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It’s the holiday season in Vancouver, let the fun begin!

Canyon Lights

Join Harbour Cruises this holiday season as the local waters of Vancouver come alive with light! Sing Christmas Carols or dance the night away on a Harbour Cruises as part of the Carol Ships Parade of Lights Festival, also don’t forget to check out the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge a spectacular holiday light display, offers extra sparkle for the 2012 holiday season a must-see holiday event for all ages, park guests will be dazzled by the sight of hundreds of thousands of lights glittering throughout the rainforest, across the Suspension Bridge and on Cliffwalk, the Park’s newest attraction.

Come and join The Vancouver Trolley Company and sing your favourite holiday carols while visiting two of Vancouver’s most spectacular light displays. The tour will depart from the Vancouver Christmas Market and guests will sing their way past downtown before arriving at Bright Nights at Stanley Park. The second stop will be at VanDusen’s Botanical Gardenwhere guests can enjoy the Festival of Lights. 

Santa’s reindeer

Meet Santa in person to share those holiday wishes at Santa’s Workshop and learn more about Santa’s reindeer at daily ranger interpretive talks. Enjoy the crisp mountain air as you glide atop their magical 8000 square foot skating pond or take a sleigh-ride through the mystical alpine forest. Watch fun family Christmas movies on the big screen in their mountaintop theatre! Experience the magic of the season at Grouse Mountain!

After seeing these fun activities around Vancouver or after a hard day of Christmas shopping, you’re starting to get a little hungry, well here are some yummy chooses, Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop. A special treat for the holiday season, enjoy their season selection of gingerbread, eggnog scones, pound cake and more, or stop by Tapenade Bistro and enjoy neighbourhood hospitality with a delightful lunch or dinner. Put a Tapenade gift card under the tree for the “foodie and wine connoisseur” on your list. And for that hard to buy person on your list, how about a Vancouver Whale Watch gift certificate or give the “gift of travel” with an Accent Inn gift card.  It can be used anytime at any location for a romantic weekend, shopping with the girls or a ski trip with the family.  It’s flexible and most of all “easy peasy” for you!

Too busy to have your Holiday Party in the month of December?  Contact Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, they are taking Holiday Party reservations for the month of January. Are maybe you are planning a festive event – a breakfast, lunch or after-work party for staff, clients and friends – there is no better time or place than Bread Garden Catering, to arrange it for you. There are 8 holiday feasts to choose from, so order your feast today then relax – your holiday party planning is done!

Looking for what to do on New Year’s Eve, well here are some ideas – New Year’s Eve with Dal Richards & His Orchestra, or the Doobie Brothers live at the River Rock. How about a Happy “Celtic New Year” Celebration – It’s 2013 in the old country at 4:00pm in BC so come down to O’Hare’s Pub to ring in the New Year Celtic style, just come down and enjoy the party. Last call at 10:00pm, just in time to head to your next party!!.  Sticking with the Irish New Year theme, come on over to Ceili’s Irish Pub’s New Year Party and enjoy a Steak & Lobster dinner and more.
Reprint from Holiday Guide Tourism Richmond