Archive for the category "christmas"

The Christmas Tree Hunt

Comments 4 by Jennifer Miles

One of my favourite memories as a girl was picking out our Christmas tree. This only happened every 5 or 6 years though as we would get a live tree which we placed in a massive pot, decorated, cared for until after Christmas and then planted in our backyard until the following year when we […]

Rogers Santa Claus Parade 2008

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow (December 7th) at 1:00pm the downtown core will be filled with floats, music, and a visit from the big guy himself during the Rogers Santa Claus Parade. Photo credit: w_yvr on Flickr There’s always quite the crowd (rain or shine) so you may want to stake out your spot a bit early. Photo credit: […]

Bear Creek Park Christmas Train

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In just two days the Bear Creek Park Christmas Train will ride again for this holiday season. From December 6th until January 4th you and the kiddies can ride this miniature railroad through the woods, in and out of tunnels, and around lighted paths and decorations. From Tourism Surrey’s “Top 12 Things to Do in […]

Christmas Wish Breakfast 2008

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

In just a few minutes I’ll be heading to the Pan Pacific for the annual Christmas Wish Breakfast. It’s become a tradition of giving in Vancouver where everyone is invited to come down, bring an unwrapped toy between 6:00am and 9:00am and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. In case you don’t have time to come in […]

Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays Tour 2008

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Sometimes to get in the holiday spirit we’ll take a drive around neighbourhoods aglow with Christmas lights across doorways, fences and shrubs while sipping hot chocolate and watching the snow fall (or in most cases, rain). This year you can get your holiday buzz on early with a self-guided tour through festively decorated homes while […]

Vancouver Art Gallery Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Update December 8, 2009: The 2009 tree lighting happens tonight at 5:30pm with special guests including Diana Krall & Elvis Costello. At 6:00pm today a Christmas tree will be lit in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery to welcome the holiday season in Vancouver. Photo: SqueakyMarmot The second annual Amacon Christmas Tree lighting will be […]