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The PNE will transform into a massive holiday wonderland this December

The inaugural PNE Winter Fair will delight guests for ten festive nights and include everything from a large indoor skating rink to holiday theatre shows, a winter market, tasty food and beverages, a sparkling walk-thru light display, and a nightly Christmas-themed concert series featuring some of the best artists in the world

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with that, the PNE is set to launch Vancouver's most entertaining holiday experience!

The first ever PNE Winter Fair is taking place on December 14-23 from 4:30 to 10:30 nightly. With concerts, skating and food delights, not to mention holiday shopping and holiday lights, this year’s festivities are sure to be become an annual tradition, much like the summer Fair.

After two years of COVID drive-through winter events, this year’s Winter Fair display will feature the two walkable light tunnels. The dazzling array of technicolor holiday lights will depict some of your favourite winter scenery, including foxes, seals, and giant moose in the land of Winter Creatures. You’ll also get to experience the Northern Lights in Vancouver, trek through Polar North, and experience the vibrance and joy of Candy Cane Lane.

You can also enjoy skating on the Tim Horton’s Ice Rink at the historic PNE Agrodome, where guests of all ages can experience the joy of this iconic holiday activity with friends and family, complete with live musical performances happening on the ice and a hot cocoa stand.

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Photo courtesy of PNE Winter Fair

Surely you’ll have worked up an appetite at this point, and fortunately, the PNE Winter Fair outdoor holiday market is chalked full of seasonal treats, including specialty doughnuts and festive drinks. Here you can shop from a curated collection of BC’s finest craft vendors and artisans. There’s certainly no better setting to cross a few names off your holiday shopping list.

If you really want to get into the holiday spirit, be sure to check out the nightly tree lighting, as the PNE illuminates their giant 50-foot illuminated Christmas tree complete with a musical countdown.

Speaking of music, there are more than just carols happening at the Winter Fair. In fact, the PNE has lined up an astounding array of performers for this year’s event, each performing their own unique holiday shows.

The PNE Winter Fair Holiday Night Concert line-up includes: 

• Dec. 14: David Foster & Katharine McPhee
• Dec. 15: The Tenors
• Dec. 16: Tom Cochrane with Band
• Dec. 17: Dallas Smith
• Dec. 18: Jann Arden
• Dec. 19: Holly Cole
• Dec. 20: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas
• Dec. 21: Dionne Warwick and the Sounds of Christmas
• Dec. 22: Johnny Reid
• Dec. 23: A Boy Band Christmas: An Evening of Holiday and Hits Featuring Jeff Timmons, Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre from 98 Degrees, James Jones of All 4 One, Trevor Penick from O-Town, and Ryan Cabrera   

Along with the nightly Christmas-themed concert series, you can expect holiday theatre shows, and so much more. Join the PNE this winter, as this iconic Vancouver destination transforms into an immersive magical holiday experience for the entire family.

PNE WINTER FAIR

When: Dec. 14-23, 2022 from 4:30-10:30 p.m. nightly

Where: PNE Fair Grounds and Pacific Coliseum - 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver

Cost: $15 for Fair admission; concerts $39-69 (includes Fair admission). Purchase online.

 

 

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