Top 10 Holiday Events in Vancouver

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Where the sleigh bells ring and snow is glistening (while there may not be snow in Vancouver but you get the idea!) Here is a round up of Top 10 Holiday Events happening in Vancouver.

    1. Enchant Christmas

      A brand new event happening in Vancouver this holiday season – featuring 40 local vendors, 12 food trucks, a Christmas Market and a Light Maze. Be sure to get tickets before they are all sold out! There is no promo code for this event, however if you use the code RMH2016, a portion of all sales will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

      Enchant Christmas
      Duration: November 25  – December 31st
      Ticket Prices:
      Adult: $19.95
      Child: $14.95
      Senior: $14.95
      Family: $59.95
      Location: W 1st Ave & Crown St, Vancouver, BC

    2. Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

      A local favourite nestled in the North Shore. If you plan on visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge more than once a year, the annual pass is a better deal. The event includes a walk across the bridge, treetop adventures and also park admission. If you are visiting during December, be sure to dress warmly.

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      Duration: November 24, 2016 – January 8, 2017
      Ticket Prices:
      Adult: $39.95
      Student: $32.95
      Youth: $26.95
      Child: $13.95
      Senior: $36.95
      Location: 3735 Capilano RoadNorth Vancouver, BC

    3. Vancouver Christmas Market

      Previously located near Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the market has relocated to Jack Poole Plaza right where the Vancouver Olympic Cauldron is. The event will feature food vendors, arts and craft vendors, Photos with Santa and more. There is currently a SocialShopper promotion but the coupon is only valid for Monday – Thursday admissions.  Public Transit is the preferred method of transportation for events in Downtown! 

      Duration: November 26 – December 31, 2016
      Ticket Prices:
      Adult: $8
      Youth: $4
      Senior: $7
      Other Packages
      Location: 1085 Canada Place, Vancouver BC

    4. VanDusen Festival of Lights

      A classic in Vancouver, a perfect place for first Christmas dates, family festivities and for visitors. There will be a carousel this year and is complimentary with all tickets. I would highly recommend pre-purchasing tickets online prior to the event as tickets at the door can queue up to 45 minutes.

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      Duration: December 1 , 2016 – January 2, 2017
      Ticket Prices:
      Adult: $18.50
      Youth: $14.25
      Child: $11.00
      Senior: $14.25
      Family: $38.00
      Location: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC

    5. Skating at Robson Square

      Get out your skates, folks! Robson Square Ice Rink opens Dec. 1st. #robsonlife #holidaytradition

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       – December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017
      Rental Prices:
      Location: Robson Square 800 Robson Street

    6. Snowshoeing in Mount Seymour

      An activity that is for all ages. Mount Seymour offers a variety of terrains for snowshoeing along with tours if you are interested. Rentals are available at Mount Seymour or at MEC (pre-booking required)

       Pending on snow condition, please check mountain website.
      Rental Prices: Please check MEC or Mountain
      Location:1700 Mt Seymour Road, North Vancouver, BC Canada, V7G 1L3

    7. 49th Annual Singing Christmas Tree

      One of the longest running Singing Christmas Tree performance held in Vancouver. The tickets are generally in high demand and are released November 11, 2016

       Dec 2, 9 @ 7:30pm and Dec 3, 4, 10, 11 @ 3:00pm and 7:00pm for a total of 10 shows
      Price: Free
      Location: 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia

    8. Santa Claus Parade


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       December 4, 2016 noon
      Price: Free
      Location: Georgia at Broughton, Vancouver, BC

    9.  Scuba Claus at the Vancouver Aquarium

      See Santa explore the aquarium with marine animals this holiday season.

       November 24 – December 24, 2016
      Adult: $36
      Senior, Youth, Student: $27
      Child: $21
      Under 3 – Free
      Location: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC

    10. Stanley Park Bright Nights

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      Duration: November 28, 2016-  January 1, 2017
      Ticket Prices:
      Adult: $12.00
      Senior: $9.00
      Youth: $9.00
      Child: $3.00
      Matinee: $6.00
      Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

If you know of any other festivities in Vancouver, send us a Tweet @splitmango

story written by Grace Hui