Still need to find a last minute Christmas gift? Check out Canada’s largest indoor Christmas market, Vancouver Winter Wonderland at the PNE. The PNE Forum has been filled by 100 unique exhibitors, selling one-of-a-kind gifts, foods and warm, seasonal drinks.
If you’re in the Christmas spirit, but have already done your shopping, there are a ton of other activities to enjoy, especially for kids. Ride down an inflatable Santa slide, make crafts and watch winter performance–including Winter Wonderland’s musical adaptation of Frozen. After you can get a photo with Santa Claus or a picture inside a giant snow globe.
With some of the city’s best local venders, you’re sure to find a gift for everyone left on your list. Anyone with a sweet tooth must visit Urge Chocolates; it’s a local, artisanal chocolate company that pairs gourmet Belgian chocolates with the perfect wines, cocktails and beers.
Need a hostess gift? Try InsideOut Home and Floral Boutique. This Vancouver-based mobile retailer specializes in stylish décor, handmade clothing and unique accessories. If you are shopping for little ones, RCWorld is a Vancouver staple for children’s playthings like bikes, kites, stuffed animals, and remote control toys. Or there’s Gauswheel, a freestyle scooter used for city cruising or skate park jumps and tricks. Another local vendor, Magic Stronghold, has games for kids and adults alike. A board game is a perfect gift for the family since they liven up any cold and rainy night in.
Other unique merchants include LED Christmas items from H3 Group Trading, the newest products form Mr. Fireworks, as well as an innovative line of sustainable clothing from Eight-1 Apparel.
The market runs until December 20. Rather than walking through crowed malls or shopping in the rain, enjoy the rest of the holiday season with delicious eats, treats, last minute shopping, and of course, free family fun.
Vancouver Winter Wonderland
When: Friday, December 11 to Sunday, December 20
Where: PNE Forum
Tickets: Cost $5
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