Holiday Events Happening Around Downtown Vancouver

It’s that time of the year again when the weather gets a little cooler and holiday decorations surround us.  There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to enjoy fun events happening around downtown Vancouver. Here are 5 holiday events happening around your neighbourhood:

 

Ice Skating at Robson Square

1. The Annual Holiday Breakfast at Regency Park

Please join us on December 8th from10am to12pm for a holiday breakfast for the tenants of Regency Park.  This is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbours and the staff at Regency Park.

The breakfast is free but we ask that you make a non-perishable food donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.  We will have boxes on hand to collect non-perishable food items.

 2. Rogers Santa Claus Parade

On December 2 at 1pm join Santa, marching bands and festive floats for the ninth Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade.  Parade spectators are encouraged to come early to join in festivities at the Christmas Square.

For more information on the Rogers Santa Claus Parade visit: http://www.rogerssantaclausparade.com  

 3. Bright Nights at Stanley Park

Bask in the beauty of over 2 million Christmas lights.  Enjoy a scenic train ride through Stanley Park while listening to holiday classics.  Partial proceeds from this event go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

 For more information on Bright Nights visit: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/bright-nights-train.aspx.

 4. Ice Skating at Robson Square

Starting December 1st there will be free ice skating at Robson Square.  If you need to rent ice skates there are rentals available for $ 4 (cash only).  Hours of operation are, Sunday – Thursday, 9am- 9pm and Friday- Saturday, 9am-11pm.

 5. Vancouver Christmas Market

Located in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza the Vancouver Christmas Market is a magical holiday experience.  It’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit with little wooden huts decorated in pine branches and strings of little white lights surrounding you.  This Christmas market is probably best known for their food vendors specializing in delicious German foods such as Bratwurst and Stollen.  The Vancouver Christmas Market is also a wonderful place to find unique handcrafted gifts.

For more information about the Vancouver Christmas Market visit:   http://www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com/

Hopefully this list will serve as a helpful guide when deciding what to do around your neighbourhood this holiday season.

 The staff at Regency Park and Maple Leaf Property Management would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!