Well, the first weekend of December has come and gone, Vancouver. We hope that you were able to make the most of it, in spite (or even because) of the zany weather. And while we might see some more snow around the city this week, we’re certainly not going to let it rain on our parade.

Here are the 10 best things to do in Vancouver this week.

Mixed Nuts

Put on by the Arts Umbrella Dance Company, Mixed Nuts offers a modern twist on the classic ballet experience. Rather than use one style, this show will incorporate a variety of them, ranging from ballroom to hip-hop and of course, the pas de deux ballet style that makes the original show so memorable.

When: Starts Friday, December 10th
Where: 600 Hamilton Street
Cost: $50

Vancouver Canucks

Holy mackerel! The Canucks have not one, not two, but three home games this week. They’ll be facing off against the Kings, the Bruins, and the Jets between Monday and Friday. So really, just pick whichever game sounds like the most interesting!

When: Games throughout the week
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: Ticket prices vary

Robson Square Ice Rink

Hey, maybe it’s time to get on the ice yourself.  The ever-popular downtown location of the Robson Square Ice Rink ensures that this is going to be busy throughout the winter, so make sure to try and get there outside of peak hours for the best experience.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: Varies per rental

Imagine Picasso

With Imagine Van Gogh over, fans of it will be happy to know another has landed! Imagine Picasso features a similar concept- showcasing an iconic artist in a unique and immersive fashion. This time around, expect an origami-like setting for the high definition projections.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Tickets: $34.99

Grouse Mountain

Of course, one of the options that actually benefits from snowfall is a trip to the ski hill! This week we’re picking Grouse, which has got the Peak of Christmas going for it, but in general is a great spot to get a few laps in on the weekend/after work one day.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery has a ton of limited exhibitions to check out this month, ranging from Vancouver-specific artists to a major exhibition from Yoko Ono. Head down on a rainy Tuesday night and take advantage of admission by donation for the best bang for your buck.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Miracle on Main Street

More about Christmas beers than Christmas cocktails? At least one brewery has your back. For the first bit of the month, Main St. Brewing is offering free beer to those who come drop off presents for them to donate over the holidays. That’s a win-win in our books!

When: On throughout the week
Where: 261 E 7th Avenue
Cost: Min. $10 value donation

Vancouver Christmas Market

For a more family-friendly open, this beloved open-air market is returning after a hiatus last year! While this is a mix of shopping, entertainment, and food, it’s the food portion we’re truly focused on here. A little mulled wine while we pick up Christmas ornaments? Perfect.

When: Open until December 24th
Where: Jack Poole Plaza
Tickets: $7.99+

Canyon Lights

In a similar sense as a trip to the ski hill, we think these two options are even better after a fresh snowfall. The Capilano Suspension Bridge’s Canyon Lights become almost otherworldly in the snow, and is easily worth the relatively high admission price.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 3735 Capilano Road
Tickets: $54.95

VanDusen Festival of Lights

The same deal goes for the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Pair that with a very reason admission price, and even if you’ve already been this year, go again after a fresh snowfall. That’s how confident we are here.

When: Open throughout the week
Where: 5251 Oak Street
Tickets: $17.50

Those are our picks for the things to do this week around Vancouver! Hopefully we’ve given you some ideas!