Best Family Christmas Shows in Vancouver



Make your family’s holiday season even more special with a trip to one of Vancouver’s family-friendly shows. Don’t hesitate; the time to book tickets is now. Here are some magical suggestions to help you make good decisions.

Best Family Christmas Shows in Vancouver

Disney on Ice, Let’s Party, November 26 – 30

More than 50 characters from 16 beloved Disney stories will come together at the Pacific Coliseum for one colossal party on ice! And keep an eye out for BC’s Audrey Wong who will be portraying Mulan. For more information and tickets visit

Aladdin at the Metro Theatre, December 12 – January 3

It’s pantomime season at the Metro Theatre. Kids of all ages will love Aladdin, a fairy-tale story complete with silly songs, dance numbers, buffonery and lots of audience interaction.

Cineplex Family Favourites Movies, Saturday mornings, 11 am, until December 20

Watch a movie every Saturday for only $2.50 per person at participating Cineplex theatres. Upcoming movies include The LEGO Movie, A Christmas Story, The Polar Express (3D) and Fred Claus.

James and the Giant Peach, Carousel Theatre, December 6 – January 4

Carousel Theatre for Young People presents a new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic James and the Giant Peach. The whimsical tale, suitable for kids ages 6+, follows James Trotter who is swept away on an extraordinary journey with an unlikely contingent of insect friends. There are also a few tickets left for the Carousel Theatre’s excellent production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carl Favourites, showing next Saturday, November 29.

Mixed Nuts, Arts Umbrella, December 12 and 13

Enjoy a modern retelling of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and more, choreographed by leading Canadian choreographers and performed by Arts Umbrella Dance Company. Family tickets available. Visit the Arts Umbrella website for details.

Last modified: November 25, 2014

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