Capilano Suspension Bridge, the imaged I posted above, is a magical place.The twinkle lights on the Capilano Suspension Bridge are one of the highlights of my holiday season. On a clear night it is the perfect attraction.For some reason it reminds me of Peter Pan, because the tree houses are decorated as well, and all the suspension bridges that connect them. It reminds me of Never Never Land. The vendors sell hot chocolate and baileys, they play Christmas music and there is an area with Santa’s sleigh and crafts.
It is a little bit pricey, but admission for British Columbia residents includes a seasons pass to the bridge. Hopefully if I go again this year, I will be able to use my same season’s pass.
The Festival of Light is another event that has become my winter tradition. I go with the same group of friends every year. We wait for a clear, moderately cold night. A few times we have had to put up with a little drizzle. Vandusen Garden is completely transformed, with Christmas lights set to music and mulled wine. I go every year even though the displays don’t usually change. I would highly recommend going early in the season, because the line ups get crazy once you get closer to Christmas.
Not much of any activity but still cool to check out. If you are in the neighborhood, grab a hot chocolate and take a poke around.The Gingerbread Houses at the Hyatt blow me away. I posted one of them on my Instagram and so many people commented on how impressed they were with my Gingerbread making skills. I wish I could produce something half as creative and beautiful as these Gingerbread houses.
I love this season. The decorations and lights everywhere just put me in a good mood. Vancouver has so many fun events to check out. I have gone to the Christmas Train in Stanely Park but it is more of a family attraction. These are my top picks of things that I enjoy doing during the Holiday season.