Best Things to do in Vancouver in December

In Vancouver we are lucky to have a mild climate that allows us to enjoy plenty of fun activities around town in December. The following are some of our favourite activities to enjoy during the holiday season!

Christmas Market

From now until December 24, 2019  |  Jack Poole Plaza 1055 Canada Place

Now in it’s 10th year, Vancouver’s Christmas Market is a holiday event not to be missed. The Christmas feels are real as you explore the German-themed market, offering plenty of hand crafted goods, food and drink.

VanDusen Festival of Lights 

From now until January 5, 2020  |  5251 Oak Street

Explore the amazing light displays at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden. This is the perfect holiday activity for adults and kids alike! Take a ride on the carousel, enjoy some hot chocolate, and take a photo with Santa. Or, for a more grown-up experience, visit the fireside lounge for a specialty beverage after a stroll through the gardens.

Robson Square Ice Rink

November 30, 2019 – February 29, 2020  |  800 Robson Street

Bring your own skates and skate for free at Robson Square! Rentals are available for $5 (cash only!) and there will be a concession stand on-site for drinks and snacks.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Now until January 26, 2020  |  3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

An impressive and exciting light display that is not to be missed! Cross the suspension bridge and explore the lights on the forest trails and on the Treetops Adventure. Before you leave, make sure to grab some food and drink and enjoy some live music.

Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain

Now until January 5, 2020  |  6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

Christmas on top of Grouse Mountain offers tons of activities and things to enjoy for all ages. In addition to skiing, you can skate on the outdoor rink, take a sleigh ride, visit Santa Claus, or watch holiday movies at the Theatre in the Sky.

Bright Nights at Stanley Park

Now until January 1, 2020  |  690 Pipeline Road

Enjoy millions of holiday lights in the heart of Stanley Park! Take a ride on the Christmas train and enjoy the food and festivities while also supporting the Burn Fund, as partial proceeds go to support their programs.

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