5 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, December 1

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Here are five things to do in Vancouver today, Tuesday, December 1. For more things to do around town, check out our events calendar.

Free ice skating at Robson Square Ice Rink

  • What: Get your skates on! The Robson Square Ice Rink will is open to everyone of all ages for FREE skating beginning December 1 until late February. Skaters can skate for free if they bring their own skates while those without skates can rent a pair on-site. There is also a concession stand serving snacks and warm drinks.
  • Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 1; All day.

Vancouver Christmas Market at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre plaza

  • What: Over 50 vendors are featured in the event modelled after a classic German Christmas market. It sells festive gifts from holiday ornaments to handmade toys, and is also known for its wide array of authentic European and West Coast fare – from sausages and glühwein to gluten-free goodies and sweets.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Hamilton and Georgia, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 1; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Fictionals present: Pop-Up Comedy Jam!

  • What: The award-winning Fictionals invite you to an comedy mixer at Cafe Deux Soleils. Each Pop-Up Comedy Jam features special guests from improv troupes around Vancouver, and you never know who’s going to jump onstage.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 1; 8 to 9:30 p.m.

An Evening with John Irving

  • What: Join us on December 1 as international bestselling author John Irving reads from his highly-anticipated new novel, Avenue of Mysteries.
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 1; 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Kings Head Comedy

  • What: Every Tuesday, Colin Sharp and James Kennedy present a showcase of the finest comedians In Vancouver. For only $5 you can catch comedians you’ve seen on HBO, Just For Laughs, on tour at comedy clubs across the country. The show features visiting acts from LA, New York, Toronto, and more, as well as the absolute best of the Vancouver scene.
  • Where: Kings Head Pub – 1618 Yew Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, December 1; 9 to 10:30 p.m.

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