The 22nd annual Christmas at Canada Place launches this weekend, providing holiday fun for the entire family.
Festivities run from December 6 – 31, 2009 and will feature nightly Light Shows on the sails along with Breakfast with Santa.
Breakfast with Santa happens December 6th and 12th with tickets available online in advance for $28. This third annual event will feature entertainment from Bobs & Lolo, bilingual performer Will Stroet, Ventriloquist Kellie Haines & Co and musical group Showstoppers, along with a breakfast buffet at the Pan Pacific, and meet n’ greet with Santa.
The Light Shows are entirely free and are viewable from many locations around the city, including Coal Harbour and Stanley Park, until the end of the month. The sails will be glowing and dancing daily from 6:00am to 8:00am and then again from 5:00pm until 11:00pm. It’s a lovely way to begin or end a holiday evening out with the family (and I’m thinking mittens and hot chocolates will be required).
The best part is that Christmas at Canada Place supports the Strathcona Community Centreâ€™s crucial Food Security for Children program, which helps feed children on the Downtown Eastside.
Proceeds from your Breakfast with Santa ticket will go toward the cause however you can also donate separately. For every $5 donation you will be entered in a draw to win a trip for two to Jamaica courtesy of Air Canada Vacations & Sandals.
As the official blogger of Christmas at Canada Place, I’ll be live-tweeting, blogging, and covering many of the festivities right here. I will also be including more information about the Strathcona Community Centre and their Food Security for Children program throughout the month.