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November 22, 2014
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


Thank you to our Sponsors


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Gift vendors
Food vendors
Other vendors
3H Craftworks Bon Mano Bon BC Living
Courtney Rai Dawn Jewelry Cloud Nine Cotton Candy Company Costco
Danes & Divas Damien’s Belgian Waffles Flight Centre
Divine Vines Encanto / OMG Grey Cup Festival
Elana Lauren Designs Footo Croissant Skills for Kids
Fine Finds Frankie’s Candy Hut Starlight Children’s Foundation
Goorin Bros. French Made Baking
Grafton and Scratch Gary’s Kettle Corn
Hive Printing Half Baked Cookie Co
Ildiko Jewelry Jam’n Music
Reckless Bikes Kalley Kandy
Shoe Phix Lindt Chocolate
Skoah Mancakes Bakery
Standout Boutique Maples Sugar Shack
Stark Natural Herbs Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery
Vancouver Candle Company Meet 2 Eat
Vanity Lab Mollie’s Minis
Woo to See You Old Country Pierogi
Preserved by Janet
Rootables Chips
Slavic Rolls
Sweet Thea
Urban Fare
Vintage Sweets
Wilkyz Grill

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)

  • Katie

    This was a huge let down. VERY disappointed
    with the “decorations” or lack thereof…no decorated trees, a few
    parking meters had something & the street wasn’t even strung with
    lights. The inflatables were nice but nothing special.

    The company who did the kids area clearly didn’t know kids as
    they put up fake blocks with wires poking out that weren’t attached, and the flooring was torn
    apart in about 5 minutes which wasn’t safe. The kids weren’t allowed to
    touch anything (like kids won’t…)

    We saw Santa for about 5
    seconds, then he left and never saw him again for the whole 2 hours we were
    there. The saving grace was the bands. Seemed like just a big
    promotional event to get people to shop in the stores.

    • Max K

      I bet you ask to speak to the manager a lot.

    • Annie

      Yeah, I totally agreed! Funny enough that they DOUBLE the rent EVERY YEAR, and yet each year it’s getting worse and worse!…. kinda make us think they are only after the money rather than making the business and the community grow. Every year I see less and less hand crafted artists attend the event and more and more big companies like Urban Fair and Fitness World popped up…. if they don’t do something about it, then soon this Candy Town will turn into Supermarket Town (Superstore / Urban Fair / Safeways / London Drugs, etc)

  • atom vma

    Horse rides are Not free. 2 bucks per person. So if you’re not going to pay don’t waste your time at the lineup.