5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (December 18-24)

A Taylor Swift holiday dance party, gingerbread house display and stand-up for your weekly to-dos.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, send an email to kdonaldson@canadawide.com.

1. Catch the Sparkling Seawall Festivities at Liven Up Coal Harbour

December 22-23

Fridays and Saturdays in December, Coal Harbour’s seawall is your go-to spot for live music, dazzling light displays and the very niche (and, in my opinion, stressful) art of fire performance. Camp out at the cozy covered Harbour Green Park Stage for some live music and hot bevies, both boozy and non-boozy, depending on how festive you want to get. Among the performances this week, check out Friday’s School of Rock; Saturday brings singer Kristin Fung crooning you by the waterfront.

When: December 23-24
Where: Coal Harbour
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2. Take a Festive Frolic Down Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency

December 18-27

Stroll down Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency and witness a world where the housing market is deliciously affordable. It’s like real estate, but sweeter.

When: December 18
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost: Free (donations are encouraged.)

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3. Wave at the Stanley Park Bright Nights Train

December 18-24

Okay, so the Stanley Park Bright Nights train sold out in under an hour when they were released this fall, but there’s still holiday magic to be found here, even if you weren’t among the lucky 17,000 who snagged tickets. Holiday light displays are still dazzling even if you’re not riding the rails, and activities in the plaza are free for all ages. 

When: December 18-24
Where: Stanley Park
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4. Get Some Laughter in at End of the World Comedy

December 21

Stand-up with some of Vancouver’s top comedians—for some ha ha ha with that fa la la la la la la la la.

When: December 21
Where: The MOTN
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5. Have Yourself a Very Taylor Swiftmas at this Hollywood Theatre Dance Party

December 22

It’s me, hi, I’m the holiday-inspired dance party, it’s me. Head to the Hollywood Theatre for a night of dancing to your fave Swift songs—perfect for those who leave the Christmas lights up ’til January.

When: December 22
Where: Hollywood Theatre
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