Christmas is just around the corner and, if you’re looking for ways to get into the festive spirit, we’ve got you covered. Check out this list of festive things to do in the West End. 

  1. Enjoy a Festive Feast at Forage

    With the holidays quickly approaching, keep Forage in mind for your special celebrations. The Forage team will be offering their famous holiday feast for dine-in on December 24 and 25, with take out and whole turkey packages available December 22-26.
  2. Check Out the Remaining Lumiere Art Installations at English Bay

    Barclay the Beaver has joined the four other nature-inspired art pieces by MK Illumination at English Bay. Stop by and visit Barclay, Davie, Luna, Stanley, and Eugenia and watch while they illuminate the corner of Davie and Denman.
  3. Do Some Last Minute Christmas Shopping

    Stop by the Quick Nickel to pick out something for that someone-special. Or, just treat yourself to a new outfit… It’s Christmas after all!

    If you haven’t finished your Christmas Card shopping yet, stop by Kim Prints on Denman Street to browse their selection of personal and humorous cards. You’re guaranteed to find something for everyone.
  4. Stanley Park Bright Nights

    Stanley Park Bright Night’s train will once again be sounding its whistle and chugging through the sparkling magically-lit forest of Stanley Park this Christmas. Kids of all ages will be singing along to their favourite carols as they take in the whimsical displays along their ride.
  5. Try Some Festive Cocktails

    Check out the awesome seasonal cocktail menus at these West End bars:The CRAFT
    West End BIA Recommendation: The Mulled Wine

    The Bayside Lounge
    West End BIA Recommendation: The Nero Chai

    Mary’s On Davie
    West End BIA Recommendation: The Boozy Candy Cane Shake
  6. Explore The ‘Hood

    Some of the amazing businesses in the West End have been getting into the festive spirit by transforming their windows into a magical, winter scene. Stay tuned for a full list of participating businesses.

    Additionally, you don’t want to miss the iconic and beautifully decorated house at 995 Bute Street that brings joy to the West End each and every year.