Wherever you spend them, there's something so magical about the holidays-and Christmas in Vancouver is no exception. Between the snow-capped mountains, the sleigh-full of holiday activities and the festive natural greenery, the holiday season really shines.
Make your season bright with a visit to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver's Notch8 for afternoon tea. Throughout the year, they host a themed tea that's playful and delicious. For the month leading up to the holidays, they're pulling out all the stops for a truly magical experience. It really is one of the best places to experience afternoon tea in Vancouver.
When was the last time you ice skated on top of a mountain? Check that off your bucket list this year and head to Grouse Mountain. There, they have everything from skiing to snowshoeing to ice skating.
The Vancouver Christmas Market sets up shop at Jack Poole Plaza for about a month. This traditional German market is fun for the entire family. Adults can enjoy a warm mug of mulled wine, while children can tuck into a few Christmas sweets and ride the holiday-themed carousel. This market is open throughout the day so go for lunch, dinner, or to hang out.
Close out the year with Concord's New Year's Eve Vancouver as they host an epic display of fireworks in Coal Harbour. Throughout the evening there will be live music, entertainment, and food trucks. It's a family-friendly celebration so bring the kids.