A Vancouver Christmas

Home is where the heart is holidays are.

Kat here!

Honestly, there is {pretty much} no other place in the world I would want to be for the holidays - surrounded by family, friends, happiness, love and festive cheer!!!! {I don't know if you know this but.... I LOVE CHRISTMAS!} 

Here's what's happening in Vancouver over the Christmas season...

Free skating at Robson Square! {Just bring or rent your own skates!}
This is pretty much as close as it gets to outdoor skating in the city {unless you want to hit up Grouse Mountain and skate on the actual outdoor ice!} - open until February, Thursdays-Sundays.
This has been a Christmas day family tradition since I remember being on skates! 
I'll still beat my brothers {both hockey players} in a race ;)
[L-R: My beautiful Mother, younger brother Trevor, oldest sister Kristin, Dad, Me! And older brother Brian]

More info on Robson Square here!

Bright Nights at Stanley Park!
See the beautiful Stanley Park transformed into a Winter Wonderland - take the train ride while enjoying Christmas tunes, or walk around the plaza and marvel at the displays and the park decorated with over two million lights!!
Did I mention the roasted chestnuts...?
Running until January 2nd, open Thursdays-Sundays, 3:00P - 11:00P!
 Get all the info here!

Vancouver Christmas Market!
An annual, must attend Christmas event, the Vancouver Christmas Market held at the Queen Elizabeth Plaza is a wonderful traditional market full of festive holiday staples! 
{A great place to shop for little, crafty gifts!}
 Did I mention there is gingerbread galore at this market...? Where do I sign up!

Open until December 24th, so check it out ASAP!
Check out the website here!

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden!
Take a walk through Candy Cane Lane {how can you possibly resist with a name like that?}, check out the Dancing Lights, see Santa{!} and enjoy the Community Choir Concerts!

Open Dec. 9th until January 2nd, 4:30P-9:00P
Find more details here!

Last but not least, the most amazing Christmas show ever {I watch it every Christmas!}...

The Nutcracker ballet!
I'm not really sure I need to say anything at all about this! A perfect Christmas season staple - beautiful ballerinas, magical music, rat kings and mice soldiers....? Well you get the point.

You can catch performances from two different companies;
The Goh Ballet Nutcracker- at the Centre for Performing Arts playing Dec. 15th-Dec. 18th
Ballet BC presents the Alberta Ballet Nutcracker - at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Dec. 28th-Dec. 31st

These are just a few favourites and standouts, there are so many other great things to do I couldn't list them all!
I can't wait to go to all of them :)

Happy Holidays!

Kat, xo.

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