Yaletown Holiday Festival

What: Yaletown's eighth annual free-entry alfresco Christmas festival spreads its Yuletide magic on and around Mainland, Hamilton and Davie this year. Crammed with sugar-plum-hugging seasonal cheer, 2019's family-friendly activities include toe-tapping live music, an artisan street market, horse-drawn carriage rides (by donation) and some super-cool ice-carving demonstrations. New this year, there will also be live swordplay demonstrations. Look out for costumed characters (including prancing gingerbread figures) and don't forget to meet the great man himself, holding court at the North Pole. You won't just be able to snap selfies with Santa, though––the surprisingly jovial Ice Queen will also be on-hand. Finally, fans of the Polar Express should also drop by the Roundhouse Community Centre where Vancouver's version––historic steam engine 374––will be decked out in twinkling holiday lights.

When: November 30, 2019 (noon to 7pm)

Where: Mainland Street, Yaletown, Vancouver

Cost: Free!

For more information: Visit the Yaletown Business Association's event website

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