Outdoor Christmas Movies Offer Two Nights of Festive Fun!

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Load your car up with friends and family to enjoy some holiday classics this weekend for some festive-fun in the style of a retro drive-in movie theatre!

For two nights, Outdoor Movies BC will be setting up their gigantic inflatable movie screen to play some Christmas classics in South Vancouver! Films include The Grinch, The Polar Express, Elf, and A Christmas Story.

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Outdoor Christmas Movies Offer Two Nights of Festive Fun!

Vancouver’s Floating Christmas Party Parade is Back – Carol Ships Start Dec. 4

Photo credit: Vince Alongi | Flickr

Photo credit: Vince Alongi | Flickr

It’s a holiday parade at sea … and you can climb aboard.

The Carol Ships Parade of Lights, a unique Vancouver tradition that sees decorated party boats take to the waters around the city, returns starting Dec. 4.

The event began innocently enough more than 50 years ago with a single boat decorated with a few lights. Today, more than 30,000 passengers take to the high seas each year in a stunning visual spectacle that features more than 50 vessels decked out with hundreds of thousands of lights.   Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Floating Christmas Party Parade is Back – Carol Ships Start Dec. 4

Scuba Claus is Coming to Town

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Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

There’s a new red and white-coloured species being featured underwater at the Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season. Santa’s distant cousin–Scuba Claus–will be appearing for daily dives in the Canada’s Arctic gallery with the beluga whales to help get things into the Christmas spirit.

This underwater phenomenon is just one of the festive celebrations scheduled during December at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Scuba Claus is Coming to Town

Top Holiday Light Displays in Vancouver, 2015 Edition

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Photo credit: janheuninck | Flickr

There’s snow on the mountains, Christmas music is blaring in every mall and Starbucks has brought out its bright red cups: It’s officially holiday season in Vancouver.

That also means that the city’s streets, trees, parks and buildings are once again aglow with millions of twinkling Christmas lights. Here’s a peek at the can’t-miss holiday light displays in Vancouver this season.

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden: Vancouver’s 55-acre botanical garden is the setting for this elegant display, with millions of twinkling lights strung on trees above a central reflecting pond. Also enjoy gnome performances, photos with Santa and more. Dec. 1-Dec. 31; adults $16, youth 13-18 $12, kids 3-12 $9. Note: Tickets include free admission to Enchanted Nights at the nearby Bloedel Conservatory.  Continue reading:
Top Holiday Light Displays in Vancouver, 2015 Edition

Disney’s Frozen On Ice Draws a Varied Crowd

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The sea of blue shiny dresses was expected. The surprising number of adults who were attending without kids wasn’t. Heck I even saw one or two guys there alone. Not judging. Indeed, the packed house for the opening night of Disney’s Frozen On Ice included a crowd far more varied than I had expected.

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Disney’s Frozen On Ice Draws a Varied Crowd