We blinked and all of a sudden it’s December!? Santa and his elves are preparing for the holidays and so should you! The opportunities are endless this winter and we are here to break it down for you. OPUS is here to give you our favourite winter adventures in the city. We know you are busy, so let us guide you through the winter wonderland outside your front door. 

Might there be an adventure inside Santa’s bag for you? Assuming you’re on the nice list this year… keep reading for some major festive events!

Vancouver Christmas Market

YES. It’s back and better than ever, celebrating their 10 year anniversary! This holiday tradition has been a staple for many locals and visitors like yourself. Located at the Jack Poole Plaze there is over 80 huts of authentic treats and gifts. You can shop and sip all while taking in the seaside view. Could it get any better? Uhm ya it can actually. Capture the memories with your loved ones at the photo hut! Digital or print options are available, take your pick! The market is open daily, now until December 24th! Check out the hours and ticket prices here. Happy shopping!

Aurora Winter Festival

If you want to experience a magical winter wonderland, this is it. You will feel like you are at the North Pole while you wander through the Christmas market, enjoy the amusement rides, treats, live music, theatrical performances, characters, twinkling lights… and so much more. It’s not titled Canada’s largest Winter Festival for nothing! Oh also, there is a skating pond. Bring your skates or rent a pair. Holiday magic comes to life here. Now until January 5th. 

Night Ski at Cypress

Calling all skiing and snowboarding fans! Cypress mountain is back offering their night time ski (weather permitting of course). Continue the activities you love throughout the evening hours while the Christmas lights light up the mountain. Could it get any better than that? Enjoy the 53 runs Cypress has to offer, day or night. If skiing isn’t your thing, don’t worry there’s snow tubing. For ages 6+ explore your wild side and and enjoy the ride. As if it couldn’t get any better, the tube tow will take you back to the top. Sit back and hang on! Pre booking and tickets can be found here

Make It!

A little something for our artsy and creative friends. Make It has become one of the most popular craft fairs in Canada! With over 250 artists and makers you can shop so many handmade goodies like accessories, jewelry, clothing, home decor and much more. Get to know the face behind the products made with love. There is something for everyone and everything. Don’t worry, if you work up an appetite shopping there will be some incredible foods trucks at your service. The Make It show will be in Vancouver December 11th to 15th. Explore the event here

Cirque du Soleil

If you haven’t made it to a Cirque Due Soleil show yet don’t worry - they are still here! Up until December 29th you can witness the world of Luzia. This show will take you to an imaginary Mexico with the surreal acrobatic performances and surprises that arise. Who doesn’t want to watch an aerialist spin under the rain while being suspended from a Trapeze? It is a must see! The incredible athletes can’t wait to put on a show for you. Take a look at the tickets and dates here.
Book now your Vancouver experience. We are waiting for you!