Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or not this year, it doesn’t mean you need to be stuck at home all day.
While most businesses will be closed early on the 24th and completely on the 25th, there are still many keeping their doors open.
So for those who are scrambling to get some last-minute shopping finished or looking for something fun to do outside of the house, we’ve rounded up what’s open in Vancouver on Christmas Day.
If You’re Looking For Something Fun to Do:
Robson Square Skating:
Skating is free with your own skates or you can rent skates. The rink also features a concession with snacks and warm drinks. Robson skating will open from 9:00am – 9:00pm on Christmas Day from 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
A popular holiday tradition is watching a new movie on Christmas Day. All movie theatres and showtimes in Vancouver for the 24th and 25th can be found here.
Celebrate the holidays with one of the Vancouver Aquarium’s many holiday attractions. The aquarium will be open on Christmas Day.
If You’re Looking For Somewhere to Eat:
The legendary restaurant will be open, with two White Spot locations serving up food on Christmas Day with all proceeds going to local charities. Locations include Richmond Centre and the Kingsway.
For a delicious Indian feast, Copper Chimney Indian Grill and Bar will be open on both the 24th and 25th.
For some traditional Japanese BBQ, visit Gyu-Kaku on Broadway. Gyu-Kaku will be open on the 25th.
If you’re in the mood for Italian, Ciao Bella will be open on the 24th. There is also a piano bar so guests can enjoy live music while they dine.
Steveston Seafood House:
Steveston Seafood House will be open on the 24th and 25th and will have a special Christmas Day menu available.
For a west coast take on a traditional Christmas dinner, visit the Hart House for their annual serving. The Hart House will be open on the 24th and 25th.
Sutton Place Hotel:
Sutton Place Hotel has you covered – their catering team can prepare a gourmet turkey with all the fixings.
If You’re Looking For a Last Minute Purchase:
For those last-minute Christmas dinner necessities, Super Valu on Commercial Drive will be open on the 24th and 25th.
Shoppers Drug Mart:
All Shoppers Drug Mart locations will be open on the 24th and 25th.
If you’re really in a bind and need to get some gifts or you’re just looking for something to do, Aberdeen Centre will be open on the 24th and 25th.