Gastown will be filled with carolling, holiday projections, and mistletoe booths this month

Dec 2 2019, 11:56 pm

The streets of Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood will be filled with the sights and sounds of the holidays as the Gastown Business Associate (BIA) presents a series of “Not-So-Silent Nights” this month.

On December 12, 13, 19, and 20, come down to Gastown to enjoy live choirs, late-night shopping, mistletoe treasure hunts, on-street treats, festive animated projects, and giveaways and surprises.


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Some of Vancouver’s most talented choirs will be taking over the corner of Water and Cambie Street to carol for charitable causes.

You can catch the following choirs on these scheduled dates:

  • December 12 – Salient Group presents the Mom’s Choir supporting the BC Children’s Hospital
  • December 13 – Low Tide Properties presents Los Parranderos supporting the Dugout
  • December 19 – Kitchen Table Restaurants presents Notre Dame Platinum Girls & Iron Men Choir supporting Whole Way House Society
  • December 20– Warner Bros presents Sweet Scarlet supporting the Downtown Eastside Women’s Shelter

The Leckie Building (Water and Cambie Street) will turn into a giant living holiday story as a 120-ft animated video projection, created by students at Vancouver Film School (VFS), will play every 30 minutes in sync with the chime of the famed Gastown Steam Clock during all four Not-So-Silent Nights.

From November 27 to December 20, 10 small mistletoe stations will be placed around Gastown, so there’s lots of time to take those Insta-worthy pics. Spread the joy with the #KissMeInGastown hashtag for lots of opportunities to win prizes.


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Between all the festive fun, you’ll be able to get your shop on till 8 pm as stores will be open for extended holiday hours.

Gastown’s Not-So-Silent Nights

When: December 12, 13, 19, 20,

Where: Gastown Vancouver

Time: 5 to 8 pm

Cost: Choirs will be accepting donations for charities

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