On Thursday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. Amacon will kick off the holidays with a Christmas tree lighting at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia Street side). The lighting of the Rockefeller-style 50-foot tree is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and will raise money for a variety of local charities. The event will be emceed by Rock 101’s Bro Jake, with appearances by the BC Lions, the BC Lions Cheerleaders, the Vancouver Giants, the Vancouver Children’s Choir and the guest of honour, Santa Claus. Entertainment acts begin at 5:30 p.m. and there will be a 10-second countdown prior to the lighting of the tree at 6:45 p.m. Fore more information, please see the flyer below.
For the first time in nearly two decades, the Woodward’s Windows are back for the holidays! Canada Place has preserved the original displays and will showcase them in six locations as part of a walking tour in downtown Vancouver from December 1 – 24. For more information, click here.
Oakridge Centre invites you to attend the most fashionable shopper celebration of the season, December 1 from 6 to 9 pm. Enjoy holiday treats and festive entertainment, exclusive in-store promotions, fabulous giveaways and expert advice on the most stylish gifts of the season. Plus, just by shopping that night you can enter to win one of many exciting holiday prizes including a trip for two to the ultimate fashion destination – New York City! For more details, visit: oakridgestyle.com.
Inspired by farmers markets and Xmas craft fairs, the Baker’s Market features talented amateur and professional pastry chefs and bakers who create delicious, edible works of art. Mark these upcoming Saturdays down for “special editions” of Vancouver’s Baker’s Market (new location: Creekside Community Recreation Centre at 1 Athlete’s Way)
Nov. 20 & Nov. 27: delectable goodies like artisanal breads, scones, pain au chocolat, German pretzels, shortbread cookies, Parisian macarons, madeleines, cupcakes, marshmallows, chocolates, biscotti, organic vegan, gluten-free items.
Dec. 4 & Dec. 11: in addition to the above goodies, there will be Xmas and Holiday baked goods, like German Stollen, Christmas shortbread cookies, hand decorated sugar cookies, Christmas fruit cake, gingerbread cookies, gingerbread houses, biscotti, mince meat pies, butter tarts, pecan pies and much, much more.
The Holiday Shopping Extravaganza happens this Thursday November 18th from 6-11pm at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main St). Find style and gift inspiration from models walking through the crowd, plus add in a wine and beer cash bar, music, door prizes, and partial proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Free admission!
Modern Mix Vancouver’s first holiday post of the season!…as we enter into November, holiday craft fairs start to pop up all over Vancouver. The annual Circle Craft Christmas Fair attracts some 40,000 people eager to discover the creations of hundreds of Canadian artisans all of whom are jury-selected based on talent and diversity. This November, more artisans than ever, 270, will present their wares.
November 17-21, 2010 | Wednesday-Friday 10am to 9pm
Saturday 10am to 7pm | Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Admission: Adults $12 | Students & Seniors $8 | Children Under 12 FREE
If purchase your tickets online HERE, you’ll be able to skip the ticket line-up at the show and automatically save $2 off regular admission. 2-for-1 evenings admission is also available online. Your initial ticket purchase entitles you to unlimited re-entry on any day of the 2010 show. Please pick up and validate your re-entry pass as you exit. Offer is non-transferable, and applies to ticket purchaser only.