EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 2

A Roundhouse partnership with Open Door Group

Fri Dec 2
Exhibition Hall and Performance Centre
REGISTRATION Free! Eventbrite 
INFO projecteverybody.ca

Join Project EveryBody, Vancouver’s annual community celebration of the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Discover and celebrate the achievement and talents of people of all abilities through hands on activities, wellness and recreation demos, and a large art fair and exhibition. Whether through music, art, performance, comedy or something else, there is something for EveryBODY at PEBCelebrates Live!

Saturday, December 3 Cancelled due to weather

Out of concern for concertgoers negotiating winter driving conditions, Barry is cancelling the matinee on Sunday. He’ll be back on April 14, 2023. Check his website for upcoming show information barrygreenfieldmusic.com

 


Sat Dec 3, 2pm
Performance Centre
TICKETS $30, children are free. Purchase at barrygreenfieldmusic.com

LIVE, IN PERSON, IN CONCERT
Join Barry Greenfield and special guest Lori Greenfield for a soul-warming, matinée performance.

An illustration of Santa holding a bag of presents slung over his shoulder driving a steam engine with the words Santa Express on the side of the engine which is pulling a car with an antlered deer in it.

Saturday, December 10 – Sunday, December 11

A Roundhouse partnership with Concord Pacific

Sat Dec 10 – Sun Dec 11
Turntable Plaza and Exhibition Hall
TICKETS Suggested donation $5
INFO 604-713-1800

Celebrate the holiday season at the Roundhouse, featuring photos with Santa, cookie decorating, and spectacular festive outdoor lighting. Bring the whole family and enjoy hot chocolate while taking in this fun and festive event. All proceeds benefit the Roundhouse and Elsie Roy after-school programming. Event made possible thanks to Concord Pacific. No registration is required.

An illustration of Santa holding a bag of presents slung over his shoulder driving a steam engine  which is pulling a passenger car with a snowman, an elf and an antlered deer in it. A plate of stacked pancakes sits on the roof of the passenger car.

Sunday, December 11

A Roundhouse special event

Sun Dec 11, 10am-12pm
Exhibition Hall
TICKETS $10/person (child and adult), Registration required
INFO 604-713-1800

Join Santa and his helpers for a pancake breakfast, face painting, arts and crafts, live music and more! Registration at the Roundhouse front desk is required and encouraged early as this event sells out every year. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting. Caregiver participation required.

An illustration of askew gingerbread houses sitting in snow and snow falling in a grey sky.

Monday, December 12

A Roundhouse special event

Mon Dec 12, 4-5:30pm
Exhibition Hall
TICKETS $14/kit, All ages, Registration required
INFO 604-713-1800

Build and decorate your very own festive gingerbread house to take home! We will provide all the kits (registration price is per kit), supplies and joy including hot chocolate and marshmallows. Caregiver participation required. We won’t judge if some (or all) of it ends up in your tummy before it gets home.

A close up of two older Asian women wearing pink shirts smiling and singing into microphones.

Wednesday, December 14

A Roundhouse special event

Wed Dec 14, 12-2:30pm
Exhibition Hall
TICKETS $15, Ages 25+, purchase at the Roundhouse front desk
INFO 604-713-1800

Join a fun afternoon of karaoke and a Hawaiian dance lesson with new and old friends. Includes a light lunch and refreshments.

Saturday, December 17 – Sunday, December 18

Sat Dec 17 – Sun Dec 18
Exhibition Hall
TICKETS $3 at the door
INFO vhsmarkets.com | IG @vhsmarkets

VHS Markets is back at Yaletown this Winter for all of your list minute Christmas shopping with a variety of handmade goods from 60+ local vendors! 

If you would  like to be a vendor, please connect with VHS Markets on their website vhsmarkets.com

Candle light glows gently in paper bags which are set in a circular pattern on the floor of a dark room.

Wednesday, December 21

A Roundhouse partnership with the Secret Lantern Society

Wed Dec 21, 6-11pm
At the Roundhouse
INFO secretlantern.org

ONE FESTIVAL, MANY NEIGHBOURHOODS

The winter solstice marks the year’s longest, darkest night of the year. The dance of the sun and earth inspired celebrations of the human spirit throughout the ages, and our own Winter Solstice Lantern Festival illuminates the night with lanterns, fire, singing, dancing, music, and storytelling.

This year our own 29th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival continues to illuminate the night with a small-scale celebration at the Roundhouse, where the Labyrinth of Light will be held as well as a Family Lantern Procession to David Lam Park and back. There will be no other indoor performances, activities, nor fire performance this year. However, keep a look out for more info about next year 2023’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

FAMILY LANTERN PROCESSION
To be part of the Family Lantern Procession, please register for on-site workshops or make a lantern at home using Secret Lantern Society’s instructional YouTube videos. You can also purchase lanterns at the front desk throughout December, while supplies last.

GIFT LANTERNS
Lanterns made by Secret Lantern Society artists are available for purchase at the front desk of the Roundhouse throughout December. Give the gift of light so a friend can join you in the lantern procession on solstice. $15/globe lantern; $25/frame lantern (includes carrying stick and LED).

LANTERN-MAKING WORKSHOPS
Sign up for a workshop to get ready for Dec 21, and contribute to the glowing constellation of lanterns in your community. Price is per lantern; all materials provided. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Register via the Roundhouse front desk: 604-713-1800.

GLOBE LANTERN
Make simple and fun lanterns using a balloon.
Sa | Dec 10 | 12-2pm | $15/lantern | All ages | Mezzanine
Sa | Dec 17 | 10am-12pm | $15/lantern | All ages | Mezzanine
REGISTER 

NATURE LANTERN
Create a lantern using organic materials (pressed flower petals, twigs, leaves). Materials provided, or bring your own. Can be made in 2-4 hours.
Sa | Dec 17 | 1-4pm | $25/lantern | All ages | Mezzanine
Su | Dec 18 | 1-4pm | $25/lantern | All ages | Mezzanine
REGISTER 

PIN-PRICK LANTERN
These easy-to-make lanterns are great for smaller children.
Sa | Dec 10 | 10-11am | $10/lantern | All ages | Mezzanine
Su | Dec 18 | 11am-12pm | $10/lantern | All ages | Mezzanine
REGISTER 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Sign up to volunteer for Solstice Festival.

Volunteers are an essential part of the 29th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival! Be part of the beloved Labyrinth of Light (set up 1-6pm, hosting 6-10pm, closing 10-midnight) or help with the Lantern Procession (6-9pm).

Read more about volunteering for the Winter Solstice Lantern Festival.

LABYRINTH OF LIGHT
Wed Dec 21, 6-11pm, Gym
TICKETS $10, children under 12 free. Register for timed tickets at secretlantern.org
All ages
REGISTER for timed tickets at secretlantern.org 

Experience a beautiful and meditative walk through an ancient labyrinth lit with more than 600 pure beeswax candles. To assist with the Closing Ritual at 10:30pm please speak with the Labyrinth Box Office in the lobby.

Sunday, January 8

Sun Jan 8, 10am-4pm
Exhibition Hall
TICKETS Free
INFO inspiredbyherconference.com

Inspired by HER, presented by the BeaYOUtiful Foundation, is a city-wide conference open to female and non-binary identifying individuals ages 9 to 13, that is rooted in self-love, body-positivity, and confidence building through mentorship. Comprised of three workshops, the event will address various topics throughout the day including mental wellness, body image, goal-setting, public speaking, and learning to redefine the standards of beauty.

Participants will take part in open-floor discussions, variations of artistic expression (i.e. dance, yoga movements), journalling, spoken word poetry, and wellness-based workshops. Every girl has a unique story and purpose; Inspired by HER provides the platform to share mentorship and learnings between female leaders in the community and the next generation of young women.

As mentorship being the key component of the conference, each attendee will be paired with a Soul Sister, an influential mentor who will provide an ongoing safe space for reflection and goal-setting.

Monday, February 6

Hosted by BCjobs.ca in partnership with Innovate BC and BC Tech Association

Mon Feb 6, 11am-4pm
Exhibition Hall
Candidate Registration: TBA | Company Registration: Eventbrite | Info:

BCJobs.ca is a regional jobs board serving the province of British Columbia since 2001. We connect employers with British Columbia’s top talent in a range of industries, including finance, healthcare, IT, and engineering. Join us for a day of networking with recruiters, listen to industry experts from our Innovators podcast on panels, and participate in resume building workshops. Stay for the food!

Previous Tech Talent Day career fairs at the Roundhouse Community Centre have hosted over 400 job candidates and 20 employers with brands like Amazon, Eventbrite, Best Buy Canada, Electronic Arts, and Trulioo.

Looking for employment? Join our upcoming virtual events at bcjobs.ca/events and reach out to us on LinkedIn!

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