Ten Local Holiday Performances

December 03, 2012

Nothing says the holidays like a rollicking time at the pantomime, a sing-a-long or a re-imagining of A Christmas Carol. The Lower Mainland has lots on offer for all ages. Here are a few great
choices for your family.



The Cultch

December 4 – 15

The laws of gravity are made to be broken in this acrobatic piece of physical theatre, reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin. Juxtaposing projected film and live performance, Berlin’s Circle of Eleven
embarks on a witty and surprising adventure.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Pacific Theatre, Dec 5-15

Evergreen Cultural Centre, Dec 18-22

This magical production of CS Lewis?s classic novel captivates the adult imagination as powerfully as a child?s with its rich themes and unforgettable images.


Holiday Hooray! Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver Playhouse Theatre

The Terry Fox Theatre, Port Coquitlam

December 7 & 8

Celebrate the season with sing-along snow songs and Nutcracker Sweets for children from toddlers to 5 year olds! Featuring a brass trio and children?s? entertainers, Let Your Music Shine! with
Lisa & Linda. 

The Wizard of Oz

Carousel Theatre

December 8, 2012 ? January 6, 2013

Back by popular demand, this critically acclaimed production follows Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel down the Yellow Brick road in this delightful
adaptation. Ages 4+


The Nutcracker, Canada?s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

December 14-16, 2012

This uniquely Canadian take on the sparkling Christmas tradition Nutcracker will delight young and old with stunning costumes, timeless choreography, and brilliant score as well as a snowy hockey
game and a battle on Parliament Hill. 


A Christmas Carol

Evergreen Cultural Theatre, Coquitlam

December 16

Over 50 characters, puppets, songs, dance numbers, flying ghosts, and a heartwarming finale appear in this Monster Theatre?s inventive version of the Dickens classic. 


The Nutcracker, Goh Ballet

The Centre

December 19-23

This heart-warming traditional production boasts 200 glittering costumes, dramatic sets and valuable lessons ? all danced to Tchaikovsky?s memorable score performed live by members of the
Vancouver Opera Orchestra.


Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates

Surrey Arts Mainstage

December 20 – 31, 2012

Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s annual spectacular British pantomime returns with this traditional dose of seasonal merriment and mayhem. Come boo the bad guys, cheer the good guys, tap your feet
and laugh your head off! 

Welcome to the Magic of Santa

PNE Pacific Coliseum

December 21, 22

Follow young Emily as she searches for her very own Christmas wish. The splashy production features dancing Christmas trees, rocking reindeer, and a magical Christmas cast.