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Weekend events

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Winter is officially upon us and there is plenty to do around the city to keep you warm, enjoy the season, and get in the holiday spirit.

The Goh Ballet presents the Nutcracker at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.

Looking to get into the holiday spirit with a little theatre? You have plenty of options.  From the Santaland Diaries to It’s a Wonderful Life, The Arts Club Theatre has something for you.

Cirque du Soleil‘s Amaluna is on until January 13 under the big top at Concord Pacific Place.

Visit Last Chance Craft fair Sunday at the Croatian Cultural Centre where vendors will give you one last opportunity to find that perfect Christmas gift.

Drop by the Burnaby Heritage Museum this weekend for a Heritage Christmas complete with thousands of lights, winter wonderland, eats, treats, and singing.

Ride on the train through the Christmas forest display and Santa’s Golden Reindeer tunnel on the Bear Creek Park Train in Surrey.

Stop by the Hyatt downtown and take a stroll through Gingerbread Lane.  There are 40 custom-made gingerbread houses to see.  Money raised helps the  Make-A-Wish foundation.

The Winter Farmers Market is on Satuday at the Nat Bailey Stadium.  More than 60 vendors will be there showcasing BC produce, meat, and seafood.  There will also be entertainment, hot food, and drinks.

Enjoy some horse drawn carriage rides and free hot chocolate Saturday at Dunbar Village for the Holidays.

Check out the Christmas light displays at various places around town, like the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden, Jewel Box of Lights at the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park, and Bright Nights in Stanley Park.

Drop by the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair and Small Painting Show at Kariton Gallery in Abbotsford Saturday.

The Vancouver Christmas Market takes place again this weekend on the Plaza at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Celebrate Christmas at the Vancouver Aquarium at Luminescence: A Celebration Of Aquatic Light on until January 2.

Skate for free at Vancouver’s only outdoor ice rink – Robson Square.

It’s the last weekend you can check out the Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain.