Dec 15

Come Hungry to the Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival

With the Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival now underway, we wanted to give you a preview of the foods and beverage options available at the event!

There will be five food trucks with a number of delicious food options for the entire family! Take a look below for the different food trucks and their feature offering.

Beaver Tails

Beaver Tails are cooked fresh and served piping hot with the decadent toppings of your choice! With toppings such as the Classic Cinnamon & Sugar or the Triple Trip, which includes chocolate hazelnut spread topped with Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter, there’s something for all levels of indulgence!

Dim Sum Express

Tang Yuan; a dessert made from glutinous rice flour mixed with water to form balls that are then cooked in boiling water. These are served with a sweet syrup that can have different flavors, although ginger is often a component. Try these at the Dim Sum Express truck at the Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival!

Foot Long Hotdogs

The Foot Long Hot Dog food truck has an Asian inspired option just for you! Snack on a Garlic Hoisin Shrimp Super Footlong while checking out the beautiful lanterns.

Red Velvet Mini Donuts

Who can resist a bag (or skewer) of these amazingly delicious mini donuts! Get the classic cinnamon and sugar or step up your game with the red velvet donuts on a skewer drizzled in cream-cheese glaze!

Wings

Grab a pound of wings while you roam the PNE Grounds at the Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival. The feature wings flavour for this event is the Shangyuan Honey Sriracha!

Specialty Drinks

The Baristas at the Starry North beverage hut have created some distinctive drinks to warm you up. In addition to cappuccinos and hot chocolate, you can also add Baileys, Kahlua or Bourbon to your drink for an added glow. There will also be Hot Toddies, Hot Buttered Rum, Tsingtao Beer and wine available.

Don’t forget to include us in any of your Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival adventures via our social channels: @PNE_Playland #VancouverLanternFestival

 

Dec 13

From China, with Love

The first ever Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival is only a couple days away and we wanted to share with you how one of the largest structure was assembled.

The Porcelain Tower Pagoda is built from over 100,000 pieces of china (plates, bowls, cups and spoons) that are all tied together on a steel frame. The artisans that built the Pagoda arrived in Vancouver a month ago and began assembling this 60-foot tall structure by hand. All of the pieces of china arrived in containers and were meticulously hand tied to steel frames before having a crane hoist them into place. Check out below for both the time-lapse video of the Pagoda being assembled as well as details surrounding the structure.

Porcelain Tower Pagoda

People in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province believe in Buddhism. Pagodas have made Xishuangbanna a tourist attraction. The Manfeilong pagoda shows the architectural achievements of the Dai nationality, a minority in China. It reveals the technique in Chinese traditional lantern handicraft of tying various cups, plates, bowls, bottles and spoons together.

Come see this incredible display and 34 other lanterns at the Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival on from December 15, 2017 to January 21, 2018. (Closed Christmas Day)

More information can be found at www.vancouverlanternfestival.com

Don’t forget to include us in all your Lantern Festival adventures via our social media channels @PNE_Playland #vancouverlanternfestival

  

Dec 4

Festive Events in Vancouver

With the holiday season just around the corner, we put together a list of Festive Events in Vancouver! Check below and let us know which events you want to go to this holiday season.


Vancouver Christmas Market – November 22 – December 24, 2017


The Vancouver Christmas Market returns to Jack Poole Plaza – home of the Olympic Cauldron – November 22 – December 24, 2017. The city’s signature yuletide celebration offers its largest festivities to-date, with more than 75 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures. Wander the market’s winding alleys and discover authentic German delicacies: sizzling sausages, warming Glühwein (mulled wine), old world confections, and so much more! Be dazzled by the glittering carousel, a 30-foot tall walk-in Christmas tree boasting 36,000 twinkling lights, live entertainment, and a multitude of festive family activities.

Tickets: Adult $10, Seniors $9, Youth $5, Children Age 0-6, FREE.
Purchase online to receive a complimentary Season Pass! Ticket bookings, Christmas Combos, and further details at: www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com 


Bright Nights Train in Stanley Park – November 30 – January 6, 2018

During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza sparkle with three million twinkling lights. You can purchase tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train and experience the lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the train route. If train rides are not for you, you can view the displays at the Train Plaza by donation.
All donations at the front gate and a portion of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. $1.4 million has been raised to help burn survivors and their families since 1998.

Tickets: Adult (19-64 years) $12+GST, Senior (65 years and over) $9+GST, Youth (13-18 years) $9+GST, Child (3-12 years) $8+GST and Small Children (2 years and under) FREE. Purchase your tickets at www.ticketleader.ca


Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival at the PNE – December 15 – January 21, 2018

This world renowned lantern festival makes its Canadian debut December 15th at the PNE grounds. The Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival will brighten our winter nights with 35 spectacular silk structures, some nearly 200 feet in length. Continuing through January 21, 2018, the nightly event features Chinese cultural performances including acrobats, dancers, musicians, and storytelling. There will be a market place, food trucks, warming tents, and as an extra perk, guests can enjoy special coffees and hot chocolate with their choice of Kahlua, Baileys, bourbon, or rum!

Gate price: ADULT PASS (13 – 64 years old) $22; SENIOR PASS (65 years and over) $17.00; CHILD PASS (4 – 12 years old) $15.00.
Save up to $3.00 per ticket when you purchase in advance online at www.ticketleader.ca


Don’t forget to share your Festive Adventures on social media and tag @PNE_Playland for a chance to be featured on our social channels!