Vancouver Events: Holiday Activities in Downtown Vancouver

From the Christmas Market to Bright Nights, downtown Vancouver is festive and full of seasonal traditions for the holidays. Gather the family, bundle up and get ready to make some holiday memories at one of the many holiday events taking place in downtown Vancouver this season.

Glow Vancouver: Experience a kid-friendly indoor wonderland as you celebrate the magic of Christmas and help the elves uncover Santa’s lost presents at Glow Vancouver! Enjoy interactive light gardens, illuminated structures, delicious food, festive drinks and daily live entertainment all under the twinkle of a million lights.

Vancouver Christmas Market: Each year, the Vancouver Christmas Market brings this festive Old World tradition to Vancouver – offering an authentic German feast for the senses. Stroll the twinkling pathways of a European-inspired Christmas village in the crisp winter air. Discover unique treasures to stuff into stockings or tuck under the Christmas tree at one of the more than 80 artisan huts offering handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list, all while sipping some mulled wine.

Robson Square Ice Skating: Renew a classic Vancouver tradition and enjoy some old-fashioned fun at  Robson Square’s outdoor skating rink. Celebrate winter in style with skating in the heart of downtown Vancouver – it’s a magical place to enjoy the winter season with your friends, family and loved ones.

Bright Nights at Stanley Park:  The Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza sparkle with three million twinkling lights during the holiday season. Buy tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train and experience the lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the train route. Or view the displays at the Train Plaza by donation.

Winter’s Dance #onRobson: Join us for the last instalment of Winter’s Dance #onRobson  featuring mixed reality dance performances and interactive light installations inspired by Tchaikovsky classics, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. Grab a warm bevie from the Coffee Bike and lounge in our winter wonderland domes while watching the performances.