489 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC
The East Van Bazaar is a new monthly market that will be happening at the Waldorf. To launch it, we’re having a special holiday shopping event on Sunday December 16. Each sale will tons of great quality handmade products from a huge group local vendors. Products you will find at the East Van Bazaar will include clothing (new and vintage), jewelery, art prints, stationary, beauty products, aromatherapy products, vintage and new home decor, artisanal food products, children’s toys and much more.

Kerrisdale Gliding on Ice
3:45pm - 5:30pm
Kerrisdale Arena,  5670 East Boulevard, Vancouver, BC
Free community ice skate at Kerrisdale Arena sponsered by the Kerrisdale Busines Association. Live music on the ice and rentrals & free refreshments


10:00am - 2:00pm every Saturday (closed December 29) November 3, 2011 - April 27
30th and Ontario Street in the East Parking lot and Plaza of Nat Bailey Stadium
Fresh, local, organic foods & crafts. 60+ vendors, hot food, music! Rain or Shine! 

Baker's Market
11:00am - 3:00pm every Saturday (Oct 6 - Dec 8)
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver
Selling sweet and savoury baked goodies to the local community. Some photos from last year.

Vancouver Festival of Trees
November 21, 2012 - January 1, 2013 
Four Seasons Hotel & Pacific Centre Mall  
For the past 25 years, Festival of Trees has transformed the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel and the corridors of Pacific Centre Mall into a vision of beautifully decorated trees with the goal of raising much-needed funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation.  The Festival continues to bring together a vast array of generous sponsors both business and individual from Vancouver in what has become a much anticipated holiday tradition and the unofficial beginning of Christmas in the Vancouver. Every year, local businesses, organizations and individuals, sponsor and decorate their trees in a wacky, creative, unique, and always beautiful fashion. See photos of this year's event here.

9:00am - 9:00pm Nov 28 - Dec 27th 
Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street, hotel lobby
From November 28, 2012 - December 27, 2012, guests of the hotel can enjoy a walk through Gingerbread Lane, which features over 40 gingerbread houses that have been created by various partners. View them all and then select your favorite to win this year's People's Choice award! Make a donation to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon along with your vote, and be entered to win a free night stay at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. See photos of this year's event here.
November 24 to December 24 11:00am - 9:00pm
Just outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 649 Cambie Street  Vancouver, BC
Opening day! Step back in time ... Experience the Vancouver Christmas Market! The Vancouver Christmas Market is back for its third year from November 24 to December 24, 2012 on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza! Sample our new delicious food items and find your unique Christmas gift! Enjoy seasonal music and a great entertainment program of authentic folk groups! New this year: For every paid admission you will receive a free re-entry pass for yourself valid for the whole season! Regular admission: $5 Mon – Fri 4pm-9pm & 11am-9pm weekends. But there is special pricing: and also two-for-one Groupon deals. 

12:00pm - 4:30pm November 24 - December 14
12:00pm - 9:00pm December 15 - January 4, 2013 (closed December 24 & 25)  
6501 Deer Lake Avenue  Burnaby, BC
The Village is illuminated this festive season with spectacular displays of lights that are sure to put you and your family into the holiday spirit! Lights in our parking lot are a teaser of what's to see inside. Delight in the shimmering Winter Wonderland near the Love Farmhouse, an Angel-Crossing at the bridge, a Holiday Lane and be wowed by the gigantic multi-coloured Christmas tree sparkling near the carousel.

Afternoon matinees Wed, Sat, Sun - 11:00am to 3:00pm 
Sunday to Thursday- 3:00pm to 10:00pm 
Friday and Saturday - 3:00pm to 11:00pm
During the holiday season, Stanley Park sparkles with two million twinkling lights, decorating the darkness that comes early at this time of year. Make the Bright Nights Train part of your holiday tradition Ride the train, watch animated displays, listen to holiday classics, sip warm cocoa, and feast on fresh popcorn or roasted nuts. Enjoy the sight of young eyes dazzled by the display of lights and the excitement of the holidays. Partial proceeds from the sale of Bright Nights tickets go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. Adult $10, Matinee $5.50. Entrance to the plaza is by donation (you don't need to purchase train tickets to see the lights). Donations will be accepted at the front gate. We suggest a $4 minimum donation. Thank you!

Christmas at Canada Place
The Christmas Trail: Classic Christmas Activities,  Open 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily
The Christmas Workshop, Open 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily 
Woodward’s Windows, Open 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily
Canada Place, 999 Canada Place Way
Come down to Canada Place from December 8 – 30, 2012 to experience the 25th annual Christmas at Canada Place. Along our outdoor promenade and throughout the city, Canada Place is bringing you and your family the best in Christmas cheer this holiday season – all in support of Strathcona Community Centre's Food Security for Children Program.

VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights - $14.25
4:30pm to 9:00pm every night, December 7, 2012 through January 1, 2013 except Dec 25th
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street
Highlights include: Santa's Living Room: Dec. 7 - 24 with Santa appearances 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 p.m.
Svend and Jens, our Scandinavian Christmas Elves appear nightly in the Centre Court
Dancing Lights on Livingstone Lake: starting at 4:30 p.m. Two different shows - one show on the half hour and a different one at the top of the hour. Two different shows repeating in sequence throughout the evening. Gingerbread Wood, Golden Chain Walk, Community Choirs on the Entrance Plaza, Make-a-Wish Candle Shrine, Candy Cane Lane, Sparkling Spruce in the Centre Court, Candy Cane Express model train     Make-A-Wish 'Room of Joy' with Winter Wonderland by Vancouver Lego Club

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1 comment:

Vancouver Christmas said...

Again, we can not thank you enough for listing us in your weekly events blog. I wish there was a badge that we could give you that said "Awesome Blogger" badge. Hope you enjoyed the market, and I hope you have the most amazing Christmas ever!