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Things to do in Vancouver today: December 17th

If you are in the city, there are lots of things to do TODAY in Vancouver and in this next holidays:

Tuesday, December 17

What: The 10th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market features a selection of traditional food and beverages, over 80 artisan vendors, children’s activities, live entertainment, and the opportunity to ride downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel. Guests can also enjoy $10 admission at the gate every Tuesday.

When: Daily until December 24, 2019

Time: November 20 to December 23, 11:30 am to 9:30 pm; December 24, 11:30 am to 6 pm Where: Jack Poole Plaza — 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Tickets: Online. Adult, $12.99; seniors, $10.99; youth $6.99 (online) / adult, $15; seniors, $13; youth, $9 (gate admission). There is also free admission for children six and under, $8 Early-Bird Admission on weekdays before 2 pm (gate admission), and $10 admission all day every Tuesday (gate admission)

Bah Humbug 2018 SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs.

What: Jim Byrnes stars in the 10th annual and final edition of the modern re-telling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, set in the Downtown Eastside. Scrooge, played by JUNO-award winning Byrnes, is a pawnshop operator and hotel landlord who renovicts his tenants. The production is part of SFU Vancouver’s 30th Anniversary.

When: Now until December 21, 2019

Time: Various times

Where: SFU Woodard’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts — 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tickets: Online

What: Vancouver Canucks hit the ice against Montreal Canadians at Rogers Arena on December 17.

When: December 17, 2019

Time: 7 pm

Where: Rogers Arena — 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver

Tickets: Online

What: The Good Noise Gospel Choir is the Gospel Choir in residence at Christ Church Cathedral. This holiday season the group is putting on a series of concerts with guest jazz vocalist Maureen Washington.

When: December 17, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: St. John’s Shaughnessy Church — 1490 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver (December 17) Tickets: Online

Ice skating/Grouse Mountain

What: Visitors can take a spin on Grouse Mountain’s 8,000-sq-ft outdoor ice skating pond or zip down the multi-lane snow sliding zone. You can also take a sleigh ride through the mountain’s Winter Wonderland, meet magic reindeer, watch family Christmas movies, and write a letter to Santa. At Santa’s Workshop, believers young and old can share their special Christmas wishes and take a photo. Photos are pay by donation to BC Children’s Hospital. And if you really want to get to know St. Nick, join him for breakfast from Saturday, December 1 to Sunday, December 23, and be sure to get on his good list.

Access to the Peak of Christmas is included with your Annual Local’s Pass, Y2Play or Winter Season Pass, as well as regular Alpine Experience tickets.

When: Now until January 5, 2020

Time: 9 am to 10 pm

Where: Grouse Mountain — 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

Admission: Peak of Christmas activities are complimentary with Mountain Admission Ticket, Annual Membership, Winter Season Pass, or Lift Ticket. Tickets online. Discounted rates are also available for BC residents

What: Fighting Chance Productions presents the Canadian premiere of the pop/rock musical Girlfriend, based on the titular album by Matthew Sweet. Social outcast Will and popular football player Mike explore their relationship and discover that there is more to life than what high school taught them.

When: Now until December 21, 2019

Time: Various times

Where: The Nest — 1398 Carwright Street, Vancouver

Tickets: Online

What: Vancouver Giants face off with the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre on December 17.

When: December 17, 2019

Time: 7 pm

Where: Langley Events Centre — 7888 200 Street, Langley

Tickets: Online


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