CandyTown Yaletown
December 3 - 4, 2022

best of candytown

Yaletown's Holiday Festival is COMING TO TOWN to celebrate 10 years


10 years of Candytown

The Yaletown BIA is celebrating 10 years of winter festivities with the BEST OF CANDYTOWN

We wish to invite you to Downtown Vancouver’s only FREE outdoor winter festival, which will transform Yaletown public plazas into a winter wonderland. Lights and candy canes will adorn lamp poles and costumed characters will parade down the street. Holiday shoppers are welcome to start their seasonal gift buying in Yaletown with hundreds of local merchants as well as a specialty market carrying unique gifts and holiday treats - check out our Yaletown Gift Passport

Roam the streets with stilt walkers and roaming holiday characters who will safely interact with revellers, to the wonderment of tots - while live music and carolling will set the stage for Yuletide cheer.

Gin-gin - Candytown - Yaletown
Holiday Characters and Performers will be roaming around the block (Bill Curtis Square and Helmcken Plaza) to revel in and celebrate the holiday!
Horse Carriage rides are coming back to give you a ride around the Yaletown block. Rides are by donation to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
Gift Market featuring various special vendors to help you with your holiday gift shopping

Featured activities (for everyone)

Saturday & Sunday, December 3 - 4, 2022 from 12 - 5 PM

Bill Curtis Square

  • 🐴 Horse Carriage Rides by donation
  • 🧊 Live Ice Carvings Demonstration
  • 🤸‍♀️ Roaming Characters and Performers
  • 🍬 Candy Station
  • 📸 Family Christmas Photo station
  • 💌 Letters to Santa

Helmcken Plaza

  • 🎁 “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market ft. the community's favourite vendors
  • 🎷 Live Music w/ East Van Horns
  • 🤸‍♂️ Roaming Characters and Performers
  • 📻 The Breeze 104.3 (Sunday)

Featured activities (for adults)

CandyTown's self-guided Cocktail Tour is returning this year for visitors aged 19+ searching for a tavern to enjoy seasonal menus, and drinks and be merry by the spirit of the festival!

Enjoy a special concoction crafted in the spirit of CandyTown, which you won't find anywhere else but in Yaletown on December 3 - 4.

The list of participating restaurants & bars will be updated daily.

Supporting our community

We are proud to support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (sponsored by Areti) with proceeds from the Horse Carriage Ride, and Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Attendees can also donate to participating charities on-site during this year’s CandyTown.


Thank you to our sponsors

CandyTown could not have been possible without our following sponsors. Thank you!

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