11 things to do around Vancouver this week (December 26-30)

We don’t want to interrupt the drinking of eggnog, mulled wine or the holiday festivities, but we have other exciting things to do around Vancouver for you. So whether you’re looking to fill out your itinerary with other projects or want to be more spontaneous this season, here are 10 things to do around town this week (December 26-30).

Contact Winter Music Festival

If hearing dubstep makes you nostalgic for the 2010s or gets you on your feet, this festival is for you. Contact Winter Music Festival returns to Vancouver for two days of energetic music and performances. This year, guests can expect to see Grammy-winning artists like The Chainsmokers, British electronic group Above & Beyond, Canadian duo Loud Luxury and more.

When: December 29 and December 30
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $140.75 per day or $204.40 for a 2 day pass

Board the Santa Claus Express

Do you love holiday-themed train rides? Bear Creek Park in Surrey hosts two festive train rides this holiday season: a Christmas night train and the Daytime Santa Express. Tickets are available in person for $12.60 each and children under two ride free. The Santa Express will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until December 31, excluding Christmas Day.

When: Until December 31
Where: Where: 13750 – 88th Avenue at King George Blvd. Surrey
Cost: $12.60 per person

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Beyond King Tut

This immersive experience commemorates the century-old discovery of King Tut’s tomb by archaeologists in Egypt. Plus, you don’t need to be a history buff to meet the Egyptian gods of the Underworld or travel with King Tut in his quest for immortality. Explore a photorealistic recreation of his tomb and treasures, and prepare to learn more about ancient Egypt through a total of nine galleries.

When: Until Sunday 8 January
Where: 1055 Canada Place, East Vancouver Convention Center
Cost: $23.99 to $83.99

The 3 little pigs by Stiles and Drewe

If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly choice, this is a great option. Carousel Theater for Young People (CYTP) presents the Canadian premiere of a classic tale with a musical twist with Stiles & Drewe’s The 3 Little Pigs, at the Waterfront Theater on Granville Island (1412 Cartwright St), and the last day to check out is the December 30.

When: November 30 to December 30
Where: 1412 Cartwright Street
Cost: $35 for adults, $18 for children

Tinseltown Bar

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On the other hand, the Vancouver Alpen Club extends the Christmas spirit with a pop-up holiday bar, Tinseltown. Enjoy a merry cocktail or two and chat with Santa and his elves. Tickets for the pop-up event are $19 each and include a holiday-themed drink upon arrival.

When: Open until Friday 30 December
Where: 4875 Victoria Drive
Cost: $19

Watch a holiday-themed improv show

If you are a fan of improv and comedy shows, you will definitely want to check out the improv center Happy Hectic Holidays show (until December 24), their “NYE au TIC” show, or the “Review of the year”. Because what better way to look back on 2022 than with laughter and free-flowing libations?

Where: 1515 Anderson Street

Treat yourself to holiday food and drink

Whether you’re still in the Christmas spirit or anticipating New Year’s Eve, here are a few festive spots around town where you can enjoy delicious holiday treats, from hearty surf and turf meals to insane surfboard deals. delicatessen.

Where: See our picks above

Go on a cozy winter getaway

There’s nothing cozier than a winter cabin or Airbnb rental with a hot tub, which is why we’re sharing this list of places for the perfect winter getaway. Book fast and make the start of the new year an even more memorable (and relaxing) experience!

Where: see our picks above

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

And now for another classic Vancouver holiday tradition. The Capilano Suspension Bridge transforms into an illuminated winter wonderland each year, with colorful displays, a “Snow Owl Prowl” scavenger hunt, and cocoa and live music at the Trading Post Gift Store.

When: From Saturday 19 November to Sunday 22 January
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Cost: $62.95 GA for a day pass

Langley Bright Gardens

ICYMI, Glow Langley is a beloved annual event that brings over a million cascading lights to Langley. This year’s theme? “The Jolly Jumble”, which features a scavenger hunt, train ride, photos with Santa and more.

When: Wednesday November 23 to December 31
Where: 6690 216 St. Langley
Cost: $20-$70+

And it’s the end of the week, folks. We hope you will enjoy it to the fullest!

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