03 Dec Press Release: Lonsdale Quay Market Hosts the Holidays
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC— The holidays have arrived at the Market! Lonsdale Quay Market is gearing up for a busy and spirited holiday season, filled with Christmas activities, kids crafts, live festive music, interactive holiday workshops and a visit from Mr and Mrs. Claus! This year’s festivities will kick off with a Holiday Showcase by local dancers from Perform Art Studios.
Attendees this year can enjoy ticketed events such as our Wreath Making Workshop with Margitta’s Flowers and a holiday themed Food and Wine Pairing Seminar with Artisan Wine Shop. There’s even something for the kids! Parents can buy tickets to the Kids Hot Chocolate & Fun Bun Decorating Workshop hosted by Cobs, which will also include a dance class with Perform Art Studios. Tickets for holiday events at the Market can be purchased through Lonsdale Quay Market’s website.
Lonsdale Quay Market is also excited to host Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lot again this year on the East Plaza. Aunt Leah’s Place is an organization committed to providing young mothers with the support they need to raise their newborns, as well as provide support for children in foster care. Beginning Friday, November 23rd, Aunt Leah’s Place will have a wide variety of Christmas trees available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of the trees benefits their programs throughout the coming year. You can pick out your perfect tree for the holidays Monday through Thursday 1pm – 8pm, and Friday through Sunday 10am – 8pm.
This year will also see a Winter Farmers Market coming on the weekends to add to our unique retailers. Here you can find additional local artisans and artists, from one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery to locally made organic soaps to unique pieces of art. Shoppers will find something for everyone on their list this year.
Lonsdale Quay Market is excited to bring back extended holiday shopping hours! From December 17th to December 22nd, shoppers will be able to enjoy the Market’s late closing of 8:00pm so they can prepare for their holiday festivities and get all their gifts in one-go. Traditional favorites will be returning to the Market as well, with live music in the evenings throughout the month of December and kid’s crafts on Sundays leading up to Christmas. Visitors can also join in the Market’s celebration of Chanukah, where we will light the Menorah each night inside the Market’s South Plaza entrance. Chabad Lubavitch of BC will host an official Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 4th.
Detailed Christmas Schedule:
December 4th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Chabad Lubavitch of BC Menorah Lighting Ceremony
December 8th, 11:00am – 3:00pm: Story Time with Santa Claus and Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus.
December 9 & 16, 12:00pm – 4:00pm: Kids Holiday Crafts in Kids Corner
December 9th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Live music by Amy Leo Williams
December 14th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Live music by Pieter Albert Jordaan.
December 15th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Wreath Making Workshop with Margitta’s Flowers.*
December 16th, 11:00am – 1:00pm: Hot Chocolate & Fun Bun Decorating Workshop with Cobs Bread (includes Dance Class).*
December 16th, 3:30pm – 4:30pm: Holiday Food & Wine Pairing with Artisan Wine Shop.*
December 17th, 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Live music by Sound Eclectic.
December 18th, 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Live music by Caminando.
December 19th, 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Live music by Saxalamode.
December 20th, 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Live music by North Vancouver Community Band.
December 21st, 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Live music by Asi Somos.
December 22nd, 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Live music by CCIM.
December 23rd, 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Live music by Marc Rivest.
*Tickets are required for these events. All proceeds benefit Aunt Leah’s Place.
Lonsdale Quay Market is your holiday destination for one-of-a-kind gifts, fresh food for your holiday gatherings, tasty craft beer and BC VQA wine, live musical entertainment and interactive holiday events for the entire family throughout December! We encourage you to celebrate with us this holiday season. For more information on events please visit lonsdalequay.com. Follow Lonsdale Quay Market’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for great gift ideas and event information this holiday season.
Lonsdale Quay Market, located adjacent to the SeaBus in the heart of Lower Lonsdale, features a fresh food market with local products, an international food court, specialty retail shops showcasing local designers, kids shops and play area, full-service restaurants, and a boutique hotel, with unobstructed views of the Vancouver harbour and city skyline.