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Hi friends! With the holiday season fast approaching us – we couldn’t be more excited! We love spending time with our sweethearts decorating Christmas trees with old and new ornaments, Christmas music playing in the background, twinkling lights sparkling inside and outdoors, fireplaces being turned on and peppermint hot chocolates… mmm. Major swoon. Christmas time in Vancouver has some of the coziest date nights that we are totally all about and they are all super affordable! If you want to see some of our favorite holi-date recommendations, keep reading below!
Cozy Christmas Markets
Vancouver Christmas Market
Location: Jack Poole Plaza
Date: November 22, 2017 – December 24th, 2017
Price Point: $
What you can find: Over 75 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures and authentic German delicacies: sizzling sausages, mulled wine, old world confections, and so much more! Yummy! They also have a glittering carousel, a 30-foot tall walk-in Christmas tree boasting 36,000 twinkling lights, live entertainment, and a multitude of festive family activities.
Be Merry & Bright
Location: Milner Village Garden Centre, Langley BC
Date: November 19, 2017 – December 30, 2017
Price Point: $$
What you can find: Glow is a crafted and curated Christmas event for the entire family! Bring together the people you love and explore four Christmas-themed light gardens, a Christmas market, and food trucks! Take a stroll through their musical light tunnel, where you’ll feel the warmth and wonder of the Christmas season, under the glow of over 500,000 lights.
Bright Nights at Stanley Park
Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver BC
Date: November 30, 2017 – January 6, 2018
Price Point: $
What you can find: Enjoy a night cuddled with your sweetheart as you sip hot chocolate and ride the Stanley Park Train! Then head over and take a picture with Santa! Bonus: they have partnered up with BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank! All proceeds and non-perishable food items will go towards their partnered charities.
VanDusen Festival of Lights
Location: VanDusen Garden, Vancouver BC
Date: December 1, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Price Point: $
What you can find: Air France carousel, dancing lights paired to classic, disco and soul music, Storytime with Santa, a fireside lounge, Make-A-Wish® – Candle Grotto and Lego Room of Joy, and lots of Instagram worthy places to take cute holiday photos!
Home is Where the Heart is
Some of our absolute favorite Christmas date night ideas are really the ones you can do at home. Bring out your matching jammies and light up your holiday scented candles and enjoy a cup of mulled wine! Here are a few of our other at home holi-date night ideas!
- Set up the Christmas tree with personalized ornaments
- Make gingerbread houses (have some fun and make it a competition!)
- If snowy weather permits… build a snowman or go tobogganing!
- Head to a local ice rink and skate hand-in-hand
- Indulge in a Christmas movie night – some of our favorites films include Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually, The Holiday, How the Grinch Stole Christmas… the list goes on!
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