The streets are alive with the sound of dance, music & shopping.
Every Thursday. 4-7pm (ish).

Gastown Thursday Nights are back with that sweet, sweet holiday twist. From November 30th – December 21st, catch a different live performance roaming throughout the neighbourhood – you guessed it, every Thursday night. There will be bands. There will be dancing. There will be elves. Need we say more.

Inform Interiors x Arts Umbrella Interactive Window

November 30, 6PM – 7:30PM

Inspired by the iconic New York City holiday storefronts at Saks Fifth Avenue, watch the Inform Interiors’ iconic store windows transform into a stage as 20 plus Arts Umbrella Dance Company dancers perform four twenty-minute performances of the Nutcracker-inspired ballet (with a Gastown twist). 

Mariachi Los Dorados ¡Feliz Navidad! Parade 

December 7, 4PM – 7PM 

Los Dorados returns to bring the holiday spirit with their roaming performance. Take in the holiday classics (mariachi style), traditional dancing, along with margarita and taco specials from your favourite Mexican restaurants.

East Van Horns Roaming Band

December 14, 4PM – 7PM 

They’re loud. They’re proud. And they know how to bring the holiday spirit. Catch this highly talented New Orleans -style band once again roaming the streets of Gastown playing all the holiday favs.

Caroling Nerdy Elves

December 21, 4PM – 7PM 

They’re also loud and proud and looking to spread all of the holiday cheer. Catch these nerdy elves running around Gastown whistling 

Late Night Shopping

Enjoy after dark shopping & cafes at these locations:

Angel Vancouver – 11am-8pm (during weekends)

Artemisia – 11am – 8pm

Chicwinds –  11am – 7pm 

COS – 11am – 7pm

Gift and Things – 11am – 8:30pm

Kit and Ace – 10am – 7pm (for 2 weeks leading up to Dec. 24) 

Little Mountain – 11am – 7pm 

Lisa –  12pm – 7pm

Makers Gastown – 11am – 8pm

Oak and Fort – 11am – 8pm

One of a Few – 11am – 7pm

Sonder Cafe & Espresso – 7am – 9pm

The Latest Scoop –  10am – 8pm ( Thursday to Saturday)

Waffle Land – 32 Water Street- 11am – 10pm 

More Live Music

Check out these fabulous music-centric venues that offer killer live music on Thursday’s: