Christmas Trees and Gingerbread

If it’s December, it must be time for the annual Christmas Tree and Gingerbread House walk through the lobbies of downtown Vancouver hotels.

We started off the trek at the Hotel Vancouver, then walked the block or so down Burrard Street to the Sutton Place to check out their Christmas Tree decorating competition.

They always have a fabulous display of orchids and poinsettias in the lobby.

We were really lucky with the weather, dry and crisp. Next up, the 25th anniversary of the Hyatt’s gingerbread house competition. Local schools and other organisations get into the act, with several categories of house awarded prizes.

Oh the wonder of it all …

Ty met his older doppleganger here – a few more years, and a bit more epic of a beard, and he’s there …

After a brief cruise through the Hotel Georgia, we spent quite a bit of time analysing the competition trees at the Four Seasons.

Barbara had to pose next to the Monopoly tree, since not too long before she had bankrupted both Ty and I in a cutthroat game at the Storm Crow Tavern.

After a nice hot toddie at the Hotel Vancouver lobby bar, we rolled back along Burrard Street to take in the light display at Saint Paul’s Hospital.


See more pics here.


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