4 festive nights as Gastown hosts “Not-So-Silent Nights” in historic neighbourhood

gastown not so silent nights

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Admit it – you’ve been listening to the radio station 104.3 for the last few weeks or playing your holiday playlist on repeat… If so, this is definitely the event for you!

There’s something so cheerful about Christmas music, especially when it’s performed live and for a good cause. This month, Vancouver’s historic Gastown neighbourhood is hosting a “Not-So-Silent Nights” to get you in the festive mood.

From 5:00 – 8:00 pm on December 12+13 and 19+20, visit Gastown to experience live carolling choirs, roving elves, mistletoe kissing stations, a gigantic holiday outdoor short film, candy canes, and other surprises for everyone to share.

The Gastown “Not-So-Silent-Nights” is free to attend and family-friendly.

gastown christmas

Image courtesy of Gastown.org

If you have some last-minute holiday shopping to complete, all of the stores in Gastown will remain open for the duration of the evenings. Gastown has a wide variety of unique stores that will make it easy to shop for anyone on your list (or even for yourself).

There will also be instore giveaways, promotions, and discounts through the nights to celebrate the season.

Some of the highlights from the evening events include:

Projection Mapping Video Art Installation 
The Leckie Building (across from the Steam Clock)

Produced by Vancouver Film School, spectators can take a trip down memory lane with moving graphics, 3D animation, special projection techniques, and surround audio. The huge 120ft x 60ft video wall of the Leckie Building in Gastown will come to life with a two-minute video playing every 30 minutes upon the chime of the Steam Clock.

Gastown Christmas

Image sourced from Gastown | Facebook

#KissMeInGastown Mistletoe Scavenger Hunt
Locations to be released soon!

Walk the streets in search of ten mistletoe stations, expect some fun contests, and be sure to visit what will the biggest mistletoe in the city, sprinkled with a snow machine during each of the four Gastown Not-So-Silent Nights.

Carolling for a Cause
Cambie St. (North of Water St.) by the Steam Clock

Some of Vancouver’s most talented choirs will be taking over the street to sing their hearts out for a cause. (Note: Choirs will be performing from 6-7pm.)

Gastown Not-So-Silent-Nights

When: December 12+13, 19+20

Where: Gastown in Downtown Vancouver

Website: Gastown website

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