Now that Halloween is over, many of us are beginning to consider our holiday plans. For those who want to get into the Christmas and holiday spirit, there is no better opportunity than visiting Yaletown’s CandyTown festival. This annual festival is in its fifth year, and it provides a major highlight to the Yaletown holiday season.
Also, it’s 100% FREE to get in, so families have an extra incentive to bring their children and enjoy the holiday festivities. Of course, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy all that the festival offers since it includes live music, festive themed drinks at local lounges and seasonal menus at some of the most delicious Yaletown restaurants.
As a member of the Yaletown condos real estate community, I am tremendously proud that our local Yaletown Business Improvement Association can put on Vancouver’s only free outdoor Holiday event. It happens just once a year — this year on November 26 from noon to 7pm — so don’t miss out!
The Most Funderful Time of the Year
I absolutely love how Yaletown clusters together some of Vancouver’s best businesses and luxury condominiums alongside gorgeous, walkable plazas and excellent transportation options.
CandyTown exemplifies this unique geographical magic perhaps better than any other yearly event. Mainland Street packs with local vendors while smiling children and adults soak in all the creative scenery. As the sun sets towards the end of the festival, the twinkly lights come out in force, making the whole event feel magical.
CandyTown also signals rare visits from some of Vancouver’s most special guests, including gingerbread people, reindeer and Santa’s helpers greeting people in the streets. There’s also the big guy himself, as Santa and the Ice Queen parade around Yaletown and greet people in the square.
Vendors will be selling snacks and unique, locally made gifts. Some of my personal favorite food vendors include Damien’s Belgian Waffles, Old Country Pierogi and Bella Gelateria. Of course, some of the best CandyTown moments happen after dark as places like OPUS Bar serve creative themed cocktails and Earls and Rodney’s Oyster House puts together a mouthwatering special menu.
The ice sculptures are also an exciting highlight, especially if you catch them being made in action during live ice carving demonstrations. Horse-drawn carriage rides provide a nice change of pace for those looking to amble down Pacific Boulevard and watch festival-goers milling about amidst people in costume.
CandyTown Shows the Best of Yaletown Condos Living
Putting on CandyTown is only possible through the amazing organizational prowess of the Yaletown Business Improvement Association. They represent an incredibly diverse array of Yaletown’s best businesses, which all donate to a fund that makes things like CandyTown happen.
This unique community cooperation shows why living in Yaletown condos can be so amazing — every business does their part to improve the community and put on events that everyone looks forward to all year long. They also help raise money for important local charities, so don’t forget to bring a cash donation to CandyTown for B.C. Children’s Hospital and Starlight Children’s Foundation if you feel so inclined.
If you want to be a part of this kind of excitement and thriving business community all year long, you can also look at some of the available Yaletown condos for sale. Living in the heart of Yaletown means never missing out!