This weekend marks the reopening of two beloved outdoor ice skating rinks, a new improv show, and a concert by The 1975. So whether you want to lean into the holiday festivities or check out some other events around town, you’ve got plenty to do this week. With that in mind, here are 11 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (November 27-December 1).

The 1975 


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Now, we come to The 1975 concert. The English pop-rock band is behind hit songs like “Robbers,” “Somebody Else,” and “About You,” and whether you’re super familiar with their work or not, their show is sure to be a lively mid-week treat.

When: Wednesday, November 29th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $98.90

Sponsored Pick: Moxies Winter Menu

Tis the season for cozy eats, which is good news because Moxies just announced their new menu for the colder season. Check out tasty new additions, like Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Short Rib Bolognese, and Rigatoni Arrabbiata, along with some returning favourites from last year, like the Mushroom Mosaic Dip and Sticky Toffee Pudding. This new winter menu is available for a limited time, so don’t wait to book your reso and try it for yourself!

When: Available now until Sunday, January 14th
Where: Moxies restaurant locations across Canada

Shipyards Skate Plaza 

Starting this Friday, ice skating enthusiasts have two popular rinks to choose from, starting with the Shipyards Skate Plaza.

When: Opens Friday, December 1st
Where: 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Robson Square Ice Rink

The city’s popular Robson Square Ice Rink is also set to open for the season this Friday, so get ready to lace up your skates and partake in some classic holiday fun.

When: December 1, 2023 to February 29, 2024
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: $5 for skate rentals

Sponsored pick: Sabai Thai Spa

Is work hard, play hard, your favourite motto? Then a rejuvenating weekend massage is just the thing you need. Sabai Thai Spa is an award-winning relaxation destination with 7 locations throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Treat yourself to any of their 5-star treatments and feel your worries melt away – especially since they offer rewards, bundles, and limited-time offers to help you save on your visit! Check out their website and see how you can get up to 50% off on massages, spa packages, facials, and more. Keep a lookout for their HUGE Black Friday Deals, too, and use the promo code CURIOCITY at checkout for an additional 5% off select services. Happy relaxing!

Back to the Holidays


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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

Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair 

The 42nd Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair will take place from Friday, December 1st to Sunday, December 3rd this year, and will feature a wide array of locally-made crafts and gifts.

Admission is $5 per adult (free for children), and tickets can be booked online via two-hour time slots.

When: Friday, December 1st to Sunday, December 3rd
Where: 618 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
Cost: $5 admission

Sponsored pick: Here are 10 unique mocktail recipes to try next girls’ night

Nothing beats getting the girls together. Prepare your fuzzy slippers and throw blankets for a night of bonding, catching up, and – of course – a bit of harmless gossip. Make your next girls’ night one you’ll actually remember with these 10 tea-infused mocktails with Traditional Medicinals that are perfect for spilling the tea (pun intended).

Vancouver Giants vs. Rockets

For the hockey lovers out there, the Vancouver Giants are playing a home game at the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre this Friday against the Kelowna Rockets. Tickets start at just over $20 a pop, and you can view the full list of home games scheduled for this season here.

When: Friday, December 1st
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $23.70+

Thrift some vintage fits

From Community Thrift to Mintage Mall, to all the hidden gems in between, here are some fantastic places to peruse if you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe with some cool vintage finds this month.

Where: See our picks above

And that’s a wrap on the last week of November (and the first day of December), Vancouver. Enjoy!