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Mix of Six: Dec. 10 - 12

Metro picks this weekend's best events.

FESTIVAL
TheVanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights

The beautiful VanDusen Botanical Garden switches on the lights for its annual Festival of Lights this Friday.

Visitors can listen to a choir concert or stroll through the garden, which is decorated with 1.4-million twinkling and spectacular lights.

The gardens open nightly at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $13 for adults, $7.25 for children.

TOUR
Karaoke Christmas Lights Tour

The Vancouver Trolley Company invites you to belt out your favourite carols while visiting Vancouver light displays.

The tours begin Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and run through until Dec. 24.

The decorated trolleys leave from the Vancouver Christmas Market with stops at Bright Nights in Stanley Park and the Festival of Lights at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

The tour is $38. Visit www.vancouertrolley.com for more info.

OPERA
Vancouver Opera presents Lucia di Lammermoor

Donizetti’s masterpiece, which features one of the most famous scenes in opera, closes Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

The show, conducted by Jonathan Darlington, follows two feuding families in early 18th century Scotland.

It begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23 to $184 and available and www.vancouveropera.ca.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

The famous suspension bridge is decorated with thousands lights for the annual holiday celebration.

Guests to the attraction will experience seasonal music, gingerbread cookie decorating and glass blowing.

Admission is $15. Visit www.capbridge.com for details.

MUSICAL
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: The Musical

Based on the Paramount Pictures classic film, the Arts Club Theatre’s production brings the holiday music of Irvin Berlin to life.

There is one performance Friday and two on both Saturday and Sunday.

All shows are at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

For tickets and info visit www.artsclub.com.

SHOPPING
One of a Kind Show and Sale

More than 250 of North America’s most talented artists and designers show off one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.

The ultimate craft show runs through Sunday at the new Vancouver Convention Centre.

Tickets are $10. Visit www.oneofakindvancouver.com for more info.

 
 
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