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From the Polar Bear Swim on January 1 to the Festival of Lights in late December, festivals and other exciting events are happening all the time in Vancouver.

Remember that things do change, so be sure to confirm dates and times before making travel plans.

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Kid's Christmas Craft Day

From 1pm to 4pm, join us for an afternoon of fun and crafts! Cookie-decorating, sing-alongs and much, much more will be involved at the foot of our Christmas tree. Tell your friends! Free admission (donations and hugs always welcome) Sunday, December 15, 2013 @  1:00PM - 4:00PM Roedde House Museum, West End, Vancouver BC For more information please visit  

KIMSOOJA Unfolding

KIMSOOJA Unfolding - Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery (October 11, 2013 to January 26, 2014) KIMSOOJA Unfolding is the first retrospective exhibition to assess the thirty-year career of the Korean-born, Paris- and New York-based artist, and offers an unprecedented opportunity to trace the development of the artist's practice from her earlier works to her more recent production. Kims... Visit Website

Lonsdale Quay Market 2013 Christmas

Lonsdale Quay Market is your holiday destination for... Unique gift ideas, fresh food options for holiday meals, festive music, Santa photos, kids activities and holiday gift wrapping. Enjoy a festive atmosphere and holiday music all December long! November 29 to December 24 NEW Christmas Tree Lot in the East Plaza Please visit for operating hours. December 8... Visit Website

MOV presents An Evolutionary Look into Vancouver Street Photography

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - Sunday, January 26, 2014
  • Venue: Museum of Vancouver
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Thursdays until 8:00PM)
  • Location: Museum of Vancouver
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Four contemporary Vancouver photographers examine and respond to Foncie Pulice and his body of work in this photographic exhibition, done in collaboration with Vancouver's Capture Photography Festival. Artists include Lincoln Clarkes, Brian Howell, Angela Fama, and John Goldsmith. Admission Rates All prices include applicable sales tax. Adult        &nb... Visit Website

MOV presents Play House: The architecture of Daniel Evan White

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
  • Venue: Museum of Vancouver
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (Thursdays until 8:00PM)
  • Location: Museum of Vancouver
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Thursday, October 17, 2013 to Sunday, March 23, 2014 Daniel Evan White knew exactly how to play with houses. The modest Vancouver architect drove innovation along the west coast from 1960 to 2012, creating homes that his clients claim were life changing. Discover his remarkable work in this first retrospective of his career. Play House Exhibition ventures through Daniel Evan White's mind, ha... Visit Website

Museum of Anthropology presents THE MARVELLOUS REAL: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011

MOA at UBC invites visitors on a twisting, mind-expanding journey with The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011 featuring works from luminary artist Frida Kahlo, Betsabeé Romero, Dr. Atl and more. Drawn from the prestigious FEMSA Collection and curated by Nicola Levell, the exhibition features 54 artworks that encapsulate Mexico’s particular, fantastic form of magic realism... Visit Website

Offsite: Mark Lewis, Exhibition

Offsite: Mark Lewis, Exhibition October 18, 2013 to March 30, 2014 The silent moving images of Mark Lewis' latest film project captivate a mobile audience at Offsite, the Vancouver Art Gallery's outdoor public art space. Using the formalist language of cinema to explore our experience of urban and natural environments, Lewis' films both contrast and complement the surrounding cityscape. Van... Visit Website

Pacific Theatre presents Christmas Presence

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - Sunday, December 22, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Pacific Theatre
  • Location: Pacific Theatre
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CHRISTMAS PRESENCE December 11-22 Our favourite holiday tradition, taking its rightful place on the mainstage. An all-you-can-eat feast of music and stories served up new every night by a different line-up of PT's most musicians and performers, including Jonathan Anderson, Carolyn Arends, Nelson Boschman, Garth Bowen, Spencer Capier, Allen des Noyers, Michael Hart, Sheree Plett & Jeremy ... Visit Website

Park & Tilford Holiday Hi-Lite Festival

  • Friday, November 29, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: Park & Tilford Gardens
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Month-long Christmas celebration presented by Park & Tilford in support of the North Vancouver firefighters and various charities, featuring one of the North Shore’s largest light displays. Opening night Light Up festivities on Friday, November 29 will include hot chocolate, carols, a light up countdown, and City Mayor Darrell Mussatto who will be on hand to help celebrate. Friday and S... Visit Website

RezErect: Native Erotica

The Bill Reid Gallery presents Rez Erect: Native Erotica, a fresh, playful, provocative insight into sensuality and sexuality. The exhibition features works by 27 mid-career and internationally recognized First Nations artists from the Northwest Coast and central Canada. Co-curated by Haida Artist Gwaai Edenshaw and Curator/Programmer, Kwiaahwah Jones, this exhibition celebrates that essenti... Visit Website

Shine, Shop and Dine Trolley Tour

  • Saturday, November 23, 2013 - Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Time: 4:30PM - 9:30PM
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This festive season it is the West End's turn to shine. In support of the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, the West End BIA and Robson Street are joining forces to kick off the holiday season in style with the Shine, Shop and Dine Trolley Tour. Anchored by the St. Paul's Lights of Hope, residents and visitors alike can hop aboard the free trolleys from any of one 12 site Saturdays fro... Visit Website

Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael's Residential School

Speaking to Memory: Images and Voices from St. Michael's Residential School grew out of a unique opportunity to present the personal experiences of First Nations children who attended St. Michael's Indian Residential School at Alert Bay, British Columbia. During the late 1930s, one student at the school had a camera and photographed many of her friends and classmates there. She recently donated t... Visit Website

The Columbia presents Sunday Blues Revue

  • Sunday, February 03, 2013 (Every Sunday)
  • Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: The Columbia
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Enjoy the New Orleans style venue, newly-renovated, for some blues by some of the finest musicians in this vintage show lounge every Sunday night for Sunday Blues Revue. Date: Every Sunday evening starting February 3, 2013 Time: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Location: The Columbia, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster Visit the website at for more information.

The Cultch presents An East Van Panto

Get ready for a wild ride! Theatre Replacement (Dress me up in your live) returns to blow the roof off the brand new York Thatre with An East Van Panto. With words and music by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille (Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata), this upside down version of the classic holiday pantomime-complete with bad guys, good guys, hissing and cheering-will be a sweet and whack... Visit Website

The Cultch presents The Daisy Theatre

Inspired by the illegal underground "daisy" puppet shows of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and the beginnings of cabaret in Paris, The Daisy Theatre blends improvisation and variety acts with music, monologues, and morality tales. Plus new playlets by nine Canadian playwritghts are performed by the company of over thirdy marionettes! Each performance will be different, daring, ridiculous, ... Visit Website

Twelve Days of Christmas at the Robson Square Ice Rink

  • Friday, December 13, 2013 - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Robson Square Ice Rink
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Twelve Days of Christmas at the Robson Square Ice Rink   The 12 days of Christmas are a festive time of year  at the Robson Square  Ice Rink.  Bring your family and friends down to the ice rink this holiday season for a music series as local musicians will perform their holiday favorites from December 13th to the 24th. Band line up: Friday, December 13, 2013 @ 6pm - 9pm T... Visit Website

Vancouver Aquarium presents Luminescence: A celebration of aquatic light

  • Thursday, November 28, 2013 - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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November 28, 2013 to January 22, 2014 Get away from those grey skies and shake off those winter blues at the Vancouver Aquarium where things are brighter than ever! In the dark depths of the ocean where the sun doesn't shine, many animals glow in the dark. Vancouver Aquarium newest feature, Luminescence: A celebration of aquatic light, will examine how these animals create light through biolu... Visit Website

Vancouver Art Gallery presents Charles Edenshaw Exhibition

Charles Edenshaw (October 26, 2013 to February 2, 2014) Charles Edenshaw was recognized in his time as an exceptional Haida artist and remains an iconic figure in Northwest Coast art. With over 200 pieces assembled from public and private collections from around the world, this first major survey of Edenshaw's work features the full range of objects that he produced. Haida art and culture is r... Visit Website

VERB WOMAN: the wall is in my head/ a dance of forgetting by Margaret Dargu

  • Sunday, November 17, 2013 - Sunday, January 12, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Richmond Art Gallery
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This will be Governor-General Award Winner Margaret Dragu's first Gallery-based solo exhibition with a new video work to be launched at the Opening Reception. Exploring conflict and forgetting within public and private contexts, Dragu's lens focuses on footage from Berlin and Belfast as well as documentation from her 2009-2011 performances of VERB WOMAN: a dance of forgetting (dedicated to her... Visit Website

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