The magical holiday season is upon us once again. That special time of year when you get together with friends and family for good times and good cheer. Vancouver has so many different holiday venues that it may be difficult to fit them all into your already busy schedule. As the premier drycleaners in Kitsilano, we would like to offer these can’t miss festive events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Vancouver Christmas Market
Although there are many different Christmas markets to choose from in Vancouver, the largest is the Vancouver Christmas Market. This popular market is located at Jack Poole Plaza outside the Vancouver Convention Centre and runs from November 23 until December 24. The Christmas Market is divided up into four zones to make it easier to find what you are looking for.
The zones are:
- Christmas Tree Terrace – this zone is home to the information desk and first aid. Also located in this zone is the carousel and a giant Christmas tree that you can go inside.
- Artisan Market – here you will find vendors selling a wide range of hand-crafted goods such as glasswork, distilled liquors and handmade chocolates.
- Merchant Alley – the vendors in this section of the market offer imported, one-of-a-kind gifts such as beer steins or handmade soaps from Turkey.
- Marktplaz Eats and Treats – this is your one-stop shop for all of your Christmas favourites as well as some more traditional and exotic Christmas food from around the world.
The Vancouver Christmas Market is a can’t miss event and a great place to get a head start on all of your holiday shopping. For more information on the market, its hours and cost of admission, please visit:
St. Paul Lights of Hope Celebration
The St. Paul Lights of Hope Celebration has been a Vancouver landmark since 1998. This annual event is made possible by over 150 volunteers who set up over 100 000 lights and illuminated donor stars. This celebration is a fundraiser for the hospital and last year raised over 3 million dollars.
Vancouver Santa Claus Parade
The Vancouver Santa Claus Parade is an annual event that attracts over 300,000 people and has over 2,500 participants. Arrive early to get a great seat and ring in the holidays at this year’s Vancouver Santa Claus Parade. For more information about the parade route and start time, please visit:
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens
This popular attraction brings the VanDusen Botanical Gardens to life and is Vancouver’s longest running winter holiday attraction. With over 1 million lights spread over 15 hectares of garden, this light show is sure to entertain. Make sure to carve some time out of your schedule for this amazing light show. For more information, admission costs and some of the highlights of the light show, please visit:
These are just a few of the can’t miss holiday attractions in Vancouver. We offer a free pick-up and delivery service for all your cleaning needs, so if you can’t fit anything else into your busy schedule, let us help. We would love to be a part of your holiday cheer.
Happy Holidays from West Boulevard Cleaners.