5 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, December 24

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If you’re looking for something to do on this fine winter’s night, why not hit up a few of these fine winter events?

The Vancouver Events Calendar has more.

Christmas Glory Concert featuring Dawn Pemberton

  • What: An annual musical Christmas celebration, this year featuring Canadian musician Dawn Pemberton. Mass takes place after the show, so stick around if that’s what you’re after.
  • Where: Canadian Memorial United Church & Centre For Peace -1825 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, December 24; 7 p.m.

Gastown Photowalk

  • What: Take in historic Gastown and learn photography along the way. Combination walking tour and photography class, the Photowalks are a great way to learn a bit about your city and learn a new skill at the same time.
  • Where: Gastown – 199 Water Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, December 24; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Die Hard at the Rio

  • What: The Christmas classic comes to the Rio again. Watch as officer John McClain shoots his way through the Nakatomi Tower, killing terrorist after terrorist, and – some would argue – saving Christmas. He’s basically the reverse-Grinch, but with a gun.
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, December 24; 6:15 p.m.

Minions Chanukah on Ice

  • What: Come and enjoy a skate, learn a little bit about Chanukah, have some gelt, and skate with the Minions in one of the most nonsensical events in Vancouver. Minions forever!
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, December 24; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Rachael Chatoor at Lulu’s Lounge

  • What: Vancouver-based singer/songwriter/artist Rachael Chatoor comes to Lulu’s Lounge at the River Rock Casino for a night of everything and anything. As the front of three bands, Chatoor is one of the most versatile and talented musicians in the city.
  • Where: Lulu’s Lounge – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • When: Thursday, December 24; 9 p.m.

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