Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – December 12 – 13th

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy unites local artists, designers and makers 12th annual show planned for December 12 – 13th at Heritage Hall in Vancouver, BC   At Christmas, our consumerism seems to be at its highest. It’s when we spend too much time standing in malls, purchasing gifts in volumes, and not even considering the human … Read moreShiny Fuzzy Muddy – December 12 – 13th

Père Noël at L’Epicerie Gourmande

Père Noël has made an early stop in Vancouver and left a sleigh-load of gourmet goodies at L’Epicerie Gourmande.  Items range from small stocking-stuffers to eye-popping gourmet gift baskets.   Special Discount on Gift Baskets  We have beautiful Gift Baskets and Gift Sets filled with culinary treasures sure to delight every foodie on your list. … Read morePère Noël at L’Epicerie Gourmande

Donnelly Group Toy Drive

Bringing joy of the season to hundreds of kids Celebration of seasonal giving takes place December 8th at Republic Nightclub What began 14 years ago with a small group of Donnelly Group managers getting together a few weeks before Christmas to donate to those in need has grown into a Toy Drive which annually gathers over … Read moreDonnelly Group Toy Drive

Brentwood brings holiday magic to Burnaby 

Holiday entertaining, giveaways and photos abound from December 1-24   Brentwood is making holiday magic with a full calendar of seasonal celebration: think awe-inspiring aerial performers, hand-drawn caricatures, free festive treats, live entertainment, and plenty of surprises from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in December (excluding Boxing Day).“The holidays are a magical time of year, and we want … Read moreBrentwood brings holiday magic to Burnaby 

Catch the Kissmas Spirit with the Yaletown BIA  

First annual Yaletown Kissmas helps local revelers feel the love this holiday season     ‘Tis the season to catch the Kissmas spirit. With the holidays in full swing, locals can join the Yaletown Business Improvement Association for a one-night Christmas pop-up, in the heart of Yaletown. On Saturday, December 19, head down to Bill Curtis … Read moreCatch the Kissmas Spirit with the Yaletown BIA  


CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S IN FINE STYLE AND FESTIVE FLAIR AT BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR    Unwrap Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner. Ring in 2016 with Exclusive New Year’s Eve Seatings, New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will offer guests a series of festive feasts this holiday season as Executive Chef … Read moreBOULEVARD: CELEBRATE IN FINE STYLE AND FESTIVE FLAIR

#TasteofThursday Christmas recipe

Chef Jean-Francis’ Christmas Memories Foie Gras   Jean-Francis Quaglia, Executive Chef & Owner Serves: 10 as an appetizer (thin slices), or fewer with thick slices   Ingredients: 1 large loaf of Foie Gras, (approx. 1 kilo) 2 ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. ground cloves ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper ½ … Read more#TasteofThursday Christmas recipe

Let there be light:

Park Board’s Festival of Lights is bigger and better! VanDusen Botanical Garden—one of North America’s top public gardens—kicks off the holiday season Five more acres have been added to the 31st annual Festival of Lights (FOL), sponsored by Vancouver International Airport (YVR). A million lights will decorate 15 acres (6 hectares) nightly throughout December (closed … Read moreLet there be light:

Wine Tourism

The Rise of British Columbia Wine Tourism A stellar wine touring year for BC wineries, and the season is far from over!   Wine tourism in BC is on the rise, reporting a record high in visitors and sales this year, and gaining accolades as a world-class wine destination from publications and wine critics around … Read moreWine Tourism

Enjoy the Christmas Season in Victoria

Fast becoming a family tradition our trips to Victoria to enjoy an early Christmas getaway. For a number of years we would take a mini-cation in September and again in February. Gradually as the family dynamics changed we stopped our twice annual visits only to revive them on an annual basis in 2014. This is … Read moreEnjoy the Christmas Season in Victoria


Dec. 5 & 6 Winery Holiday Open Houses   The festive season is quickly approaching and you are invited to get into the holiday spirit by spending the weekend touring the Similkameen wineries! Wine tastings, food pairings, decorated wine shops, local art, gift ideas and holiday joy and cheer await you in the fifth annual … Read moreSIMILKAMEEN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS!

#MarketMonday Von Hardenberg Candles

Von Hardenberg Candles finished the 2014 year with successful events at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market, Circle Craft, North Vancouver Holiday Market, and our Thornhill Artisan Fair. We now have many more mail order requests throughout B.C.  Our Thornhill Artisan Fair featured many new and interesting artisans as well as some popular repeat artisans that our customers … Read more#MarketMonday Von Hardenberg Candles

Farmer Friday with Bees Knees Christmas Trees

ONE MARKET DAY ONLY!! We are back at The Vancouver Farmer’s Winter Market @ Nat Bailey Stadium!- Saturday December 12 from 10-2pm Order by DEC.5   THE GOODIES!! GRAND FIR •Get all your treasures on this full size tree! Best known for their amazing aroma and longevity. The needles grow flat and fan out on … Read moreFarmer Friday with Bees Knees Christmas Trees

Christmas Queen 2 – You Better Watch Out

HOLIDAY SPIRITS ABOUND AT VANCOUVER THEATRESPORTS™   The holiday season is a time of indulgence with all the cookies, mince tarts and candy canes not to mention egg nog and mulled wine.     Paul Belsito, manager of the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge at Vancouver TheatreSports’™ The Improv Centre, has been getting into the … Read moreChristmas Queen 2 – You Better Watch Out


6TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET OPEN November 21st – December 24   Traditional huts, handmade gifts and thousands of twinkling lights will once again fill Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza during the 6th annual Vancouver Christmas Market, which opens at 11:00 am this morning.  Guests are invited to take a trip to Europe without leaving the … Read moreVANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET

No donation is ever too small!

Sometimes it feels like you can’t make much of a difference. You may be working hard but you aren’t yet accomplishing your goal. I’ve had my own website now for almost two years. Just about every day I am up at 6 am to schedule my social media posts and for the rest of the … Read moreNo donation is ever too small!

Holiday Market Saturday, December 12

Holiday Market Gift Guide showcases top picks for local gift giving Vancouver Farmers Markets’ brings out the best in local food, craft beverage and handmade craft for its 20th Annual Holiday Market    Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) will hold its 20th Annual Holiday Market next month on Saturday, December 12th at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The Holiday Market is VFM’s only … Read moreHoliday Market Saturday, December 12

Welcome to Singletree this winter!

 Singletree Winery Warms up your Holiday Season Taste their Fraser Valley wine and get cozy at seasonal community events Wine lovers have a chance to taste local wine and stock up for gifting and entertaining this holiday season, at three upcoming events. Singletree Winery, the newest, small, family-owned and operated agri-business in Abbotsford, is pouring … Read moreWelcome to Singletree this winter!


DISCOVER THE WONDER OF WINTER IN BC WINE COUNTRY  Nov. 27 – Dec. 6, 2015   Get into the holiday spirit early with a visit to some of BC’s best wineries. Between November 27th and December 6th you can find a great selection of open houses, events, light ups, tastings, gift ideas and more at … Read moreWINTER WINE EVENTS