Vancouver’s Christmas Spirit
Snow or no snow there is a lot of holiday spirit in Vancouver each year. This year we have already visited the Vancouver Christmas Market, Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Vancouver Regency and The Woodward’s Windows at Canada Place. Next week’s plans include a performance of The Vancouver Men’s Chorus, The Lights at VanDusen, a Christmas performance of the Music at Noon series at the Vancouver Art Gallery and of course a Canucks holiday season game (two for Jeff).
For 23 years the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver has been the home of Gingerbread Lane in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year the display runs until December 27th.
The centrepiece is Executive Chef Thomas Heinrich’s gigantic gingerbread building that measures 11 feet tall and 16 feet wide. Ingredients include 500 pounds of gingerbread dough, 400 pounds of confection sugar and 1,400 egg whites, plus a few secret ingredients and a little help from Hyatt’s engineering department.
Originally handcrafted in the 1960’s the Woodward’s Window displays were a regular part of the department store’s Christmas celebrations. Following the closure of the Woodward’s department store, Canada Place purchased the displays in 1993 and has continued to incorporate them into the Christmas at Canada Place experience. This year they are indoors in one long display.
If these photos have not got you in the Christmas Spirit then you should get out and see for yourself! Stay tuned for more Holiday updates from Vancouver.
Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is their 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 6 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries.