Christmas at Canada Place, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, celebrates 27 years of Christmas magic

December 5, 2014

Christmas at Canada Place, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, celebrates 27 years of Christmas magic

The Woodward’s windows, crafts, movies and more available at Canada Place December 13-31

Vancouver, B.C., ‘Tis the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating the 27th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by Port Metro Vancouver. From December 13 to 31, 2014, experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s windows and new festive activities, all in support of the Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children Program.

Unlike previous years, this year’s Christmas at Canada Place is entirely outdoors, located on The Canadian Trail, on the west side of Canada Place. In addition to the Woodward’s windows, visitors can enjoy Christmas tree displays, crafts, a holiday movie tent showcasing classic Christmas flicks, and an ongoing Christmas light show right above on the iconic sails.

“We are thrilled to welcome locals and visitors alike to the 27th annual Christmas at Canada Place,” said Tom Corsie, President, Canada Place Corporation and Vice President of Real Estate, Port Metro Vancouver. “This event has become a holiday tradition for so many, and is a fantastic opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit surrounded by the iconic views of Vancouver’s working waterfront, all while supporting an important local community organization. During the holiday season and beyond, we place great value in doing our part to support organizations that are working hard to improve communities in our region.”

The Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children Program funds food for afterschool care programs, youth cooking programs and day camps. Wholesome snacks and meals are prepared to ensure that children and youth have full stomachs for full participation and healthy development.

Christmas at Canada Place presented by Port Metro Vancouver is made possible by the generous support of our partners including: CN, Loblaws City Market and Your Independent Grocer, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, VINCI Park, CP, PCL Construction, Read Jones Christoffersen, Westcoast Sightseeing, Vanguard Painting, Tyco and media partners Global BC, Shaw, 24Hours, 103.5 QM/FM, The Beat 94.5, OMNI Diversity Television and Vancity Buzz.

Christmas at Canada Place 2014 includes:

The Woodward’s Windows
The Woodward’s windows are a treasured part of Vancouver’s history. Originally displayed in the popular Woodward’s department store, the windows feature classic holiday scenes with animated characters and elaborate decor.

Canada Place Sails of Light
The wintery night sky will be illuminated by the Canada Place Sails of Light where the iconic white sails will come alive with Christmas inspired colours and designs.

Christmas Trees, crafts and more
The Canadian Trail along the outdoor promenade at Canada Place will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland, decked out with holiday décor and festive activities. Guests can stroll the outdoor promenade enjoying singing carolers, beautifully decorated Christmas trees and Christmas crafts. Come in, sit down and write your letter to Santa, make a reindeer headband and more.

Rudolph’s Theatre
Stroll through Rudolph’s Theatre and catch a glimpse of classic Christmas movies, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.

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About Canada Place and Port Metro Vancouver

Canada Place is the inspiring national landmark that welcomes local residents, visitors and ships to the west coast. Located on the waterfront in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown, Canada Place is proud to be an integral part of Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest and most diversified port. With a strong commitment to sustainable operations and growth, Port Metro Vancouver works collaboratively with our neighbours to listen to concerns, preserve the quality of life in our region, and provide support through its community relations and investment programs. Canada Place hosts a number of marquee annual community events including the award-winning Canada Day at Canada Place. Each year, Port Metro Vancouver invests one percent of its net income in community programs. Since 2004, Canada Place has raised almost $200,000 for the Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children Program.


For media inquiries, please contact Port Metro Vancouver media relations:

John Parker-Jervis
Media & Government Affairs Advisor
[email protected]

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