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.

Candytown promo photo

Featured Activities:

  • “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market
  • Free Horse Carriage Rides
  • Live Music
  • Life-size CandyTown Game
  • Visits with Santa and the Ice Queen
  • Ice Carving Demo
  • Candy Making
  • Christmas Tree Lot
  • CandyTown Cocktail Tour

Hours and Location:

When: November 22, 2014
Time: 12PM – 7PM
Where: 1000 – 1100 block of Mainland St. between Davie and Nelson St.

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“[CandyTown] was loads of fun and we thoroughly enjoyed being there.  I hope it is a yearly event for you as I think everyone we spoke with was having a good time.” - Marg A.

“As a small business, having the opportunity to reach new markets and be exposed to such a diverse crowd as we saw last weekend is invaluable. Every aspect of Candytown, from the coordination to the support staff, was great.  And of course, the weather! We could not have asked for more!” – Rossana A.

“THANK YOU for organizing such an awesome Winter event for Vancouver. Our family had a memorable time yesterday. The ice skating, the reindeer, Santa, the food vendors, the dancing mascots and ice sculpture, everything was just wonderful!” - Sharon C.



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