Winter Celebrations at Anvil Centre
Step into a magical winter wonderland at Anvil Centre filled with a cornucopia of entertainment for everyone – from choirs, singalongs, art installations, musical performances, arts and crafts to a hip-hop dance party and a wintry labyrinth to enjoy.
Here are just some highlights of events taking place:
Dec. 19 – 29 @ 1pm – 7pm daily Winter World – Walk the wintry labyrinth and enjoy the entertainment stage within a lively, transformed Anvil Centre you have to see to believe. No charge to enjoy Level 1 programs. Performance, Arts, Crafts and Heritage activities daily from 1pm – 5pm.
Dec. 18 @ 7pm – Opening Night Winter’s Lights Singalong – Join in for an evening of joyful songs with a roster of choirs, followed by a performance by Quayside Voices.
Romanian Treasures Group will share Romanian Winter traditions in two delightful folk scenes. Capra is a country vignette and Plugusorul treats us to songs and poems of the season.
December 19 – 22
4:30pm daily Snowglobe Dances by Small Stage Hip hop, tap and contemporary performances inside a magical snowglobe
5pm – 7pm Festive Mixers – the bar is open to mix and mingle with neighbours, co-workers and friends
5:45pm – 6:45pm Global Harmony Pairings
December 19: John Reischman (mandolin) and Michael Meroniuk (guitar/mandolin)
December 20: Cassius Khan (tabla/voice) and David Hodgson (saxophone)
December 21: Lan Tung (erhu) and Marina Hasselberg (cello)
December 22: Jodi Proznick (bass) and Natasha D’Agostino (voice)
Dec. 19 @ 7pm Indigenous Circle – Storytelling & Tea Join in uplifting Coast Salish cultural practices – Free drop in
Dec. 20 @ 7pm Mindful Yoga and Meditation – Free drop in
Dec. 21 & 22 @ 7pm Fifteen New Westminster actors perform a staged reading of Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” featuring Russell Roberts as Scrooge. Directed by Colleen Winton. Adaptation by Michael Shamata. Presented by New West Performing Arts Collective.
Tickets – $10 adults / $5 students and children
Dec. 22 at 1pm – Enjoy Christmas with the Maple Leaf Singers, featuring upbeat numbers like It’s Christmas Once Again, What Will Santa Claus Say, and North Pole Rock ‘n Roll, along with traditional favourites like Silent Night, Joy to the World, and more.
Dec. 23 @ 7pm – Return of Light Concert– Four pairs of musicians come together to display exquisite musicianship. Hear Jodi Proznick (bass) and Natasha D’Agostino (voice); Cassius Khan (tabla/voice) and David Hodgson (saxophone); Lan Tung (erhu) and Marina Hasselberg (cello); John Reischman (mandolin) and Michael Meroniuk (guitar/mandolin)
Presented by Up Close Recitals
Tickets – $20 adults / $10 students and children
Dec. 27 @ 7pm The Interactive Magic of Travis Bernhardt
Tickets: $10 adults / $5 students and children
Dec. 28 @ 7pm Hot in Here with DJ Softieshan Femme forward pop and hip-hop dance party.
Tickets: $10 adults / $5 students
Dec. 29 @ 7pm Family Ceilidh with Blackthorn complete with piper, dance lesson and caller. Tickets: $5
Events on the main level are free.
Program subject to change.