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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.

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Arts Club Theatre Company presents A Christmas Story, The Musical

Based on the popular film, this festive musical tells a tale familiar to anyone who has ever been a kid: the dogged pursuit of acquiring a desired toy. It's the 1940s and for 9-year-old Ralphie nothing under the tree will satisfy-save for an Official Red Ryder carbine-action BB gun. Filled with whimsical imagery, a memorable score, and energetic dance sequences, this Canadian premiere is a hol... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents It's a Wonderful Life

"Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings"-the Arts Club's acclaimed holiday production is back. George Bailey performs countless good deeds for friends and townsfolk in Bedford Falls, yet all that seems to count for naught when he faces financial adversity. At George's most woeful moment, his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, swoops in to remind him that faith, hope, and fami... Visit Website

Arts Club Theatre Company presents Peter and the Starcatcher

  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Sunday, December 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
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How did Peter Pan become, well, Peter Pan? This story of the celebrated character with the never-ending childhood traces his journey from lonely orphan to beloved boy hero. Audiences are transported to a magical, whimsical world filled with swashbuckling pirates, magic amulets, and singing mermaids. Join the intrepid Peter on an adventure that takes him from the orphanage to the decks of a ship c... Visit Website

Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park

  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Saturday, January 02, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Stanley Park
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Stanley Park
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Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza sparkle with three million twinkling lights. Buy tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train and experience the lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the train route. Also, view the displays at the Train Plaza by donation. Your donations and a ... Visit Website

Cannery Farmers' Market

The Cannery Farmers' Market continues the tradition of Steveston's indoor winter market, providing a unique experience for Lower Mainland residents and visitors alike. This indoor community market, operated by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society, features local food and artisans merchants, inside a historic cannery setting. Market dates are: Oct. 4 & 18, 2015 Nov. 1, 15 & 29, 2015... Visit Website

Capilano Suspension Bridge Presents Canyon Lights

  • Friday, November 27, 2015 - Sunday, January 03, 2016
  • Time: Park Hours: 11:00AM -9:00PM
  • Location: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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 Capilano Suspension Bridge Presents:CAPILANO CANYON LIGHTS Glittering lights, towering heights and festive nights - Canyon Lights returns for its 10th Season Celebrate Canyon Lights November 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Re-capture the feeling of wonder and excitement of the holiday season and be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park. The suspension bridge, T... Visit Website

cesna?em, the city before the city

  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Museum of Anthropology, Musqueam Cultural Education Resource Centre, Museum of Vancouver
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cesna?em, the city before the city Musqueam First Nation, the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), and the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) partner on a transformative journey to explore an ancient landscape and living culture that can be found right underneath Vancouver's nose. c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, opening on January 25, 2015, is a series of three unified exhibitions that connect Vancouverit... Visit Website

Christmas at FlyOver Canada

  • Friday, November 27, 2015 - Tuesday, January 05, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: FlyOver Canada
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. TO 9:00 p.m. daily
  • Location: Flyover Canada
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JOIN SANTA ON A MAGICAL FLIGHT ACROSS CANADA AND THEN TO THE NORTH POLE! This Christmas FlyOver Canada will light up into a winter wonderland and take you on a magical flight across Canada and then on to the North Pole with you and your loved ones. First help Santa find his elves somewhere over Canada and then end with a magical flight over Santa's North Pole. In addition to the special Christma... Visit Website

Cirque du Soleil presents Kooza

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 - Sunday, December 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: The Grand Chapiteau
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KOOZA returns to Vancouver this fall with a SPECIAL OFFER! October 29 - December 27, 2015 under the Grand Chapiteau Concord Pacific Place An adrenaline rush of acrobatics in a zany kingdom. KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world. KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil: It combines two circus traditions - acrobatic perfo... Visit Website

Electric Company Theatre & Studio 58/Langara College present FLEE

  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Sunday, December 06, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: The Fox Cabaret
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 FLEE November 26 - December 6, 2015 19+ An act of self-preservation set to rare and significant music In partnership with Barking Sphinx Performance, The Elbow Theatre and The Arrival Agency Written by David Hudgins, Jonathon Young & Peter Anderson Original Music by Peggy Lee Created with Peter Anderson Originally Conceived by David Hudgins Directed by Jonathon Young Featuring Pet... Visit Website

Elektra Women's Choir presents CHEZ NOUS: Christmas with Elektra

  • Saturday, November 28, 2015 - Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • Time: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
  • Location: New Westminster Christian Reformed Church & Ryerson United Church, Vancouver
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Saturday, November 28, 2015  |  2:00 pm New Westminster Christian Reformed Church 8255 13th Street, Burnaby Saturday, November 28, 2015  |  7:30 pm Ryerson United Church, Vancouver 2195 West 45th Avenue at Yew Street Chez Nous: Christmas with Elektra is the choir's always-fresh, family-friendly take on the season. We are thrilled to welcome jazz vocalist extraordinair... Visit Website

Festival of Trees

Festival Of Trees In Support of BC Children's Hospital For the past 29 years, the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver has been transformed into a forest of beautifully decorated trees, all in support of BC Children’s Hospital. In 2008, the festival expanded to include the main area of Pacific Centre Mall.  The trees are generously sponsored and decorated by individuals and cor... Visit Website

Fighting Chance Productions presents Murder Ballad: A New Musical

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Sunday, December 06, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Vancouver Odd Fellows Lodge
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November 25 - December 6 Vancouver Odd Fellows Lodge 1443 West 8th Avenue (UPSTAIRS) Book by Julia Jordan Music by Juliana Nash Lyrics by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash ***WESTERN CANADIAN PREMIERE*** A love triangle gone wrong, MURDER BALLAD tells the story of Sara and her two lives, the former a hard-drinking party girl, and the current a hardworking mother of one married to a NYU Literatu... Visit Website

Firehall Arts Centre Presents: Social Studies

Firehall Arts Centre Presents:Social Studies This heart-warming comedy by Trish Cooper about a South Sudanese “Lost Boy” adopted by the well-intentioned Wilson family of Winnipeg, yields hilarious results when it takes on Canadian values and cultural differences. With characters so full of contradictions we are reminded of ourselves, Social Studies highlights family connections and ... Visit Website

Heritage Christmas

  • Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Friday, January 01, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel
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Your holiday experience begins the moment you arrive! Festive lighting and decorations greet you at the entrance of the Village to give you a small glimpse of the spectacular display of history and lights awaiting inside. There’s lots to see and do including: our vintage-themed displays include wreaths, and swags and new window displays; a fun menagerie of Eco-sculptures (some returning an... Visit Website

Holiday Gift Fair

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - Friday, November 27, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: AMS Nest on UBC Campus
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Get your holiday shopping done early! The AMS Nest invites you to celebrate the holidays early with us. Our annual holiday vendor show draws new vendors each week. You will find no shortage of items to look at. Join the fun and particiapte in our on-site winter Instagram activation for a chance to win a Big White ski getaway for two, valued at $900!   Dates: November 17 - 20, 2015 N... Visit Website

Holidays at Vancouver Aquarium

  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Sunday, January 03, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Location: Vancouver Aquarium
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Holidays at Vancouver Aquarium Celebrate the holidays at Vancouver Aquarium and experience everyone's favourite holiday guest, Scuba Claus, as he makes his annual dive in the Strait of Georgia exhibit and visits the beluga whales in Canada’s Arctic gallery. Come marvel at a special holiday tree, its glimmering lights sparked by the resident electric eel. Visitors can learn more about the ... Visit Website

Instant Theatre presents STREETFIGHT

  • Sunday, June 21, 2015 (Every Sunday)
  • Venue: Havana Theatre
  • Time: 7:30PM
  • Location: Havana Theatre
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STREETFIGHT - an Improv Battle Royal Join us for an evening of hilarious improv comedy from 10 of Vancouver's top Improvisers! Round by gut busting round your votes will determine who who is the funniest on Commercial drive! Short scenes and lots of audience involvement keep this show running hot! Join us!   Every Sunday @ 7:30PM Havana Theatre 1212 Commercial Drive Tickets: $8 at t... Visit Website

Instant Theatre presents THE LATESHOW

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015
  • Venue: Havana Theatre
  • Time: 9:00PM
  • Location: Havana Theatre
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Instant Theatre Company presents THE LATESHOW You've seen very structured and methodical improv, where groups have worked together for weeks and months to put on a show. Now, we're going to break all of those rules. Come watch as 4 BRAND NEW improv duos will be created ON THE SPOT from 8 names drawn randomly from a bowl! No preparation, no safety net, just SPONTANEOUS IMPROV FUN!   Ev... Visit Website

International Diabetes Federation: World Diabetes Congress 2015

International Diabetes Federation: World Diabetes Congress 2015 The World Diabetes Congress is the world's largest global diabetes meeting and the only truly global meeting bringing together over 12,000 delegates, more than 300 high-level speakers, and representatives from over 230 national diabetes associations from 170 countries and territories. Experts in diabetes care from around the world ... Visit Website

Jubilate Vocal Ensemble presents Winter Light 2015

  • Saturday, November 28, 2015 - Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • Location: Canadian Memorial Church
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As the dark season approaches, Vancouver's Jubilate Vocal Ensemble is thrilled to be presenting both an antidote and celebration wrapped in a musical package audiences will be delighted to unwrap.Winter Light offers winter and light-­themed treasures from traditional to topical, liturgical and even philosophical. This year's version of the popular themed concert - now in its ... Visit Website

Metro Theatre presents Fawlty Towers

  • Saturday, October 31, 2015 - Saturday, November 28, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: Evenings 8:00PM, Matinees 2:00PM
  • Location: Metro Theatre
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Metro Theatre presents Fawlty Towers  Due to incredible popular demand, Basil, Polly, Sybil, and of course, Manuel, are back for 3 more episodes of the beloved BBC TV series, based at that wonderful hotel in Torquey You asked for it, and we are delighted to deliver, with the promise of being just as dysfunctional as before. “Que?” October 31 – November 21, 2015 HE... Visit Website

Mogens Vantore - A Vibrant Light

  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Saturday, November 28, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
  • Location: Uno Langmann Ltd Fine Art
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Mogens Vantore - A Vibrant Light Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Danish artist Eric Mogens Vantore (1895-1977). This extensive selection, meticulously collected over the last 40 years by Uno Langmann, can be viewed as a retrospective of Mogens Vantore’s artistic career. The vibrant colour filled canvases are reminiscent of those of Van Go... Visit Website

Presentation House Theatre presents Listen To Me

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Friday, November 27, 2015
  • Time: Evening performances 8:00PM, Matinees 2:00PM
  • Location: Presentation House Theatre
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Presentation House Theatre presents Listen To Me Listen to Me is a joyful, interactive play about hearing the world of music through different ears. Created by the team of Where The Wild Things Are and Jack and The Bean, the story seeks to empower the composer in everyone. Amanda and her dad don’t agree on what music is. She likes to collect sounds from the audience and jam with them; ... Visit Website

Presentation House Theatre presents Mrs. Claus's Kitchen

  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - Sunday, December 20, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time: Evenings 7:30PM, Matinees 2:00PM
  • Location: Presentation House Theatre
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Presentation House Theatre presents Mrs. Claus's Kitchen Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen is a fresh holiday musical for the whole family. Feeling underappreciated at the North Pole, Mrs. Claus discovers a magical recipe for drawing families together. Set on the cusp of the 1960s, when modern Christmas really came of age, the show takes the audience on a tuneful ride filled with charm, laughter a... Visit Website

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