December 17-19 – BoilingNews

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Congratulations, you’ve reached the weekend!

Enjoy the next few days by checking out these 12 fun things to do in and around Vancouver from December 17-19. Visit with Santa, the Vancouver Warriors Home Opener and more.

Photos and visits with Santa in Capilano Mall

What: Now that Santa is decorating his home away from home in Capilano Mall, families have the chance to visit him right up until December 24th. Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis and you can also make an appointment through the online booking system.

To ensure that everyone who visits Santa has a digital and printed memory to remember the moment, there will be a local professional photographer on site. You can get a Santa photo package for $ 19.99, which includes a 4 × 6 print and a digital download. And to make matters worse, those who buy a photo package will receive a snowman hand puppet (one per child, as long as stocks last).

When: Now until December 24, 2021
Orders: Go into the day, or book an appointment online in advance
Where: Capilano Mall’s Grand Court – 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Price: From $ 19.99

Mergatroid Open House

What: The Mergatroid building in East Vancouver is home to various local manufacturers, including potters, glassblowers and textile and fashion designers. Visit their open studios this weekend to meet the creators and also complete your last minute Christmas shopping.

When: December 18, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Mergatroid Building – 975 Vernon Drive, Vancouver
Cost: For free

Tits The Season!

What: Tits the Season! by Helvetica Productions at the Rio Theater is an over-the-top festive extravaganza featuring the city’s best drag, burlesque, circus and variety artists. There are two shows with Miss Kiss as host and with Jimbo in the head from season 1 of Canadas Drag Race.

When: December 18, 2021
Time: Early performance at 18. Late performance at 22
Where: Rio Theater – 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver
Cost: $ 35, $ ​​45 and $ 75. Early show tickets and late show tickets online

Vancouver Warriors Home Opener

What: The Vancouver Warriors continue the new National Lacrosse League season at Rogers Arena in December with the season opener against the Saskatchewan Rush on December 17th.

When: December 17, 2021
Time: 19:30
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Cost: Miscellaneous, buy online

Holiday on the block

What: Holidays on the Block offers amazing food trucks, local vendors, live entertainment and a pet-friendly photo opportunity with Santa himself.

You and your loved ones can dine on your favorite local food cart, such as Shameless Buns, Cin City Donuts, Crack On and Beavertails, while enjoying the beautiful flashing lights and festive moods.

Then you can find your way around the market to check out some small businesses, such as Our Little Soap, AMLiora Designs and Home of West Candle Co., before heading to the main stage for a dose of live entertainment.

When: Now until December 19, December 21-24, 2021
Time: 16:00 to 21:00 (Friday), 15:00 to 21:00 (Saturday and Sunday). 15:00 to 21:00 on 21 to 23 December and 15:00 to 19:00 on 24 December
: 2150 Alpha Avenue, Brentwood, Burnaby
Tickets: $ 5; buy online here

Dig into an epic food challenge around Metro Vancouver

What: When it comes to food, it seems like Metro Vancouver loves a challenge. In fact, a number of restaurants across cities are challenging their diners to eat a variety of mega-meals, which we must say are worth liking. The hardest part is having to finish your meal on a tight deadline that leaves no room for breaks or reflection.

Do you have what it takes? See the list online.

When: Different days of operation
Time: Different opening hours
Where: Various restaurants in Vancouver.

Graham Clarks 24 hour stand-up

Graham Clark

Graham Clark / Posted

What: Triple Canadian comedy award winner Graham Clark will perform a 24-hour continuous stand-up at Little Mountain Gallery. The theater space, which fosters future comedy artists, must be closed and demolished in the new year.

All funds will go to the Little Mountain Eviction Fund, which will help find the popular venue a new home for its lineup of do-it-yourself comedy shows and budding young comedians.

When: 17 to 18 December 2021
Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 24 hours
Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E 26th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: $ 22.23 plus fees, buy online

Riley Park Winter Farmers Market

What: Visitors will find over 70 farms and producers and a selection of food and coffee cars. Buy fruits and vegetables, eggs and dairy products, meats, prepared foods, craft drinks, craft items and more.

When: Every Saturday until April 23, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 50 E 30th Ave and Ontario St, Vancouver

Christmas with Chor Leoni

What: Chor Leoni’s mix of holiday music at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United will touch both the heart and the fun leg. Enjoy six brand new arrangements of your holiday favorites with featured guest performer Cam Wilson. The opening night will also feature a talk back after the concert, hosted by former CBC broadcaster Rick Cluff.

When: December 17, 18 and 20, 2021
Time: Different times
Where: St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church – 1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $ 20- $ 50 plus fees, buy online

Eastside Flea Holiday Markets

What: After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, Eastside Flea returns in time for the holiday season. The popular holiday markets offer a select list of over 50 local producers and collectors of vintage clothing, small lots, antiques and collectibles and more to discover. Shop for everyone on your list and treat yourself to delicious dishes from food trucks on site.

When: December 18 and 19, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Eastside Studios – 550 Malkin Avenue, Vancouver
Access: $ 3, no one turned away due to lack of funds

Christmas at Enquist Lodge on Mount Seymour

Seymour mountain Christmas

Mount Seymour / Included

What: This year, Christmas at Enquist Lodge on Mount Seymour is a winter adventure experience where children can have a unique photo shoot and meet and greet Santa Claus. It’s not just for children, for adults to indulge in Harold’s Café, which serves hot chocolate, beignets and Belgian waffles from Liège. There is even a Christmas shop on a mountain top filled with cabin-ready decor, wooden decorations and Christmas presents.

When: Now until December 24, 2021. Check the website for a complete schedule
Time: Different times
Where: 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
Access: Santa’s tickets online for $ 25

Art Battle Vancouver: Holiday Edition

What: Art Battle Vancouver celebrates the holiday with an evening of competitive live art. Watch the artist paint their creations in a battle against each other and the clock. All artwork will also be available through auction.

When: December 18, 2021
Time: 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: The Red Room – 398 Richards Street, Vancouver
Cost: $ 20 for students, $ 25 general admission in advance, plus fees. Buy online

Cougar Creeks Xmas of Chaos

What: Cougar Creek’s House of Horrors, known for their elaborate haunted houses, turns their attention to Christmas cheer. But based on the event description for Xmas of Chaos, it sounds more like Christmas fear.

The live horror experience features actors, animatronics, a sadistic Santa Claus, psychosmen and evil elves. Cougar Creek organizers believe they are the only Christmas-themed hangout in Canada.

When: Now until December 23, 2021
Time: Different options between 6-10 pm
Where: 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC
Tickets: Online