Welcome to the first week of December, Vancouver! Pull up a chair and get cozy, because this week will have you wanting to indulge in holiday treats, shopping, and winter attractions. Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (December 4-8).

Batch Vancouver Holiday Pop-ups

Batch on Plaza and Batch on Granville are already solid go-tos for happy hour and catching up with friends, and now both locations will transform into festive spaces filled with holiday cheer and holiday-themed drinks, seasonal bites, and live music.

When: December 6th to 8th and 13th to 15th (Batch), November 19th to December 23rd (Batch 200)
Where: 770 Pacific Boulevard and 200 Granville Street, Suite 700

Make It Show

Vancouver’s premier handmade market is back with its 15th-anniversary celebration and market from December 7th to 10th at the PNE Forum, and there will be a whopping 250 local vendors to check out, including food trucks and licensed beverage vendors!

When: Thursday, December 7th to Sunday, December 10th
Where: 2901 East Hastings Street
Cost: $10-$12

Sponsored pick: Uniqlo UTme!

Whether you consider yourself a minimalist, a maximalist, or have no idea what we’re talking about – we can probably all agree that clothing basics are the foundation of any functional wardrobe. Uniqlo is virtually unmatched when it comes to providing high-quality and affordable closet staples, and now they’re coming out with a fun and innovative way to curate your wardrobe even further. It is the perfect Christmas present, you can design custom t-shirts and tote bags and get them printed in-store at select Uniqlo locations! It’s so easy, you just pick your item, create your design, and watch it print at the in-store UTme! booth. Ready to flex your creativity?

Coming Soon: Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway Burnaby, BC

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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

PNE Winter Fair


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The annual PNE Winter Fair is back with 12 nights of Christmas-themed concerts and theatrical shows, indoor skating, and winter light displays. And of course, enough mini donuts and holiday treats to go around!

When: December 8th and 9th, and 14th to 23rd
Where: 2901 East Hastings
Cost: $25-$30 per adult, $7 for ice skate rentals

Back to the Holidays – The Improv Centre

The Improv Centre on Granville Island always has something fun going on, and this week is no exception. Their Back to the Holidays (think if A Christmas Carol and Back to the Future had a baby…) improv show is on from now until December 24th, so it’s the perfect time to get a jumpstart on all things festive.

When: On select days from now until December 24th
Where: 1515 Anderson Street
Cost: $26.50

Vancouver Christmas Market

Of course, a trip to the Vancouver Christmas Market never hurts. Jack Poole Plaza has now transformed into the ultimate winter wonderland, complete with mulled wine, freshly made pretzels, and bratwurst – all thanks to this year’s Vancouver Christmas Market.

When: Now until December 24th
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: $20 for single admission

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

In addition to the holiday light displays mapped throughout the City of Burnaby, Burnaby Village Museum is offering free admission to their annual Heritage Christmas fest, which includes 10 acres of decorated museum grounds to explore.

Plus, on Saturday, December 2nd, you can celebrate the official launch of Heritage Christmas with a special tree lighting at 6 pm.

When: Until January 5th, 2024
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Park

Lights by the Lake – Harrison Hot Springs

Every year, Lights by the Lake transforms 2 km of waterfront at Harrison Lake into an illuminated wonderland. And this week is a great time to check it out before the giant holiday craze.

When: Saturday, November 18th to Sunday, January 7th
Where: Harrison Hot Springs

Go skiing/snowboarding 

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, these ski hills around Vancouver offer snow enthusiasts some great rental options, as well as unparalleled views. And all except one are officially open for the season!

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver! time to get out there and enjoy it.