Experience a Very Merry Vancouver This December

Vancouver has earned a reputation as one of the top holiday destinations in the world. With its wide range of fun attractions and festivals, it’s no surprise why. A diverse food and wine scene offering flavours from around the world, and great shopping opportunities with Canadian prices and favourable exchange rates await! There is so much to see and do that you’ll run out of time before checking off everything on your to-do list.

Experience the breathtaking multi-coloured lights of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, indulge in the flavours of Granville Island on the Festive Favourites Market Tour, explore the captivating Holiday Splash exhibit at the renowned Vancouver Aquarium, and much more. There’s festive fun for the whole family!


Very Merry Vancouver is a unique holiday destination that offers a delightful experience. Explore the breathtaking sights, family-friendly activities, and genuine warmth of the holiday season in Vancouver, Canada.

Picture yourself strolling through an authentic outdoor European Christmas market, sipping on mulled wine, and discovering delightful holiday treats and inviting vendors at every corner. Afterwards, you can head just a few blocks away to enjoy a memorable festive feast at a world-renowned restaurant. To top off the evening, take a leisurely walk through VanDusen Garden’s lush botanical garden, adorned with over one million twinkling colored lights in the crisp air.

All these unforgettable holiday experiences are waiting for you in Very Merry Vancouver, Canada. And now, Stay Vancouver Hotels is offering the chance to win incredible prizes, including engaging family-friendly activities and stays at top Vancouver hotels. Visit www.verymerryvancouver.com for three prize draws every day from December 1st to 12th. These prizes provide the perfect starting point for a world of happy holiday experiences. Alternatively, you can book your own hotel stay at one of the 43 downtown hotels and enjoy exclusive promotions and unique incentives. For example, when you book a two-night stay, you can receive a MasterCard prepaid gift card worth up to $250! Learn more at Stay Vancouver Hotels


For the first time ever, the seawall in Coal Harbour will be illuminated for a month-long celebration. The event will feature light installations, performing artists, musicians, and an illuminated walk from Canada Place to Cardero Park. And the best part? It’s all free!

From December 1st to 30th, visitors can enjoy a variety of holiday-themed activities on Friday and Saturday evenings (5 to 10 pm). Highlights include a specialty bar serving alcoholic and hot beverages, a live music stage with over 150 scheduled musicians, and nightly fire performances at Canada Place Park. Learn more.


On December 2nd, visit the CandyTown Holiday Festival in Yaletown! This free, family-friendly holiday festival is brimming with Christmas cheer and the delightful taste of sugar-plum. The plazas of Yaletown are transformed into a joyful winter wonderland, offering toe-tapping live music, a gift market, horse-drawn carriage rides (by donation), and fascinating ice-carving demonstrations. Keep an eye out for stilt walkers roaming around and photo-friendly costumed characters.


Bright Nights at Stanley Park is a must-visit event during the holiday season in Vancouver, running from November 30th to January 1st. Held at Stanley Park, this enchanting event features a stunning display of lights that transform the park into a magical winter wonderland. Visitors can take a train ride through the park to admire the dazzling light installations and festive decorations. It’s a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, create lasting memories, and enjoy the beauty of Stanley Park illuminated with twinkling lights. Bright Nights at Stanley Park is a beloved tradition that captures the joy and wonder of the holiday season.

This is just a small selection of the festivities available in Vancouver in December! Get in the holiday spirit, share a festive drink, and book your trip to Vancouver today with StayVancouverHotels. Choose from 43 downtown Vancouver hotels and discover the ideal accommodation to meet your travel requirements during your stay. Book your stay today and experience the best of Vancouver’s events and attractions. Learn more