Monday, December 14, 2009

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


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.


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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