Over the Christmas break many are wondering (since I’ve been getting inquisitive emails) what there is to do around town while the kids are still out of school.
Here are a few activity suggestions:
White Spot – Richmond Centre and Kingsway & Knight restaurants will be once again donating their time (and tips) to charity on December 25th. This is the tenth annual fundraiser where the public is encouraged to come out and dine at these White Spot locations on Christmas Day from 11:00am and 3:00pm with all sales going to the Richmond General Hospital and Variety â€“ The Childrenâ€™s Charity.
GE Plaza Ice Skating – Skating at Robson Square is open from 12:00pm – 9:00pm daily. During the holidays, they’ll be open Christmas Day (12:00pm – 5:00 pm), Boxing Day (9:00am – 9:00pm), and New Yearâ€™s Day (9:00am – 9:00pm).
Bright Nights in Stanley Park – The light displays and miniature train will be open until January 2, 2010.
Christmas at Canada Place – Bundle up, grab some hot chocolate, and watch the sails lightshow.
Burnaby Village Museum – Presenting Christmas Traditions, Past and Present January 1st until January 3rd, 2010 (12:00pm – 5:30pm).
Surrey’s Winter Ice Palace – Running until January 3rd at the Cloverdale Arena, the Winter Ice Palace is ice skating with an old fashioned twist.
BC Sports Hall of Fame – Starting January 8th they will have a new “Go Canucks Go” exhibit featuring highlights, photos, Captain’s Corner, and 40 Canuck moments to celebrate the team’s 40th anniversary with the NHL.
Vancouver Police Museum – On Boxing Day the museum is open 9:00pm – 3:00pm and admission is free for all their Twitter followers.
Public Observation Area at YVR – Take a Canada Line train in and explore the remodeled domestic terminal. Grab a bite to eat and sit in the public observation area where you’ll have a fantastic view of planes landing. Kids can explore and watch multiple videos at the kiosks, learn about local history, and peep through binoculars to get an up-close look at aircraft on the tarmac.
If you have a New Years Eve celebration in your community and would like to get the word out, please feel free to contact me and I’ll include it in a post at the beginning of next week.