Christmas at Canada Place returns from December 2 to January 2

November 17, 2022

Free outdoor experience includes the Woodward’s Windows, Avenue of Trees, winter lighting display, Sails of Light and more!

Vancouver, B.C.: Join us in celebrating Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver! This year from December 2 until January 2, the public is invited to celebrate the season and experience this popular annual holiday tradition, featuring the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, a spectacular holiday lighting display presented by Best Buy, the iconic Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Trees.

Guests can look to the skies for an exciting new addition, Bright Skies powered by Best Buy. This incredible drone show will tell a holiday story with the drones forming holiday-inspired images and messages. The shows will take place on December 2 and 3 at 6:00pm.

“We are thrilled to welcome the community back to this holiday tradition on Vancouver’s waterfront. Christmas at Canada Place has become a special tradition for so many across the Lower Mainland,” said Tom Corsie, president, Canada Place Corporation, and vice president of real estate, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “We are so pleased to be able to bring this celebration back to Canada Place each year.”

Christmas at Canada Place presented by Port of Vancouver is made possible by the generous support of our partners including: presenting partner Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada’s Great Bright North presenting partner Best Buy, Avenue of Trees partners Best Buy, CP, Canada Post, Cosco Shipping Lines (Canada), Downtown Van, Helijet, DP World, Fraser River Pile and Dredge (FRPD), Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing, International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Indigo Park Canada Inc., Neptune Terminals, Paquin Entertainment Group, Richardson International Ltd., Westshore Terminals, Viterra, and Media partners Global BC, The Province, The Vancouver Sun, Move 103.5, and Miss604.

Christmas at Canada Place 2022 includes:

Canada’s Great Bright North, powered by Best Buy
Enjoy a magical holiday experience at the North Point of Canada Place, Canada’s Great Bright North light display presented by Best Buy. The display features wintery light displays and a 15-foot illuminated moose figure named “Chrismoose” to properly capture the Canadian holiday spirit.

Woodward’s Windows
Walk along the west promenade of Canada Place to enjoy this treasured part of Vancouver’s history. Originally displayed in the popular Woodward’s department store, the Woodward’s Windows feature classic holiday scenes with animatronic characters and elaborate decor.

Avenue of Trees
The Canadian Trail along the outdoor promenade at Canada Place will be transformed into a holiday wonderland. Guests can stroll the outdoor promenade enjoying beautifully decorated Christmas trees and lights, sponsored by community-minded organizations.

Sails of Light at Canada Place
The night sky will be illuminated by the Sails of Light at Canada Place when the iconic white sails come alive with Christmas-inspired colours starting at dusk every evening.

Christmas at Canada Place is open to the public December 2 to January 2, 8am to 11pm every day. For additional information and photos, please visit

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About Canada Place
Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver is an internationally-recognized landmark and venue for world-class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences. For more than 30 years Canada Place has served as a hub for national celebrations, including Canada Day at Canada Place and Christmas at Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority oversees the Port of Vancouver and is the owner and operator of Canada Place. Canada Place houses Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, FlyOver Canada, World Trade Centre and Indigo Park Canada. It serves as the largest cruise ship terminal in Canada and has been the homeport to the Vancouver-Alaska cruises for more than 30 years.

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Greg Descantes
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