Christmas at Canada Place runs from December 7 to January 3

November 22, 2018

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

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place! Join us in celebrating Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver. Running for four weeks this year from December 7 until January 3, the public is invited to experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, a magical holiday lighting display, the Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Trees.

“Every year we look forward to inviting the community to enjoy this colourful holiday exhibit, which has become a tradition for so many,” said Tom Corsie, president, Canada Place Corporation and vice president of real estate, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “We are thrilled to welcome locals and visitors alike to join us and get into the holiday spirit, surrounded by the iconic views of Vancouver’s working waterfront.”

Christmas at Canada Place presented by Port of Vancouver is made possible by the generous support of our partners including: Air North – Yukon’s Airline, BC Maritime Employers Association, Cactus Club Cafe, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Ceres Terminals Inc., COSCO SHIPPING Lines (Canada), De Dutch, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA), GCT Global Container Terminals Canada, Jacob Bros Construction, Mahony & Sons, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership, Neptune Terminals, Omicron Canada Inc., Pan Pacific Hotel, Parkland Fuel, Seaspan, Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club, Vanguard Painting Ltd., West Coast Reduction, WESTCOAST Sightseeing, WestPark, Westshore Terminals and our media partner: Global BC.

In celebration of Canada’s North, visitors can enter to win a trip for two to the Yukon courtesy of Air North, Yukon’s Airline. The prize includes return airfare for two to Whitehorse, Yukon; two nights hotel accommodation; and one night of aurora borealis viewing. The prize is valued at $1,800.

To enter, visitors can snap a photo of the aurora borealis sign on-site at Christmas at Canada Place. Post it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag #FlyMeNorth and #CanadaPlace. For more details and contest rules and regulations, visit

Christmas at Canada Place 2018 includes:

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 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.

Canada’s North light display
Enjoy a magical holiday experience at Canada’s North light display at Canada Place’s North Point. The display features a 15-foot illuminated moose figure named Chrismoose to properly capture the Canadian holiday spirit.

Festive holiday performers
Each weekend, enjoy the sounds of the holidays featuring the Silver Belles, an a cappella Christmas caroling trio, and the Santa’s Saxes Duo, performing jazzy holiday classics along the west promenade of Canada Place. Performances will occur from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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

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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.

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 WestPark. 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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