Experience Mainland Street transformed into a Winter Wonderland at CandyTown in Yaletown on Saturday November 22, 2014.  Hosted and produced by the merchants of Yaletown through the Yaletown Business Improvement Association, this free Vancouver Christmas festival and block party drew around 15,000 visitors last year.

The All I Want for Christmas Gift Market will brim with tempting treats and gorgeous gifts. Food vendors include Damien’s Belgian Waffles, Half Baked Cookie Co., Mancakes Bakery, Maples Sugar Shack and many more. The market is the perfect place to get a head start on holiday shopping, thanks to Vancouver Candle Company, Standout Boutique, Elana Lauren Designs jewelry, and 3H Craftworks. Lindt will also have a piñata to launch their seasonal Lindor chocolate line.

See ice sculptures created live at Bill Curtis Square, pose for a photo op with Santa and other seasonal characters, craft unique candy necklaces and jewellery, and enjoy holiday music courtesy of roaming musicians, street buskers and music tents. The Grey Cup Festival will also pay a visit to hand out candy, mini footballs and other treats. And because it just wouldn’t be a Christmas celebration without festive trees, guests can pick out a tree to take home from the Yaletown Rotary Club lot.

“We’re happy to see downtown Vancouver’s only free Christmas festival return in its third year with even more winter-themed fun. It’s a great place to have some fun, and support the many charities that need help at Christmas. Where else can you enjoy a CandyTown cocktail and a free horse-drawn carriage ride?” – Annette O’Shea, executive director of the Yaletown BIA

CandyTown will take place on Saturday, November 22 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.on Mainland Street in Yaletown. This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and promises to ignite the Christmas spirit for all those who visit. Visit the Yaletown Business Improvement Association website for a full schedule of activities.

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