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Brights Nights at Stanley Park


What: Happyview P.S.

When: Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Lower Ossington Theatre (100A Ossington Avenue)

Price: $24.50 or $80 for a family 4-pack

The details: We saw this hilarious one-man show last time it ran in Toronto, and we laughed till we thought we were going to pee our pants. It’s a great concept: the audience members are supposed to be “students” watching a school assembly, and Mike McMurtry plays all of the ridiculous characters, including a Bieber-obsessed teenage girl, a cranky custodian and a cop who secretly dreams of being a kids’ entertainer. His interaction with the crowd makes this already extremely entertaining show even more awesome.


What: Fire & Ice

When: Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Olympic Plaza

Price: free

The details: The City of Calgary has created a way for kids to ring in the new year without staying up way past their bedtime, so if you have more adult-oriented plans for later in the evening, this is a good solution. Your whole bunch can enjoy ice skating, paper lantern crafts, an ice sculpture garden, DJs and performers. A fireworks display sends off 2010 in style, then it’s back home to tuck in the kids and start the second half of the night.


What: Bright Nights in Stanley Park

When: Friday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Stanley Park

Price: Adults $9, kids 2-18 $6

The details: Here’s your last chance to admire the twinkling lights and animated displays at Stanley Park! Hop aboard the train for a ride through the forest and catch a glimpse of Santa’s workshop, an international village and everyone’s favourite, the Moose. Enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn and roasted nuts. Don’t miss out on this beloved Vancouver tradition — it ends January 2!

Event submitted by Kids Vancouver.


What: Black, White and Pink New Year’s Eve at the Plaza

When: Friday, dinner seatings at 5:30 or 6:30

Where: The Palm Court (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South)

Price: $120, kids under 13 $85

The details: If you love those scenes from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York of Kevin McAllister  Plaza, ordering decadent desserts to his suite and otherwise abusing his father’s credit card, your family can recreate this experience with a stay at the infamous Manhattan hotel. Guests will be treated to a three-course dinner, tea, games and a screening of —of course— Home Alone 2.

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Photo by Rick Chung via Flickr.

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