In honor of my friends who already have their houses decorated with trees in place, and my mother who also loves the season, I’m beginning a segment: Christmas in Vancouver.
As John and I are leaving the country this coming Saturday we’re going to be missing out on quite a bit, just within the week that we’re gone. The Sunday after we return the streets of downtown Vancouver will be filled with 300,000 children and parents sitting on curbs and shoulders to catch a glimpse of good ‘ol St. Nick in the Rogers Santa Claus Parade:
Date: November 25, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Best Places to Watch:
Here’s what the website recommends:
What to Bring:
Once again, we will be collecting donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.
The parade will begin with a special train picking up donations along the route. There will also be drop-off spots on Howe Street at Robson Square and on Georgia Street at the Art Gallery.
If you plan on being downtown that day know that roads will be closed and streets will be overflowing with families and festive-hearted folks. It may not be the best idea to drive through downtown that day.