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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


Cypress Mountain

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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


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.


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


Ice Skating at Robson Square

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Trout Lake Rink

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


Indoor living

Sea of Lights at Vancouver Aquarium

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Superhero Chanukah on Ice

3 p.m. at Hillcrest Community Centre

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


Hyatt Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Hotel

Open 24/7 in the lobby of the hotel.


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.”


Hillcrest Pool

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recreational swimming open to the public.


Screen time

Cineplex theatres will be open around Vancouver.

Check movie times and locations at


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



Prix-fixe dinner


Five Sails at Pan Pacific

Prix-fixe dinner



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



  • 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.