Vancouver Spotlight

Vancouver, WA Events

 

Our calendar is chock-full with original events that keep Vancouver USA humming all year round. The weekly farmers markets and summer festivals may be winding down, but the fun doesn't stop when the leaves start changing and the temperature slowly drops.

October offers pumpkin pageants and Cedar Creek Grist Mill's annual apple cider pressing, while November brings the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver and the Festival of Trees to ring in the holiday season.

Along with the chilly weather comes ice-cold beer, served at Vancouver USA's Winter Brewfest in Esther Short Park. Put the holiday cheer in your pint glass and try some fresh winter ales from more than 35 breweries. Christmas at the Fort also promises to invoke the holiday spirit with festive activities from the 1840s like wreath making and caroling. Don't forget the mug of hot chocolate!

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12-08-2016

Special Events

'Parfumerie' at Magenta Theater

December 08, 2016 to December 10, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Magenta Theater
  • 1108 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Times: December 8 to 9 - 7:30 PM; December 10 matinee - 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $15-$18
  • Visit Website

This new adaptation of the play that inspired several movies, including You've Got Mail, and the hit Broadway show She Loves Me, is an old-fashioned, romantic Christmas tale set in a parfumerie.

Reindeer Village NW

December 01, 2016 to December 11, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Vancouver Dog Park BPA Sub Station
  • NE Ross St at NE 15th Ave Vancouver, Wa 98663
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: $60 for a family of 4, $20 for adult, $15 for kids
  • Visit Website

Reindeer Village is the place for families to celebrate the holiday season. Walk through the park like setting as you visit Candy Land, Fairyland, the forest of wonder, and a hobbit house. Experience the holiday musical light show, take pictures with Santa Clause, and enjoy some hot coco or cider as you make an ornament keepsake.  Reindeer Village is an hour long ex...

12-09-2016

Featured Events

Special Events

Pacific Arts Ensemble Christmas Concert

December 09, 2016
  • Location: Vancouver Heights United Methodist Chruch
  • 5701 MacArthur Blvd Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Times: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-666-9914

Sing We Noel! Christmas Concert by Pacific Arts Ensemble.

The Nutcracker presented by DanceWorks

December 09, 2016 to December 11, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Prairie High School
  • 11311 NE 119th Street Vancouver, WA 98662
  • Times: 12/9/16 at 7:00 p.m. 12/10/16 at 2 and 7:00 p.m. 12/11/16 2 and 6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: Seniors (65+) $22 Adults (13+) $27 Child (6-12) $18 Pre-Schooler (2-5) $10 Baby (0-1) Free
  • Phone: 360-892-5664
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Friends of DanceWorks proudly presents The Nutcracker.

Vancouver Rangers vs. Bellingham Blaze

December 09, 2016
  • Location: Mt. View Ice Arena
  • 14313 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98684
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Admission: Adults $10, Student $7, Children under 10 $5
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Watch the Vancouver Rangers junior hockey team take on the Bellingham Blaze.

12-10-2016

Featured Events

Christmas Tea at Pomeroy Farm

November 26, 2016 to December 17, 2016 (Every Saturday)

Enjoy a festive tea luncheon featuring three types of sandwiches, assorted desserts, scones, and of course, tea! After your relaxing meal, enjoy a tour through our historic log house, decked out for the holidays!

Ugly Holiday Sweater Pub Crawl

December 10, 2016
  • Location: Uptown Village
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wear your favorite, loudest holiday sweater and come to Uptown. Local businesses will offer prizes or discounts for participating pub crawlers.

Special Events

December Second Saturday at the Water Center: 20 for 20! The Best of Second Saturdays

December 10, 2016

The Water Resources Education Center’s ends its 20th anniversary year with a special Second Saturday highlighting the top 20 activities since 1996. Kids and their families can enjoy a variety of different topics through hands-on activities, games and stories. Create bird feeders and other crafts to welcome wildlife to your backyard! Learn about the amazing world of bubble...

Sing We Noel! Christmas Concert

December 10, 2016
  • Location: St Paul Lutheran Church
  • 1309 Franklin Street Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Times: Starting: 2:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-666-9914

Enjoy the lovely sounds of Christmas performed by Pacific Arts Ensemble, directed by Tony Bump.

Socks for Santa Concert

December 10, 2016
  • Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver
  • 4505 E. 18th Street Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Times: Starting: 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free with Donation of Socks or Other Warm Winter Items
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The Vancouver Community Concert Band, led by guest conductor Erin Hanson, is excited to present this year's free benefit concert of traditional holiday music but they are asking for donations of socks and other warm winter items that will be donated to Vancouver’s needy. The Vancouver Community Concert Band is an all volunteer 501c3 organization started in 1993 by Dr. J...

Vancouver Rangers vs. Bellingham Blaze

December 10, 2016
  • Location: Mt. View Ice Arena
  • 14313 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98684
  • Times: From: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults $10, Student $7, Children under 10 $5
  • Visit Website | Send Email

Watch the Vancouver Rangers junior hockey team take on the Bellingham Blaze.

On-Going Events

Open Saturday at Pearson Field

Started May 28, 2016 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Pearson Field Education Center
  • 201A East Reserve Street Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 360-992-1818
  • Visit Website

The Fort Vancouver National Trust helps to host this free educational experience, with the Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages into the wonderful world of flight. Experience the "Golden Age of Aviation" at the North...

12-11-2016

Featured Events

Marshall House Holiday Tea

December 11, 2016
  • Location: The Marshall House
  • 1301 Officers Row Vancouver, WA 98661
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Admission: $38
  • Phone: 360-992-1804
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Join us at Fort Vancouver for a historic tea party! These themed teas are sure to delight all guests with live music, a selection of Harney & Son's Fine Teas, and seasonal sweets and savories. You don't want to miss it! Space is limited, and reservations with payment in advance is required!

Special Events

“Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story” – A Staged Reading

December 11, 2016

“Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story” – A Staged Reading Adapted by Jerry R. Montoya Directed by Jaynie Roberts ONE NIGHT ONLY: December 11th, 7:30pm Tickets: http://www.magentaTickets.com/Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door Tickets sell out fast…. general seating…. The actors will pull you into the enthusiasm from the moment the first word...

Vancouver Rangers vs. Bellingham Blaze

December 11, 2016
  • Location: Mt. View Ice Arena
  • 14313 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98684
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Admission: Adults $10, Student $7, Children under 10 $5
  • Visit Website | Send Email

Watch the Vancouver Rangers junior hockey team take on the Bellingham Blaze.

12-13-2016

'Parfumerie' at Magenta Theater

December 13, 2016 to December 17, 2016
  • Venue: Magenta Theater
  • 1108 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660
  • Times: December 13 to 16 - 7:30 PM; December 17 matinee - 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $15-$18
  • Visit Website

This new adaptation of the play that inspired several movies, including You've Got Mail, and the hit Broadway show She Loves Me, is an old-fashioned, romantic Christmas tale set in a parfumerie.

12-14-2016

Featured Events

Christmas Tea at Pomeroy Farm

December 14, 2016

Enjoy a festive tea luncheon featuring three types of sandwiches, assorted desserts, scones, and of course, tea! After your relaxing meal, enjoy a tour through our historic log house, decked out for the holidays!

12-16-2016

Special Events

THE NUTCRACKER presented by Columbia Dance

December 16, 2016 to December 19, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Royal Durst Theater, VSAA, Vancouver, WA
  • 3101 Main St. Vancouver, WA 98663
  • Times: Friday, December 16 at 7:00 pm; Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm; Sunday, December 18 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm; Monday, December 19 at 1:00 pm
  • Admission: $10-$20
  • Phone: 360-737-1922
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Now in its 20th season, Columbia Dance brings its most joyous holiday gift with its wonder-filled production of the “The Nutcracker.” A cast of over 100 local dancers present the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and embark on a thrilling journey through the Land of Snow into the Kingdom of Sweets. Mischievous mice, toy s...

12-17-2016

Featured Events

Special Events

Friends of Danceworks present: Holiday Spectacular 2016

December 17, 2016
  • Location: Prairie High School
  • 11311 NE 119th Street Vancouver, WA 98662
  • Times: 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: Seniors (65+) $12 Adults (13+) $20 Child (3-12) $10 (Discounts for pre-purchase at www.tickettomato.com Event: DanceWorks)
  • Phone: 360-892-5664
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Friends of DanceWorks present: Holiday Spectacular 2016

12-24-2016

On-Going Events

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Kiggins Theatre!

Started June 25, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday)

Vancouver now has it's very own monthly showing of your favorite cult movie classic! The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be shown on a screen as actors perform along with the movie, and audience participation is encouraged! Also, feel free to dress up! All ages are welcome, however, it is a rated "R" film and parental discretion is advised.     ...