Feel like you might need a break from nonstop Christmas music? We’ve got you covered, with a roundup of the best concerts in Vancouver this December. From hometown heroes to up-and-comers and well-known names, this is going to be a pretty nice month for some live entertainment! Let’s check it out.

Here are the best concerts coming to Vancouver this December.

Mother Mother

BC’s own rock icons Mother Mother are coming to the city for a whole slew of concerts this month! They’ll be playing a whopping 6 concerts, which means no excuse for you to go enjoy their unique sounds at least once with some friends.

When: December 2nd to 5th and December 30th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Tickets: $55+

Thievery Corporation

Longtime electronic heavyweights Thievery Corporation are set to play a couple of concerts in Vancouver this December. They’ve got an interesting combination of dub, jazz, and whatever other genres they’re into at the moment to bring some truly memorable concert experiences.

When: December 6th and 7th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Tickets: $67.50+

Yukon Blonde

Heads up- a couple of these concerts have already sold out, and Yukon Blonde is part of them. The Kelowna-born band seems to be getting better and better each year, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

When: December 10th and 11th
Where: 3123 W Broadway
Tickets: Sold out, check verified resale websites

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For some even more underground sounds, we’re suggesting DACEY. Born and raised right here in Vancouver, this singer-songwriter is sure to become a staple in the alt-pop genre, and this is your chance to see them live!

When: December 10th
Where: 2321 Main Street
Tickets: Sold out, check verified resale websites

Eli & Fur

Ok, time for a high-energy pick. The electronic duo Eli & Fur has been around for almost a decade, but 2021 marked the release of their first studio album. Want to hear it in all its glory? Head to CELEBS and check it out.

When: December 10th
Where: 1022 Davie Street
Tickets: $22.50

Caroline Polachek

When Dua Lipa wants you to go on tour with her, you know you’re about to become a huge name in the music scene. Such is the case for Caroline Polachek, who saw some success in the early 2010s as part of Chairlift (the band that did Bruises). Now, she’s on her own and ready to soar.

When: December 13th
Where: 918 Granville Street
Tickets: $28.50


Jazz it up? You bet, thanks to BADBADNOTGOOD, which has been a staple in the Canadian (and international) scene for years now. Relax, hear some new sounds… you know, classic jazz stuff for your soul.

When: December 13th and 14th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Tickets: $40

Funk the Halls ft. The Funk Hunters

Ok we know we said no Christmas music, but this is a worthy exception. Vancouver’s own duo The Funk Hunters will be putting on another instalment of their now-iconic Funk the Halls concert, which has become a must for anyone looking for a little twist on classic holiday sounds.

When: December 17th
Where: 868 Granville Street
Tickets: Sold out, check verified resale websites

July Talk

This Toronto rock group released a new album last year, and has been teasing another record recently! A mix of high energy sounds and two very different voices, the band is maybe the most unique on this list. But, that’s just our opinion…

When: December 22nd
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
Tickets: $29.50

CONTACT Music Festival

Update: The organizers of this festival have cancelled it, with hopes to return next year.

When: N/A
Where: N/A
Tickets: N/A

Bryan Adams

Cap off the month (and the year) with this Canadian music icon’s New Year’s Eve party! Bryan Adams will be setting up at Rogers Place, for what is sure to be a triumphant return to the city.

When: December 31st
Where: 800 Griffiths Way
Cost: $65+

Alright folks, that’s our roundup of the best concerts coming to Vancouver this December! Hopefully a couple of these picks strike your fancy!