Well, we made it to 2020 and we’re not going to let a second of this new decade escape us! We’ve made a resolution to make the most of both Vancouver’s bountiful natural environment, as well as the city’s cultural and culinary scenes. Here’s a round-up of our favourite things to do in Vancouver this January.
Winter Lights in Vancouver
Through to January 26
If you missed the spectacular light displays over the holidays, or maybe you just can’t get enough of those twinkling bulbs, then you’re in luck! A number of Vancouver’s best light displays continue through January. While Bright Nights in Stanley Park finishes up on January 1, you can still take your time through the month and visit the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden (ends Jan 5), Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (ends Jan 26) or Grouse Mountain’s Light Walk (runs through winter season) to get your dose of sparkling glow.
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
January 21 – February 9
The annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival steps up as Vancouver’s first major cultural festival of the new decade. Showcasing work from contemporary local, national, and international artists that push the boundaries in live performance art, PuSh brings together highly curated, multidisciplinary, and critically-acclaimed work from different disciplines under the umbrella of a single festival.
Lunar New Year Festival
From January 25
Celebrated throughout Asia, the Lunar New Year is ushered in with celebrations, fireworks, dragon dances and feasting with family and friends. Welcoming the Year of the Rat in 2020, the Lunar New Year Festival includes activities in both Vancouver and Richmond – from lantern making workshops to the Chinatown Spring Festival Parade on January 26.
Weathered Beer Festival
January 25 and 26
A curated beer tasting, the Weathered Beer Festival brings together premium stouts, barley wines, hazy ales and lambics. Many of the beers being offered are usually only available in bottles and cans, but at this event, you can enjoy just a taster without committing to a full serving. This year there are three sessions (Saturday afternoon and evening, and Sunday afternoon), and tickets include all of your tasting.
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– Feature Image: Lunar Festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroo Photography
– Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala
– Veda Hille – PuSh International Performing Arts Festival website
– Lunar New Year Festival at Jack Poole Plaza – Tourism Vancouver / Vision Event Photography
– Weathered Beer Festival – Weathered Beer website