8 Ways to Support Vancouver Businesses this Holiday Season

VanDusen Botanical Garden with Christmas lights; support local this holiday season

Photo: VanDusen Botanical Garden

Did you know that buying a gift card from your favourite coffee shop means more to them than you could ever know? As we switch into festive mode, it’s more important than ever to support our local businesses.

There are so many ways to show Vancouver businesses some love this holiday season — even the smallest purchase or a just a share on social media makes a difference.

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8 Ways to Support Vancouver Businesses this Holiday Season

Stay Active in Vancouver this December

Photo Credit: Grouse Mountain

Whether you’re ready for it or not (I am!), the holiday season is in full swing in Vancouver. It’s a season to indulge and feel joy, but don’t forget to get those endorphins going while you’re in the city!

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Stay Active in Vancouver this December

Four Ways Vancouverites Can Give Back this Holiday Season

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Giving back to those less fortunate is top of mind throughout the holiday season. Whether you’re in search of Santa, a tree-lit beach walk or a mountain-top view of Howe Sound, these activities boost Christmas spirit while offering an opportunity to give back.

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Four Ways Vancouverites Can Give Back this Holiday Season

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