Get ready for a great month of live music, Vancouver. From celebrated holiday tunes to candlelit concerts, to a two-day EDM festival, here are 15 of the biggest concerts coming to Vancouver this December.

Bassjackers & Julian Jordan 


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Known for hits like “Eternity,” “Wrong or Right (The Riddle),” and “Traffic,” electronic duo Bassjackers is no stranger to throwing a great party, and that’s exactly what the group is doing alongside Dutch DJ and producer Julian Jordan.

Note that this concert is 19+.

When: Saturday, December 2nd
Where: Harbour Event & Convention Centre
Cost: $37 to $43


If you love grunge and hard rock, a concert by Bush is a must-see show. The English rock band was formed back in 1992, and is still making hard-hitting hits to this day. Currently, the band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Gavin Rossdale, lead guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz, and drummer Nik Hughes.

When: Tuesday, December 5th
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: $$59.50 to $345.50

Hannah Georgas


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Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas is based right here in Vancouver, and she’ll be performing on her home turf on December 7th. Nominated for multiple JUNO awards over the years, Georgas is known for her songs like “Don’t Go,” “Lost Cause,” and “Evelyn.”

Note that this concert is 19+.

When: Thursday, December 7th
Where: Hollywood Theatre
Cost: $39.30

Dan Mangan

JUNO-award-winning Canadian singer Dan Mangan has toured extensively across North America, Europe, and Australia – and is coming to Vancouver on December 9th. With numerous EPs, singles, and music on the silver screen, you’re sure to enjoy at least a couple of tunes you recognize here.

When: Saturday, December 9th
Where: Vogue Theatre
Cost: $39.50 to $42.50

Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Ricky Martin: The Trilogy Tour 


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If you love reggaeton and Latin hip-hop, get ready for three legendary artists under one proverbial roof. Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull (AKA Mr. Worldwide), and Ricky Martin are all going on tour together, and they’re stopping in Vancouver on Sunday, December 10th.

When: Sunday, December 10th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $316+

Home Alone in Concert 

Home Alone is a comedy classic featuring acclaimed music by composer John Williams, which will be performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra this December. So get ready to relive one of the most beloved, heart-warming holiday tales around.

When: Wednesday, December 13th and Thursday, December 14th
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: $21.19 to $109.19



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And now, for some deep house and techno. Yotto is a Finnish DJ, songwriter, and record producer signed with an English deep house label, known for his debut album Hyperfall, which garnered over 15 million streams.

When: Saturday, December 16th
Where: Harbour Event & Convention Centre
Cost: $37 to $54

KFB 16th Annual Christmas Party Matinee: Peach Pit and More 

Ready for a jam-packed all-ages Christmas show? The 16th annual Kingfisher Bluez Christmas Party will have a matinee show featuring Peach Pit, young friend, Cam Blake, Max Boonch, Kylie V, Be Afraid, Flat Earth, Tall Mary, Nonarchy, and Dawson Gool. Best of all? All proceeds from the show go towards 1-800-SUICIDE / Crisis Centre BC.

When: Sunday, December 17th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $48

ELF in Concert 

Another family-friendly holiday concert to check out this month features the music from ELF, a story of an Elf from the North Pole who travels to New York in search of his father. The heartwarming classic and score by john Debney will come to life through the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on December 21st and 22nd.

When: Thursday, December 21st and Friday, December 22nd
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: $21.19 to $109.19

Funk The Halls featuring The Funk Hunters


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The Funk Hunters are a Canadian EDM and DJ duo from right here in Vancouver, and every year, they put on a two-day, high-energy Christmas show. This year, they’re performing alongside Felix Cartal, Maddy Oneal, and Rome In Silver. So get ready to put a new kind of “jingle” in your step!

When: Friday, December 22nd and Saturday, December 23rd
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $59.75+

Steel Panther 

Switching gears a bit – Steel Panther is an American glam metal band consisting of lead singer Michael Starr, Ralph Saenz, Satchel, and
Stix Zadinia. Originally formed as “Metal Skool” and “Metal Shop,” the group is known for their energetic live shows and revival of 80s metal.

When: Friday, December 29th
Where: Commodore Ballroom
Cost: $65.75+

Candlelight: Holiday Special ft. “The Nutcracker” and More 

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Vancouver is getting a series of holiday concerts this season with performances throughout December, and each one will be illuminated by thousands of candles. One of them will feature music from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” on December 22nd, both at the Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church and Christ Church Cathedral.

When: Friday, December 22nd and Saturday, December 23rd
Where: Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church and Christ Church Cathedral
Cost: $58 to $80

Contact Winter Music Festival

Guess what, EDM lovers? The annual Contact Winter Music Festival is returning to Vancouver this December with two days of high-energy live music. This year, guests can expect to see Zedd, Rezz, Mau P, Sabai, and much more – including state-of-the-art tech production, pyro, and exciting lighting across two stages.

When: Wednesday, December 27th and Thursday, December 28th
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre
Cost: $149.95 for two-day GA, $249.95 for VIP

Thievery Corporation

Get ready for the incredible mashup of musical genres that is Thievery Corporation, a group that can be said to defy the idea of “genre” entirely! The electronic music duo consists of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, and they’re known for combining elements of reggae, Indian classical, Middle Eastern, Brazilian, and Bossanova music.

When: Thursday, December 28th
Where: Harbour Convention Centre
Cost: $72 to $109

The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show


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Equal parts music and comedy, drag icons Jinkx and Ben DeLa Creme are taking their Holiday Show to Vancouver at the end of the month, complete with fabulous spectacle, quick-witted comedy, and brand-new songs. So get ready to kick off the new year with tons of laughs.

When: Saturday, December 30th
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: $149.95 for two-day GA, $249.95 for VIP

And that’s a wrap on some of the last concerts of the year, Vancouver! Time to make the most of them.