Concierge Recommends: 2017 Holiday Events


December may be cold and frosty, and the default mode might be to stay at home, in front of a roaring fireplace, with a cup of hot cocoa, but we’re pretty sure we can get you out and at ’em! There’s no shortage of holiday events happening around town this month.

We ask Karlo, a member of our award-winning Concierge Team, for his recommendations to get you and your family into the Christmas spirit:

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30th Annual Christmas at Canada Place – Free walk-through experience includes the Woodward’s Windows, Avenue of Christmas Trees, winter lighting display, Sails of Light and more. (from Nov 23 to Dec 31)


Vancouver Christmas Market – The 8th annual authentic German-inspired Christmas Market creates the perfect atmosphere to get into the holiday spirit. Located at Jack Poole Plaza. (from Nov 22 to Dec 24)

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The Bright Nights Christmas Train at Stanley Park – During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza sparkle with three million twinkling lights. (from Nov 30 to Jan 06)

canyon lightsCanyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge – Be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. (from Nov 23 to Jan 28)

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Festival of Lights – A magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden. (from Dec 01 to Jan 07)

van trolleyKaraoke Christmas Lights Tour – A Vancouver Trolley annual tradition visiting festive light displays. (from Dec 01 to Dec 28)

flyoverChristmas at Flyover Canada – Join Santa on a magical flight across Canada and onto the North Pole. (from Nov 23 to Jan 07)

vsoVancouver Symphony Orchestra – cozy up to timeless classical music at the Orpheum Theatre

cirque kuriosKurios – Cabinet of Curiosities – Another edge-of-your seat feast for the senses from the producers of the world renowned Cirque du Soleil. (from Oct 19 to Dec 31)

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Carol Ship Dinner Cruises – Celebrate the festive season cruising by the various community shorelines & the downtown night skyline. (from Dec 01 to 23)

Make sure to hit up our concierge team when staying at the Pan. They’re always up to date with the latest events, trends and places to be in Vancouver and always find a way to make guests feel at home in a new city!

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