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Vancouver Christmas Market

Thu, Dec 18, 11:00am–9:00pm

Vancouver Christmas Market

Fri, Dec 19, 11:00am–9:00pm

Holly Jolly Celebration

Sat, Dec 20, 11:00am–1:00pm

Vancouver Christmas Market

Sat, Dec 20, 11:00am–9:00pm

Coastal Church Christmas Service

Sat, Dec 20, 7:00pm–8:40pm

Coastal Church Christmas Service

Sun, Dec 21, 10:30am–12:10pm

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Celebrate the holidays with Bright Nights Christmas Train, Festival of Lights, and more

Dec 12, 2014 – Visit family-friendly holiday events and light displays at Vancouver's parks and gardens. Ride the Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park, check out the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, and enjoy festive light displays on the False Creek Seawall and at Lost Lagoon.

Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver to host the first-ever Americas Masters Games in 2016

Dec 17, 2014 – The City of Vancouver, in partnership with the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, Tourism Vancouver, PavCo, UBC, and Sport BC, will host the first-ever Americas Masters Games in the summer of 2016. The games will welcome over 7,500 amateur athletes from around the world, aged 35 to over 100, and will have a positive impact for the economy, tourism, and sport development in Vancouver and the region.

Artist work studio at West 6th Avenue and Fir Street

City's Studio Awards provide affordable creative space for Vancouver artists

Dec 17, 2014 – Find out the seven local artists who received the City of Vancouver's Artist Studio Award. The award provides artists with studio space or live-work space for reduced rent or free to develop creative practices.

2015 Budget Outlook: Find out next year's budget direction

Dec 15, 2014 – Learn about our budgeting approach and direction for next year's budget in the 2015 Budget Outlook. Don't forget to tell us what City services and programs matter to you in our budget questionnaire before January 7.

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