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November 22
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is proud to announce the 3rd annual free outdoor Christmas festival – Candytown. Last year, an estimated 15,000 people came out to Candytown to kick off the holidays.

Downtown Vancouver’s only free winter festival will transform Mainland Street into a winter wonderland. Lights and candy canes will adorn lamp poles and costumed characters will parade down the 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. You’ll also find Mainland Street filled with local artisans, street performers and live music.

This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and sure to get people into the Christmas spirit.

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  • “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market
  • Free Horse Carriage Rides (in front of 1200 Pacific Blvd)
  • Live Music
  • Life-size CandyTown Game
  • Visits with Santa and the Ice Queen
  • Ice Carving Demo
  • Candy Making at Frankie’s
  • Christmas Tree Lot
  • CandyTown Cocktail Tour


CandyTown accepts vendors in the following categories:

Fashion / Jewelry – clothing, hats, scarves, shoes, necklaces and other fine accessories.

Craft – prints and posters, greeting cards, puppets and dolls, and other handmade goods.

Gifts / Other – books, dog treats, soaps, candles, and other fun stocking stuffers.

Food – hot food, baked goods, jams and preserves, syrups, candies, chocolate, and other sweet treats.

Apply Now

The fee to participate is $200. Deadline to submit your application is October 24, 2014.

For all vendor inquiries please refer to our FAQ or contact Jillian Ong.


For all media inquiries please contact Tiffany Soper.

Tiffany Soper PR
(604) 783-0013

Resources available for download:

CandyTown logo for web (45kb)

CandyTown logo for print (312kb)