The count down is on and Christmas is only days away. We can’t think of anything better than to fill our days with Vancouver’s holiday best!  Here are our picks of the greatest Christmas To Do’s around Vancouver.

 

Grab a Cup of Coco

With a winter this cold, it’s time to heat from within. Our fav is the Wild Saje at Koko Monk. Made with vegan chocolate, almond milk, and turkish coffee, it has just the right amount of coco-y goodness without being too sweet. Enjoy a cup in their chocolateria, or grab a hot chocolate on your way to go on your way to..

Capilano Suspension Bridge – Canyon Lights

A perfect time to bust out the situational dressing. Take your toque + matching scarf as you’re going to feel the elevation change on this one. They’ve gone above and beyond this year with their 153 foot live Christmas tree, the tallest in the world! Stroll through the rainforest, walk the suspension bridge, and maybe sneak a kiss under the twinkling lights.

Gingerbread Lane at the Hyatt Regency

Disclaimer: Do not attempt while hungry
Spend 15 min up to an entire evening wandering through the incredible Gingerbread creations at the Hyatt. We didn’t even know you could do so many things with candy! See if you can spot the imaginative gingerbread mountain. The attention to detail is phenomenal. And while you're there, why not enjoy a holiday themed cocktail or two in their lounge, the Grain Tasting Bar.

Make Your Own

There’s an easy way and a right way to make your own Gingerbread house. We won’t lie, we’re pretty big fans of the kits – like the new Starbucks Gingerbread house kit. But to really make a Gingerbread house you can call your own, gather up a group of your besties and organize a class at the Dirty Apron. All you’re required to do is show up in your Betty Crocker best (a holiday apron will make for a pretty nice touch) and learn the ins and outs from the pros. Or try out a recipe from scratch, like this one from Life, Love, and Sugar.

GOH Ballet – The Nutcracker

If you haven’t seen this since you were a kid, its time to rekindle your childlike curiosity. A perfect excuse to get dressed in your holiday best + revel in a truly magical performance. We’re lucky to have talent like this in Vancouver. And watch for the mini me ballerinas – they make for the cutest rats.

That Ugly Sweater

Even if you don’t have an Ugly Christmas sweater party to attend, no need to have an excuse to get your craft on. It’s too easy to hit up your local emporium + buy one.. Make for one better and create the ugliest sweater yourself! Head to Michaels or Dressew for your tools, and Value Village for something to use as a base – and let the artist out from within. If you want to give your sweater the ultimate debut, head to the Commordore Ballroom for their annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party.

Feel the Burn

No reason you can’t be in the holiday spirit but also try and burn off some of those Christmas beverages and sweets. Our picks include snowshoeing and skating on Grouse Mountain. There’s nothing but perfect conditions this year!

Polar Express

You’ll have to be sure to catch this one today, or put it at the top of your list for next year. For the ultimate in Christmas experiences, head to Squamish to board the Polar Express. Who doesn’t like a train ride, complete with hot chocolate, cookies, and Christmas carols? Not to mention the destination. Drum roll please…..the North Pole of course! We promise, this one isn’t just for kids.

Game On

Last but certainly not least. Stop in and visit us to see our Pacman Christmas come to life! Spend some time playing jumbo Pacman on our giant video wall. Can you beat the high score!?

     

     

     

Images courtesy Capilano Suspension Bridge, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, and Goh Ballet – The Nutcracker.


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WOMENS CLOTHING

Standard XXS XS S M L XL
US P P S M L XL
US 0 0 2-4 4-6 8 10
Unisex 0 1 2 3 4
France 32 34 36 38 40 42
Italy 36 38 40 42 44 46
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14
China (top) 155/76A 160/80A 165/84A 170/88A 175/92A 175/96A
China (bottom) 155/64A 160/66A 165/68A 170/70A 175/72A 175/74A
Japan 3 5 7 9 11 13
Australia 6 8 10 12 14 16
Germany 30 32 34 36 38 40
Denmark 30 32 34 36 38 40

 

WOMENS JEANS

Standard XXS XXS XS S M L XL
Inches 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
China (jeans) 24/155/62A 25/160/64A 26/165/66A 27/170/68A 28/175/70A 29/180/72A 30/185/74A

 

WOMENS SHOE

Italy 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Japan 21.5 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5
China 225 228 230 233 235 238 240 243 245 248 250 253 255 258 260

 

WOMENS RING

Standard XS XS S S M M
Europe 11 11 12 12 13 13
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5

 

WOMENS HAT

Standard S S M M L L
US 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8
UK 6 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4
Europe 54 55 56 57 58 59

 

WOMENS BELT

Standard XXS XS S M L XL
US 0 0 2-4 4-6 8 10
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14
Italy 36 38 40 42 44 46
Europe 65 70 75 80 85 90

 

WOMENS GLOVE

Standard XXS XS S M L
Inches 6 6.5 7 7.5 8

 

MENS CLOTHING

Standard XXS XS S M L XL
Unisex 0 1 2 3 4 5
UK/US (Chest) 32 34 36 38 40 42
UK/US (Waist) 26 28 30 32 34 36
Italy 42 44 46 48 50 52
Japan 0 1 2 3 4 5
China 165/84A 170/88A 175/92A 180/96A 185/100A 190/104A

 

MENS TROUSER

Standard XS XS S S M M L L XL XL
Inches 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Italy 44 44 46 46 48 48 50 50 52 52
Japan 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4

 

MENS SHOE

US 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13
UK 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
Europe 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46
Japan 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 30.5

 

MENS SHIRTING

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UK/US (Collar) 14 14.5 15 15.5 15.75 16 16.5 17 17.5
Europe (Collar) 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
Italy 44 44 46 46 46 48 48 50 50

 

MENS HAT

Standard S S M M L L XL
US 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8
UK 6 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4
Europe 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

 

MENS BELT

Inches 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Europe 85 85 90 90 95 95 100 100 105 105

 

MENS GLOVE

Standard S S M M L L XL
Inches 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5

 

UNISEX

0 1 2 3 4 5
XS S M L XL XXL
US MEN 34 36 38 40 42 44
FRENCH MEN 40 42 44 46 48 50
UK MEN 34 36 38 40 42 44
ITALIAN MEN 44 46 48 50 52 54
GERMAN MEN 44 46 48 50 52 54
SPANISH MEN 44 46 48 50 52 54
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FRENCH WOMEN 32 34 36 38 40 42
UK WOMEN 4 6 8 10 12 14
ITALIAN WOMEN 36 38 40 42 44 46
GERMAN WOMEN 30 32 34 36 38 40
SPANISH WOMEN 32 34 36 38 40 42
JAPAN WOMEN 5 7 9 11 13 15
WAIST PANTS 23-25 26-28 29-31 32-34
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