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Fabulous events this week in Vancouver, British Columbia

Not quite ready to meet your quirky great-uncle? Worry not, you can either donate your bike, listen to Santa's confessions, spend your money for a good cause or meet the press, to name just a few alternatives we have picked for you this week. 

While Vancouver is not too big on celebrating the good old man St. Nicholas on December 6, there are plenty of events laid out for the jolly season ahead of us. This week, you can splurge on craft fairs, donate your bikemeet the CBC staff and celebs or just your creative street king next door selling Megaphone, dress up as the hot cousin or the grumpy uncle, amuse yourself with arts and performances, entertain with festive lights, and/or, inevitably, try some good food too. Mmm, December … Did we forget to mention your event? Shoot us an email!


Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Gardens (Evi’s PIck)

Dec 7-24 | 4:30-9PM | VanDusen Gardens | $14.25

FESTIVE LIGHTS? Yes please! Ever walked for blocks in your neighbourhood hoping to see some extravagant holiday decorations? Well this event will satisfy that craving for sure. If you have never walked through this enchanting garden for the festival of lights, I highly recommend you grab your loved ones and go check out this beautiful visual and sensual arrangement. Santa makes his appearance for the children but not to worry there is romance in the air for the loving couples. Grab an umbrella if its raining, it’s ok.. it only makes for closer cuddles. Lots to see, hear, eat and explore. Take a look at the schedule for the list of highlights and events. Bring money because some vendors only accept cash. If you love holiday lights, you’ll love it! (Closed Dec. 25th)


TOQUE 2012 (miraj’s pick)

Dec 7-8 | Varies | 303 E. 8th Ave | By donation

Don’t miss the annual craft sale + fundraiser of Western Front Society’s - TOQUE.  peruse selections from great craft artisans and support  your local artistic community.


Bikes for Tykes (Kelly’s Pick)

Until Dec 25 | 10AM - 6PM (M-F) 10AM - 5PM (Sunday) | Obsession Bikes

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