The holidays are almost here, and with them come a variety of meals and events to plan and prepare for. However, before the busyness of the season sets in, take some to relax and enjoy some of your favorite fall and winter activities. Whether you are a foodie or a sports fanatic, there are plenty of November 2014 things do to in Vancouver, BC.
Relax with Hockey and Delicious Food
It would not be fall without hockey! This season, hockey fans are in for a special treat, as Rogers Hometown Hockey will be traveling though out the Canada to bring hockey-related festivities to 25 communities. Now that it is almost a month into the season, the tour will be stopping to the east of Vancouver in Burnaby on November 8-9. The weekend will kick off on Saturday with meet and greets with hockey celebrities, games and activities, a winter market full of local food, and other entertainment. The weekend’s festivities culminate on Sunday with a half-hour pre-game show hosted by Ron MacLean, co-host of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, followed by an outdoor viewing party of the game. This is an event hockey lovers won’t want to miss.
Everything is Better with Chocolate
One of the most popular treats during the holidays (and probably the most popular treat in general), so why not indulge a little more this year by attending an entire event dedicated to this delightful confection? The Festival of Chocolate runs from October 15–November 10 so you can learn what makes each kind of chocolate different, discover how to cook with chocolate (you can pick up some tasty recipes) and of course plenty of chocolate to sample. If that isn’t enough chocolate for you, there are a number of chocolate shops and cafes where you can pair your snack with coffee, tea or even wine.
Speaking of sweet sounding events, Candytown kicks off the beginning of the holiday season on November 22. This outdoor festival transforms Yaletown into a Christmas town, filled with lampposts decorated as candy canes, costumed characters such as elves, gingerbread people, the Ice Queen and Santa, and hundreds of sparkling lights. Visitors can go on free horse carriage rides, learn how to carve and see candy being made at Frankie’s. The festival also features a winter market, where shoppers can stock up on gifts and holiday treats. With so many things to see and do, it is unfortunate that this festival just lasts one day. Luckily, come December, there will be a whole slew of holiday activities to enjoy, from tree lightings to holiday shows, so stay tuned to add them to your calendar.
More November 2014 Things to Do in Vancouver, BC
- Vancouver Art Gallery: Inside the Court of China’s Emperor’s (October 18-Jan 11)
- CONNECT Food + Drink + Lodging Expo (Nov 3-4)
- Eastside Culture Crawl (Nov 20-23)
- Arts Club Theatre Company Presents – “A Twisted Christmas Carol” (Nov 27-Dec 27)