It's almost the weekend and you know what the means. Your two days of fun, freedom and sleeping in are just around the corner. This is the last weekend of November and we're here to help you end it with a bang. We found 6 things to do this weekend in Vancouver to enjoy your hard-earned days off.

Now that we are officially entering the holiday season, prepare to be bombarded with twinkling light displays and Santa sightings. 

Vancouver's already a holiday wonderland, minus the snow, and we aren’t mad at it. This weekend there are six events that will get you into the Christmas spirit.

Even if you aren't crazy about the holidays, these events are still a nice way to spend an afternoon or evening. There are so many food, drink and activity options that you're sure to have a good time.

If you’re going out this weekend, consider making a date out of these events. Grab your best friend or S/O and hit the town. These events only get better when you’re with the ones you love. 

Black Friday shopping 

When: Friday, November 29, 2019

Why You Need To Go: This Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, and tons of Vancouver stores will have amazing deals all weekend long. From shoes and backpacks to flights and cheap internet plans, you're sure to score some great discounts this weekend.

Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting 

Price: Free

When: Friday, November 29, 2019

Address: Robson Square, Vancouver, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: This is the 13th year in a row for the epic Christmas tree lighting in Vancouver. Watch in amazement as the 76-foot tree comes to life with millions of twinkling lights. It’s totally romantic and makes for a wicked date night. 

VanDusen Festival of Lights

Price: $19

When: Starting Saturday, November 30, 2019 

Address: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: Over one million lights will be on display this weekend at the VanDusen Festival of Lights. The botanical gardens look like something out of a fairytale at this event and it’s the perfect way to ring in the holiday season. 

Santa Claus Parade

Price: Free

When: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Address: Starts at West Georgia and Broughton, travels along West Georgia, south on Howe and finishes at Howe and Davie

Why You Need To Go: Get out and see Santa Claus in all his glory this weekend. There will be floats, music, and so much holiday cheer. It is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season.

Family Movies at Cineplex 

Price: $2.99

When: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Address: 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: This weekend, a classic movie is playing at participating Cineplex theatres. The Polar Express in 3D will be taking over family movie days at Cineplex for super cheap. You were going to watch it this Christmas anyway, and what's better than seeing it in 3D?

Robson Square Ice Skating 

Price: Free

When: Sunday, December 1, 2019

Address: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. 

Why You Need To Go: This Sunday, the iconic Robson Square ice rink opens to the public. Hold hands with your significant other and take in the magic of the holidays. It honestly looks like something out of a Hallmark Christmas movie. 


Price: Free

When: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Address: Yaletown  - Mainland, Hamilton and parts of Davie Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: For one day only, Yaletown is going to be transformed into a holiday festival for the masses. This holiday-themed event will have Santa, The Ice Queen, gingerbread men, snowmen, and much more. There will even be shopping, Christmas drinks, and all the live entertainment you can handle.

The weekend is almost here so start making those calls and planning every minute of your well-deserved days off. 

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