The trees are sans leaves, everyone at the office is catching a cold, and going out without a scarf is just a poor, poor wardrobe judgement on your part.
Tis the season for so many things: merry-making, hot chocolate, Christmas tree-shaped cookies, sharpening the ends of candy canes till they operate like daggers, enjoying the cold while complaining about it…etc.
Sigh. What a time it is to be alive!
Besides all the joyous sentiments that come with the holidays, Vancouver provides some tangible sources of holiday cheer as well.
Here at Daily Delivery, along with Kay, we’ve created a little list of some fun things to stick your runny noses into this season! (Alright, not literally, though)
Get your scarf on and get your candy cane spear ready…
Canyon Lights @ Capilano Suspension Bridge
Where: 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4J1
When: Till January 7th
Such beauty. Such beauty. Even upon opening the Capilano Suspension Bridge’s website, they’ve got a great little holiday tune playing in the background as you scroll through the webpage. It’s a little bit of a drive to get there and at $38 per ticket, it’s not the cheapest holiday event out there. However, if you’re a sucker for twinkly lights combined with the beauty of Vancouver’s greenery, you’ll loooove this one. Just be sure to bundle up and bring a camera!
Festival of Lights @ VanDusen Botanical Garden
Where: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
When: Till December 31st
This is an annual favourite of many! Every year around Christmas time, a massive wave of sparkling lights hit the VanDusen Botanical Garden. It’s hella romantic—just make sure you’re warm enough to avoid any potentially embarrassing sniffly noses! Tickets include entry to Enchanted Nights at Bloedel Conservatory—a walk through the miniature world of fairy villages combined with the backdrop of the dome’s already impressive tropical plants. Like we said, what a time it is to be alive!
Bright Nights Train @ Stanley Park
Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
When: Till January 2nd
Our personal favourite on the list! The Bright Nights Train is a nostalgic event for many of us here at Daily Delivery. What’s great about this attraction is that it’s not just about gazing at pretty holiday lights, there’s also live actors, impromptu Disney themes, and of course, the warm fuzzy feeling of doing anything holiday-related.
Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas Celebration
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9
When: Till January 4th
Pretty much what happens is that Grouse Mountain gets turned into the North Pole. Literally, there are reindeer, breakfast with Santa, and all the bells and whistles of Christmas fun. It’s all your childhood dreams come true, especially with a Gingerbread Village and a magical Light Walk. Sounds like a mystical woodland dream, right?
Make It! Vancouver
Where: The PNE Forum
When: Dates are no longer available in Vancouver, but you can go next year! (Sorry, this seems like a mean one—but truly, this was a fun event that you can attend in upcoming years.)
If you’re into artisanal candles (shoutout to Vancouver Candle Co. for making candles that smell so good, you literally want to take a bite out of them), Primo chocolatiers, local Vancouver jewellery designers, and more… you are at the right place. Make It! Vancouver is aisle upon aisle of handcrafted goods—anything from clothing to coasters. A lot of the items are Vancouver themed, making it extra special to gift to older relatives who are especially nostalgic.
With so many places to explore, so many people to visit, and so many delicacies to try, we know that your Holidays are going to be great!
Wishing you all Happy Holidays from Team Daily! 🙂