4 Ways to Get Into the Christmas Spirit in Kits

Scrooged movie available at Limelight Video

Scrooged movie available at Limelight Video

One week left till Christmas. You’re not getting a chance to catch up on your Philips Snowcase Advent Calendar. Those items on your family’s wish lists are not even half crossed off. And people’s road rage is increasing at an alarming rate. Christmas is feeling a little bit bah humbug. Try one of these 4 ways to get into the Christmas spirit, and remember the wise words of Dr. Seuss, “What if Christmas…doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!

4 Ways to Get Into the Christmas Spirit in Kits

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Heads up: Stuff Your Stocking Christmas Market at Lululemon Flagship in Kits Dec. 20


If you’re still Christmas shopping or just after a cozy reason to leave the house while avoiding the rain, check out Lululemon’s Christmas market Saturday, December 20. It runs from 11:30am to 3:30pm at the flagship on West 4th. You’ll find local goods, hot apple cider and a sleigh full of holiday cheer.

Lululemon, 2112 West 4th Avenue, www.lululemon.com

Must Try Now: Mulled Wine Sorbet at Rain or Shine


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Let’s face it: most Christmas party hosts overheat the mulled wine and burn off the booze anyway. So if you want all the spiced, burgundy goodness, without the let down of not having a buzz buffer during conversation with the boring guy in the ugly Christmas sweater, head to Rain or Shine. Their just-in mulled wine sorbet is like Christmas party in your mouth. And you don’t have to make small talk with what’s his face. Another festive alternative: rum and eggnog ice cream.

Rain or Shine, 102–1926 West 4th Ave., 604.428.7246, Rainorshineicecream.com

Christmas in Kits Gift Guide: What to Get for Pets

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It is estimated that over 50 percent of Kitsilano residents own a pet (mostly dogs), so chances are you are likely buying someone’s pet or your own pet a gift this Christmas. Here’s our handy guide to what to get for pets, with all gifts available in our Kitsilano neighbourhood.

Christmas in Kitsilano Gift Guide: What to Get for Pets

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Round-up: Everything You Need to Know about Christmas in Vancouver


Two weeks to go until Christmas. Are you panicking about a tree? Suddenly realizing you haven’t booked a Christmas show? Unsure which wine to curl up with in front of the fire? Wondering how the heck you’re going to entertain the kids? Looking for simple, twinkly beauty without the crowds? In search of free and festive Christmas events? Stumped for gift ideas?

Whatever the problem, we’ve got you covered.

Vancouver Christmas Events

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3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend


With two weeks to Christmas, we’re seeing fewer and fewer homes hit the market for sale. This will pick up quickly at the end of January, but for now, there isn’t as much to see as usual. There are, however, still some great properties if you’re looking.

Get in contact with the LiveKitsilano Team if you’d like to start on the road to buying or selling your home! They’ll ensure you’re knowledgeable and ready to move.

3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

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Holiday Giveaway: Win a $450 Gaming Console

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Our site sponsor Kijiji has a fun holiday giveaway. Answer their super easy gaming question “What is your favourite gaming console of all time?” and you’ve entered to win a new $450 gaming console. It’s that simple. The deadline is Sunday, December 14.

If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can get additional #KijijiGaming entries by creating classified ads on Kijiji selling anything related to gaming with the hashtag #KijijiGaming in the title of the ad. Be creative! Gaming can be anything from a couch to play video games on to the coffee table that you use to place your favourite gaming snacks.

Enter the contest to win a gaming console here: http://kijijiblog.ca/kijiji-gaming-contest/ Read more…

Christmas in Kits Gift Guide: Gift Cards for Experiences Everyone Will Love


What do you give loved one’s who already have everything for Christmas? A gift card of course! And, gift cards are perfect for the space challenged or friends who are particular with what they want. In Kitsilano, it’s easy to find and give a creative gift card to suite anyone’s taste.

From macaron-making and design classes, to spas and restaurants, here are four clever gift card ideas in Kits.  Read more…