Posts Tagged ‘Festive Season’

Events to look out for in Vancouver this November 2013

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Here is a look at some of the events to delight us during November….tis the season to be Jolly as the festive season begins to influence us at the end of the month….enjoy!

DIWALI FESTIVAL
This annual event that happens in October and November is more commonly known as ‘The Festival of Lights’ Diwali also Deepawali to many has its roots that hark back to ancient India, the festival is a celebration of light and life!

When: October 29 – November 8, 2013.

Website: http://vancouver.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=vancouver&cdn=citiestowns&tm=1339&f=00&su=p284.13.342.ip_p554.23.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=8&bts=0&zu=http%3A//diwalifest.ca/

CHARLES EDENSHAW AT THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
One of the most celebrated artists from the Pacific Northwest and recognized as one of the most prolific artists of his day and now in history. Through his Art you will get to see the Haida peoples culture as it is and as it was, you will learn to see how the lives were shaped and hardships that the Haida peoples endured through his creations.

When: October 26, 2013 to February 2, 2014

Website: http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_edenshaw.html

CHOR LEONI – MEMORY ETERNAL at ST ANDREW’S WESLEY UNITED CHURCH
In commemoration of the fallen during the World Wars this musical and theatrical tribute will lead you on a journey in memory of these terrible events that cannot be forgotten. This journey will inform and unite everyone together.

When: November 11th (Remembrance Day)

Website: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events/details/6738

VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET
The Vancouver Christmas Market is back for its fourth year at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza!
Enjoy our expanded offerings of delicious food items and find your unique Christmas gift! Enjoy seasonal music and a great entertainment program of authentic folk groups!

When: November 22nd to December 24th

Website: http://www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com/

PEAK OF CHRISTMAS at GROUSE MOUNTAIN
Celebrate Christmas in this wonderfully snowy setting at the top of Grouse Mountain, this is a great time to bring the family young and old to kick off the Christmas festivities with plenty on offer to entertain everyone, some features to look out for….SOS Children’s Gingerbread Village, Santa’s Workshop, Visit Prancer, Outdoor Ice Skating, Mountaintop Sleigh Rides and much much more….

When: November 23rd to December 24th

Website: http://www.grousemountain.com/events/the-peak-of-christmas-2013

BRIGHT NIGHTS – STANLEY PARK CHRISTMAS TRAIN
During the holiday season, Stanley Park sparkles with two million twinkling lights, decorating the darkness that comes early at this time of year.

When: End of November till Early January (Closed Xmas day)

Website: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/bright-nights-train.aspx

Happy Festive Season!!!!

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

The Festive Season is here and you can feel and see the excitement in the hotel and in the city….

Many people have been enjoying the festivities here in Vancouver, from the Festival of lights in Stanley Park to the Christmas Market near the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, which brings a little taste of a German market to Vancouver.

Christmas time is always a big event for many of us around the world, whether its for religious traditions or simply a time to be wrapped up in a festive atmosphere of your choosing, for most of us, it can be an extra special time to spend time with families and Children who all get excited with the prospect of Santa’s arrival and what gifts Santa may bring.

At the hotel, we have decided to indulge our guests with the Xmas cheer, everyday up until Xmas day from 3pm till 6pm, we will have Marshmallows, Hot Chocolate and Cinnamon Sticks for the guests to enjoy and to bring them into the festive spirit. We have a beautiful decorated tree by the fireplace at reception, next to the tree we have an opportunity for guests young and old to write out a wish list for Santa, and a chance to further decorate the tree.

We will also like to acknowledge all the many other festivities that are celebrated at this time of year, many of which are traditions that have been created through ancient mythology, with a strong focus that pays attention to the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun being worshiped and celebrated along its celestial path where it now begins its journey from the lowest point in the sky, slowly climbing back up to greet us with longer days.

So whether you follow the Christian, Pagan or Secular traditions, or you simply use this time to enjoy the festive bandwagon, we all hope that this time of year is a great time for reflection, community and a moment to share with close loved ones, friends and family….at The Sunset Inn, we like to feel that we are an extended part of your family and look forward to playing a part of your festive season.

So Merry Xmas to everyone. Happy Yuletide, Happy Hannukkah, or just Happy Fesitivities…..and a very very Belated and Happy New Year from all of us at the Sunset Inn.

Stay Safe, stay happy and take care….see you in 2012 with more regular blogs and updates from within the Sunset Inn x