Fleurs de Villes NOËL returns to Downtown Vancouver with Festive Floral Art Displays – December 10 – 19, 2021
Presented by the National Bank of Canada, Fleurs de Villes NOËL will be returning to Vancouver December 10th – 19th. Now in its third year and hosted by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and Robson Street Business Association, the spectacular floral art trail will decorate Vancouver’s downtown core with over 40 festive floral art displays, designed by Vancouver’s top local florists.
The floral trail will begin in the lobby at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where visitors can see one of Fleurs de Villes’ signature mannequins and pick up a map or scan a QR code on the adjacent signage. From there the trail will travel up Robson Street, loop back down Alberni Street, and finish at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Fleurs de Villes NOËL is free and visitors can safely walk the self-guided trail while adhering to COVID safety protocols.
Fleurs de Villes NOËL will feature floral couture mannequins, beautifully adorned entryways, colourful candy canes at National Bank Private Banking 1859 on Alberni, a huge floral snowy mountain at Bentall Centre, Santa’s sleigh bursting with holiday blooms at Park Place, as well as giant floral presents at Arthur Erickson Place and a large floral peace sign at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and more.
“We are thrilled to be returning to our hometown of Vancouver with Fleurs de Villes NOËL for the third year in a row. This stunning celebration of the holiday season brings together community partners, local businesses and talented florists to create a magical and enchanting experience for visitors, just in time for the holidays,” says Karen Marshall, Co-Founder of Fleurs de Villes.
Along the Fleurs de Villes NOËL floral trail, various local restaurants will be featuring special menus and pop-up patios for trail walkers to stop and enjoy a warm beverage or snack. Visitors can take a break and warm up inside the gorgeous and calming Holts Café to enjoy their Fleurs de Villes NOËL Afternoon Tea. PAUL Bakery, Café & Restaurant will be hosting a Baileys Winter Patio, and Hawksworth Restaurant will be featuring festive Johnnie Walker cocktails, in addition to their Johnnie Walker floral mannequin. JOEY Bentall One will be serving Baileys cocktails and will feature a gorgeous pop-up floral bench, and the 1931 Gallery Bistro at the Vancouver Art Gallery will be serving up a Fleurs de Villes NOËL chocolate lavender fondu paired with Kim Crawford Pinot Noir hot mulled wine selections and seasonal treats.
Each unique floral art display will be designed by local florists, including Arbutus Florist, Botany & Bloom, Dushan Flowers, Flower Factory, Granville Island Florist, Southland Floral, Arizel Studio, Écorce Flowers, Faux Floral, Gardenia Flowers, Get a Bouquet, Gilligan Girls Flowers on Main, J Events, Lotus Flower Boutique, Niche Boutique Florals, Nogori Flowers, Plush Floral Studio, Port Moody Flowers, ROA Floral and Event Designs, Rogue Florist, Shadow Jiang, Simply Perfect Flowers, Stems at Stong’s Market, Tila Flower Boutique and Vivió Flower Gallery.
Floral display sponsors include National Bank of Canada, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA), the Robson Street Business Association (RSBA), Kim Crawford, Hudson Pacific Properties, Mobi by ShawGo, Peterson, Carmana Plaza Hotel, QuadReal Property Group, Colliers, Holt Renfrew, Oliver Peoples, PAUL Bakery, Café & Restaurant, JOEY Bentall One, Hawksworth Restaurant, 1931 Gallery Bistro, Baileys, Johnnie Walker, Blue Ruby, Arthur Erickson Place, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Cadillac Fairview, Ladurée, the Blue Horizon Hotel and the Vancouver Art Gallery.