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A Vancouver neighbourhood will turn into the festive CandyTown this weekend

A free family-friendly winter street festival
Christmas characters of all sorts may be spotted at this year's CandyTown event in Yaletown. The popular free family-friendly festival and market is a holiday favourite in Vancouver.

Yaletown will be donning its best Christmas apparel this weekend as it morphs into CandyTown.

The free outdoor winter street festival will bring a holiday air to the downtown Vancouver neighbourhood with live ice sculpting, a station for kids to write letters to Santa, and holiday characters roaming the area.

There will also be horse and carriage rides on offer, along with a street market and live music from carollers.

Local restaurants will be holding a CandyTown Cocktail Tour as well (self-guided, of course) with participants like Earls Yaletown, Yaletown Brewing, and The Spritz.

The festival will be based around Bill Curtis Square (near the Yaletown-Roundhouse SkyTrain station) and Helmcken Plaza. It'll be running  to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.


When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 from noon to 5 p.m.

Where: In and around Bill Curtis Square in Yaletwon

Cost: Free admission