The holiday vibe is in full swing this weekend. Head to the annual CBC Food Bank Day, hit a craft market, have a pancake breakfast with the Jolly Old Elf, pick up a live Christmas tree or visit some holiday lights!
Holiday events this weekend in Vancouver
CBC Food Bank Day and Open House
Friday December 6, 2019 Vancouver
CBC fans wait all year for a chance to see their favourite on-air personalities, enjoy live entertainment from choirs to local bands and all for a good cause: raising money for BC food banks. And yes, there’s fun for the kids too from newsroom tours, a green screen at the weather station, as well as Daniel Tiger and Chirp mascots from CBC Kids.
The Singing Christmas Tree
Dec 6, 7, 8 & 13, 14, 15 2019 Vancouver
This free event is a true bucket lister! Featuring a gigantic, 10-level Christmas tree with over 80 choir members tucked inside, the show boasts singing, solo performances, skits, acrobatics, dancers and more. Tickets are free but they “sell-out” fast!
Food bank donation night at the MOV
Friday December 6, 13, 20 & 27 2019, Vancouver
Museum of Vancouver is hosting a Food Drive in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Bring in 2 of the top 10 most needed items to MOV on the above evenings and receive complimentary admission to the Museum.
Holiday Party with Babies for Climate Action
Join the Babies for Climate Action moms group at the West Side Family Place in Kits this Sunday for a potluck lunch, holiday crafts, cookie decorating, treat exchange, toys, and much more! $10 donation goes to WSFP. Everyone welcome!
Christmas at Canada Place
December 6, 2019 to January 2, 2020
This year’s free events include the famous Canada Place Sails of Light, an avenue of Christmas trees, and the historic (and so magical!) Woodward’s Windows.
Christmas party at Treehaus Teahouse
Brave and Free Littles is co-hosting a Christmas party this Saturday with Anita and Audrey from Treehaus, the latest indoor playspace / restaurant for the under 6 set. Join them for Christmas crafts, a Christmas sing along, gingerbread cookie decorating and more!
Christmas at the Britannia Mine Museum
Saturday Dec 7 & 14 2019 Squamish
Cozy up on a train ride through the underground to get a sneaky peek of Santa and his elves. Warm up with a mug of hot cocoa and get into the festive spirit while testing your skills in the Machine Shop at a special Pop-Up Winter Toolbox session.
Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Kidtropolis
Sunday December 8 2019 Richmond
Imagine breakfast with Santa (and Mrs Claus) at your child’s favourite spot to play! Guests are welcome to stay and play in the 18,000 sq ft pretend city after breakfast.
Got Craft Holiday Edition
December 7 & 8, 2019 Vancouver
Got Craft? returns to East Vancouver with over 95 local artists, makers, and small shops! Think clothing, baby + kid items, jewelry, artisanal food, paper goods, ceramics, textiles, and more! Tacofino and Kafka’s Coffee will be on-site to keep you fueled all weekend long. Also, new to this year is the Mini Makers section for budding entrepreneur.
Breakfast with Santa at Krause Berry Farms
Sunday December 8 2019 Langley
Fluffy pancakes with local berries and syrup? And Santa! And all by donation for a good cause? Sign us up!
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).