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Experience the Tradition!
In the 60's & 70's in Vancouver, Christmas meant heading down to the Woodward’s Department Store with your family or sweetheart and seeing the display windows come to life with Santa, his elves, “The Lamplighter”, teddy bears and more. When Woodwards’ closed in 1993, Canada Place purchased the windows and since then they have been a part of the holiday magic at Canada Place adding nostalgia and romance to Christmas in Vancouver.
For 2012 there were ten Woodward's Windows located at Canada Place and across downtown Vancouver!
999 Canada Place Way
Open daily from 8:00am - 10:00pm
The Woodward’s Bakery - Canada Place 1 - Sponsored by Canada Place
It’s a magical time in the Village and a perfect evening for a stroll to the Woodward’s Bakery. Take time out of the hustle and bustle to enjoy it all along with a warm hot chocolate and shortbread to warm the spirit.
Toy Time - Canada Place 2 - Sponsored by Port Metro Vancouver
Bringing goods to you in a good way! Port Metro Vancouver helps Santa transport goods from around the world to Canada’s largest Port here in Vancouver. How many toys can fit in one container? How do ships plug in to save power? Learn more at Port Metro Vancouver’s Discover Centre further down the Christmas Trail.
Woodward’s Jewellery and China Doll Shop - Canada Place 3 - Sponsored by Canada Place
The Woodward’s Jewellery and China Doll Shop is known around the world for making stunning jewellery and lifelike porcelain dolls. Each piece is carefully hand crafted to make each one unique. Peter stops by the shop with his horse on their way home from the blacksmith to have a look at gift ideas for his daughters.
North Pole - Canada Place 4 - Sponsored by Goldcorp
On a chilly winter night, the polar bears and cubs cuddle inside their cave at the North Pole. The sky flickers with shimmering lights, signs of Santa passing through the northern night.
Carollers in the Village Square - Canada Place 5 - Sponsored by Canada Place
The Village carollers have gathered to sing in the Square. Traditional carols come to life, bringing joy to the soul and warming the hearts of many for the holiday season.
Candlestick Factory and Polar Express - Bentall One - 505 Burrard Street
The Candlestick Factory is bustling with activity as the elves prepare for a busy holiday season. Candles of all colours, shapes and sizes will burn brightly to light the way for Santa and his reindeer. The Polar Express is being primped and polished as the elves’ prepare for their decent into the village this Christmas Eve.
Geese Cart and Reindeer - Bentall Three - 595 Burrard Street
Farmer John, his geese and Rudolf the Reindeer are welcomed by the others as they make their way back from a long day out in the fields in preparation for the Christmas feast. The cart squeaks its way down the dirt road with full bellied and well fed geese.
The Lamplighter - Bentall Four - 1055 Dunsmuir Street
Bringing a festive glow to this holiday evening, the neighbourhood Lamplighter illuminates the path for shoppers as they prepare for a wonderful Christmas season.
Santa and His Elves - Bentall Five - 550 Burrard Street
It’s Christmas Eve and Santa and the elves are busy loading his magical sack full of toys. The elves have been working hard in the workshop all year to ensure it is overflowing with gifts for all the girls and boys.
1 Window - 333 Abbott Street
Mon to Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Woodward’s Farm and Cart
In preparation for the Woodward family’s holiday feast, the Barnyard animals busily work away ensuring the meal is perfect for Christmas Day. The Woodward’s cart is filled with delicious food, household wares, treats and gifts to make deliveries to the whole family and for the neighbouring communities in need.
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