Events and Entertainment Around Vancouver: December 2018

December Events

Holiday cheer is all around as Vancouver enters the holiday season in December. Inside or outside the walls of the Pan Pacific are plenty of festive celebrations to explore. There’s literally something for everyone.

Festive Offers at the Pan Pacific Vancouver
November 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Santa’s Sunday Brunches, Winter Solstice Luncheons, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, New Year’s Eve Celebration and Vancouver’s Most Celebrated New Year’s Day Brunch there’s plenty of fun and activity happening at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. Click on the link for more information and reservation details.


Vancouver Christmas Market
November 21 – December 24, 2018

Located in Jack Poole Plaza from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm, enjoy the authentic German atmosphere with market favourites such as delicious sausages, Glühwein (mulled wine), handcrafted gifts and more.


FlyOver Canada
November 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Just steps away from our doors, visit Canada Place to explore the wonders of Canada from Santa’s point of view. Fun for the family, Santa’s elves will lead you on a journey across Canada and through the North Pole to find their friends.


Aurora Winter Festival
November 23 – December 30, 2018

New to the Vancouver scene is the magical experience of the Aurora Winter Festival. This outdoor celebration is sure to captivate all visitors with its light displays, festive characters, skating rink, Ferris wheel and row upon row of food and live entertainment.


Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park
November 29, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Bask in the sparkle of the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Plaza. Three million lights adorn the area, making for countless picture-perfect moments.


The Robson Square Ice Rink
December 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019

This traditional Vancouver event is back another year to offer outdoor skating in the heart of downtown. Rent your skates for only $5/pair.


VanDusen Festival of Lights
December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019

A Vancouver favourite, walk through a glittery winter wonderland located at the beautiful botanical gardens located on Oak Street.


The Pacific Theatre Presents: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
November 30 – December 29, 2018

This C.S. Lewis classic takes the Pacific Theatre stage for an unforgettable rendition.


Christmas Classics Market Tour
Every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until December 30, 2018

This Granville Island tour is the perfect opportunity to explore a Vancouver favourite. Offering delicious snacks, drinks and plenty of artisan vendors, you’re sure to find that special gift for your loved one.


Yule Duel
December 6, 2018

In the heart of Gastown, enjoy Christmas carols and holiday music performed by choirs from across the Lower Mainland. All proceeds go towards May’s Place, a hospice in Vancouver Downtown Eastside.


Christmas at Canada Place
December 7 – January 3, 2018

Along the Canada Trail (west promenade) of Canada Place, you’ll find the spirit of season. Experience a homage to Woodward’s window displays, Canada’s North light display, the Sails of Light and the Avenue of Trees.


Ballet BC presents Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker
December 7 – December 9, 2018

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be in town for their unique rendition of this beautiful classic.


Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast
December 13, 2018

Is the biggest toy drive in the city, expect to enjoy free breakfast between 6 – 9 am when you donate a new unwrapped toy for a child in need.


Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker
December 21 – December 23, 2018

Vancouver’s own Goh Ballet takes the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for its biggest production of The Nutcracker ever.


Cirque Musica: Wonderland
December 22, 2018

Performed in the beautiful Orpheum Theatre, Cirque Musica is an all-new concert featuring holiday favourites performed by a live symphony orchestra. Expect acrobats, aerialists and amazing costumes to accompany the lively music.