Monday, December 14, 2009

On the Side: Christmas spirit in Downtown Vancouver (Photo Essay)

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Christmas is fast approaching, and everywhere is decked out in gorgeous decoration. And if you find that you have already spent too much money this month, then here is a activity you can do for free: Christmas Sight Seeing. This post is not really about food, but it does have something to do with it, read on to findout...

1st Stop: Pacific Center, as I was shopping there, I noticed they had some really nice decorations, so I "stopped to smell the flowers.


2nd stop: Sutton Place Hotel. They are currently hosting a Christmas Tree decoration contest. I noticed all the guest had a ballot to fill out, not sure if it's open to the public.
Here are two of my favorite, I love the silver ornament on the left tree, they had sweet saying such as "Hope", "Love", "Giving" etc. on each one.
Here are two that I did not get. The left one look like shedding Big Bird gave it a hug. Although the right tree is beautiful in it's own way, but it do not reflect Christmas, it looked more like a tree that belongs in a Fairy forest.

There are just a few trees I am posting, there are lots more at the hotel.
They also had this Christmas display dedicated to the Winter Olympic made out of Chocolate. I thought it looked very yummy :) (see, I told you it's sorta about food)

3rd stop: Gingerbread Lane at the Hyatt, saw a big sign for it while walking by.
Once again, this is sorta about food, although I am not sure if this giant gingerbread house near the entrance is 100% made from food. Regardless, it's very impressive and pretty to look at, lots of people were trying to take picture with it, but I managed to snap this picture before anyone walked into my shot. They are also running a gingerbread house contest, as you can see they have a big red ballot box and I think this one is open to the public.
Here are 2 of my favorite display. One is the Elf Yoga, and the other is Wishville.
Another impressive display. Although I wouldn't really say this has anything to do with gingerbread house.
Look at that amazing detail. I especially like the red glittery stockings in the background.
Hahaha, there is no Starbucks, but there is a Santa Bucks, it's so cute.


So here is a glimpse of what Downtown Vancouver is show casing for this Christmas. If you have the time, you should definitely check it out.

1 comments:

jenn c. December 21, 2009 at 2:09 PM

wow, jenny! i am so jealous~!
i wish i'd known about the christmas tree contest, i would have loved to go take pictures, too!

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