Christmas at Canada Place 2021

Join us as we celebrate the 34th annual Christmas at Canada Place from December 3, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

About the experience

Celebrate Christmas at Canada Place in person at Canada Place from December 3, 2021 to January 2, 2022. This family-friendly, outdoor experience will feature the historic Woodward’s Windows and Avenue of Christmas Trees, a special holiday-themed Sails of Light display, Canada’s North light display and more!

Dates: Friday, December 3 – Sunday, January 2

Hours of operation: 8am – 10pm daily (including December 24-26, December 31, January 1). While the experience is open both day and evening, the light displays and Sails of Light can best be viewed after 5:00 p.m. PST.

Location: Canada Place, west promenade and North Point (999 Canada Place, Vancouver)

COVID-19 guidelines: As Christmas at Canada Place is an entirely outdoor experience, vaccine passports will not be required for attendance. We encourage you to practice safe social distancing during your visit.

 


Woodward’s Windows

For over 25 years, the historic Woodward’s Windows have been delighting visitors at Canada Place during the holiday season.

The Woodward’s Windows are a treasured part of Vancouver’s history.

Originally displayed in the Woodward’s department store in downtown Vancouver, the windows feature classic holiday scenes with animated characters and elaborate décor. Handcrafted in the 1960s, the displays include Santa’s Workshop, The Candlestick Factory and The Lamplighter.

Following the closure of the Woodward’s department store, Canada Place purchased the displays in 1993. We have continued to incorporate the displays into our Christmas event each year, offering a nostalgic experience for those who remember seeing them displayed in the store and excitement for those seeing them for the first time.

The Woodward’s Windows will be on display at Canada Place this year.


A Chrismoose Story

In 2017, a 15-foot moose from the North Pole arrived at Canada Place to illuminate the night sky. He joined a spectacular light display on the North Point at Canada Place, which includes over 10,000 high-efficiency LED light bulbs.

Chrismoose captures the spirit of the season each year as part of Christmas at Canada Place. Here’s a look at this magical moose lighting up the winter sky in past years.

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Bring the magic of the holidays to ‘light’ with your very own Chrismoose colouring sheet.


Avenue of Trees tour

A tree is one of the most iconic symbols of the holiday season. Each year, visitors to Canada Place stroll along the outdoor promenade while enjoying the beautifully decorated and individually sponsored trees with their loved ones. Thank you to the following sponsors:

BC Ferries Vacations BHP Canada Post
CP De Dutch Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA)
DP World FortisBC Fraser River Pile and Dredge
Helijet Neptune Terminals Port of Vancouver
Seaspan SerVantage Services Group Viterra
West Coast Reduction WestPark by Indigo Westshore Terminals

Photos from 2019 Avenue of Trees:


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Holiday recipes and crafts

Whip up something tasty in the kitchen this holiday season with these delicious recipes.

Mandarin Orange Tea Cookies

Cranberry Mulled Wine

Cranberry Sauce recipe

Add some festive flair to your holiday decorations with a beautiful DIY west coast wreath.


Delivering everything you need for the holidays

Did you know that most holiday decorations, including trees, lights and ornaments come through the Port of Vancouver in the summer?

Learn more interesting facts about holiday goods that come through the port: