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Christmas at Canada Place 2013 Celebrates Holiday Magic

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 03, 2013 2:25 pm

Experience a traditional Canadian Christmas, free-of-charge, under one roof at Christmas at Canada Place!

Christmas at Canada Place is returning for its 26th year with more activities, entertainment, lights and decor than ever before.

It takes place inside the Cruise Ship Terminal at Canada Place from now until December 31, 2013. In previous years, the festival has been held on the upper levels of Canada Place but for this year, it is returning to the Cruise Ship Terminal and will feature a skating rink, curling rink and holiday train as new attractions to the experience this year.

Christmas at Canada Place

“This year promises to be the best one yet. The mandate of Canada Place is to provide inspirationally Canadian experiences,” said Tom Corsie, president of Canada Place Corporation and vice president of real estate at Port Metro Vancouver. “This year’s theme is ‘Christmas in Canada’, so we crafted a holiday experience that is infused with a uniquely Canadian spirit.”

In addition to taking part in the festivities, organizers are asking attendees to help fill a shipping container at the front plaza with donated food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. As well, in the spirit of giving, donations of $2 per person for skate rental or to ride the holiday train will go towards the Strathcona Community Centre’s Food Security for Children and the West Coast Railway Association.

Santa will also be visiting his Canada Place workshop on weekends – an opportunity for children to take photos and ask Mr. Claus for presents.

Christmas at Canada Place

The historic Woodward’s Window displays from the old Woodward’s department store will also be making a return appearance. Handcrafted in the 1960s, the window displays became a Vancouver holiday tradition and were purchased by Canada Place following the store’s closure in 1993. The Woodward’s Windows offer nostalgia for those who remember seeing them displayed in the store and excitement for those seeing them for the first time.

Christmas at Canada Place

The festivities of Christmas at Canada Place are also part of a wider holiday celebration along the newly established ‘Winter Waterfront District’ that stretches from Jack Poole Plaza at Burrard Landing to Canada Place. This includes daily Christmas at FlyOver Canada festivities and the Vancouver Tree Lighting Celebration presented by Amacon.

Christmas at Canada Place 2013 activities include:

  • Skating Rink
  • Curling Rink
  • Holiday Train
  • Historic Woodward’s Windows
  • Santa’s Workshop
  • Avenue of Christmas Trees
  • Festival Performances

Christmas at Canada Place 2013

Dates: December 1 to 31, 2013

Location: Cruise Ship Terminal Level at Canada Place, Vancouver

Admission: FREE!

Hours:

  • December 2 – 6: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • December 7 – 8: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 9 – 13: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • December 14 – 15: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 16 – 20: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • December 21 – 23: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 24: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • December 25: CLOSED
  • December 26 – 30: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • December 31: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Performance Schedule:

  • December 1
    • Afterglow Quartet, 3pm–4pm
    • Afterglow Quartet, 4pm-5pm
  • December 2
    • Adam Thomas, 1pm-3pm
  • December 3
    • Goby Catt, 1pm-3pm
  • December 4
    • Neal Ryan, 1pm-3pm
  • December 5
    • Fanny Starchild, 1pm-3pm
  • December 6
    • Encore Choir, 2pm-3pm
  • December 7
    • Fanny Starchild, 11am-12:30pm
    • Goby Catt, 1pm-2:30pm
    • The Agency Caroller’s, 2pm-3pm
    • The Agency Caroller’s, 3pm-4pm
    • Gogo Bonkers, 4pm-5pm
  • December 8
    • Fanny Starchild, 11am-12:30pm
    • Goby Catt, 12:30pm-1:30pm
    • Show Stoppers, 2pm-3pm
    • Afterglow Quartet, 4pm-5pm
    • Afterglow Quartet, 5pm-6pm
  • December 9
    • Adam Thomas, 4pm-6pm
  • December 10
    • Goby Catt, 4pm-6pm
  • December 11
    • Adam Thomas, 4pm-6pm
  • December 12
    • Kids Chorus, 4pm-5pm
    • Joyful Vocal Choir, 6pm-7pm
  • December 13
    • Our Lady of Mercy School Choir, 5pm-6pm
  • December 14
    • Silk Road, 11am-12:30pm
    • Show Stoppers, 1pm-2pm
    • Will Stroet & The Backyard Band, 2:30pm-3:30pm
    • Noel Singers, 3pm-5pm
  • December 15
    • Fanny Starchild, 11am-12:30pm
    • The Silver Belles, 1pm-2pm
    • The Silver Belles, 2pm-3pm
    • Gogo Bonkers, 2:30pm-3:30pm
    • Afterglow Quartet, 4pm–5pm
    • Afterglow Quartet, 5pm-6pm
  • December 16
    • Clare Brett, 1pm-2pm
    • The Silver Belles, 2pm-3pm
    • The Silver Belles, 3pm-4pm
    • The Flanagans, 4pm-6pm
  • December 17
    • The Mad Celts Duo, 1pm-3pm
    • Gogo Bonkers, 3:30pm-4:30pm
    • Clare Brett, 5pm-6pm
  • December 18
    • Adam Thomas, 1pm-2pm
    • Fanny Starchild, 2:30pm-4:30pm
    • Goby Catt, 5pm-6pm
    • Noel Singers, 5pm-7pm
  • December 19
    • Olaf De Sheild, 1pm-2pm
    • The Mad Celts Duo, 2:30pm-4:30pm
    • The Silver Belles, 5pm-6pm
    • The Silver Belles, 6pm-7pm
  • December 20
    • Adam Thomas, 1pm–2pm
    • Calvin’s Carols, 2:30pm-3:30pm
    • The Flanagans, 4pm-6pm
  • December 21
    • Starchild & Co., 11am-12:30pm
    • Silk Road, 1pm-2pm
    • Gogo Bonkers, 2pm-3pm
    • Noel Singers, 4pm-5pm
    • Noel Singers, 5pm-6pm
  • December 22
    • Fanny Starchild, 11am–12pm
    • Bobs & Lolo,  12pm–1pm
    • Andrew Mockler, 1:30pm-2:30pm
    • Goby Catt, 3pm–5pm
    • Silk Road, 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • December 23
    • Clare Brett, 11am-12pm
    • Halifax Warf Rats, 12:30pm-2:30pm
    • Noel Singers, 3pm-4pm
    • Noel Singers, 4pm-5pm
  • December 24
    • Noel Singers, 12:30pm-1:30pm
    • Noel Singers, 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • December 25
    • Closed
  • December 26
    • Olaf De Sheild, 11am-12pm
    • Goby Cat Duo, 12pm-2pm
    • Rob Eller, 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • December 27
    • Olaf De Sheild, 11am-12pm
    • The Mad Celts Duo, 12:30pm-2:30pm
    • Rob Eller, 3pm-5pm
    • Svipanok Chorus, 5pm-6pm
  • December 28
    • Starchild & Co.,11am-12:30pm
    • Silk Road, 1pm-2pm
    • Starchild & Co., 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • December 29
    • Starchild & Co., 11am-12:30pm
    • Starchild & Co., 1pm-2pm
    • Goby Catt, 2pm-3pm
    • Silk Road, 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • December 30
    • The Mad Celts Duo, 3pm-5pm
  • December 31
    • Goby Catt Duo, 11am-3pm

Christmas at Canada Place

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