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Here’s what’s open on Christmas Day in Vancouver

Comprehensive list of events, activities and businesses that are open on Dec. 25
Looking for something to do on Christmas Day? There’s ice skating at Robson Square from noon until 5
Looking for something to do on Christmas Day? There’s ice skating at Robson Square from noon until 5 p.m. Photo Rebecca Blissett

While many businesses close their doors for the Christmas holidays, there are still a few spots around Vancouver that are open on Dec. 25.

Whether you’re looking for Christmas festivities or just an excuse to get out of the house, here’s a list to make the decisions a little easier.

The great outdoors

(weather conditions permitting)

Mount Seymour

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing

mtseymour.ca

 

Cypress Mountain

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow-tube park

cypressmountain.com

 

Grouse Mountain

  • Skyride (uphill) 8:15 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Lifts 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lupins Cafe 10:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Grouse Grind Coffee Bar 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Altitudes Bistro 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Observatory 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

grousemountain.com

 

Second Annual Christmas Day Run

9:30 a.m.

Starts and ends at Laughing Statues in Morton Park at English Bay with a five-km and 10-km option

vancouver.carpe-diem.events/calendar/8401756-christmas-day-run-at-morton-park

 

Ice Skating at Robson Square

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

robsonsquare.com

 

Trout Lake Rink

12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a public skate

troutlakecc.com/facilities-and-rentals/ice-rink

 

Indoor living

Sea of Lights at Vancouver Aquarium

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

vanaqua.org/explore/sea-of-lights

 

Superhero Chanukah on Ice

3 p.m. at Hillcrest Community Centre

“Enjoy donuts, dreidels, gelt and Chanukah music. Skate with Superman and Batman.”

vancouver.carpe-diem.events/calendar/8747483-superhero-chanukah-on-ice-at-hillcrest-community-centre

 

Hyatt Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Hotel

Open 24/7 in the lobby of the hotel.

hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/canada/hyatt-regency-vancouver/yvrrv/news-events

 

Christmas at Canada Place

8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“Experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, Canada’s North lights display, the Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Trees.”

canadaplace.ca/events/christmas

 

Hillcrest Pool

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recreational swimming open to the public.

vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/hillcrest-aquatic-centre.aspx

 

Screen time

Cineplex theatres will be open around Vancouver.

Check movie times and locations at cineplex.com

 

Fill your face

A list of Vancouver restaurants open on Christmas Day with brunch and dinner options:

 

MIXT Lobby Lounge at the Sheraton Vancouver

Brunch and dinner buffet

 

Notch 8 at Fairmont Hotel

Brunch and dinner buffet

 

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Dinner buffet

 

Bacchus at Wedgewood Hotel

Brunch and dinner

 

Café One at Sheraton Wall Centre

Prix-fixe brunch and prix-fixe dinner

 

Diva at the Metropolitan Hotel

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Yew at Four Seasons

Brunch buffet and prix-fixe dinner

 

Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar

Prix-fixe brunch and prix-fixe/buffet dinner

 

Oceans 999 at Pan Pacific Hotel

Dinner buffet

 

Dockside Restaurant

Brunch buffet and dinner buffet

 

Market by Jean-Georges

Prix-fixe brunch and prix-fixe dinner

 

Pinnacle Hotel

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Mosaic at Hyatt Regency

Brunch buffet and dinner buffet

 

Acqua Restaurant and Bar at Executive Suites Hotel, Metro Vancouver

Dinner buffet

 

H2 Rotisserie and Bar

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Arc Restaurant at Fairmont Waterfront

Prix-fixe dinner and brunch buffet


Copper Chimney at Hotel Le Soleil

Prix-fixe dinner

 

The Wild Fig

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Water Street Café

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Seasons in the Park

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Teahouse in Stanley Park

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

Brunch buffet and dinner buffet

 

Sylvia Hotel

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown

Dinner buffet

 

Botanist Restaurant at Fairmont Pacific Rim

Brunch and dinner

 

Forage

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Five Sails at Pan Pacific

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Hawksworth

Prix-fixe dinner

 

P2b Bistro and Bar

Prix-fixe dinner

 

Showcase at Vancouver Marriott

Brunch buffet and prix-fixe dinner

 

Fast and furious

Starbucks, Denny’s, McDonald’s and White Spot (1476 Kingsway) are open Christmas Day.

(Hours vary)

 

Convenience/Grocery Stores

  • Snackland
  • 7-11 (location hours may vary)
  • Shopper’s Drug Mart (location hours may vary)
  • T&T Supermarket
  • Super-Valu

 

Booze

  • Coal Harbour Liquor Store, 1218 West Pender St., 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Darby’s Liquor Store, 2001 Macdonald St., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Denman Beer Wine Spirits, 1060 Denman St., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Firefly Fine Wine and Ales, 2857 Cambie St, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Legacy Liquor, 1633 Manitoba St., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Brewery Creek Liquor Store, 3045 Main St. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Nightlife/Entertainment (+19)

Christmas at Republic

9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

Tuesday’s at Celebrities (+19)

10 p.m. to 3 a.m.