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Vancouver Events in November

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This Vancouver events calendar highlights the best Vancouver events for November 2013, including Diwali celebrations, art festivals, Christmas and holiday craft markets, and more.

See also: Vancouver Christmas & Holiday Craft Markets

Ongoing through November 2
The Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train
What: Take a ride on the family-adventure train at Stanley Park for spooky Halloween fun. This year's theme is Movie Monster Mashup, complete with Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Mummy! Bring the kids in costume.
Where: Stanley Park; enter the park off Georgia St., go straight ahead up Pipeline Road and look for event parking attendants
Cost: $11 for adults; $7 for kids 3 - 17 and seniors 65+; free for kids 3 and under

Ongoing through November 2
Fright Nights at the PNE
What: One of Vancouver biggest Halloween attractions, the PNE celebrates Halloween with themed rides, creepy attractions, haunted houses, Hollywood Horrors, crazy live shows, and more.
Where: PNE, 2901 East Hastings St., Vancouver
Cost: $25 - $30, buy online for discounts

Ongoing through November 3
Heart of the City Festival
What: Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013, the Heart of the City Festival celebrates Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with over 80 events, including music, theatre, comedy, workshops, history walks and more.
Where: Various locations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, see site for details
Cost: Most events are free; check site for individual event information

Ongoing through November 8
Vancouver Diwali Festival
What: Celebrate Diwali, the "festival of lights," with events around Vancouver, including dance performances, workshops, and the all-day celebration Diwali Downtown on Saturday, November 2 outside the the Roundhouse Community Centre.
Where: Various locations around Vancouver; see site for details
Cost: See site for details

Ongoing through February 2, 2014
Charles Edenshaw at the Vancouver Art Gallery
What: VAG presents the most thorough survey of Haida artist Charles Edenshaw ever, assembling together over 200 pieces from public and private collections from around the world.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Cost: $10; discounts available for kids, seniors and families; by donation on Tuesdays after 5pm

Thursday, November 7 – Monday, November 11
Circle Craft Christmas Market
What: Now in its 39th year, this annual Christmas market brings together 260 Canadian artisans at Western Canada’s largest craft fair.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver
Cost: $12; $10 for students/seniors; buy online and save $2

Monday, November 11
Remembrance Day Ceremonies
What: Vancouver celebrates Remembrance Day with ceremonies at Victory Square, Chinatown, UBC, and South Memorial Park.
Where: Various locations in Vancouver; see the list for details
Cost: Free

Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17
Eastside Culture Crawl
What: The Eastside Culture Crawl is a free visual arts festival featuring Eastside artists, painters, potters, weavers, glassblowers and more!
Where: Various locations in Vancouver’s Eastside; see the site map for details
Cost: Free

Friday, November 15 – Friday, February 28
Free Ice Skating in Robson Square
What: The free Robson Square Ice Rink opens for the winter 2013/2014 season, offering free ice skating outdoors in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Where: Robson Square, downtown Vancouver
Cost: Free; skate rentals $4

Saturday, November 16
Art for Life Art Auction
What: The 20th annual Art for Life benefits people with life-threatening diseases by auctioning donated works from top Vancouver artists and galleries.
Where: CBC Studio 40, 700 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Cost: $90 - $180

Wednesday, November 20
Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown at the Vancouver Aquarium
What: Vancouver's best Ocean Wise chefs go head-to-head in a Chowder Chowdown where you get to sample the chowders--paired with local beers--and vote for your favourites, all in support of sustainable seafood.
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
Cost: $52.50

Friday, November 22 - Tuesday, December 24
Vancouver Christmas Market
What: The Vancouver Christmas Market is an authentic outdoor German Christmas village featuring unique holiday shopping, seasonal music and entertainment, kids activities and traditional food and drinks.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, Vancouver
Cost: $6; $3 kids 7 - 12; free for kids 6 and under

Saturday, November 23
Candytown: A Yaletown Holiday Festival
What: The Yaletown BIA celebrates the winter holidays with this Christmas festival featuring a gift market, free horse carriage rides, and Santa.
Where: Mainland Street, Yaletown, downtown Vancouver
Cost: Free

Saturday, November 23 - Tuesday, December 24
Grouse Mountain's The Peak of Christmas
What: Grouse Mountain celebrates the holidays with a month of family fun: live entertainment, real reindeer, breakfasts with Santa, outdoor ice skating, and more.
Where: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver
Cost: See site for details

Wednesday, November 27
Light Up the Night: Chanukah Celebration at the Vancouver Art Gallery
What: Celebrate the first night of Chanukah with this community event featuring amazing fire performers, hot cocoa and latkes, and the lighting of Vancouver's biggest Menorah, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Starts at 6pm.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, downtown Vancouver
Cost: Free

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