Yaletown’s Candytown – Vancouver’s Newest Christmas Festival – November 23 – 24, 2012

Yaletown’s Candytown – Vancouver’s Newest Christmas Festival – November 23 – 24, 2012

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is proud to announce the only free outdoor Christmas festival on Mainland Street in Downtown Vancouver. November 23-24, 2012, Candytown is kicking off the festive season with a fun and interactive weekend.

Vancouver’s newest festival will transform the heritage district of Yaletown into a winter wonderland. Lights and candy canes will adorn lamp poles and costumed characters will parade down Mainland Street. Holiday shoppers are invited to start their seasonal gift buying in Yaletown with local merchants as well as a specialty market carrying unique gifts and holiday treats which will take over the street.

Show off your skating skills at the free Scotiabank Yaletown Ice Rink at Bill Curtis Square. NHL star Trevor Linden will make an appearance on Saturday November 24th from 12pm – 3pm, participating in skating activities and signing autographs for fans. The public can sign up for the opportunity to skate with Trevor Linden by visiting Scotiabank Yaletown to enter the draw and will also have the chance to win a signed Trevor Linden hockey jersey.

Hop on the horse-drawn carriage rides brought to you by Allan Financial for a festive tour around Yaletown. Santa will be parking his sleigh to give children a chance to meet his reindeer at Candytown’s very own reindeer barn. Candytown will be a family-friendly event but features fun for people of all ages. Revellers can enjoy the Candytown Cocktail Tour with candy-themed drinks featured at participating Yaletown restaurants.

Candytown will take place on Friday November 23 from 3pm – 9pm, and Saturday November 24 from 12pm – 9pm on Mainland Street in Yaletown. This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and sure to get people into the Christmas spirit.

Candytown – Yaletown’s Free Christmas Festival

Date / Time: Friday, November 23, 2012 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Mainland Street, Yaletown between Davie Street & Nelson Street


Friday, November 23 – 3pm – 9pm

Scotiabank Yaletown Ice Rink 3pm – 9pm
All I Want for Christmas Street Market 3pm – 9pm
Horse-drawn carriage rides 3pm – 9pm
CandyTown Cocktail tour 6pm – 9pm

Saturday, November 24 – 12 noon – 9pm

Scotiabank Yaletown Ice Rink 12 noon – 9pm
Appearance by NHL alumnus Trevor Linden 12 noon – 3pm
All I Want for Christmas Street Market 12 noon – 9pm
Horse-drawn carriage rides 12 noon – 9pm
Visits with Santa (bring your own camera!) 1pm – 5pm
Reindeer barn 1pm – 5pm
CandyTown Cocktail tour 6pm – 9pm

Yaletown's Candytown

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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