Christmas in Vancouver: The Inside and Outside Guide

CREDIT:Bob Frid 2016 – Fly Over Canada

We all know how Vancouver’s winter weather works: one day it’s blue skies and sun and the next could mean drenching rain or bone-chilling cold. But so long as you’re dressed for any eventuality––and you have a good plan B––there’s no need to hide indoors with endless mugs of hot chocolate.

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Christmas in Vancouver: The Inside and Outside Guide

[CLOSED] WIN Fast Pass Tickets to the Vancouver Christmas Market

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the Vancouver Christmas Market is back with  authentic German sweets, treats, and treasures. Continue reading:
[CLOSED] WIN Fast Pass Tickets to the Vancouver Christmas Market

Christmas for Free in Metro Vancouver

Gingerbread Lane at the Hyatt Regency. PHOTO CREDIT: John Lee.

The Christmas season is all about spending. But I’m not talking about money; I’m talking about spending quality time with friends and family. The bottom line is there’s no need to max out your credit cards if you’re looking for festive fun in and around our city––you just need to know where those experiences are. Continue reading:
Christmas for Free in Metro Vancouver

Surrey Road Trip! Potters Top Ten Crazy Christmas Gifts Revealed

Because nothing says 'Christmas' like underpants in a can...

Because nothing says ‘Christmas’ like underpants in a can…

It’s western Canada’s biggest dedicated Christmas store and it’s just a short trip out of VanCity to Surrey. Each year Potters transforms into a winter wonderland of 28,000 sq ft of santa-tastic space full of quirky gifts, stocking stuffers and all things holiday-related. On weekends there is also festive live music and Mr and Mrs Claus will be in attendance from 10am–3pm Saturdays and 11am–3pm Sundays, through December 13.

This year Potters has outdone themselves in the crazy gifts department, in absolutely no particular order, here are our ten favourites.  Continue reading:
Surrey Road Trip! Potters Top Ten Crazy Christmas Gifts Revealed

Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Cheer Contest on Main St at the Cascade Room Tree Trimming Party

The holiday season officially begins on Tuesday December 1 on Main Street at 5pm with the cheery elves over at the Cascade Room, who are throwing their very first tree trimming party. Five trees are ready and waiting for you to get festive, and there are boxes of tinsel, ornaments and lights to help with the artistic process. All five trees will be in the restaurant through till New Year, so you can have total bragging rights whenever you visit and tell your friends how you made that christmas tree miracle come to life!

To help bring seasonal cheer, the Cascade Room will be serving up dark cherry brandy-spiked spicy mulled wine, along with two punch bowls– a Spice Island rum punch made to a closely guarded secret recipe, and a Jameson Irish Whiskey punch spiced with ginger, clove and citrus. Tickets are $25 incl. tax and fees and available online. Punch is bottomless from 5-7pm, mulled wine will be served until supplies run out and light snacks will be served. Continue reading:
Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Cheer Contest on Main St at the Cascade Room Tree Trimming Party

2015 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting at Jack Poole Plaza, Dec 4

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Back for its 9th year, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting was founded by Amacon as a way to give back to the Vancouver community. Join the fun at Jack Poole Plaza for this FREE public event and enjoy a holiday concert, photos with Santa, free hot chocolate and cookies, the lighting of the 50 ft. Christmas tree and much more! Kick off the holiday season at the 2015 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting, Friday December 4th at 5:30pm.

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2015 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting at Jack Poole Plaza, Dec 4

6th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market Starts This Saturday, November 21st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Don’t miss the delicious food, one-of-a-kind gifts, and festive entertainment as the Vancouver Christmas Market returns for its 6th year at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, starting Saturday, November 21st.

With over 50 vendors, including more than 15 new booths offering everything from vintage Christmas sweaters to German spaetzle dumplings to BC-made wines and spirits, market goers will be able to find a unique gift for everyone on their list.

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6th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market Starts This Saturday, November 21st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)