The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and that means everybody's starting to get into the festive mood in Burnaby. We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend, and we have a few more events sure to excite all locals.
1 Get Fido's picture taken on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Waterworkz Paw Spa's pet photo event. The spa, located at 3831 Still Creek Ave., is offering a professional photo of your furry loved one with Santa Claus for $20, mini-massages by donation, prizes and more. The event is to benefit less fortunate animals in your community, with all proceeds raised benefiting the Burnaby SPCA.
2 Get your pet pictures with Santa (Part 2) on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply store at 7117 Gilley Ave. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The event, pet pictures with Santa, is in support of the Small Animal Rescue Society of B.C. It's $10 for a photo-postcard or CD, $15 for both. All animals welcome. For more info, email info@smallani malrescue.org.
3 Get watching Footlight Theatre's production of Sherlock Holmes' Christmas Goose and an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes' story The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, at the Brookfield Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1: 30 and 3: 30 p.m. The story-line concerns the disappearance of a gem and the trail leads to a surprising conclusion. Brookfield Hall is located within the Burnaby Village Museum at 6501 Deer Lake Ave. For more info, go to www. burnabyvillagemeuseum. ca.
4 Get informed about insurance on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the grand opening of the new office of The Co-operators Insurance at 5201 Rumble St. Event features great prize draws, refreshments and snacks. For more info, call 604-4191809.
5 Get appreciating the Brentwood Annual Festival of Lights, running until Dec. 26 at the Brentwood Town Centre shopping mall at the corner of Lougheed Highway and Willingdon Avenue. This festival will also help school kids stay dry and warm over the winter, as winter boots will be provided to children and donations will be accepted. Proceeds go to support the Boots for Kids program and other Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake service projects. For more info, go to www. rotaryburnabydeerlake. org.
Email your Top 5 ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to alau@burn abynow.com. You can also check out our full arts and events calendar listings on our website's homepage at www.burnabynow.com.