Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Lights Up Downtown

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If you’re looking for an event to kickstart the holiday season, look no further than the 11th annual Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting celebration happening this Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street).

This free festival is a highlight for kids of all ages and includes music, crafts, free hot chocolate and cookies. In addition, Santa will be there to help light the trees (there will be four in total)!

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Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Lights Up Downtown

Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Festival Dazzles on Dec 2, 2016

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No need to fly to New York, Vancouver has its own Christmas Tree Lighting celebration that takes place every year to mark the official start of the holiday season… (despite the fact that stores were already full of Christmas decorations just after Halloween).

Back for its 10th year, the 2016 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting celebration will be taking place on Friday, December 2nd from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Robson Square. This free public festival is a highlight for kids of all ages and includes music, crafts, free hot chocolate and cookies, and even a visit from Santa himself!

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Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Festival Dazzles on Dec 2, 2016

Massive, New Christmas Maze Coming to Vancouver in November

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Now that summer is officially over, the countdown to Christmas can begin! Vancouver will be getting into the holiday spirit in a big way this year with the introduction of an exciting new seasonal activity.

Starting this November, Enchant 2016 will be bringing the world’s largest Christmas light maze to the Olympic Village area, combined with a bustling local vendor market, live performances, warming seasonal eats and drinks, an outdoor fire pit, and much more.

Enchant 2016 will be joining the Vancouver Chistmas Market (which will be relocating to Jack Poole Plaza) as a new holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike.

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Massive, New Christmas Maze Coming to Vancouver in November

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 Tree Lighting Ceremony Kicks off the 2014 Holiday Season

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Reminiscent of the traditional lighting of the Rockefeller Centre tree-lighting in New York, Vancouver is kicking off the Christmas season in Vancouver by hosting its very own tree lighting ceremony this Friday, December 5, 2014 from 5:30-7pm. For this year’s 8th annual tree lighting in Jack Poole Plaza, the festivities are expected to be bigger than ever before.

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Vancouver Tree Lighting Ceremony Kicks off the 2014 Holiday Season

Ugliest 5K on the Planet Comes to Greater Vancouver this Weekend

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It’s the happiest time of the year!
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Tis the time of the season for eggnog, caroling, and… ugly Christmas sweaters! This year Greater Vancouver is hosting the Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K fun run! The run is being held this Saturday, November 23rd at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam and spots are still available.

Worth the trek into the suburbs, the Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K is guaranteed to provide you with an afternoon full of hot chocolate, fake snow, mustaches, and the ugliest sweaters you could ever lay your eyes on.

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Ugliest 5K on the Planet Comes to Greater Vancouver this Weekend