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The Best of CandyTown; A Winter Wonderland in Yaletown


Yaletown will be transformed into a winter wonderland with “The Best of CandyTown”

Support local businesses and get into the holiday spirit with this free 2-day event from 12pm – 5pm on both December 3-4.

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This year, the YBIA (Yaletown Business Improvement Association) is inviting you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of CandyTown with the “Best of CandyTown.” Taking the classic festive favourites locals and visitors have come to love, such as roaming holiday characters, incredible live ice sculpting, a holiday gift market with local vendors and mixing in new, interactive elements.

CandyTown Ice Sculpture
Photo: Jade Stone Photography / Yaletown BIA

This free, family-friendly event will be a great place to take in the sights and sounds of the holidays! 

Yaletown is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping! The Best of CandyTown will allow shoppers to take advantage of discounts with the Yaletown Gift Passport.

The Yaletown Gift Passport is an exciting scavenger-hunt-style shopping experience where users will receive a $10 gift card from a Yaletown restaurant and discount vouchers from Yaletown shops and boutiques when they virtually check into five participating merchants.

After checking into 20 of Yaletown’s participating businesses, users will be entered into a sweepstake to win a grand prize valued at $1,000.

Things to do at Candytown 2022:

  • All I want for Christmas Gift Market at Helmcken Plaza – gifts, treats and curated art
  • Live Ice Carving and Exhibit – at Bill Curtis Square/Yaletown Canada Line Station
  • Horse Drawn Carriage benefiting BC Children’s Hospital – Carriage station at Bill Curtis Square/Yaletown Canada Line Station
  • Starlight Starbright Children’s Charity candy station– Bill Curtis Square/Yaletown Canada Line Station
  • Roaming Characters Bouncing Elves, Gin-gin, Giant Polar Bears, Snowmen and Rudolf
  • CandyTown Cocktails 19+ (self-guided) tour – at participating restaurants
  • Yaletown Gift Passport access to discounts, and your chance to win a sweepstakes grand prize valued at $1,000!


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  • Start Date

    December 3, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

  • End Date

    December 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

  • Tickets

    Free admission

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