Holiday Celebrations at Reflections

Reflections is set to transform from the summer’s idyllic outdoor patio into a festive winter wonderland, just in time for the holiday season. Located in Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Vancouver’s landmark luxury hotel – the all-new makeover of the elegant al fresco bar and lounge will allow guests to enjoy the space for the first time ever during winter months. Opening its doors on November 24th, the winter terrace will be outfitted with cozy holiday décor and will feature a menu inspired by signature holiday dishes.

said Philip Meyer, managing director of Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “Complete with share plates, festive cocktails, and cozy décor ideal for lounging and visiting with friends, we look forward to making the winter pop-up a new favourite tradition for guests and locals alike.”

The perfect spot for a warm winter cocktail and quick bite after a day of holiday shopping, the intimate lounge space will be decked out with twinkling Christmas trees, posies of mistletoe and over-sized candles. Heat lamps throughout will ensure a toasty evening – and for extra chilly nights, guests can cozy up on comfortable couches complete with plush blankets.

Created by Executive Head Chef Harold Lemos, the winter terrace menu will include the lounge’s signature share plates along with new festive additions ranging from Georgia Cheese Fondue to Beef Cheek Crousillants and Turkey-Sage Sausage Rolls to a Pizza Maitake with confit mushroom, caramelized onion, roasted garlic cream, and Okanagan chevre. Along with classic winter sippers like hot toddies, warming mulled wine, and an extensive range of whiskies, the hotel’s award-winning bartenders will also be serving up Christmas-inspired concoctions, such as Little Helper with rum, port and topped with eggnog; and Winter Wonderland with champagne and cognac enhanced by winter spices.

Edible Canada Fixe Holiday Menu

Edible Canada is starting to take holiday party bookings for their beautiful bistro on Granville Island. Their 2016 Holiday Private Dining Package has just been released, and the holiday menus are both innovative and full of local ingredients. A good Christmas party has three things; an interesting venue, good food and drink, and a few details which surprise and delight your guests. Edible Canada offers all three.  Continue reading “Edible Canada Fixe Holiday Menu”

10th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade

Rogers Santa Claus Parade

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 PARADE STARTS AT 1:00PM

Date:
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Location:
The Parade is in downtown Vancouver, located just blocks from the Burrard, City Centre, Granville and Waterfront SkyTrain stations.

Parade route:
The Parade starts at Georgia and Broughton, travels east on Georgia to Howe, turns south on Howe, and finishes at Howe and Davie. (1.8 kms)

Volunteer:
The Parade has over 300 volunteers. Sign up to volunteer!

Participants:
The Parade has more than 3,500 participants. This year’s Parade will feature more than 60 marching bands, choirs, festive floats, and community groups. Sign up to participate!

Spectators:
Each year the Parade attracts 300,000 spectators to downtown Vancouver.

Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square:
The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with two and a half hours of family entertainment at the Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Christmas Square includes the Food Bank drop-off zone, gingerbread decorating station, face painting, Letters to Santa station, balloon twisting, and an entertainment stage featuring several music and dance performances. (10:30 am-1 pm)

Charity:
The Parade is one of the largest food and fund raising events for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Since 2004, the Parade has collected $110,000 and more than 67,380 lbs. of food for hungry families in the Lower Mainland. On Parade day, we encourage spectators to bring a monetary or non-perishable food donation for the Food Bank. For each dollar donated, the food Bank can purchase three dollars’ worth of food.

CC:Press release

CandyTown – Yaletown Holiday Festival

CandyTown Yaletown Winter festival 2013
CandyTown Yaletown Winter festival 2013

Saturday November 23 from 12pm – 9pm

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is proud to announce the 2nd annual free outdoor Christmas festival – Candytown. Last year, an estimated 15,000 people came out to Candytown to kick off the holidays.

Downtown Vancouver’s only free winter festival will transformMainland Street into a winter wonderland. Lights and candy canes will adorn lamp poles and costumed characters will parade down the street. Holiday shoppers are invited to start their seasonal gift buying in Yaletown with local merchants as well as a specialty market carrying unique gifts and holiday treats. You’ll also find Mainland Street filled with local artisans, street performers and live music.

This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and sure to get people into the Christmas spirit.

Featured Activities:

  • “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market
  • Free Horse Carriage Rides
  • Live Music
  • Ice Carving Demo
  • Visits with Santa
  • Candy Making
  • Yaletown Rotary Club Xmas Tree Lot
  • CandyTown Cocktail Tour

 

CC: Yaletowninfo.com

Free Ice Skating Returns to Robson Square

Annual Free Ice Skating Returns to Robson Square Nov 28

Robson Square Free Ice Skating
Robson Square Free Ice Skating

Get ready to tie up those your laces girls and boys it’s Robson Square free ice rink returns.

Skate and helmet rentals, and a concession stand are available on site, skate rentals are $4 or bring your own.

Robson Square Ice Rink Hours & Location
Below Robson Street, between Hornby and Howe
Sunday to Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm,
Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 11:00pm

Annual Christmas Menu Guide 2013

Christmas Menus 2013

Tis the season for Christmas brunches, lunches and dinners. Here is a list of Christmas menus from all around BC including Vancouver, Whistler and Okanagan, BC. Check out some Holiday events and activities around town and if your can’t think of what to give for that hard to gift person, check out these gift ideas.

Sutton Place Hotel
Prices start from $39 – 70


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
December 2nd to 24th

  • Festive Lunch Buffet – $45 , 
  • Festive Afternoon Tea – $49
  • Turkey To Go
  • Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet – $109
  • Christmas Day Brunch Buffet  – $99
  • Christmas Day Dinner Buffet – $129

Christmas Lunch at Grouse Mountain


La Pentola Crafted Holiday Cocktails and Dinners
Dec – 24 – 26, New Years


Kits Daily Festive Lunch and Dinner


Aura Restaurant, Nita Lake Lodge – Whistler
Dec 24 – 25


Miku Restaurant, Waterfront Whistler


Diva At The Met
Dinners are available on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, price not published


Yew Seafood and Bar
Christmas Eve and Day

Hawksworth Holiday Tasting Menu Hotel Georgia
From Dec 25 – 30


Dockside “Twelve Days of Turkey”
From Dec 25 – 30

  • Lunch: Chilled Roast Turkey Breast and Thigh on all-butter croissant with cranberry mayonnaise, shaved romaine, maple bacon and sliced gruyere. Served with dockside warm caesar salad $17
  • Dinner: Roasted Turkey Breast and Leg with apricot – cranberry stuffing, herbed pan gravy. crispy potato cake, charred tomato and broccolini. glazed yam and house cranberry $29
  • Christmas Brunch Buffet – 59.95
  • Chef’s special Christmas buffet $70

Bistro Pastis
From Dec 25 – 30


Urban Tea Merchant
From Dec 25 – 30

BOGO Starbucks Holiday Drinks

Starbucks BOGO Holiday Drinks Promotion
Starbucks BOGO Holiday Drinks Promotion

Woot they are back! The famous red cups filled with joy.

Tis the season for giving.

From 2 to 5 p.m. daily through Sunday, participating Starbucks locations will give a free holiday drink when purchasing one of equal or greater value.

Beverages include Gingerbread Latte, Caramel Brulée Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Skinny Peppermint Mocha and Eggnog Latte. For a full list check it out on Starbucks’ website

Holiday promotion November 14- 17, 2013

CC image: Starbucks