The Woodward’s Windows, Avenue of Christmas Trees, movies and more, all available at Canada Place December 16 to 30

December 6, 2016

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place. Join us in celebrating the 29th annual Christmas at Canada Place presented by the Port of Vancouver. From December 16 to 30, experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows as well as many festive activities, all in support of the Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children program.

Christmas at Canada Place takes place outdoors along The Canadian Trail, on the west side of Canada Place. In addition to the Woodward’s Windows, visitors can enjoy Christmas tree displays, crafts, Rudolph’s Theatre tent showcasing classic children’s Christmas programs, a Christmas light display on the Sails of Light at Canada Place, and the 15-foot snow globe, where you or your group can capture a festive photo inside. The event is free, with donations going to local charity.

“We are thrilled to once again welcome locals and visitors alike to enjoy the fun holiday festivities at Christmas at Canada Place,” said Tom Corsie, president, Canada Place Corporation and vice president of real estate, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “We look forward to this event every year, which has become a holiday tradition for so many. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get into the holiday spirit, while supporting an important local community organization.”

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 active participation and healthy development.

Christmas at Canada Place presented by Port of Vancouver is made possible by the generous support of our partners including: BC Maritime Employers Association, Cactus Club Café, Chevron, Clark Wilson LLP, COSCO Shipping Lines Canada Inc., Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Fibreco Export Inc., FlyOver Canada, GCT Global Container Terminals Canada, Neptune Terminals, Owen Bird, Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, RJC Engineers, Vanguard Painting Ltd, West Coast Reduction, West Coast Sightseeing, WestPark, Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership, and our media partners: Global BC, Shaw, Daily Hive, 103.5 QMFM and 24Hours.

Christmas at Canada Place 2016 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 animated characters and elaborate decor.

15-foot snow globe
Join us inside a Christmas-themed snow globe for festive photos by donation, with all proceeds supporting Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children program. Learn how many of your holiday gifts, Christmas dinner favourites, and seasonal décor come through the port.

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.

Avenue of 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 or sit and relax to catch a glimpse of classic Christmas movies, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.

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About Canada Place

Canada Place at Port of Vancouver is an internationally-recognized landmark and venue for world-class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences. Owned and operated by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, for the last 30 years Canada Place has served as a hub for national celebrations, including National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean Baptiste and Canada Day at Canada Place. Canada Place is also homeport to the Vancouver-Alaska cruises, and houses the port authority offices, Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific Hotel, FlyOver Canada, World Trade Centre and WestPark.

About Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. The port authority manages the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port and third largest tonnage port in North America. The port enables Canada’s trade with more than 170 world economies, approximately $200 billion in goods in 2015, and generates an estimated 100,000 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP. The port authority is accountable to the elected federal minister of transport and is responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations.

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