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Magical Christmas Events Around Vancouver in 2023

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Christmas events are a festive tapestry woven with joy, warmth, and tradition, bringing communities together in celebration. From dazzling light displays that transform neighborhoods into enchanting wonderlands to the heartwarming melodies of carolers resonating through the air, the holiday season is a time of shared merriment. Here are some not to be missed.

Carlie Parkinson

Father and Daughter at Christmas Events

The Amazing PNE Fair is back from August 19-September 4! 

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Come to the PNE Fair to see all the attractions you know and love, plus attractions for both the kids and the adults. NEW under $10 Taste of the Fair menu that includes a list of specialty options that will keep your costs down and the fun rolling. With over 50 vendors at this year's…

Carlie Parkinson

Couple eating at PNE

Staycation – 8 ways to fill your days with exciting

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It's Summer vacation. Do you have camps planned? Holidays? Or lots of time to fill locally? Why not turn those days around the house into more of a Staycation and take an adventure locally?

Carlie Parkinson

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4 Can’t Miss Holiday Events to Add to Your Exciting

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'Tis the season for family traditions. Whether your family enjoys baking together, decorating the house and Christmas tree, or just snuggling in with a few favourite seasonal movies - the time to do it is coming up. We're very fortunate in British Columbia to have so many options to help us enjoy the season. You…

Carlie Parkinson

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Exciting PNE Winter Fair

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The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is thrilled to announce the most unique winter celebration in BC, the brand new PNE Winter Fair. The ten-day event features guest favourites from the PNE Summer Fair and the PNE has translated them into a unique winter holiday experience including nightly indoor concerts by your favourite artists, holiday themed…

Carlie Parkinson

Winter Fair

2022 Vancouver International Children’s Festival

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I remember going to the Vancouver International Children’s Festival when I was a child. It was an amazing visit to see talented, creative performers and be swept up in the creativity with hands-on crafts. Now, after a two year in-person hiatus, the 45th annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival returns In-person from May 31 – June…

Carlie Parkinson

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Essential Self-Care in 2022: Beyond Bubble Baths

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It’s pretty clear that our definition of what we consider to be self-care has shifted immensely over the past two years. Yes, there was a time when scheduling a pedicure or drawing a nice bath would cut it, but in today’s uncertain times, self-care has taken on a deeper meaning. 

Carlie Parkinson

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3 Magical Christmas Traditions

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'Tis the season for family traditions. Whether your family enjoys baking together, decorating the house and Christmas tree, or just snuggling in with a few favourite seasonal movies - December is the month to do it. We're very fortunate in British Columbia to have so many options to help us enjoy the season. You can…

Carlie Parkinson

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We Shall Remember

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The City of Vancouver has planned a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square on Thursday. The ceremony will be streamed online on the City of Vancouver’s Facebook page for the public to watch and remember from home starting at 10:30 am.

Carlie Parkinson

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Canceled: Experience the Magic of Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village

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The old fashioned spirit of Christmas comes alive during Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum, presented by Concord Pacific, which returns for the holiday season beginning November 21 with spectacular light displays and historical exhibits in the 1920s village.

Carlie Parkinson

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2 Exciting Events at the PNE: Drive-Thru Tricks-and-Treats Edition and

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What have you got planned for Halloween? A lot of people are opting out of trick-or-treating this year. Dr. Henry said "treating" in small groups is okay, but no large gatherings. Another option to ensure physical distancing is the latest in the PNE drive-thru experiences - A Taste of the PNE Drive-Thru: Tricks-and-Treats Edition. This…

Carlie Parkinson

PNE treat

A Taste of the PNE: Drive-Thru Fair Experience

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Around this time of year, we would begin planning our annual visit to The PNE Fair. Unfortunately, this year is not like other year’s and a lot of things have changed due to precautions to keep our friends, families, and communities safe from COVID-19. Luckily, the PNE has a very creative team and they have…

Carlie Parkinson

The PNE Fair drive-thru

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