It’s the most wonderful time of the year but Raincouver is living up to its name. Don’t let the wet dampen your Christmas spirit! Vancouver is bustling with holiday attractions, many of them fully prepared for the best, and the worst, of winter weather. Here is our list of fun wet weather activities to do this Christmas in Vancouver to keep you feeling festive, rain or dry.
1. Christmas at FlyOver Canada
FlyOver Canada will transform into a magical winter wonderland this Christmas season. Guests will have fun helping Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating flight across Canada and on to the North Pole.
Dates: November 24 – December 24
Tickets: $19.76, www.flyovercanada.com
2. Hansel & Gretel at Vancouver Opera
Astonishing puppets and playful surprises abound in this family-friendly treat. Hansel & Gretel will thrill seasoned opera-goers and charm new audiences! A youthful cast brings fresh energy and superb talent to this delightful holiday production, keeping you warm and dry at Vancouver Playhouse.
Dates: November 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 | December 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11
3. Ice Skating in Robson Square
What’s more festive that ice skating against the backdrop of twinkling lights and Christmas trees in Downtown Vancouver?! This old fashioned holiday tradition takes place among the buzz of downtown to the charm of your favourite Christmas tunes. Skates are available to rent.
Dates: December 1 – February 4
Tickets: Free/ $4 skate rental, www.robsonsquare.com
4. GOH Ballet The Nutcracker
This heart-warming production of Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, is sure to delight audiences of all ages with more than 200 glittering costumes, dramatic sets and valuable lessons – all danced to Tchaikovsky’s memorable score performed live by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.
Dates: December 15-20|
Tickets: From $30, www.gohnutcracker.com
5. The Alpine Haus at Vancouver Christmas Market
Join us in our new Alpine Haus overlooking Vancouver’s beautiful North Shore! Pick up your favourite treats, from spätzle to schnitzel, from around the market and take them to our heated hall to put your feet up, socialize with friends, and stay dry. The perfect place to stay cozy and enjoy a cup of glühwein.
Dates: November 26 – December 31
Tickets: From only $4, Buy tickets