5 Things To Do Around Downtown Vancouver This Weekend

The holidays may be over but Vancouver is still bustling with exciting activities. Here are 5 things to do this weekend that are only a short distance away from Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver.

1. Chinese Lantern Festival 

Celebrate Chinese culture this weekend as you wander around the PNE grounds and discover beautifully illuminated displays, experience delicious food and warm up with hot beverages. A true art of both light and colour.

When: Friday ,December 15th – Sunday, January 21  

Where: PNE (2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver) 

Price: $13.50 – $19.00 

Buy tickets here: http://vancouverlanternfestival.ca/ 

2. A Sinatra Celebration 

Pianist Tony DeSare takes on the legend of Frank Sinatra as he delivers a fresh take on old school class in an outstanding, critically-acclaimed tribute to the great Frank Sinatra. Tony DeSare has performed in Carnegie Hall and headlined major symphony orchestras.  

When: January 5th and 6th from 8:00pm – 10:30pm 

Where: Orpheum (601 Smithe Street, Vancouver) 

Price: $19.00 – $95.00 

Buy tickets here: http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/concert/17POPS03/ 

3. A Persian Night with Vancouver Opera Orchestra  

Feast your eyes and ears at this spectacular show conducted by Maestro Shardad Rohani. This world class concert performs pieces from prominent Iranian composers and features the works of 65 talented musicians.  

When: January 6th at 7:30pm 

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre 

Price: $55.00 – $170 

Buy tickets here: https://www.vancouveropera.ca/A-Persian-Night-with-Vancouver-Opera-Orchestra 

4. Lumiere 

Lighting up Vancouver’s West End, English Bay, and Jim Deva Plaza – watch the evening come alive with a series of light art installations and performances. This is the last weekend before the event ends so don’t miss out. 

When: December 2nd – January 7th  

Where: West End neighborhood – Davie street, Denman street, Robson Street 

Price: Free 

For more information, click here: http://lumiereyvr.com/#about

5. Italian Film Festival 

Co-presented by VIFF Vancity Theatre and the Italian Cultural Centre, the Vancouver Italian Film Festival kicks off this week long festival that presents a mixture of the best new Italian cinema, documentary, and established classics, including work by masters like Fellini, the Tavianis and Rossellini.  

When: January 5th – January 11th  

Where: Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street) 

Price: $11 and up 

For more information, click here: https://www.viff.org/Online/default.asp