Vancouver Christmas Market

christmas-marketBack for its 7 year, “the Vancouver Christmas Market” is filled with lots of holiday activities like holiday treats, a Christmas carousel, pictures with Santa and gingerbread decorating.

When: November 21-December 24

Where: Jack Poole Plaza 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC.

Ice Skating At Robson Square

ice-skatingIce skating at Robson Square has been a Vancouver tradition since the rink reopened in 2009. Skaters can skate for free if they have their own skates but there are skates to rent too.

When: December 1- February 28

Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson & Howe)

Enchant Christmas Light Maze and Market

The world’s largest Chrienchantstmas maze is in Vancouver for its first year. Over 55,000 sq. ft. of lit
up sculptures are arranged, Along with the maze, Enchant features a market with over 40 local vendors and 12 food trucks.

When: November 25th– December 31st

Where: 1st and Crowe Street, in-between the Cambie Street Bridge and Olympic Village

Bright Nights at Stanley Park


During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train at Stanley Park sparkle with three million twinkling Christmas lights. Not only is it a fun holiday time for the family, a portion of the money from ticket sale go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

When: November 28th– December 26th

Where: Pipeline Road in Stanley Park

Peak of Christmas

The Peak of Christmas is w1siziisijiwmtevmduvmjqvmjjfmdbfmjjfnja1x2rkav90c19ncl93aw50zxjfmjy4my5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijmyn3gzntgjil1da popular annual tradition for all ages. Santa Claus, reindeer, sleigh rides, gingerbread house displays, ice skating and other holiday fun is guaranteed.

When: November 25 – January 2

Where: Grouse Mountain

Canyon Lights


Celebrate Christmas at the Capilano Suspension Bridge with tons oftwinkling lights, see the world’s tallest Christmas tree and decorate gingerbread cookies. New this year is ‘Fireflies’,
lighting display in the rainforest. You can see the illusion of fireflies with giant flashlights.

When: November 24-January 8

Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Festival of Lights

See the Vaxe1_bc12_17186nDusen Botanical Gardens filled with over one million bright lights, including a new
carousel and dancing lights show on Livingstone Lake

When: December 1- January 2

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden


Polar Express in 4D


Watch the polar express in 4D this holiday season at the Vancouver Aquarium. A 20 minute adventure with the simulation of being on a train, falling snow and the delectable scent of hot chocolate

When: November 24- January 1

Where: Vancouver Aquarium

Christmas at FlyOver Canada

FlyOver Canada is changing tchristmas-decor-at-flyover-canada_brighter-online-res-655x405heir presentation into a holiday blast. Have fun helping Santa Claus search for his missing elves during a flight across Canada, and onwards to the North Pole.

When: December 1-January 5

Where: Canada Place

Carol Ships Parade Of Light


Back for another year, Vancouver’s Annual Parade of Light is a festival where different boats and ships coast in Coal Harbour decked out in Christmas lights and holiday music.

When: December 2 – December 17

Where: Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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