The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is proud to announce the 8th 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, Hamilton and Davie streets 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. Stilt walkers and roaming holiday characters will interact with revellers, to the wonderment of tots – while live music and carolling will set the stage for Yuletide cheer.
This year, CandyTown is bringing back the self-guided Cocktail Tour for visitors aged 19+ who are searching for a tavern to enjoy seasonal menus, drinks and be merry by the spirit of the festival! Enjoy special concoction crafted in the spirit of CandyTown, where you won’t find anywhere else but in Yaletown on November 30.
This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and sure to get people into the Christmas spirit.
The YBIA is proud to support BC Children’s Hospital, Starlight Children’s Foundation, and the Rotary Club, with proceeds from photos with Santa and the horse-drawn carriage rides going directly to these organizations. Attendees can also donate to participating charities on-site during this year’s CandyTown.
FEATURED ACTIVITIES: 12 PM – 7 PM
- “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market
- “Winter is Coming” dragon ice sculptures & live swordplay by Academie Duello *NEW THIS YEAR
- Expanded CandyTown Cocktail Tour (19+) *RETURNING THIS YEAR
- Food Trucks
- Live Ice Carving
- Live Music
- Horse Carriage Rides by donation (in front of Roundhouse Community Centre)
- Visits with Santa and the Ice Queen
- Vancouver Whitecaps Cruiser
- AND MORE!
Photo: Jade Stone Photography
Do you want to be part of the “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market? CandyTown welcomes vendors in the following categories: Holiday, Food, Art, and Gifts.
Register to be a vendor below. [NOW CLOSED]
We are looking for volunteers to help make CandyTown a success!
Be one of Santa’s helpers, assist with the horse carriage, or take on a leadership role as assistant to the team leader! [NOW CLOSED]