Hiiii, I’m Jolly! By the time November 1st rolls around, I feel like it’s my resurrection because I LOVE EVERYTHING CHRISTMAS! From the bright lights, festive decorations, warm and yummy food, the many many puns, and the non-ending playlists of Christmas music!
Like you know the Christmas season has begun when “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” by Mariah Carey is being brought up or rising back on the top charts. Here, I’ll bring it back for you, give yourself a little festive vibe while you read this article.
Since December is just around the corner (literally next week ahhh), I want to get you in the mood for Christmas, and what better than music and live events?!? So here’s a few live events you could attend within the next month!
Yule Duel: Caroling for a Cause
If you’re into carols and choirs, make your way outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on December 5 for Yule Duel: Caroling for a Cause! Yuel Duel runs from 6 to 9 pm and is an event where 20 or more different choirs perform in the streets. The best part of this event is that it’s a fundraising event where the money raised goes to support May’s Place, a non-profit hospice that serves vulnerable and marginalized people in downtown East Side. It’s free and open to all but as a fundraiser, it’s encouraged you donate around $5 that you can use to vote for your favourite choir! So fa la la la with the Yuel Duel: Caroling for a Cause at the beginning of December!
Vancouver Symphony Concerts
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra returns with their annual holiday tradition of singing, storytelling, and loads of holiday cheer! Join their host, Christopher Gaze, as they celebrate “A Traditional Christmas.” This event can be enjoyed as a family activity and children from age 5 and up can enjoy the concert! They have a few shows this year from December 10 to 14 and the 22nd all at various venues!
For tickets and information, you can check out their website right here: https://www.vancouversymphony.ca/event/a-traditional-christmas-vso/
The Singing Christmas Tree Concerts
The Singing Christmas Tree concerts are a series of free concerts that features dancers, actors, choirs, and orchestras held at Vancouver’s Broadway Church! This has been an annual event for 52 years now! Without a doubt, it’s one of the most known, longest-running, and unique performances in Vancouver. Over the course of the six days leading up to Christmas, you can expect a cast, choir, a giant Christmas tree, and over 250 volunteers! If you’ve never gone to the Singing Christmas Tree, I highly recommend you check it out because it’s such a unique and traditional Christmas event! It’s even better because it’s a free event, but tickets are still required, so go get them over here! https://www.singingchristmastree.ca/#ticket-dates
I could honestly go on with the many Christmas festivities but we could be here for much longer than you want to be. Deck the halls and get yourself excited for the 2019 holiday season because Christmas is one of the happiest seasons of the year! You know what they say, tis the season to be Jolly!
Is it too much to hope for a White Christmas??