Halloween arrives early with the 2016 Halloween Parade & Expo

vancouver halloween parade and expo 2016

Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo
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Now that Thanksgiving is officially over and we’ve finished off the last of the turkey leftovers, it’s time to start focusing on the true highlight of October: Halloween! This year, the festivities come early with the third annual Halloween Parade and Expo kicking off this Thursday, October 13 and running until Sunday, October 16.

Reminiscent of the popular Vancouver Fan Expo (coming next month), the Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo is heavy on the Cosplay, Comics, and Anime. But, it packs a whole lot into its event and even includes an amazing parade that will include Stormtroopers marching next to Sailor Moon and the Ghostbusters bringing up the rear!

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Halloween arrives early with the 2016 Halloween Parade & Expo

Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade 2014

Photo credit: Carol Browne | Flickr

Gung hay fat choi! Chinese New Year is right around the corner, and with it comes Vancouver’s annual Chinese New Year Parade. Come down to Chinatown on Sunday, February 2nd to celebrate and watch the parade.

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Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade 2014

Ring in the Holidays with the Rogers Santa Claus Parade

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Ring in the holiday season with the 10th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, December 1st. Each year, 300,000 people turn out to see over sixty-five festival floats, marching bands, choirs, and community groups. The parade takes place in downtown Vancouver with over 3,500 participants and 300 volunteers. In addition to the parade, you can also bring the kids to meet Santa and enjoy some pre-parade fun.

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Ring in the Holidays with the Rogers Santa Claus Parade