Vancouver comes alive at Christmastime, thanks in part to a uniquely strong choral scene, and a host of city-spawned seasonal theatre shows bent on creating twisted new traditions.
Here's your definitive guide to the holiday arts, including concerts, plays, musicals, live-score movie screenings, comedy-improv events, and much more.
“The violin and the cello start the piece by playing those bird calls, and then the choir comes in underneath them and we start singing the words. It’s just beautiful.” Arts Features
From a Christmas Carol set on the Downtown Eastside to a choir-dance collaboration, here are the offerings decking the city’s halls from now through the New Year. Arts Choices
Here are a few top-flight musicals that allow a night out with the whole family, without the usual Christmas trimmings. Arts Features
The writer has a complicated relationship with Christmas, but found inspiration in the equally conflicted yuletide songs of alternative icon Sufjan Stevens. Arts Features
What might Pinocchio look like if he’d been born, bred, and indoctrinated on Commercial Drive? Arts Features
“There’s a lot of dick jokes in it. It’s everything you need for the holidays.”