CandyTown Yaletown
November 27, 2021

Candytown is here

A Yaletown Holiday Festival... is COMING TO TOWN

Candytown

November 27, 2021 - Noon to 6pm

The Yaletown BIA is proud to announce the 9th CandyTown.

We wish to invite you to Downtown Vancouver’s only free outdoor winter festival, which will transform the Yaletown streets 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.

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.

Last year, an estimated 20,000 people came out to Candytown to kick off the holidays. We are expecting lower estimates this year due to weather.

Gin-gin - Candytown - Yaletown
Roaming Characters and Performers
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Santa wants to hear from every kid - even the fur-kids. (Jade Stone Photography)
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Gift Market featuring various special vendors to help you with your holiday gift shopping

Downtown Vancouver’s only free winter festival will transform Mainland 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.

Featured activities

NOON - 6 PM

  • Welcoming Ceremony/Land acknowledgement
  • “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market w/ special vendors
  • Life-sized Candyland board (at Bill Curtis Square)
  • Expanded CandyTown Cocktail Tour (19+)
  • Horse Carriage Rides by donation (Sponsored by Areti LLP and Sciue)
  • Dancers from Goh ballet (at the RBC booth)
  • Ice Gateway w/ Ice Carvings
  • Live Music ft. DJ Niña Mendoza
  • Roaming Characters and Performers
  • Saxophone player dressed as Santa/Sasquatch
  • Letters to Santa
  • #StockJoy Charity stocking Booth
  • Transit Bus Walkthrough Museum
  • Roaming Radio Show (MOVE 103.5)

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 a special concoction crafted in the spirit of CandyTown, where you won't find anywhere else but in Yaletown on November 27. Check out the participating restaurants & bars in the map below - including cocktail name, description and ingredients.

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

Candytown supports

The YBIA is proud to support BC Children’s Hospital with proceeds from the Horse Carriage Ride, Starlight Children’s Foundation, and the Rotary Club in Yaletown.

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

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Thank you to our sponsors

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