Get a head start on your weekend plans with Vv Magazine’s Danica Jeffery lining up her top picks of events, festivals, and happenings in Vancouver.
With temperatures dipping down and snowfall in the forecast for the weekend, we’re definitely getting into a festive mood. That’s good thing, given the handful of happenings that are geared towards celebrating this most jolly time of year. Plus, a few extra distractions to help fill the shortened December days never hurt anybody either. Check out Vv Magazine’s picks for event’s to do this weekend in Vancouver and prepare to usher in the holiday season accordingly.
Grey Cup Festival
This weekend it’s all about the CFL, with the Grey Cup Festival now officially underway. Vancouver will be all but taken over for the next few days with pre-game tailgate parties, free concerts, celebrations, and football-inspired fun. Celebrate the 102nd Grey Cup and cheer on your favourite team prior to the Sunday kickoff. Meet players, see the cup up close, party at the TELUS Street Festival, and more.
41st Annual Student Art Sale at Emily Carr
Use this weekend to score a masterpiece (or three) from up-and-coming artists at the 41st Annual Student Art Sale at Emily Carr. Find a huge selection of paintings, photographs, prints, ceramics, sculpture, wearable works, housewares, and plenty more at door-crasher prices — and maybe get a jump start on the Christmas shopping while sprucing up your space.
Celebrate the official opening day at Whistler Blackcomb and plan on rising early Saturday or Sunday to hit the powder. They’ve got plenty of groomed runs open on both mountains and sunny skies to make it an enticing escape from Vancouver.
Vancouver Christmas Market
Get into the holiday mood this weekend with a head start on your holiday shopping at the newly-opened Vancouver Christmas Market at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. This market is like no other in Vancouver, and is the best outdoor bazaar of the season. Inspired by classic European Christmas Markets, enjoy hitting up local vendors and scoring tasty winter treats as you take in live entertainment.
4th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair
To keep you in the festive shopping mood, you might also want to check out the 4th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair this Saturday. Running from 10am until 4pm, they’ve got a great little round up of about 40 different local artisans who will be on hand showcasing their creations – guaranteeing that you’ll find something for everyone on your list. Support local producers and just go. Admission is only $2.00.
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