5 Social Distancing Friendly Holiday Activities

While it certainly feels like March ended just last week, the holiday season is already here! Whether it’s carving the turkey over a Zoom call or exchanging presents through the mail, this Christmas is bound to look and feel a bit different. Though all of us British Columbians may have to change up our beloved traditions, our team at Vancouver Extended Stay has made a list (and checked it twice!) of our top 5 social distancing friendly holiday activities around town that will still get you into the Christmas spirit. Grab your craziest Christmas sweater, a cup of hot cocoa, and let’s get festive! 

Winterlust at H Tasting

Hang out with your bubble, in a bubble! Well, a Winterlust snow globe to be exact. Enjoy your meal under the stars along the Coal Harbour marina. Offering an enchanting twist to your dining experience, it is sure to be a night like no other. 

PC: @htastinglounge

Lights To The Lodge

With so many things looking different this year, why not try something different as well? Lights To The Lodge is a one-kilometre snowshoe trek through the Old Growth Forest which has been lit up with hundreds of LED lights for the season! Once you make it up to the infamous Hollyburn Lodge, relax and grab a drink (or two!) before heading back to the base area. 

PC: Cypress Mountain

Holiday Lights on Granville Island

Ditch the crowds and entrance fees by checking out the beautiful holiday light display on Granville Island. This year’s light spectacular features a gorgeous oversized star in the centre of the Public Market courtyard, the infamous yellow crane all lit up, and a canopy of lights in a secret location!

PC: @little_stephy0925

PNE WinterLights

Experience a magical light show, without even leaving your car? Count us in! Drive along a 2-kilometre route as you get transported through nine enchanting worlds, filled with bright lights and your favourite holiday characters in your mission to find Santa! Grab your favourite seasonal drink, pile in your car (with only your household bubble, of course) and come out for a truly magical experience, built for all ages.

PC: @pne_playland

Miracle On Granville

Miracle is an exclusive Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar on Granville Street filled with Christmas inspired drinks and kitschy-festive decor. With enough Christmas cheer to make even the grinch get into the holiday spirit, you’ll definitely want to add this to your holiday season bucket list.

PC: @thepawnshopyvr

From our Vancouver Extended Stay family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 

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