DECEMBER-EVENTS in the north shore

December Events in the North Shore

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents A Traditional Christmas

at Centennial Theatre
Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Showtimes are at 4:00 & 7:30 pm

Metro Vancouver’s most beloved Holiday music tradition plays to sold out houses in South Delta, Burnaby, the North Shore, Surrey, and downtown Vancouver! Get your tickets very early.

Shipyards Christmas Market North Vancouver

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 – Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014

Dec 19th  5 – 9 pm Dec 20th 12  – 8 pm Dec 21st 12 – 6 pm Dec 22nd 12 – 8 pm Dec 23rd 12- 8 pm

The Shipyards is being transformed into a winter wonderland with a German-style Christmas Market in the Pipe Shop building.

The Christmas Market will include 50 local artisans selling clothing, jewellery, home decor, candies, craft beer, vodka, gin, wine, baked goods, wood products, preserves, and many other unique item. You’re bound to find some great gifts for everyone on your list.

Admission to the indoor Christmas Market is $2 or $5 for a market pass.

Outside in Shipbuilders’ Square the excitement continues with food trucks, light display, and live music! Outdoor festivities kick off December 1st.

The Shipyards Christmas Market will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 14 until Christmas.

Lions Gate Sinfonia presents Gloria!

A Christmas Celebration at the Centennial Theatre North Vancouver
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Special Guest: North Shore Chorus

Special Guest: North Shore Chorus

Lions Gate Sinfonia presents another winning formula of sacred and secular music for the Christmas season. On the program: traditional carols and music by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Handel… and, of course, our favourite: the annual sing-along. Like last year, this concert is sure to sell out!



Subscriptions On Sale Now!

All Five Performances:

Adult $156.00
Senior $140
Young Adult (Age 18-35) $72.00
Child/Youth $48.00

Three Selected Performances:

Adult $99.00
Senior $87.00
Young Adult 18-35 $45.00
Child/Youth $30.00

Single Tickets (On Sale in September)

Adults $39.00
Seniors $35.00
Young Adult 18-35 $18.00
Child/Youth $12.00

Call  Box Office to purchase your tickets at 604-984-4484

Van Django Bells Christmas Concert at Mt. Seymour United Church

North Vancouver
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Together with special guests Keith Bennett (harmonica/vocals), and vocalist LJ Mounteney, Van Django is bringing their hit Christmas concert to venues around the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island this December.

Van Django Bells is a festive Christmas mix of nostalgic favourites, jazz standards, pop tunes, classical elements, and sing-alongs, plus a few surprises all delivered in swinging gypsy jazz style. Hear tunes like I’ll Be Home for Christmas and Let it Snow, Santa Baby and Silver Bells, to Ave Maria and even a bit of Beethoven. Its a concert full of great tunes and feel-good vibes.

The perfect answer to winter chill, come share some swinging Christmas cheer at a hot yule-time show that hits all the right notes!

A Traditional Christmas Tea at Mollie Nye House North Vancouver

Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Bring your family and take a break from the shopping at Mollie Nye’s old-fashioned Christmas spirit tea. Enjoy some mince tarts and shortbread with a cup of tea.

Join either of the two sittings: 1:00-2:00 pm and 2:30-3:30 pm.

Tickets are $4.00 each and must be purchased at Mollie Nye House before Dec. 16th.

Office hours are Mon-Fri 10-4 pm.

For more information about this event please call 604-987-5820

Winter Wonderland at John Braithwaite Community Centre

For Children 0-6 yrs
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Join us in the GYM for crafts, playdough, large play area, sensory activities, Story Time, and more!!!

10:00am-12:00pm Crafts, Playdough, etc!

11:00am-11:30am Wintery Story Time!

11:30am-12:00pm Hot Chocolate!

$2/person #335742

For more information about this event please call us at 604-982-8300

Royal City Youth Ballet presents NUTCRACKER

at the Centennial Theatre
Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Show Times are at 1pm and 4pm This Christmas season, Royal City Youth Ballet Company again presents the traditional “NUTCRACKER”, loved by all, and a holiday tradition for many.

This ballet features beautiful sets, extravagant costumes, and a cast of talented, dedicated and enthusiastic young dancers.

The “NUTCRACKER” comes to life in November and December in the Lower Mainland, bringing Magical Soldiers, Mice, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a growing Christmas tree, all danced to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker score with the Waltz of the Flowers, Dance of the Reed Pipes and many other favourites.


Adults $35.00
Children up to age 14 $25.00

Tickets are also available by phone or in person at Centennial Theatre Box Office 604-984-4484. Hours are 12pm – 5pm, Monday – Saturday and one hour prior to show time.

Todrick Hall presents TWERK THE HALLS: A Toddy Halliday

at Centennial Theatre
Monday, Dec 22, 2014

After a sold out international summer tour, YouTube Sensation Todrick Hall is taking his whimsical, wacky world on a limited Christmas tour this December, after hitting his 150 million view milestone. Todrick is an American Idol Finalist, Broadway actor and YouTube entertainer signed to renowned manager Scooter Braun and was recently named one of Forbe’s Top 30 Under 30 Entertainers. Starring/creating in the opening number of the 2014 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards and serenading passengers nationwide with song and dance in Virgin America’s latest safety video, Todrick has picked up an incredible following through his countless creative projects. He is currently filming a reality show about his life premiering on MTV in Spring of 2015.

Throughout the month of December, audiences will sing, laugh and carol with Toddy and his motley crew, as he will bring his most viral videos to life, and perform your favourite holiday tunes with a brand new twist!! This colorful concert will let audiences see Toddy like they’ve never seen him before!

The show is around 1 hour for Todrick’s set and will be appropriate for all ages. The tour will feature several special guests in select cities, and several notable YouTube personalities. Todrick is looking forward to meet and greets in each city with his fans.

Please call 604-984-4484 to purchase your tickets.

District Dialoguers Toastmasters Club

at Municipal Hall North Vancouver
Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

Welcome to District Dialoguers, a midday gathering of public speaking enthusiasts! Our Toastmasters Club provides a supportive, hands-on environment for anyone who wants to improve their leadership and communication skills. By joining Toastmasters, you’ll learn how to:

  • Overcome nervousness about speaking in front of an audience
  • Write and deliver effective presentations for school, work or community-related projects
  • Think on your feet and respond to on-the-spot interview questions
  • Enhance your listening skills and give meaningful feedback to your peers
  • Improve your command of the English language and enrich your vocabulary

Toastmasters can give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in a variety of situations  from job interviews and keynote speeches to family gatherings and grand celebrations. Toastmasters is an enjoyable and affordable way to develop your public speaking and leadership skills.

For more information about this event please call Anne at 604-961-0826

Blood Donor Clinic at the Delbrook Community Centre

North Vancouver
Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014

Wrap it up red at our special holiday clinic!

Blood Donors Wanted!

Help save a life this holiday season.

Call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283), or visit our website at, or download the GiveBlood App to book your appointment today!

For more information please call Billie-Jo Jenner at 604-707-3517 or send him an email at

Bring Your Own Voice a Community Event

at Lynn Valley United Church
Thursday, Dec 25, 2014

Voice is both our physical singing voice as well as a metaphor for the unique body, mind and soul that are in each of us.  When we show up with this unique voice and authentic self in our lives and relationships, we are enriched and fulfilled.  When we bring this authentic voice to a singing community, we make beautiful music and enrich our own lives as well as those of others.

Everyone knows that singing is good for you (don’t they?) So why not do more of it? (out loud I mean) Was it that grade 4 teacher who did not take the time to help you find the right note and told you to just mouth the words at the school concert? (She seems to figure many people’s stories.) Did you just get out of the habit after singing in a high school choir? Do you play an instrument but always thought you ‘did not have much of a voice’? How about ‘I don’t read music’ (You can listen, and you can learn.)

When Lynn Valley United Church (LVUC) decided to sponsor a community choir, it aimed to spread the joy of singing by reaching out to people who wanted to sing in a group where no previous experience was required.  So bring your voice, learn to sing in harmony with others and be amazed at what you, and all of us together, can accomplish.

For the experienced singer, this choir provides a chance to enjoy a wide variety of repertoire sung well and have the fun of mentoring others.

The repertoire draws on the wisdom of world music representing many cultures and traditions and sharing themes of compassion, beauty, joy and inclusivity. A range of difficulty means that there is always something to reach for, whether you are an experienced singer or newly discovering the joy of singing in harmony.

Mary Yan provides supportive leadership that seeks out the best possible performance from her singers. Her aim is to empower you to make beautiful music in harmony with others. Matt Grinke is the amazingly gifted accompanist.

For more information please call us at 604-987-2114 or email to Mary Yan at

Parent and Tot program at Vancouver Waldorf School North Vancouver

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 – Saturday, Dec 27, 2014

Come and explore the VWS Early Childhood environment with your child, one day a week.  Our program includes a time for free play, an activity such as bread baking, a shared circle time, puppet show and a nutritious snack.

Classes are offered most weeks that school is in session between September and June.

For more information please contact our Admissions office at 604-985-7435 x 200 or


at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre North Vancouver

December 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, January 1, 2 @ 7:30 pm
December 20, 21, 27, 28, January 3 @ 3:30 pm

The classic fairy-tale with a playful twist will engage and delight children of all ages. This pinto will have you boo-ing and cheering, laughing and singing and reveling in the antics of a crazy cast of colourful characters. So come on down this holiday season and join us in the retelling of the classic story of the little man with the strange name who spun gold from straw.

Once there was a miller who was poor, but who had a beautiful daughter.  Now it happened that he had to go and speak to the king, and in order to make himself appear important he said to him, I have a daughter who can spin straw into gold.  The king said to the miller, that is an art which pleases me well, if your daughter is as clever as you say, bring her to-morrow to my palace, and I will put her to the test.

Suitable for age 6 and over.

Tickets: $15 all ages.

On-line from and in person at Express News, Dollarton Shopping Centre, North Vancouver, or call 604-929-3200

Mt. Seymour Family First Night North Vancouver

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Cost: $15 per person (Children 2 & under are free), includes tobogganing


$10 Snow tubing

$20 Chocolate Fondue Tour

Mt Seymour Family New Year’s Eve Celebration in North Vancouver BCMt Seymour’s Family First Night is one of Vancouver’s only family friendly New Year’s Eve events. Enjoy tubing & tobogganing, live entertainment on the main stage by children’s performers Tickles and Yowza the Clowns, a magic show from Shmendrick the Wizard and an exciting fire spinning routine performed by Vesta Fire Entertainment.

If you’re hungry, we’ve got you covered with some of Vancouver’s finest food vendors. Cozy up to the warmth of the fire pits, and enjoy hot apple cider and s’mores. Enjoy a daring highline balancing act or venture into the woods with your family on an intriguing Snowquest. The evening will conclude with an early NYE countdown and a fireworks finale at 9pm.

Your Family First Night Ticket Includes:

  • Entrance to Family First Night
  • Tobogganing
  • Hot Apple Cider
  • S’mores
  • Music
  • Snow quest
  • Live Entertainment – Tickles & Yowza the Clowns, Shmendrick the Wizard & Vesta Fire Entertainment
  • Face Painting
  • Snow Slack lining
  • Tot Ski Experience
  • Party Favors
  • Fireworks

For more information on this event visit or call 604-986-2261