Vancouver's Entertainment Season
October to December sees locals and visitors flock to sporting spectacles, theatrical performances, sweet symphonies, amazing attractions and casual concerts. The leaves are changing, the temperatures are cooling and many are enjoying October’s Halloween Haunts, November’s Black Friday shopping deals and December’s delightful dining offers, heaps of holiday happenings and so much more. Experience Vancouver’s Entertainment Season.
Give the Gift of a Dine Out Vancouver Festival Getaway - Book now, stay in January
The 2015 Dine Out Vancouver Festival is on from January 16th until February 1st, but the only way to secure a Dine Out sitting before the new year is by booking one of our Dine and Stay Packages that includes your Dine Out reservation with an overnight stay, and extras. Enjoy your wine, savour your cocktails and take the elevator home. Dine and Stay Packages make a great Christmas gift too. Want the flexibility of choosing a great restaurant to dine at, but still need that overnight stay? Special hotel rates are also available.
> Book your Dine Out Vancouver stay
Entertainment Season Sweepstakes
During Vancouver’s Entertainment Season, enter to win our prize package that includes accommodations at the Granville Island Hotel, theatre tickets to see the wildly hilarious Vancouver Theatresports League and a Granville Island Public Market tour hosted by Vancouver Foodie Tours.
> Enter now
Pre-Book Popular Vancouver Attractions!
Now you can pre-book your Vancouver attractions even before you arrive. From sightseeing tours, to exploring underground mines, to soaring across Canada, to checking out Vancouver's German-style Christmas Market, there's something for everyone. Check out which signature experiences can be reserved and purchased today.
> Book now
CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN VANCOUVER THIS SEASON
Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum - Nov. 22 to Jan. 2
Bring out the whole family for an old-fashioned Christmas experience at Burnaby Village Museum, which will be decorated with lights and traditional ornaments throughout the holiday season. Kids can meet Father Christmas, tour historical buildings, and enjoy crafts, story time, Christmas baking, carolers and a festive "12 Days of Christmas"-themed scavenger hunt. Admission to the Village is free; guests can complete their visit with a whirl on the old-fashioned carousel for $2.50. Click here for hours of operation. Learn more.
> Book a stay during Heritage Christmas
Bright Nights in Stanley Park - Nov. 27 to Jan. 4
The Stanley Park holiday train has been a Christmas tradition in Vancouver for more than 20 years. The train winds through the forest past three million sparkling lights while the aromas of hot chocolate, fresh popcorn and roasted chestnuts bring back festive childhood memories. Kids can also visit Santa in his "living room" at the train station, and explore stunning holiday displays throughout the plaza. Admission to the plaza is by donation, but tickets are required to ride the train ($11 for adults, and $8 for children and seniors); children 2 and under ride free. Click here for hours of operation. Learn more.
> Book a stay during Bright Nights
Holidays at the Vancouver Aquarium - Nov. 27 to Jan. 4
Get into the holiday spirit at the newly expanded Vancouver Aquarium. Guests can marvel at an electric eel-powered holiday tree, visit with Scuba Claus and soak up the extraordinary 4-D film adventure The Polar Express. Admission is $29 for adults; $20 for students, youth and seniors; and $15 for children (children 3 and under are free). Learn more.
> Book a stay during Holidays at the Vancouver Aquarium
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park - Nov. 29 to Jan. 3
During Capilano Suspension Bridge Park's popular holiday event, the entire park is lit up with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights. Attendees can wander throughout the park and view the magical light displays across the bridge, high above in Treetops Adventure and along the colour-washed cliff-face of Cliffwalk. Guests can also take part in a children's scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, sing-along Christmas carols with the holiday band and arts and crafts at the make-your-own Christmas card station in the new Winter Pavilion. And don't forget to pay a visit to the tallest living Christmas tree in the world. Adorned with thousands of twinkling lights, the 250-year-old Douglas fir stands at an impressive height of 152 feet (46.4 metres). Admission is $32.95 for adults, $21.95 for youth and $12 for children (ages 6 to 12); children 5 and under are free. Special family rates available. Learn more.
> Book a stay during Canyon Lights
Christmas at FlyOver Canada - Dec. 5 to Jan. 4
Get ready to FlyOver Canada - holiday style. This holiday season, experience a special Christmas-themed pre-show before taking off on an exhilarating flight-ride experience across the nation. Additional highlights include festive displays, live performances of holiday music and tasty treats like hot apple cider, hot chocolate and roasted nuts. Admission is $19.95 for adults; $17.95 for students, youth and seniors; and $14.95 for children. Learn more.
> Book a stay during Christmas at FlyOver Canada
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden - Dec. 10 to Jan. 4
During this festival that delights young and old alike, VanDusen Botanical Garden is transformed into a holiday wonderland boasting seasonal displays and more than one million lights wrapped around trees and trellises. Admission is $15 for adults, $11 for youth and seniors, and $8 for children; children 2 and under receive free admission. Special family rates available. Click here for hours of operation. Learn more.
> Book a stay during Festival of Lights
Christmas at Canada Place - Dec. 13 to 31
Celebrating its 27th year, Christmas at Canada Place has become a quintessential holiday experience. Here, guests can soak up views of the iconic Woodward's window holiday displays (featuring classic holiday scenes and animated characters), wander the avenue of beautifully decorated Christmas trees and enjoy a number of free, family-friendly activities like festive arts and crafts. Learn more.
> Book a stay during Christmas at Canada Place
Coquitlam Light Display
The City of Coquitlam is proud to present the largest free seasonal light display in Metro Vancouver! Now in it’s 4th year, the display takes 5 weeks to construct from from start to finish. Visit the light displays at Coquitlam City Hall, Spirit Square, Lafarge Lake and the Inspiration Garden. In addition to the light display, there will be caroling events through December and on Monday, December 22 at 7pm join in helping to form the largest group signing of Jingle Bells (the first 100 people there will receive free jingle bells)!
SPORTING EVENTS IN VANCOUVER THIS SEASON
Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey
Vancouver Canucks tickets for regular season games are on sale now! Fans can purchase tickets either online at Canucks.com/Tickets or by calling Ticketmaster at 1.855.523.6800. Tickets are available for individual games as well as ticket packages including Family Packs and Group Tickets. Single Game Suites are also available to rent on a game by game basis for groups ranging in size from 8 to 70 people. Be part of the action and come cheer on the Canucks at Rogers Arena! Learn more.
> Book a stay during the Vancouver Canucks' 2014-15 season
Other Events this Season
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