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7 festive reasons to go to the Wesbrook Winter Festival, Dec 1 & 2

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

Previous year’s entry way to the Balloon creation.

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


Don’t miss your chance to memorialize this holiday forever with a photo with Santa Claus.

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!

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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

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