5 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, December 2

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Here are five things to do in Vancouver today, Wednesday, December 2. For more things to do around town, check out our Vancouver Events Calendar.

Ice Skating at Robson Square

  • What: The rink at Robson Square is operated seasonally by the provincial government when the temperatures begin to dip, running from morning into the late evening hours. 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: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson & Howe)
  • When: December 1, 2015 until February 28, 2016; times vary

The Weeknd

  • What: Grammy Award nominee and multi-platinum selling artist The Weeknd is coming to Vancouver this December. The stop is part of The Madness Fall Tour, promoting The Weeknd’s upcoming album “The Beauty Behind the Madness.”
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 2; 7:30 p.m.

Whistler Film Festival

  • What: Loved by filmmakers and film lovers alike, the Whistler Film Festival is a place where artists are celebrated, audiences are inspired and new ideas enter the cultural dialogue. The festival features 89 innovative and original films from around the world alongside opportunities to connect with the people who created them.
  • Where: Whistler, B.C.
  • When: Wednesday, December 2 to December 6

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

  • What: Wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater to Front & Company on Dec 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30p.m. for 10% off your purchase and 25% off Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Refreshments will be served.
  • Where: Front & Company – 3772 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, December 2; 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Karaoke Christmas Trolley Tour

  • What: Head out to VanDusen Garden’s Festival of Lights and Bright Nights at Stanley Park aboard the historical Vancouver Trolley Company’s fleet, all while singing Christmas carols along the way. Trolleys will be decked out with karaoke machines, but unfortunately no liquid courage to get the vocal chords ready.
  • Where: Trips depart from Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: December 1 to December 30, 2015

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