Kick off the holiday season with Wesbrook Village! For the first time ever, the Wesbrook Village Winter Festival will span two days for double the festivities and double the fun.
This year, they’re partnering up with Etsy Vancouver to bring their Winter Craft Market to the Wesbrook Community Centre. Don’t miss all you can do, see and sing! Wesbrook Village will be as packed as the goodies on Santa’s Sleigh …and it’s all FREE!
7 festive reasons to go to the Wesbrook Winter Festival
See the Holiday Balloon display extravaganza
Newly innovated and filled with hidden gems, this year’s balloon winter wonderland display is even better than last year.
Date: Saturday, December 1 – Saturday, December 8
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Wesbrook Welcome Centre
Admire the outdoor light and tree display
Decking Norman MacKenzie Square with holiday spirit in the heart of Wesbrook Village is a 32′ tree display and photo opportunity that you won’t want to miss.
Date: Saturday, November 17 – Wednesday, January 2
Time: Lights on after 4:00 pm
Location: Norman MacKenzie Square
Get local hand-crafted gifts at the Etsy Vancouver Winter Market
Filled with booths selling neat holiday crafts, Etsy Vancouver is bringing the perfect place to find some great presents.
Date: Saturday, December 1 – Sunday, December 2
Time: 10:00am– 5:00pm
Location: Wesbrook Community Centre
Take part in a holiday scavenger hunt
Explore the Village to complete the scavenger hunt and you will be presented with an extra gift from Santa.
Date: Saturday, December 1 –Sunday, December 2
Time: 11:00am– 4:00pm
Location: start at Wesbrook Welcome Centre
Listen to talented Christmas carolers
Roaming Wesbrook Village and serenading the community with festive cheer are carolers from UBC Theatre Carolers.
Date: Saturday, December 1-Sunday, December 2
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: around Wesbrook Village
Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage
Back again this year is the community favourite, a horse-drawn carriage ride that will bring you throughout the Wesbrook Village winter wonderland!
Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: outside the Wesbrook Welcome Centre
Get that Santa shot
Date: Sunday, December 2
Time: 12:00 pm– 2:00 pm
Location: Blenz Coffee
PS: Did we mention it’s free, although you might want to splurge at the Etsy market!
This post is sponsored by Community Builder Wesbrook Village
Wesbrook Village is a collection of shops and residences on Vancouver’s West Side. Located on a spectacular peninsula known for its ocean views, old-growth forest, outdoor recreation and the tier-one University of British Columbia, Wesbrook is an ideal starting point for an hour of excitement or a lifetime of enrichment. With over 5 parks and playgrounds, a new community centre and over 200 events and activities throughout the year, come experience what Wesbrook Village has to offer! www.discoverwesbrook.com
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).