Looking for a real Christmas tree in Kitsilano? From potted mini Christmas trees to towering BC-grown Christmas trees, here’s where to find your Christmas tree in Kitsilano. Read more…
Ho, ho, ho! Santa is in town for Christmas 2013. A visit with Father Christmas is fun for all the family and the annual photo will be treasured for a lifetime.
Looking for somewhere magical to tell Santa if you’ve been naughty or nice? Use our list of where to meet Santa in Vancouver below. We recommend you focus on the nice. Read more…
The thrill of seeing the snow-capped North Shore Mountains can quickly be subdued when you start adding up the cost of clothing and equipment for a day on the slopes. We’ve covered Kitsilano’s best stores for new ski and snowboard gear. But if you’re trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time, or buying for kids who are still growing, it rarely makes sense to buy new gear. Instead, get ski slope chic for less by checking out the local consignment stores and Vancouver online classifieds. You’ll be able to outfit the entire family with pre-loved winter sportswear at great prices.
Here’s where to find used ski and snowboard gear in Kitsilano:
Kitsilano Community Center will host Breakfast with Santa, Saturday December 14. The 1st seating is 9:00am-10:00am and the 2nd seating is 10:15am-11:15am. The cost is $6/person (parents must purchase a seat for themselves – there is no standing room).
Face painting and a sing-a-long will be part of the holiday morning. After breakfast, take part in holiday crafts and activities and have your photo taken with Santa. Parent and tot gym is free for all participants until 1pm. Register early as this event sells out!
Register here: http://kitscc.com/children/santa
For many, Christmas in Vancouver is the most wonderful time of year. If you’re spending the holidays in town, don’t miss out on Vancouver’s best Christmas events and attractions.
Standouts include the annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade, the world’s tallest living Christmas tree, free ice skating at Robson Square, Christmas concerts and the festive Vancouver Christmas Market. Of course, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a little twinkle. Make your season brighter with a visit to Vancouver’s best Christmas light displays.
Without further ado, here are the Vancouver Christmas events you need to know about: Read more…
Yearning for more than a mall and a red Starbucks cup? The old-world Vancouver Christmas Market, an authentic German-style Christmas market, returns to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in downtown Vancouver today (Friday, November 22) through December 24.
The holidays Vancouver Christmas Market-style are nostalgic, aromatic and twinkly. Enter into a village of 45 rustic wooden huts surrounding a soaring Tannenbaum festooned with thousands of lights. Partake in Glühwein, sausages, stollen, and gingerbread. Read more…
Kitsilano Community Centre will hold their annual Family Toy and Clothing Sale on Sunday, November 10 from 10:00am-1:00pm. This is your perfect chance for to buy and sell used children’s clothing and toys. Admission is free this year! If you are interested in renting a table (at a cost of $20), make sure to register in person at the community center before the tables sell out.
Please note that this sale is extremely popular. The gym will be packed – elbow to elbow full – so you might want to consider leaving strollers at home.
Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street, Kitscc.com
Photo credit: 4Cats
Kitsilano’s 4Cats Studio is hosting a Halloween art workshop for the little artists in our neighbourhood and their parents from 6:15-7:15 on October 30. Refreshments will be served and everyone is encouraged to wear their costumes. The cost is $5/person. To register, see: http://www.4cats.com/kitsilano-events
For homemade children’s Halloween costume ideas, check out this post.
For more Halloween events and activities for children, head here.
4Cats Art Studio, 3730 West 10th, 604-221-4849, 4cats.com/kits
With just one cinema left in the Kitsilano area, why not have a go at hosting a Halloween movie night in the comfort of your own home (or your friend’s nice place)? Here’s a a selection of great Halloween movies, from vintage flicks to family-friendly films and scare you senseless slasher fests. We’ve also thrown in some spooky food & drink ideas. Read more…
A Silver-haired bat, a common bat species found in Stanley Park. Read more about bats in the park here.
Yesterday, we covered kids’ Halloween costumes. Now where are you going to wear them? Here are some spooky yet family-friendly Halloween events in Kitsilano (and a little farther afield) occurring over the next few weeks. From indoor trick-or-treating and creative amusement to outdoor haunted walks and creepy train rides, Halloween this year shall surely be a frightfully ghoulish great time for the whole family.
Family Halloween Events in Kitsilano
Howl Spook Fest
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Participate in Halloween activities, arts & crafts, decorate cookies, meet your neighbours, have your face painted, and much more at this annual fun fest at the Kitsilano Community Centre. Pre-registration is required as this event sells out (register here). Parent participation is required. For ages 1-12. Saturday, October 26 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Admission is $6 per child.
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