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1 Dec

Top 5 Vancouver Christmas Experiences for a Holiday to Remember

With its spectacular dining districts, quaint shopping spots, waterfront parks, and mesmerizing mountain and ocean views Vancouver is one of the most loved holiday destinations. However, if you are planning to explore the city in December, here are some perfect Christmas spots to add to your list.

Vancouver Christmas Market

Christmas Festival Market

This year, the Vancouver Christmas Market is open from November 16th to December 24th and is the ultimate German-themed outdoor market! Located beside the Convention Center at the Jack Poole Plaza, this spectacular Christmas market has the perfect atmosphere to it and is a great place to be with family, and friends and enjoy some cider or mulled wine for a memorable experience.

Reserve an enviably located and amenity-rich Vancouver accommodation near Granville Island and experience the Vancouver Christmas Market featuring artisan vendors, food stalls selling seasonal delights, carousel rides, live music, and much more.


Dundarave Festival of Lights

Dundarave Festival of Lights

Experience the largest outdoor Christmas tree lights display in British Columbia with the Dundarave Festival of Lights. Running from 3rd December to 8th January, witness an enchanting canopy of beautiful Christmas trees decorated by community groups businesses, and families stretching across the West Vancouver waterfront. Plan your visit during the late afternoon and evening time and indulge in immersive live entertainment and several exciting family-friendly activities. Also, take some time to take a tranquil stroll along the seawall later for a fulfilling experience.


Christmas at FlyOver Canada

Christmas at FlyOver

FlyOver Canada is one of the most extraordinary movie-theatre attractions located in Canada Place. Book a luxurious Vancouver accommodation downtown and grab the once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly over Canada, for the ultimate fun-filled adventure.

Running from 16th November’23 to 7th January’23, follow through Santa’s footsteps as you get entertained by his elves as part of the Soar with Santa theme! Soar over some of the most iconic destinations in Canada on your flight west and add to the experience as you dine in at the waterfront café here along the Canadian trail pathway. Capture views of Stanley Park and North Shore mountains from here and make memories!


VanDusen Festival of Lights 


The iconic VanDusen Festival of Lights is your chance to see Vancouver’s finest botanical garden brimming with the most spectacular light displays. Running from 24th November’23 to 7th January ’24 this Christmas season, this is a must-see attraction. Get into the festive spirit as you take a tranquil stroll through the marvellous 15-acre garden and watch the ‘Dancing Lights’ display. Also, make sure to wander around the beautiful Rose Garden and suit your palate with delectable treats from multiple food vendors here.


Big Elf Run at Stanley Park

Prepare yourself for an amazing experience as the Big Elf Run is taking place at Stanley Park in Vancouver. On the 9th of December this year, witness the most spectacular social event at the scenic park with an ‘elfie’ station, DJ performances, exciting giveaways and more! Make sure to tour the picturesque Stanley Park as you see hundreds of people walk, jog, or run in fascinating Christmas-themed costumes. Feel free to join the run, perfect for people of all ages, as it starts from Lumberman’s Arch along trails surrounded by oak trees for a memorable view, minutes away from your accommodation near Stanley Park Vancouver.

Here you go! With these experiences awaiting you in the charming city, you’re sure to have the best Christmas holiday in Vancouver ever. So, start planning and have the best time!