5 Vancouver Events to Warm Your Soul This Week (Dec. 10-16)

Jack Frost himself couldn’t chill these hot happenings. 

(Photo Credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge.)

Get Lit

Through January 27

Nothing says winter in Vancouver like a warm cup of cocoa, twinkling lights, and teetering 70 metres above a freezing river on a chillingly narrow wooden suspension bridge. Take in the hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights at Canyon Lights, the Capilano Suspension Bridge’s annual celebration of all that shines. Think of the poor sucker who had to untangle all of those. Do it for them.When: Now – Thursday, January 27Where: Capilano Suspension BridgeCost: Adult pass $46.95More Info: capbridge.com  (Photo Credit: David Markewi.)

Break Borders

December 10

Get immersed in rap, music, storytelling, and poetry performed by newcomers to Canada at Breaking Borders: Immigrants Take the Mic. This event benefits a new initiative that will provide financial support for young immigrant theatre artists. Speakers include actress and writer Carmen Aguirre, comedian Tunji Taylor-Lewis, and a surprise special guest rapper from Rwanda – so get ready to bop along to border-breaking beats.When: Monday, December 10 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Where: Cottage BistroCost: By donationMore Info: facebook.com  (Photo Credit: Fortune Sound Club.)

Go Fetch

December 13

Despite the fact that Mean Girls came out 14 years ago (feel like, totally old yet?), we’re still trying to make fetch happen. This week, the classic teen tale is getting tackled by some of Vancouver’s most fabulous drag queens in Flipped Scripts: Mean Girls Edition. This is the contoured, padded and tucked revamp we didn’t know we needed.When: Thursday, December 13 8:30 p.m.Where: Fortune Sound ClubCost: From $14.65More Info: fortunesoundclub.com  (Photo Credit: Dean Kalyan.)

Make Noise

December 14 & 15

Feeling Grinchy? Get your feel-good holiday fix at Good Tidings! A Good Noise Gospel Christmas. For the second year in a row, the Good Noise Gospel choir will be joined by award-winning vocalist Maureen Washington to bring you tunes of good tidings. Don’t be surprised if your heart grows three sizes.When: Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15Where: Christ Church CathedralCost: From $10More Info: goodnoisevgc.com  (Photo Credit: Big Elf Run Vancouver.)

Jolly Jog

December 15

Lace up your runners and get back in Santa’s good graces at Vancouver’s Big Elf Run. This joyful journey through Stanley Park is focused on accessibility, with few inclines and paved trails that are suitable for runners of varying ages and abilities. Remember: he sees you when you’re jogging, he knows when you eat cake.When: Saturday, December 5 11:30 a.m.Where: Lumberman’s Arch ConcessionCost: From $15More Info: runningtoursinc.com