1. Get into the holiday spirit when the Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir and Winter Harp perform at Massey Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets to this popular concert, which includes songs and stories, are available at www.masseytheatre.com or 604-521-5050. Massey Theatre is at 735 Eighth Ave.
2. Enjoy a festive evening of shopping, music, food and drinks at the New West Craft Holiday Night Market, featuring more than 50 vendors selling handmade items. It’s on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Details and RSVP at the New West Craft Winter Night Market page on Facebook.
3. Shop for the Salmonbellies fan on your list at the Bellies Store Christmas Sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Queen’s Park Arena. Folks are also invited to drop off non-perishable items and purchase a Mike’s Burger – with proceeds going to the Salvation Army.
4. Support a good cause and cross some items off your list at the Christmas sale at the Quintessential gift shop in Queen’s Park Care Centre, which will be serving up treats and discounts on merchandise like home décor, clothing and Christmas decorations. The sale is on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Queen’s Park Care Centre at 315 McBride Blvd. Money raised helps fund programs and services at Queen’s Park Care Centre and William Rudd House.
5. Get into the holiday spirit at the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s Fishmas on Ice event, where families can enjoy games like Pin the Carrot on the Snowman and Candy Cane Mini Golf, crafts like holiday gift bag decorating, storytime and science shows (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) It’s on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 788 Quayside Dr. Regular admission prices apply and include the day’s holiday activities.
6. Head to Century House for Golden Age Theatre’s Christmas production of Does Mrs. Claus Have Menopause?, as well as a series of skits that take a whimsical look at aging through the eyes of several very spunky and bright seniors. Refreshments will be served at the production. The show runs on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) and on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.) Tickets are $8 for Century House members and $10 for non-members and can be purchased at the front desk of Century House, 620 Eighth St.
7. Start the month off with some laughs when James & James present O Christmas Tea – a British Comedy on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Tickets at the door or at www.masseytheatre.com or 604-521-5050.
8 Attend Douglas College’s student composition concert and hear newly composed work by the college’s music students. This free concert is on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, 700 Royal Ave.
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