New Vancouver Christmas Website and Giveawayby
When I crossed paths with prominent travel writer John Lee a few weeks ago at Robson Square he told me that his cat was writing reviews for his new MyVancouverChristmas.com website. I stopped in my tracks (although I was already standing still) and I knew I had to find out more about his project.
“Max is a massive Christmas fan, so I gave him the job of writing gift reviews for the site,” says Lee. His business card for the new website features a photo of his cat, Max, and the tag line Feeling Curious. “He’s covered beer, soap and books but he’s hoping to review cat treats as well.”
John Lee is a multi-award winning travel writer, known for his Lonely Planet guidebooks (over 25 of them), and for recently proclaiming Vancouver as the Craft Beer Capital of Canada in the LA Times. Max is an SPCA adoptee from Vancouver’s Catfe who writes his Christmas reviews using mouse ratings.
“I’ve always been a huge Christmas fan and every year I try to hit as many festive happenings around here as I can. But I always seem to miss a few. So I created this online guide to find all the Christmas attractions, shows and events that I want to go to – and to help locals and visitors plan their own festive days out.”
MyVancouverChristmas.com lists up-to-the-minute information on more than 75 seasonal events, attractions and shows running throughout the area – giving locals and visitors a one-stop resource for planning their 2017 holiday activities.
“From markets to musicals and from light displays to parades, we’ve created a dedicated page for every event, making it really easy to browse your options and plan some cool Christmas fun,” adds Lee, whose love for the holidays stems from growing up with magical Christmases provided by his hard-working parents.
The site also features prize giveaways for visitors plus Yuletide stories for those craving seasonal light reading – topics include strange festive traditions; the world’s best Christmas songs and movies; and the superiority of non-chocolate advent calendars.
I love that John has taken the initiative, and we’ve partnered to offer up a fun MyVancouverChristmas.com giveaway thanks to FlyOver Canada.
Christmas at FlyOver Canada
When: November 23, 2017 to January 7, 2018 from 10:00am to 9:00pm daily
Where: 201 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Ho, ho, hold on tight! This Christmas season, come down to FlyOver Canada to fly with Santa and his elves on a magical flight across Canada and on to the North Pole. After meeting some of Santa’s elves, Chestnut and Pinecone, you’ll join them as they take flight in search of the rest of the missing elves. You may even get a sneak peek of Santa’s Workshop as you soar over the North Pole. Also part of the Christmas magic is the festive outdoor sightseeing deck. You can to enjoy holiday performances, Christmas lights, hot drinks and seasonal snacks.
Here’s how you can enter to win a pair of tickets:
- Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
- Click below to get another entry by posting on Twitter:
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We will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Update The winner is Holly!
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I have always wanted to go to Fly Over Canada!
Always wanted to try that!
a great prize for the holidays
I LOVE Fky Over Canada and Christmas! I’m such a wimp about rides, but this one is my all time fav for sure!! ☺️
Would be fabulous to see. I have never seen it.
have always wanted to check this out!
I’d love to go!
This sounds super cool!
This is a great site! Thanks Rebecca for telling us about it and John for building it.
Would love to go
Would love to go. Never been. Looks like a lot of fun.
That would be fun!
Would love to win this (sounds like a perfect Oma/granddaughter date), and will definitely check out John’s site!!
Sounds like fun 🙂
Would be so much fun!
I would love to go!
I would love to go to this, sounds like a great Christmas experience!
I would love to win and fly over canada
Love that the Max the cat does the reviews!
This sounds like a fun date night with my hubby! Thanks for this chance!
This will be our first year going (free tix or not!)
My kids love flyover canada, so I’m sure they would like this too
Something fun to add to the Christmas Holidays ❄️?
Would love to take DD to this one day!
This sounds so cool! I’ve always wanted to try Flyover Canada!!
Christmas reviews bu cats, you have me sold.
Sounds like a fun time. Thanks for the opportunity.
Never been! I’d love to check it out.
Christmas is my favorite holiday! This would be magical! ?
That would be fun!
Met my husband in Christmas. Would be great to Flyover Canada to celebrate our anniversary ^_^
Wow! That would be awesome!
What a great website -thanks for all the tips!
How fun that would be!
This would be amazing to go to! Thank you
This would be such a fun family activity!
What a fabulous way to see Canada!
I would appreciate winning this contest!
Love Max the Cat – what a great idea for a website!
What a great prize!
wonderful – haven’t been here yet
Thanks for sharing MyVancouverchristmas website. We’ll be sure to follow Max during the Holidays!
Keep up the good work Miss604!
I’d love to do this with my parents during the holidays!
A great Christmas attraction
Thanks for all the great contests you post. Have never been but sounds like fun
I haven’t been to FlyOver Canada in a long time!
Great Xmas prize.
I enjoyed Fly Over Canada with my wife a couple of years ago. Would be a great reason to visit the city again.
I have always wanted to go to Fly Over Canada.
Haha it was really interesting to hear that John’s cat is writing reviews.
I would love to go! 🙂
Definitely need to get out to this one. I’ve heard so much about Fly Over Canada – why not in a sleigh! And at a cat’s suggestion no less! Thanks again for another great idea for the holidays!
Would love to go!
Fly over Canada is on my list of Christmas events to try and visit this year!
Fun way to kick off the season! would love this!
Would love to go
Kidlet would love this.
Sounds like fun! Would love to go! 🙂
Chestnut & Pinecone! How cute are those elven names.
This sounds like a lot of fun!
Flyover Canada is already really enchanting…and Xmas theme would be even more enchanting!
the ideal mini getaway!
Fly over Canada looks so fun!
I haven’t been to flyover yet but would love to.
sounds like fun!
Someone who loves Christmas in Vancouver as much as I do, what fun!
Good luck to all participants 🙂
It’s been on my list of things to do for a while!
Sure know how I would use this prize
Ho, Ho, Ho. Merry Christmas.
I have seen other FlyOver Canada presentations and would love to see Christmas at FlyOver Canada!
I would love ? to get into the Christmas ??? spirit with Fly Over Canada ??
Love to see this
I love Flyover Canada. It’s the one place I take all my out of town visitors to!
I’ve never been to Fly Over Canada but I’ve heard it’s really good. I’d love to go with my family.
love to take my family
My daughter would love this first time experience to Canada place and fly over Canada! !
Sounds like a great time!
Wow…this is great. My daughter is nearing the age of not believing…maybe this will let us hang on a little longer! Thank you!
It’d be so magical to win this
A lovely way to celebrate during the holidays
I’d love to go
Fly over Canada looks so fun!
so much fun!
going to go one way or another! great prize
Girls want to have fun!
I would love to share this experience with my son as I know he would really love it. Happy Holidays.
so much fun at Fly Over Canada
Would love to see and get in the Christmas Sprit. Thank you
It would be fun to take my kids to this.
Love this combo of Christmas & Fly Over Canada!
Ho. Ho. Ho. This will be a very merry flyover!
Would love this!