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CandyTown – A Winter Wonderland in Yaletown


Join in on the holiday cheer as Yaletown’s public plazas turns into a magical winter wonderland with the return of CandyTown.

Support local businesses and get into the holiday spirit with this free Vancouver holiday festival event taking place December 2nd, 2023.

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This beloved event is returning for their 11th year, and this year’s event will be better than ever with new additions that will delight families, friends, and even pets.

Returning are 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

Things to do at Yaletown’s Candytown 2023:

Bill Curtis Square

  • Horse Carriage Rides by donation
  • Live Ice Carvings Demonstration
  • Roaming Characters and Performers
  • Candy Station
  • Family Christmas Photo station
  • Letters to Santa

Helmcken Plaza

  • “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market ft. the community’s favourite vendors
  • Live Music w/ East Van Horns
  • Roaming Characters and Performers

Featured Activities for Adults

  • CandyTown’s self-guided Cocktail Tour – list of participating restaurants and bars are TBC

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

As an added bonus, Yaletown is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping!



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  • Date

    December 2

  • Time

    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Tickets

    Free admission

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