WHAT TO DO ON THE WEEKEND?

Here we go again! Unbelievable time flies so fast. Not only that the next weekend is right around the corner but also Christmas is approaching very fast and I’m done with my practicum in three weeks already . . . Anyways, any plans for the weekend?
Christmas Market season 8250708126_6331343ffa_oalready starts this weekend!!
For sure you shouldn’t miss the Vancouver Christmas Market where you can have typical German “Glühwein” and “Bratwurst’’. That one is located at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, West Georgia Street and Hamilton and transforms the heart of downtown into a festive wonderland for the holiday season.

Not every Christmas market in town is for free, so the Vancouver Christmas Market (admission: ~ $8) but the one in Yaletown is definitely for free! The Yaletown holiday festival, called CandyTown, is just once a year. This year, on November 21, a lot of street vendors will again sell their candies, waffles, Christmas presents and much more.
Additionally dressed up characters will participate in Christmas parades. Downtown Yaletown will be transformed into a winter/Christmas wonderland. If you’re not yet in the Christmas mood you’ll definitely have the chance to get into the mood at this market. The outdoor Christmas festival opens from 12pm to 7pm, local artisans and street performers will secure that you don’t getting bored.
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On Sunday it’s time for us to go to Seattle just for a day. We are going with WestTrek, which means a lot of fun is guaranteed. Besides having fun we will do some sightseeing and of course you will also have some time to do some shopping. Possibly even buying some Christmas presents already since shopping in the States is much cheaper than in Vancouver. But it’s not all about shopping quite the contrary we are going to downtown Seattle and along the way we will stop at the Space Needle, which was designed as a futuristic spaceship in 1962. We will also go to the Pike Place Market! It’s one of the most visited places in Seattle because the seafood there is supposed to be amazing. This is also where the first Starbucks was built in 1971 and still exists!

To check our Seattle itinerary, please click here.

DEPARTURE is at 8:00am so make sure you are in front of the Waterfront Station 15 minutes prior (7:45am).

Have a nice weekend and see you on Sunday!

 

 

What to do on the weekend

If the Christmas spirit hasn’t hit you yet, this weekend is the time to get in the preseason mood. This Saturday, Yaletown is going to be Vancouver’s very own Christmas winter wonderland: CandyTown. The neighborhood’s streets are going to be transformed with lights and candy canes and costumed characters are going to parade down the streets. You can also get an early start on your holiday shopping while browsing through the local stores or the specialty market, offering holiday treats.

The whole event is free and open basically all day long, so there’s plenty of time to get into the holiday spirit.

Featured ctivities are:

  • “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market
  • Free Horse Carriage Rides
  • Live Music
  • Visits with Santa 1PM – 6PM
  • Ice Carving Demo 2PM – 7Pm
  • Candy Making
  • Yaletwon Rotary Club Xmas Tree Lot
  • CandyTown Cocktail Tour 6PM – 9PM

Saturday November 23 from 6 PM

1100 Mainland Street

 

See you there,

Annika

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
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