Discover the wonder of the PNE Winter Fair presented by BCAA12/6/2023
There’s something magical about the holiday season. The cold air sweeps in, the toques, scarves and parkas come out, the lights begin to sparkle and our festive spirit shines brighter.
Joyful experiences of past holidays come flooding back and the opportunity to create new memories is here. This year, you can capture all that festive cheer in one place in Metro Vancouver. If it’s holiday magic you’re looking for on a crisp winter evening, look no further than the at PNE Winter Fair presented by BCAA.
The scene is set for a holiday extravaganza filled with fun for family and friends alike, with the grounds of the PNE transformed into a winter wonderland on December 8 and 9, and from December 14-23, with the festivities beginning at 4:00pm each day.
A trip to the PNE Winter Fair presented by BCAA is the perfect way to take your holiday vibes up to the max, so read on to discover the top activities to enjoy at what is sure to become your new holiday tradition!
Prepare to be dazzled by The Nutcracker on Ice
One of the highlights of the PNE Winter Fair presented by BCAA is sure to be the chance to witness world-class figure skaters performing the spellbinding The Nutcracker on Ice. Expect to see all the beauty of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet mixed with glitzy costumes and thrilling moves across the frozen stage. Catch a sneak preview of The Nutcracker on Ice below.
Enjoy an icy adventure on the rink
One you’ve watched the pros show off their skills, get your skates on as the historic Agrodome is turned into an ice rink. Keep practicing your skating and maybe it’ll be you in the main event next year! Extra points for throwing some shapes as you glide across the rink. You can rent skates at the rink or bring your own and skate for free.
What’s more, every hour, the ice rink comes alive with the breathtaking light display ‘Sparkle in the Night.’ The light display is synchronized with an enchanting soundtrack which is sure to give you goosebumps. If you want to take the thill level up another notch, try out an experience like no other. Get behind the wheel as traditional bumper cars have become Ice Bumper Cars. Spin, twirl and safely bump with your friends and family to bring a whole new level of excitement to the ice.
Wrap up warm for a feast of holiday treats
There’s no better way to embrace the outdoors than being wrapped up in your coziest clothes with a piping-hot winter treat to warm your insides. Whether you want to skip straight to the big feast and indulge in a traditional favourite like roast turkey with all the trimmings, or snack your way through fair classics like mini donuts, there’s no way you’re leaving the PNE with a rumbling tummy.
The outside entertainment doesn’t end with the tasty food and winter drinks, as festive performers rove around the grounds. You could cross paths with anything from sparkling acrobats to giant electric robots as you chow down on your gourmet hot dog and walk through the mesmerizing Polar Passage light tunnel. And if you do want a break from the chilly night air, duck into the Winter Chalet and sip a hot beverage while enjoying some live festive music to celebrate the spirit of the holidays.
A festive feast for all the senses
Don’t miss out on all these experiences and more. We didn’t even mention riding through the glowing grounds on the beloved PNE Express Train or taking the kids for a visit to meet the big guy himself in Discover Santa, an interactive journey to meet Santa Claus. BCAA Members save 30% on passes so get your tickets now and book in the highlight of your holidays!