Christmas planning and festive fun have officially begun with the 24th annual Christmas at Canada Place. Once again Canada Place is hosting Vancouver’s most treasured tradition, the Woodward’s Windows, from December 1, 2011 to January 4, 2012. This year they even created a new free mobile app available on iPhone and Android devices to add to the experience and make it an interactive holiday visit to each amazing display.
Back by popular demand, the classic Woodward’s Windows displays will be set-up at locations around the downtown core with four spectacular windows located at the flagship location along the West Promenade at Canada Place.
In the 60’s & 70’s in Vancouver, Christmas meant heading down to the Woodward’s Department Store with your family or sweetheart and seeing the display windows come to life with Santa, his elves, “The Lamplighter”, teddy bears and more. When Woodwards’ closed in 1993, Canada Place purchased the windows and since then they have been a part of the holiday magic at Canada Place adding nostalgia and romance to Christmas in Vancouver.
Discover Woodward’s Windows on a Guided Tour
Check out all the windows in one day or better yet catch a few at a time throughout the month of December. The self-guided tour is FREE for everyone and includes the following displays:
- Canada Place: 999 Canada Place (on the West Promenade)
- Woodward’s London Drugs: Hastings & Abbott
- Bentall One: Burrard & Pender
- Bentall Three: Burrard & Dunsmuir
- Bentall Four: Dunsmuir & Thurlow
- Vancouver Christmas Market: Cambie & Georgia *closes December 24
Image: Christmas at Canada Place