Every year, As we get closer to the holidays. Vancouver hosts a number of events to celebrate the spirit of Christmas, with traditional lights and decorations along the streets. One of my favorite things though, is visiting the fairs and checking out hand made crafts. So, When I heard about a new fair opening at Yaletown. I knew I had to go, I love the atmosphere and the smiles! ^.^
I was pleasantly greeted by the carriage carrying a couple of families around the three blocks that were closed off for the market, It’s great to see some traditions kept alive. Sadly though, the staff were less than friendly. In an instance when the carriage started to move my daughter and I were by a doughnut stand, It was very crowded and we had nowhere to move. You would think the staff in costumes would be understanding but instead one of them got right on front of my daughter’s face and yelled “MOVE!! GET OUT OF THE WAY! CLEAR!” I have to say, I was not impressed. But, I wasn’t about to let my daughter think of this as a bad experience. So, I got her a bag of mini donuts that she loved so much.
Part of the way down, we saw a stand selling pretzels. I always get those, There’s something about the soft taste of the dough with sea salt that I am absolutely addicted to and I have to say. I am very pleased with the way these turned out.
It just doesn’t feel right without one of these to celebrate Christmas with. I was sad to see there wasn’t more hot chocolate stands or at least more crafts booths around, I will give them credit for trying though with decorations and atmosphere.
There was of course, the expected performers such as stilt walkers who very cheerful and had the crowd very well entertained, they played really fun music and were even taking requests!
That wasn’t all though, they had people in gingerbread man suits running around, they were too fast for me to catch on camera no matter how hard I tried to find them *grumble* they would of made the blog sheesh! there were other fun sights however such as costume performers and a couple of craft stores in high spirits for kids
We wrapped up the evening (Due to lack of ambient lighting since Yaletown Has more of a traditional feel, lots of coffee shops in the area and restaurants but not many street lamps. I have no idea how that makes sense, but! that’s how it is :D
Thank you for reading this post! sorry if some photos look blurry, we didn’t go to the market until roughly 4 or so and spent time looking for parking, by the time we found it the sun was already setting and ambient lighting just killed the shots ugh :(