Time to do those do-re-mi and fa-la-la-la-la warm-ups! Whistler Children's Choir is holding its 25th annual Sing Noel! Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church.
The 40 young singers are from six to 12 years old and come from all of Whistler's schools, but they are a community choir rather than a school choir.
"It's a traditional holiday concert. We sing Christmas and winter songs, as well as Chanukah songs because Chanukah will just be ending," says director Alison Hunter.
"It gives the kids a chance to spread some Christmas spirit. They're an enthusiastic group."
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation to the Whistler Food Bank.
Refresh Market takes place at railway park
The fourth annual Refresh Market, with more than 50 vendors, takes place in the CN Roundhouse at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish on Saturday, Dec. 14.
For sale will be clothing, accessories, home and garden decor, vintage wares and local foodstuffs. There will also be DIY workshops, kids crafts and holiday portraits.
The market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"We're surrounded by creative people, beautiful things and a friendly community vibe," said co-organizer Rachel Boguski.
Admission is by a suggested donation of $2, which will benefit the Squamish Helping Hands Society and raise awareness for the region's homeless. Around $2,000 has gone to charity from previous markets.
VIMFF shows best films in Squamish
Some of the best movies from the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival are being show at the Howe Sound Brew Pub in Squamish over two nights.
Climbing Night, exploring finger holds and scary cracks is on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.
Ski Night, which includes a presentation by Canadian national snowboarder Justin Lamoureaux, is on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.
For more information visit: www.vimff.org.
Sea to Sky Singers present Light!
Music and traditions from Diwali, Chanukah, Advent, Solstice and Christmas will be performed by the Sea to Sky Singers at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Squamish on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The singers will be accompanied by pianist Colleen Koop.
Children 12 and under are free, all others are $15.