Yaletown is set to transform into an enchanted winter wonderland with the arrival of Vancouver’s annual Christmas outdoor street festival, CandyTown. Returning for its 7th year on November 24, 2018, Santa will have more surprises up his sleeve than ever before with a jam-packed selection of seasonal delights that will inspire even the most stubborn of scrooges to celebrate.
Visitors can plan a head start on holiday shopping at the All I Want for Christmas Gift Market, complete with unique artisanal goods that range from clothing and home décor to pet accessories, jewellery and flora. Neighbourhood vendors including Skoah, The Hive Printing, SweetLegs, Standout Boutique and Divine Vines will also have their latest collections on display, giving guests a sneak peek into their nearby bricks-and-mortar locations.
With over 15,000 anticipated visitors, CandyTown will be expanding this year onto Hamilton and Davie streets.
“CandyTown has expanded with more holiday jolliness for everyone with two new blocks at Hamilton and Davie. More fun, more dancing in the streets, and more reasons to visit Yaletown with Vancouver’s first Christmas igloo!” – Annette O’Shea, Executive Director, Yaletown Business Improvement Association.
On Hamilton Street, festival-goers can dance the day away at an interactive public disco decked out with a glitter station, take a stroll through a life-sized inflatable igloo or enjoy live ice sculpture demonstrations. Also on-site will be Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lot pop-up, where customers may pre-order trees for pick-up – and environment enthusiasts can check out the Vancouver Aquarium AquaZone Program and Science World’s ‘Science on the Spot’ demonstration station.
19+ guests can eat, drink and be merry with a self-guided CandyTown Cocktail Tour, kicking off at the Vietnamese hot spot, House Special. Hearty appetites can flock to a diverse array of food trucks that will satisfy every craving, including Gary’s Kettle Corn, Sable Shortbread, Cannoli King, Damien’s Belgian Waffles, Sweet Thea Bakery and more.
Yaletown Candytown 2018 takes place on November 24, 2018 from 12pm to 7pm. For more information, visit: yaletowninfo.com.