Get in the Christmas Spirit with Vancouver's Best Holiday Attractions

There's something so magical about the holiday season and Christmas in Vancouver is one for the books. If the snow-capped mountains and crisp air isn't enough for you, take advantage of these magical holiday events throughout the city.

The Vancouver Christmas Market sets up shop at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza for about a month during the season. This traditional German market is fun for the entire family. Adults can enjoy a warm and comforting mug of mulled wine, while children can tuck into a few Christmas sweets and ride the holiday-themed carousel. This market is open throughout the day, so go for lunch, dinner, or just to hang out.

Head indoors and get yourself a ticket to Arts Club Theatre Company's holiday performance of "A Christmas Story, The Musical" and you won't be disappointed. The lively dance sequences, beautiful score, and whimsy sets are just the thing to get you into the holiday spirit. 

Close out the year with Vancouver's New Year's Eve Celebration Society as they host an epic display of fireworks in Coal Harbour. For over ten years, locals have been craving an event like this and you can be sure it's going to be busy. For families, there's a countdown at 9:00pm so that the little ones don't miss out on the excitement, but the main attraction is at midnight when fireworks light up the sky. Throughout the evening there will be live music, entertainment, and food trucks.

On December 31, 2015, join Vancouverites for the much anticipated New Year's Eve celebrations in Coal Harbour. For more than a decade, locals have been calling for a celebration like this, so there's much excitement brewing over this year's fun....  Read More

Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre Company is Western Canada's largest theatre company and is a staple to Vancouver's nightlife scene. The company is made up of three theatres around the city: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island...  Read More

The Vancouver Christmas Market is one of the best ways to get into the Christmas spirit. Taking from authentic German Christmas markets, this holiday display is a fun place to hang out, grab a bite, and do a little Christmas shopping. For...  Read More

Since it premiered in 1980, this comedy troupe has delighted countless folks with shows brimming with quick wit and physical innovation. Improvisational techniques join with audience suggestion and interaction in an explosive display of ad hoc...  Read More

Not interested in putting on a dry suit and submerging yourself under the frigid waters of British Columbia? No problem, the Vancouver Aquarium has you covered. When inside the aquarium, step into the rainforest exhibition, where you will be...  Read More

Get your boarding pass, take your seat and prepare for a cross-country odyssey that will leave you wanderlust and ready for more! FlyOver Canada is Vancouver's only 4D attraction and the only one of its kind in Canada. Enjoy the smells, sights,...  Read More

Make your way to Stanley Park during the holiday season to take advantage of Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza. Here, you'll enjoy holiday displays throughout and with three million lights, you won't be disappointed....  Read More

This former golf course was transformed into a series of more than 40 specialized garden areas. Paths meander in and out of the gardens that feature Canada's largest collection of rhododendrons. The hexagon-shaped Korean Pavilion is the...  Read More

Sparkling lights dancing off the dark waters illuminate Coal Harbor as the silvery sound of carols carries across the ripples. In a unique holiday tradition that begins the 4th of December and continues until the 19th, a gathering of decorated...  Read More

About 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver is the area's most famous attraction, the Capilano Suspension Bridge. These local favorite sees some 800,000 visitors each year. The original bridge was built in 1889, and although it's been replaced...  Read More


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