With so much happening in and around Vancouver this holiday season, we thought we would give you the ultimate insider’s scoop on how to plan an entire day of Christmas fun at Downtown Vancouver’s harbour front district.

With kids in tow, you’ll want to make sure there is enough fun for the entire family!

Flying with Santa: Firstly, start your day of adventure off with Christmas at FlyOver Canada, sure to excite the entire family! Fly with Santa from the east to west coast before your exhilarating trip to the North Pole. The fun doesn’t stop there, enjoy a roasted s’more or Slavic roll on our flight deck while listening to our live entertainment “The Sounds of Christmas.”

Window shopping: While you’re at Canada Place take in the historic Woodward’s Windows along the Canadian Trail. The Woodward’s window holiday displays have been a popular tradition in Vancouver ever since they first made their debut in the old Woodward’s department store back in the 1950s. You will also find a magical holiday lighting display, including a 15-foot moose and the festive Avenue of Christmas Trees.  If you happen to be in the area at night, you will see the Sails of Light, a festive light display on the iconic Canada Place sails.

Grab a bite: Holiday spirit got you a little hungry? Our neighbourhood is full of amazing meal choices situated next to stunning views. You’ll find something for everyone, from sushi and French cuisine to Irish fare and Canadian comfort foods.

To Market, to Market: Now that everyone has had a bite to eat, it’s time for the fun to continue! Located at Jack Poole Plaza is the Vancouver Christmas Market, a traditional market that brings festive Old-World charm to Vancouver each and every year. Enjoy an authentic Christmas Market experience whilst taking a stroll through a European-inspired Christmas village in the crisp winter air. Here, you can also ride Vancouver’s one and only Christmas Carousel, great for the little ones and the young at heart. It’s always a special way to finish off a holiday tradition!

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