Gingerbread Lane At Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Gingerbread Lane At Hyatt Regency Vancouver is in it’s 26th. It returns to the lobby of Hyatt Regency Vancouver from December 4th through December 27th. There are 30 gingerbread creations designed by secondary schools, professionals and amateur culinary artists.

More than a holiday attraction, Gingerbread Lane has raised over $75,000 for charity over the past 25 years, including supporting their current charity partner, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon. This year promises to be the biggest yet as the hotel celebrates Gingerbread Lane’s 26th anniversary.

6th Annual West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace

One-Stop Holiday Shopping, Festive Cooking, and ‘Pet Santa’ at 6th West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace

West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace  Nov 22 – 24, 2013

Anna Olson Headlines Home for the Holidays Stage

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada – One of Western Canada’s largest holiday season shows, the West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace returns for its sixth year on November 22, 23, and 24, 2013 at the TRADEX Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. The West Coast Christmas Show brings together unique gifts by artisans and commercial brands, holiday-related food, personal services, and festive seminars and workshops to help attendees prepare for and celebrate the holiday season. Food Network Canada’s Anna Olson will be on the Home for the Holidays Stage to show visitors how to make dishes that will wow your Christmas dinner table.

Anna Olson

Anna Olson

Nearly two hundred businesses will offer one-of-a-kind products. Visitors can identify items made by artisan crafters by looking for the “Select Artisan” signs at the show. Some of the expected popular items and companies this year follow below.

For the wardrobe:

One Leaf Creations Leather Retro Satchel




For the home:

Clayfun Creations



For your table:



  • Tea Sparrow subscription based Tea Box of 4 premium loose leaf teas monthly
  • Trugs Gourmet Foods’ Hidden Garden Foods: Gluten-free cookies with hidden vegetables


For the family:


Would Boards

New for this year, Santa will be available for photos with visitors and their pets. Network for Animals will provide professionally taken photos and 100% of donations will go to back to the organization. Pets (not including snakes or reptiles) may only come in for photos and then must be removed from the venue due to health regulations. For photo hours, please click here. For more information on Network for Animals, visit

Other returning traditions of the show include the musical Sounds of the Holidays Stage, on which many Fraser Valley schools will participate, and the Festival of Trees, created by local charitable organizations competing for a cash prize. The Fraser Valley G Scale and friends will display their steam-operated model train, and the Fraser Valley Model Club will showcase models made by their members. Children ages 8 and older will be introduced to model making as a hands-on hobby by participating in make and take sessions, making airplanes and cars such as the Hummer, Corvette, and Lamborghini.


Also returning are the popular Dairy Farmers of Canada Cheese Seminars, where visitors sample a variety of cheeses from across Canada. 99 Nursery & Florist will be on site to provide plant & poinsettia baskets and other seasonal home décor items.

Event Details

Tickets are $6 at the door or $5 for adults online. Admission is free for children 16 and under. For tickets and more information, visit

Friday, November 22, 11am-9pm
Saturday, November 23, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, November 24, 10am – 5pm

TRADEX Address: 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, BC

CC: Press Release

Christmas Dinners & Events 2013

Christmas menu & events 2013

Christmas in Vancouver: Menu & Events 2013

Santa came early this year and compiled a list of Christmas Menus, Events, Activities and a list of Gift Ideas for the hard to please specially for you. He doesn’t want you to be knocked off the good list because you tried to bribe and blackmail your way to a reservation for a last minute Christmas dinner party.

**Elves Status Report**

The elves are working hard, dispatching and rounding up Christmas events, activities, menus and coming up with an awesome list of gift ideas. For more click the icons below

Christmas Events and Activities in BC 2013
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