Santa at GE Plaza Robson Square

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This afternoon I headed over to GE Plaza (at Robson Square) for an interview with a news agency. While the reporter and I were standing next to the rink watching the ice get resurfaced, Santa moseyed on by and his helper asked if we wanted to get our pictures taken.

Christmas @ GE Plaza

Once the interview was complete, I snapped photos of the rink and the lunchtime skaters then made my way over to Santa’s tent which is located at the base of the stairs between the rink and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Christmas @ GE Plaza

Santa’s helper, Jean, was a lovely woman who inquired about my interview so then I got to tell her all about She was very sweet and introduced me to Santa as “media”. I got my photo taken with the jolly old man and explored the rest of the tent to see the other activities being offered.

Christmas @ GE Plaza

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Christmas @ GE Plaza

A volunteer made me a delicious gingerbread cookie while I scoped out the craft supplies and custom letters to Santa himself that were there for children to complete. From the sparkles and Christmas decorations to the instant photos with Santa, every single thing in the tent is free and available to the public.

Christmas @ GE Plaza

The entire setup is presented by the province of British Columbia and they have a full line up of even more activities over the coming weeks including a childrens’ New Years Eve event.

Christmas @ GE Plaza

The times for visiting Santa and the activity tent are posted outside and all in all it perfectly compliments the adjacent skating rink this holiday season. If you have your own skates, you can spend hours at this one location doing many events, being serenaded by a brass band playing Christmas tunes, and it won’t cost you a penny.

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