As we do every year when the holiday season approaches, we ask members of the Scout Community to fill us in on what they have in store for private functions, special events, ideas for gifts (ahem, gift certificates!), and much more. What follows is an omnibus of killer options. Be sure to bookmark this page, as it will most certainly grow as the festivities near. If you’d like to add to the list, contact Mitsumi Kawai via mitsumi [at] scoutmagazine.ca.
L’Abattoir specializes in French inspired West Coast fare in a refined and comfortable setting. The renowned Gastown eatery will be open for lunch over the holiday season to accommodate festive diners. Holiday lunch hours are December 2-18 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30am-2:00pm. Group reservations and set menus are also available. For last-minute holiday gatherings, the private dining room offers the ideal event space.
Guests can ring in the New Year in stye at L’Abattoir, offering up two ways for guests to experience its elegant menu. Party-goers can hobnob with other guests in the main dining area, where L’Abattoir will be serving up its full a la carte dinner service. Revellers can also book an elegant five-course dinner paired with wine and cocktails in the private dining room. Tables in the private dining space can accommodate groups from 2-6 people, and reservations are available at 7pm on New Year’s Eve. The $175 per-person price includes a five-course dinner and beverage parings and is inclusive of all taxes. Tickets must be pre-sold in advance, and there will be an automatic gratuity of 18% added on the final bill.
Private Dining Room Capacity | Sit-down: 50 people | Stand-up: 70 people
217 Carrall Street | 604-568-1701 | info [at] labattoir.ca | www.labattoir.ca
Sai Woo is carrying on a historic name and tradition of excellence in Vancouver ‘ s Chinatown neighbourhood. Located in the same building as the original Sai Woo Chop Suey, which opened its doors in 1925, the new Sai Woo features globally-inspired cuisine with an original twist. The kitchen uses all fresh, local ingredients, while the bar serves up classic and signature cocktails all created using top-shelf liquors, teas and exotic fruits. We invite you to join us to write an enchanting new chapter in the history of Sai Woo.
Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 75 seats
Buy-out Capacity | Upstairs (Main Dining Area) | Sit-down 113 seats + 15 seats at the bar
158 E. Pender Street | 604-568-1117 | doyou[at]saiwoo.ca | www.saiwoo.ca
‘Tis The Season! Shaughnessy Restaurant Invites You to Dine Beside the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens Enjoy a sumptuous dinner with a magical view of the Festival of Lights at Shaughnessy Restaurant during this holiday season, located at Vandusen Botanical Gardens. The largest ever illumination begins December 1st through to December 31st (closed Christmas day), and is sure to be a crowd pleaser for families, friends, and group excursions alike. Feast your eyes on the brilliant view while enjoying divine comfort food dishes that Chef Sean Sloan has prepared for the special event. To begin, Salt and Pepper Squid, Winter Salad with Truffle Oil or a Charcuterie Board to share with friends, followed by the Thai Braised Lamb Shank, Mushroom and Sweet Potato Risotto or Citrus Soy Sablefish to name only a few of the seasonal creations. Read the entire Festival of Lights menu here. You can also take a look at the Christmas Eve set menu as well. Be sure to make your reservations soon, as all nights will be booked and sold out. You can reserve a table online with OpenTable or call the restaurant directly at (604) 261-0011. Please be advised that tickets to the Festival must be purchased separately.
5251 Oak Street (In VanDusen Gardens) | 604-261-0011 | www.shaughnessyrestaurant.com
Designed with beauty and comfort in mind, the space and menu are a reflection of worldly travels and life experiences by both the owners and chefs and welcomes the union of cultures so familiar to the West Coast. With no distinction between casual and fine dining, the expertly crafted menu exudes a delicate approachability associated with familiar flavours and childhood memories.
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 54-74 people including bar side seating | Stand-up: 99 people
350 Carrall Street | 604-620-9400 | info[at]pidginyvr.com | www.pidginvancouver.com
Here at this little red house, built in 1903, on Alberni street, we have tried to open a space reminiscent of the old pubs, in and around London, that we used to frequent as young adults. Completely unpretentious, full of people of all ages, talking about nothing and everything, and not watching tv. Chef Neil Taylor serves Sunday Roasts every week, a dinner tradition inspired by his childhood in the UK. Through the month of December, Taylor will serve the finest farm-to-table offerings of roast pork, beef, and lamb alongside traditional sides such as Yorkshire pudding, duck fat-roasted potatoes or Brussels sprouts. Sunday Roast dinners can be enjoyed by one guest, or shared by a large group. Groups are encouraged to book their table early, as seats are expected to fill quickly. Reserve a table for family and friends at www.fatbadger.ca or by calling 604-336-5577.
The Fat Badger’s roast dinners are available every Sunday. The roasts are served as plate per person and pricing is dependent on the cut of meat, ranging from $20-$30. The December Roast Dinner lineup is:
December 6th: heritage pork shoulder with crackling and apple sauce
December 13th: local leg of lamb, mint sauce, redcurrant gravy
December 20th: goose, sage and onion stuffing, cider gravy
Fat Badger will also be offering a Feasting Menu to share with family and friends this holiday season.
Private Dining Room | Sit-down: 30 people | Stand-up: 35-40 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 60 people upstairs, 30 people downstairs | Stand-up: 100-120 people
1616 Alberni Street | 604-336-5577 | info[at]fatbadger.ca | www.fatbadger.ca
Nicli Antica Pizzeria is the first VPN-certified Neapolitan pizzeria in Vancouver. An experience at Nicli Antica Pizzeria brings to mind the touchstones of Italian culture—family, authenticity, and incredible food and wine. Starting December 2015, Nicli Antica Pizzeria will be participating in the Mealshare Program, where every Mealshare item sold will provide one meal for someone in need.
Buy-out capacity | Sit-down: 30-50 people
62 East Cordova Street | 604-669-6985 | groups[at]niclipizzeria.com | www.niclipizzeria.com
Nicli’s Next Door is a mix of West Coast farm-to-table rustic meets Italian osteria. We take fresh ingredients from BC farms in their truest form and elevates them into dishes with depth. Starting December 2015, Nicli’s Next Door will be participating in the Mealshare Program, where every Mealshare item sold will provide a meal for someone in need.
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 30-50 people
68 East Cordova Street | 604-669-6985 | groups[at]niclipizzeria.com | www.niclisnextdoor.com
Modern vegetarian restaurant & bar, serving gourmet west coast cuisine off seasonal menus with fresh produce from local urban farms. Vegan, Gluten Free and RAW options abound. Signature Cocktails, Local Beer + Wine. Now open for weekend brunch!
** The Acorn will be taking reservations for NYE! Celebrate with us – Call to book **
Private Dining Capacity | For smaller parties of 6-10 guests, a family table is available for 2 seating times per night. Call to book!
Restaurant Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 50 people
3995 Main Street | 604-566-9001 | www.theacornrestaurant.ca | email@example.com
Wildebeest is an award-winning restaurant that serves decadently delicious yet simple cooking at its finest. Explore ingredient-driven Canadian cookery accompanied by a diverse selection of Old and New World wines, fantastic cocktail and beer lists, and award-winning service staff. Wildebeest will offer a set New Year’s Eve menu, and is available for booking holiday events—please call the restaurant to reserve.
Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 38 people, including private bar | Stand-up: 55 people
Main Dining Room Capacity | Sit-down capacity: 91 people in main dining room, including bar | Standing capacity: 120 guests
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down capacity: 129 people, including bars | Standing capacity: 175 guests
120 West Hastings St | 604-687-6880 | eat[at]wildebeest.ca | www.wildebeest.ca
Award-winning Maenam serves flavourful, authentic Thai cuisine with a West Coast twist. The drinks list features Asian-inspired cocktails, and exceptional food-friendly wines with a focus on local vineyards. To inquire about buy-outs for holiday parties, or reserve a seat to enjoy the special New Year’s Eve dinner menu, please call or email, or visit the website.
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: maximum 50 people
1938 West 4th Ave | 604-730-5579 | info[at]maenam.ca | www.maenam.ca
Over the holidays Pourhouse will be serving Glögg, a very special Scandinavian Mulled Wine as well as a seasonal cocktail and beer list. New Years Eve will have two seatings – an early dinner from 5pm – 7pm and a latter seating at 8pm. The late seating will feature live music and special party favours at midnight. Reservations for both seatings are recommended.
162 Water Street | 604-568-7022 | info[at]pourhousevancouver.com | www.pourhousevancouver.com
Ask for Luigi will be offering a very special pre fix menu on New Years Eve. Reservations are recommended.
305 Alexander Street | 604-428-2544 | info[at]askforluigi.com | www.askforluigi.com
Stop by La Pentola this holiday season for rustic Italian fare served alla famiglia style. Choose from their 7 or 10 course holiday tasting menus priced at $65 and $85 per person, including dishes like the parmesan soufflé with balsamic glazed baby carrots, roasted beets, and toasted almonds; agnolotti, a duck confit-stuffed pasta with marsala currants and brown butter sage sauce; and hanger steak with arugula, balsamic, pine nuts and parmesan. La Pentola has also recently introduced a new fully vegetarian menu for herbivores, with colourful dishes like grilled cauliflower steak with roasted tomato puree, peppers, artichokes and black olive oil; or butternut squash salad with whipped ricotta, pickled red onions, frisee, and aged balsamic pumpkin seeds.
350 Davie Street | 604-642-0557 | info[at]lapentola.ca | www.lapentola.ca
Our award winning Coal Harbour restaurant is the perfect atmosphere during the festive season – serving an updated take on traditional French bistro fare prepared by Executive Chef Marc-Andreì Choquette and his talented team.
Private Room Capacity | The Grand Salon | Sit-down: 24 people | Stand-up: 40 people
Private Room Capacity | The Petit Salon | Sit-down: 18 people | Stand-up: 20 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 75 people | Stand-up: 125 people
1181 Melville St. | 778-373-1632 | www.tableaubarbistro.com
“It’s Christmas time in the city!” The time of year to celebrate with friends and family. Join us this festive season as we showcase Chef Tret’s holiday inspired menu and welcome the new year with our crafted cocktails, adventurous wines and local beers on tap.
Private Room Capacity | The Cockpit | Sit-down: 12 people | Stand-up: 14 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 60 people | Stand-up: 125 people
898 Homer Street | 604-428-4299 | homerstreetcafebar.com
Located in the heart of historic Yaletown, Blue Water Cafe invites guests for an à la carte lunch menu featuring classic dishes and seasonal specialties curated by Chef Frank Pabst.
Lunch: December 10th to 23rd, Monday to Friday, 12pm to 2:30pm.
Closed: December 24th and 25th
Oceans Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 60 people| Stand-up: 70 people
Pacific Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 80 people | Stand-up: 120 people
Arctic Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 24 people | Stand-up: 40 people
Atlantic Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 46 people | Stand-up: 50 people
1095 Hamilton St | 604-688-8078 | bluewatercafe.net
Located just outside of downtown Vancouver in Kitsilano, AnnaLena stays true to Chef Michael Robbins favorite food genre: modern Canadian cuisine. Described by Robbins as “food influenced by a melting-pot of cultures, flavor profiles and techniques, and one that uses largely Canadian ingredients.” We look forward to welcoming you in this holiday season, for reservations please call us at 778 996 6290 or visit our website. *The largest table we can accommodate during regular dinner service is 10 guests. Recently named one of Canada’s top 10 new restaurants for 2015 by Air Canada’s EnRoute Magazine.
Buy-out Capacity | Plated Dinner: 40 people | Family Style: 50 people | Stand-up: 60 people
1809 West 1st Ave | 778 379 4052 | info[at]annaelna.ca | www.annalena.ca
Located in Yaletown, Minami is the sister restaurant of Miku and serves contemporary and traditional Japanese fare alongside its popular Aburi “flame-seared” sushi and Aburi beef dishes. Its clean and modern space makes it a dynamic place for dining and entertaining.
Private Room Capacity | Two rooms | Sit-down: Blue Ocean – 40 people, Blue Wave – 14 people | Stand-up: Blue Ocean – 65 people
Seigo Lounge | Sit Down: 55-65 people | Stand-up: 75 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: max 180 people
1118 Mainland Street | 604-685-8080 | www.minamirestaurant.com
Miku restaurant boasts a stunning waterfront view with a wrap-around patio, U-shaped bar, and beautiful hand-painted murals by Japanese artist Hideki Kimura. Alongside its popular Aburi “flame-seared” sushi is a menu that has more fresh seafood options, bar dishes, and cocktails and sakes.
Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 24 people | Stand-up: 30 people
Nakamura Lounge | Sit-down: 90 people | Stand-up: 100 people
70-200 Granville Street (Canada Place Way and Howe Street) | 604-568-3900 | www.mikurestaurant.com
Chambar’s new private rooms accommodate groups of 10-80 people for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with a focus on fresh, innovate and incredible food presented without pretension.
Private Room 1 | Sit-down: 20 people
Private Room 2 | Sit-down: 80 people | Stand-up: 80 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 250 people | Stand-up: 550 people
568 Beatty St | 604-879-7110 ex 4 | kristah[at]chambar.com | www.chambar.com
Located in downtown Vancouver’s main shopping artery, CinCin Ristorante offers an à la carte lunch menu, featuring dishes from our Grillworks Infierno, crafted by Chef Andrew Richardson.
Lunch: December 1st to 23rd, Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 2:30pm.
Closed: December 24th, 25th and January 1st
Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 30 people | Stand-up: 50 people
1154 Robson Street | 604-688-7338 | info[at]cincin.net | www.cincin.net
Recognized as the ‘jewel in Vancouver’s culinary crown,’ West Restaurant celebrates the holiday season by offering guests three unique tasting menus curated by Chef Quang Dang. Holiday menus are available during the month of December.
Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm, three-course prix fixe tasting menu, $45.
Dinner: 5:30pm to 10:30pm, five-course prix fixe holiday tasting menu, $125, and chef’s tasting menu, $98.
Closed: December 25 and January 1st, December 26th open for dinner only
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 76 people | Stand-up: 150 people
2881 Granville Street | 604-738-8938 | info[at]westrestaurant.com | www.westrestaurant.com
Located in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi Restaurant invites guests from near and far to celebrate the holidays with a traditional Christmas lunch curated by Chef James Walt.
Lunch: December 24th and 25th, 11:30am to 2pm
Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 18 people | Stand-up: 25 people
The Cellar by Araxi, an extension of Araxi Restarant’s private dining, is accepting reservation starting November 16.
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 40 people | Stand-up: 150 people
4222 Village Square | 604-932-4540 |info[at]araxi.com | www.araxi.com
Join Hart House Restaurant for their seasonal Christmas buffet lunches, Monday to Friday, December 3rd to 23rd. Enjoy the Hart House Restaurant a la carte menus for dinner nightly, and Sunday brunch.
Private Room Capacity | Sit-down: 20-80 people | Stand-up: 100 people
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 60-80 people | Stand-up: 100 people
6664 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby | 604-298-4278 | www.harthouserestaurant.com
Book your holiday gathering at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek, make it local, sensational, and seasonally delicious. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the South Okanagan with a fantastic five course menu and DJ to see you into the New Year. Check website or call us for more details.
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: min 35 – max 65 people | Stand-up: min 35 – max 80 people
537 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver | 250-498-3742 | info[at]miradoro.ca | www.tinhorn.com/restaurant
Looking for a unique venue to host an event or celebrate the Holiday Season with friends, family, or colleagues? The Liberty Distillery is located on Granville Island and is dedicated to creating fine and unique spirits from 100% organic BC grains. Our hand- crafted libations range from the familiar to the astounding, but always showcase the beauty of our artisanal spirits. Our cocktails are made using only the finest and freshest local ingredients. Glimmering copper, flickering candles, and chandelier lighting provide a warm, cozy setting to step back in time at
our 110-year-old saloon bar to taste and socialize. Interested in a tour of the distillery, a customized menu or ‘cocktail’ designed for your event? Let us tailor a memorable experience for your next intimate gathering.
Buy-Out Capacity | Stand-up: 30 people
Units 1&2 – 1494 Old Bridge Street | 604-558-1995 | www.thelibertydistillery.com
Campagnolo ROMA serves dishes inspired by the classics of Rome. The menu is simple, focusing on antipasti, pasta and pizza showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Alla famiglia group menus are available for parties of 8 or more. With seasonal soft-serve flavours like egg-nog, peppermint, fig and quince, ROMA is a favourite of kids of all ages.
Buy-out Capacity | Sit-down: 36 people | Stand-up: 50 people
2297 East Hastings St. | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com
Locally sourced seasonal ingredients take centre stage at Campagnolo. The restaurant offers three unique rooms for private parties and group gatherings: the main dining room, wine lounge, and the some-what secret bar ‘Upstairs’. Their incredibly easy to organize and delicious alla famiglia group menus are available for parties of 8 or more.
‘Upstairs’ | Sit-down: 32 people | Stand-up: 40 people
Wine Lounge | Sit-down: 27 people | Stand-up: 35 people
Dining Room and Lounge | Sit-down: 100 people | Stand-up: 125 people
1020 Main St. | 604-484-6018 | www.campagnolorestaurant.ca
Located on Powell Street in East Vancouver’s port district, the distillery’s cocktail lounge was designed to represent the soul of Odd Society — warm and welcoming, but out of sorts and charmingly unusual. Odd Society provides a unique venue for private events offering tours of the distillery and catered dining experiences in the lounge. Odd Society will work with their restaurant and food truck partners to create a tailored experience for you and your guests. Insider tip: look for their limited seasonal release of Salal Gin available only at the distillery starting December 4.
Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 30 people | Stand-Up: 45 people
1725 Powell St. | 604-559-6745 | www.oddsocietyspirits.com
If you are looking for a nostalgic venue with a fun diner-themed menu, The Red Wagon is the perfect place for your holiday party. Available for evening buy-outs, The Red Wagon will work with you to create a unique experience for your guests.
Buy-Out Capacity | Sit-down: 40 people | Stand-Up: 50 people
2296 East Hastings St. | 604-558-4565 | www.redwagoncafe.com
The holiday season is almost upon us and planning what to do is always time consuming. Let Forage take the “time” out of that planning, all you need to do is “consume”. This year Forage opens for holiday lunch Monday to Friday, beginning December 9th through to December 23rd. Chef Whittaker offers a four-course menu for $35 but there’s one catch, you must bring friends, minimum reservation is for four people and reservations are absolutely required. Check out www.foragevancouver.com or call 604-661-1400 for further information and to book your fun festive lunch.
Just remembered you promised to plan this year’s office soiree? Forage’s outside catering arm can help you pull it together in the ring of a bell. On offer are our full and mobile catering services or – if you’re looking for something more casual – quick and efficient delivery. All this with Chris Whittaker’s great Forage food!
1300 Robston Street | 604-661-1400 | www.foragevancouver.com
As we all get ready to host Christmas, New Years and Holiday parties, don’t forget to let les amis du FROMAGE help you with your entertaining. Whether it’s fondue, Raclette or cheese plates, we’re here to make shopping easy for you. Don’t forget to stock up on our seasonal specialties including Vacherin Mont d’Or, Port Soaked Stilton and our handmade Tourtiere using our traditional family recipe.
Kitsilano – 1752 West 2nd Avenue | 604-732-4218
East Van – 843 East Hastings Street | 604-253-4218 | www.buycheese.com
Oyama Sausage Co. on Granville Island will have all your holiday favorites and much more again this Christimas season. Charcuterie, sausages, cheeses, party trays, Swedish Hams, gift cards and more, just ask us!
Granville Island Public Market | 604-327-7407 | www.oyamasausage.ca
This holiday season we will be scooping many tasty holiday flavours such as Rum Egg Nog and Gingerbread. We will also have plenty of pints to go for your holiday party needs! Drop by either shop with friends and family for some holiday happiness.
Kitsilano – 1926 West 4th Avenue | 604-428-7246
Cambie Village – 3382 Cambie Street | 604-876-9986 | www.rainorshineicecream.com
This Christmas season Cadeaux Bakery will offer a delicious selection of pastries and desserts for all your holidaycelebrations. We will be featuring two amazing Yule Logs; in the flavours of Chocolate Orange or Rum Egg Nog for $25 each serves 6-8. Other options include Sticky Toffee Pudding $4.50 and a variety of hand decorated cookies. Also, keep an eye out this year for our special Advent Calendars with 25 special hand crafted delights for each day leading up to Christmas. Pre-Orders highly recommended for these special Advent calendars. Call to book soon as we have a very limited quantity.
172 Powell Street | 604-608-8889 | www.cadeauxbakery.com | info[at]cadeauxbakery.com
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The season that some of our favourite flavours like Rum and Eggnog, Gingerbread, Cranberry Walnut, Sons of Vancouver Amaretto, Dark Chocolate Peppermint, and Vegan Dark Chocolate Peppermint emerge from our workshop. And if you want to put Earnest Ice Cream under the tree, gift cards and merch are far less melty than our ice cream.
3992 Fraser Street & 1829 Quebec Street | www.earnesticecream.com
Christmas is coming and there is no better way to ring in the most joyful time of year than with lovingly made treats from Bel Café’s Pastry Chef, Wayne Kozinko. Bel offers classic Christmas delights such as vanilla shortbread ($14 for box of 12), eggnog lattes ($5.50) and peppermint macarons ($2 each). Indulge in more traditional holiday pastries such as Christmas cake ($17), linzer cookies ($14 box of eight) and milk chocolate, chestnut and caramel entremets ($6.20 small / $40.00 large). Catch the eye and satisfy the sweet tooth of holiday party guests with one of Bel’s edible and decorative macaron trees. These 20-piece trees add a unique twist to ordinary Christmas décor and are priced at $55. Cheers to the season with Bel’s house-mulled cider, bourbon & cider or spiced rum and eggnog.
801 West Georgia Street | 604-673-7000 | info[at]belcafe.com | www.belcafe.com
Voted “Best Desserts” and “Best Pastries” in Vancouver, Thierry offers a new light lunch menu and a selection of festive pastries and treats crafted by Chef Thierry Busset.
7am to midnight, Monday to Friday / 8am to midnight, Saturday and Sunday
Closed: December 25, modified hours on December 24th, 31st, and January 1st
1059 Alberni Street | 604-608-6870 | info[at]thierrychocolates.com | www.thierrychocolates.com
Holiday Designer Chocolate Gifts | Fresh cream bonbons, limited holiday offering, crafted after a unique Belgium Royal tradition. Raspberry, Vanilla, Pistachio, Pineapple, Almond and Coffee fresh creams. Modest flavours incorporated in a velvety chocolate sensation. Available starting December 21st.
Add a Christmas decadency.
Precious gifts for anybody on your list. From hot chocolate stirring spoons to heavenly salted caramels, party favours and table settings. Corporate branded gifts and much much more….
Granville Island Public Market | 1-877-668-8932 | www.chocolatas.ca
We’ve got you covered in the kitchen with Holiday cookies + traditional Panettone and Stollen breads, baked fresh daily. We’re also happy to help you plan ahead with pre-ordering available via phone or in-store. This season, #BeMerry.
Mount Pleasant Bakery + Café | 53 5th Ave West
Olympic Village licensed Café | 1605 Manitoba St.
Kitsilano Bakery + Café | 2380 W 4th Ave
Granville Isle. Bakery | Granville Island Public Market | www.terrabreads.com
Inspired by Santa’s favourite snack, Beaucoup Bakery has created the ultimate cookie gift box. In the box: two each of their addictive Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich, Brown Butter and Kinako Shortbread, Toasted Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookie, Salted Rosemary Chocolate Cookie, plus a litre of Avalon organic milk. Boxes are packaged-up like they came direct mail from the North Pole and are available with a minimum one day’s notice for $35 through until December 24.
2150 Fir St.| 604-732-4222 | www.beaucoupbakery.com
Open (7) days per week, The Liberty Distillery offers plenty of ‘spirited’ gift giving ideas in addition to its hand-crafted spirit line-up of Vodka, Gins and Whiskey made from 100% organic BC grains. Retail offerings include modern bartending equipment, glassware, cocktail mixers, bitters, elegant flasks, gift cards, and Liberty Branded products including hand-crafted holiday wooden spirit gift boxes with sliding lid with The Liberty Distillery seal to house your favorite spirit(s).
Units 1&2 – 1494 Old Bridge Street | 604-558-1995 | www.thelibertydistillery.com
So you have your New Years Eve plans, but what are you doing with the first day of the new year? Social Yoga is partnering with Eastwood Cycle to host The Ultimate Morning After Party. Spin, Yoga, Brunch & some hair of the dog to kick the remnants of your hangover to the curb. Spaces are limited and sign up goes live in December.
Visit website for latest locations | hello[at]thesocialyoga.com | www.thesocialyoga.com
Give someone in your life the opportunity to experience art + design with gift certificates for courses, studio membership, teen programs or anything else. Choose whatever amount you want to give and either suggest a particular course or let them decide between photography, painting, industrial design and more.
1399 Johnston St. | 604-844-3810 | Emily Carr Continuing Studies
BAH! HUMBUG! A musical rendition of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, set in Vancouver’s DTES starring Jim Byrnes & Margo Kane. Don’t miss this new Woodward’s xmas play featuring over 20 musical numbers, including songs by Nine Inch Nails, Buffy Sainte Marie and Johnny Cash. Proceeds to the Heart of the City Festival.
SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts 149 W. Hastings Street | 778-782-9286 | www.sfuwoodwards.ca
This year we’re holding a “Winter WonderWalls” exhibition where we’ve invited our gallery artists (Kevin Boyle, Jim Park, Katsumi Kimoto, & David Wilson to name a few) to each “decorate” a wall with a series of smaller artworks – A perfect take home gift for that art lover in your life! The exhibition will continue through the holidays into January 2016.
1525 West 6th Ave | 604 428 0903 | hello[at]kimotogallery.com | www.kimotogallery.com
At gravitypope and gravitypope Tailored Goods, you will discover a plethora of special gifts including unique jewelry from Pearls Before Swine, Ming Yu Wang and Arielle DePinto. Lovely fragrances and apothecary from Santa Maria Novella, Malin and Goetz and Comme des Garçons. Refined Antipast socks from Japan, soft merino shawls from Jo Gordon and quality Inverni cashmere tams. Find exquisite Officine Creative leather backpacks and functional Want LES canvas totes. All this and more in addition to our extensive selection of footwear and clothing collections that are sure to please! If that is not enough, gravitypope Gift Certificates are also available.
2205 + 2203 West 4th Ave | 604-731-7673 | 604-731-7647 | gravitypope.com
Featuring custom designed engagement rings, wedding bands and fine jewellery made with ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones, handcrafted by our in-house designer and goldsmith. If you’re thinking about popping the question over the holidays or want to design a piece of jewellery as a gift, all custom orders need to be in by the first week of December!
#217-207 W. Hastings St. | 604-681-0047 | www.cavaliergastown.com
Sommelier Led Food & Wine Paired Tastings | Join us in the winery’s cellar for a seated, educational, fun and informative tasting of some of our exclusive portfolio wines paired perfectly with cheese and charcuterie.
Every Saturday and Sunday, November 28th – March 27th 2pm-3pm
Tickets: $15/pp all inclusive
5445 Lakeshore Rd. Kelowna | 778-738-1027 | www.cedarcreek.bc.ca
Visit our tasting room on Nov 28th & Nov 29th for the Okanagan Falls annual Holiday Cheer Open House! Enjoy complimentary wine tastings, food pairings & special holiday gift ideas! Join our wine club, purchase a wine club gift or refer a friend for a chance to win two magnums (1.5L each) of our 2013 McLean Creek Road Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir! Full contest details available online here.
4287 McLean Creek Rd, Okanagan Falls | 250-497-8553 | www.MFVwines.com
Available just in time for the holiday season, our Limited Edition Hypothesis 3-Bottle Custom Box is to be released onDecember 1st. The Custom Box includes 3 bottles of 2012 Hypothesis (92-94 points, John Schreiner) packaged in a custom, hand-made pine box and finished in the Udukuri Japanese woodworking style by Vancouver-based artist, Chelsea Mackay. Order online at http://www.culmina.ca or call us directly at (250) 498-0789.
4790 Wild Rose Street, Oliver | 250-498-0789 | www.culmina.ca
A big statement for a big occasion: limited release 3-Litre Oldfield Series Merlot. Perfect for holiday gifting, weddings, or very thirsty people. With only 50 bottles produced each vintage, every bottle is numbered and signed by the winemaker Sandra Oldfield. 100% estate grown fruit aged for 18 months in new French and American oak. Enjoy now or cellar for 10+ years.
Available from the winery or online, $250 + tax & shipping.
537 Tinhorn Creek Road, Oliver | 250-498-3743 | www.tinhorn.com
Wine tastings, food pairings, decorated wine shops, art, gift ideas and holiday joy and cheer await you in the fifth annual Similkameen Country Christmas Winery Open House Tour which runs Dec. 5th and 6th from 12-4pm daily. In traditional holiday open house style, you can meander through the beautiful Similkameen and visit our wineries. Rumour has it that even Santa loves to give (and receive!) amazing, award-winning wines from the Similkameen Valley!
Similkameen Valley | 250-488-0878 | www.similkameenwine.com
This holiday season, enjoy our selection of award-winning wines at all of your holiday events and festive dinners. For turkey dinner, we recommend our Pinot Noir or our Riesling. Our wines are available to order online here or at fine wine, VQA and Government liquor stores throughout BC. Check out our new Wine Club – the perfect gift for you and your loved ones.
716 Lowe Drive, Cawston | 250-499-2655 | www.eauvivrewinery.ca
At Cannery Brewing, we have everything you need for the craft beer lover on your list this holiday season. Stop in and see us for a selection of great Cannery Brewing beer and gift items if you are in the Penticton area. Or look for beer merchandise available for sale on our website. We offer hats and shirts as well as a selection of locally-sourced items made with our beer including mustard, soap, syrups and beer jellies! Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? How about a membership in our Growler Club? You will also find our beer at government and private liquor stores throughout BC.
198 Ellis Street, Penticton | 250-493-2723 | www.cannerybrewing.com
Give the gift of great award-winning Fort Berens wine from BC’s newest wine region in Lillooet this holiday season! Wine from Fort Berens is the perfect pairing for holiday parties, festive dinners and gift-giving. Consider a membership in the Discovery Club as a gift for your boss, friend or family member, or treat yourself this holiday season. Learn more about the Discovery Club here. Wines are also available online and at VQA and fine wine stores throughout BC.
1881 Highway 99 North, Lillooet | 250-256-7788 | www.fortberens.ca