This Holiday Season
Take Yaletown Home
Let us make your holiday season brighter by shopping local.
Take Yaletown Home
This kissmas Season...
Gift Big Shop Small when you #shopLocal! Find all your gifts for HIM, HER, THEM and EVERYONE with a fresh air outdoor shopping experience in Yaletown. Jump from one store to another with merchants giving the gift of extended store hours so that you can browse and ponder with leisure, and ensure your holiday shopping is easier and more efficient than ever.
The countdown is on, and there's nothing more stressful than frantically searching for meaningful gifts as the clock ticks towards December 25th. The neighbourhood's bevy of merchants has stocked their stores with seasonal goodies guaranteed to impress. Shoppers will be relieved to learn they can find show-stopping decorations, hosting necessities and presents for everyone on their list all from one enchanting neighbourhood: Yaletown.
West of Woodward (for her)
Brooklyn Clothing Co (for him)
Buy Local. Support Small Businesses.
Shrink Wrap (for anyone who needs a massage)
Holiday magic is in the air with festive trees twinkling, the aroma of hot spiced drinks wafting from cafés citywide, and picture-perfect gifts taking centre stage in shop windows. Support small local boutique shops and businesses to help keep the lights on, keep the streets safe and vivid.
Local businesses enhance our community, connect and support us socially, and enhance wealth and employment by circulating dollars many times between businesses.
Learn more at bcbuylocal.com/why-local/
What gifts can I find?
Yaletown is rich with local boutiques and specialty shops. Here are some of our recommendations to help you with your gift list!
Shoppers seeking to relieve their deepest fashion craving for perfectly original items can visit West of Woodward for women's clothing, shoes and accessories that are personally hand-selected by stylists that bring new inventory on a regular basis.
Brooklyn Clothing Co. offers a carefully selected range of products, bringing you quality wear from North America, Europe and Japan. Carrying more than 17 brands, this is the best stop for a gift with effortless style for the special man on your list.
Fine Finds Boutique is a purveyor of numerous local jewelry designers, which makes them beautifully unique; not your average boutique. Find the best distinctive fine jewelry for all the lovely women in your life.
Got a man in your life? Pick up the perfect set of gifts at MASC, where you can find a wide variety of skincare products for men that do what they say will do.
Woo To See You is a unique concept store where highly curated collections are sold in small quantities, and new styles are added weekly! After years of buying for your sister, this is the perfect spot for an unexpected gift, big or small!
Suit up! Help the special man in your life get dressed up for their holiday events with a custom gift from Surmesur. They have created a superior alternative to off-the-rack clothing, at ready-to-wear prices. This is your stop for a customized and elevated gift for that special someone.
Her Society offers high-quality threads, shoes and giftable sourced from local and global designers. The elegant designs will surely bring a smile to your partner’s face.
For THE PARENTS
Your parents deserve nothing but an excellent bottle of wine to unwind this holiday season. Peruse one of the biggest selections of B.C. wine in the Lower Mainland at Swirl Wine Store, where you can buy local and Int'l bottles of red, white & bubbles as well as accessories.
For the SWEET-TOOTH
Gourmands will adore Ganache Pâtisserie, an award-winning French pastry shop located right outside of the district that attracts locals with its savoury aroma, aesthetically appealing and decadent pastries. We recommend their cookies, cakes, croissants, cakes... did we say cakes?
For the NEW HOME OWNER
For holiday entertaining, head to The Cross, a gorgeously outfitted home décor shop that's every Instagrammers' dream - here, stock up on fairy lights to cast a holiday glow, find a cozy throw for cold winter nights, and add pops of greenery to centrepieces with beautiful pots and planters.
For the ONE WHO NEEDS TO RELAX
Got someone who needs to take a break? Shrink Wrap is a luxury infrared sauna studio where clients can enjoy sweating in the serenity of their own personal infrared sauna pod, and their own personal studio suite. Also, if you're looking for a body roller to help with your muscles, have a European Body Roller which is great for reducing cellulite as well as lymphatic drainage.
How to get to Yaletown?
via SkyTrain + Bus
Hop on to any stations on the Canada Line and stop at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, or hop on any stations on the Expo Line and stop at Stadium-Chinatown Station, then take:
Bus 23 Beach ➡ Get on Abbott St and get off Cambie St
Bus 6 Davie ➡ Get on Dunsmuir St and get off Nelson St
via False Creek Ferry
via ride hailing
Open your Uber/Lyft app and enter "Yaletown" as your destination.
via car share
Yaletown has plenty to parking spots available for Evo Car Share, Modo and ZEROCAR.
via driving w/ your own vehicle
There are 950+ parking spaces in our neighbourhood and easy-to-find street parking everywhere. Look "P" street banners to direct you to a public parking lot.
via walking or biking
Locals who work or live downtown can easily walk or bike for 20 minutes max from anywhere in the downtown core.
#Kissmas mistletoes around the neighbourhood
Visitors are also encouraged to indulge in the 'Kissmas' spirit; neighbourhood lampposts and signs will be adorned by mistletoe under which visitors can take selfies smooching their loved ones.
"Yaletown is truly a one-stop holiday destination - not just for shopping, but for an all-encompassing seasonal experience... Yaletown Kissmas is intended to show shoppers that Yaletown offers all they need for the holidays: gifts for loved ones, décor, food and ready-made desserts for entertaining; and plenty of great spots to linger over coffee, a glass of wine or gelato. And the mistletoe hanging throughout the neighbourhood is a perfect opportunity to capture and spread the love - and isn't that what Christmas is all about?"