Christmas in Vancouver: Canada Place

Sunday, November 18th, 2007 — 8:00am PST
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Canada Place is good for something other than IMAX movies and taking scenic photos of the North Shore – there are usually some pretty neat seasonal events taking place inside and out. This year they are serving up a plethora of activities for the kiddies while supporting an excellent cause.

Christmas @ Canada Place will involve:

  • Gingerbread Men March – Vote for your favorite and enter to win prizes (although I like to say “Gingerfolk” because some Gingerbread men are Ginger ladies)
  • Little Elves’ Playhouse – holiday activities and performances
  • World’s Largest Mailbox – Drop your letters to Santa in our 17 foot tall mailbox
  • Fill a Container with Christmas Dreams- Food Bank and Toy Drive
  • The part I’m looking forward to is the Woodward’s window displays: “A time-honoured tradition, the animated Woodward’s Window Displays are a part of Vancouver’s history. Bring back sweet childhood memories, while creating new ones for you and your family, as you view the charming holiday windows. Each beautifully restored Woodward’s Window portrays a classic holiday scene displayed as they were decades before.” [VancouverPlus]

    I’m a HUGE sucker for Christmas window displays reminiscent of Macy’s or the fictional Higbees of A Christmas Story.

    What: Christmas at Canada Place
    When: December 8, 2007 to January 1, 2008 from 11:00am to 8:00pm AND Christmas Eve/New Years’ Eve from 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Where: Canada Place (999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC)
    How much: By donation. “Admission to Christmas at Canada Place is by donation with proceeds benefiting local charities including Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children Program, helping to feed children on the Downtown Eastside.”

    They will also have a special Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 16 from 9:00am to 11:30am.

    Current contests on

    • Enter here to win tickets to see Ed the Sock's War on Stupid tour (until Nov 22)
    • Enter here to win a $50 Indigo gift card (until Nov 17)
    • Enter here to win a $100 gift card for Potters Christmas Store (until Nov 23)
    • Enter here to win tickets to see the Barra MacNeils in North Van (until Nov 17)
    • Enter here to win a Date Night to Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh plus $50 for dinner at Silk Vancouver (until Nov 18)
    • Enter here to win tickets to A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill (until Nov 19)
    • View a complete list of contests »

    One comment

    1. Keira-Anne says:

      Don’t forget that when you’re home, we’re going to go sit on some jolly old man’s lap and have photos taken. And then…THE CHRISTMAS PARADE!

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