HOLIDAY EVENTS IN THE WEST END
Shine, Shop & Dine Kicks Off November 23!
This festive season it is the West End’s turn to shine. In support of the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, the West End BIA and Robson Street are joining forces to kick off the holiday season in style with the Shine, Shop and Dine Trolley Tour. Anchored by the St. Paul’s Lights of Hope, residents and visitors alike can hop aboard the free trolleys from any of one 12 site Saturdays from 4:30pm to 9:30pm from November 23 to December 21.
For five consecutive Saturdays, Shine, Shop & Dine will highlight the amazing work of St. Paul’s Hospital and the wonderful variety of shopping and dining found in the West End. Running at 10 minute intervals, three trolleys will take passengers on an animated hop on/hop off tour following the historic trolley routes along Davie, Denman, Robson and Burrard Streets. Decorative lighting displays will be set up around the route for passengers to enjoy as part of their holiday experience. Who knows, a few regular West End personalities might just sashay by or a sing a tune for you.
Additionally, this event is a fundraiser for the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s Lights of Hope, an annual fundraising campaign to support St. Paul’s Hospital. Donations help support the hospital’s “greatest needs,” enabling them to meet urgent needs for equipment, research and enhanced patient care, when and where they arise.
Help us start a new holiday tradition unique to the West End. Be part of this fabulous neighbourhood and celebrate the launch of Shine, Shop & Dine on Saturday, November 23.
Volunteer with Shine, Shop & Dine
To make this happen, we're hoping to find some volunteers from the community to help animate the streets and drive traffic to local businesses. If you're interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request our volunteer application form.
Brunch Crawl West End - January 19
Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster and the West End BIA, this new event is sure to please anyone who loves Sunday brunch! Visit over 8 restaurants through-out the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver and taste all sorts of dishes on this unique food crawl. Using your "passport" as your guide, you will enjoy everything from fresh juices, smoothies and coffees, to eggs benny, pancakes, French toast, omelettes, pulled port, bacon, seafood, desserts and so much more.
Participating venues include some of the West End's finest dining establishments including: Buckstop, 1789 Restaurant, WE Coffee, Le Parisien, Just Juice, Central Bistro, Milestones, De Dutch and others.
For more information, check out Dine Out Vancouver.