Christmas is less than a week away and for those who have delayed getting presents for their loved ones, there is still time. Vancouver Limo Service is offering tips on where to go in the Lower Mainland for efficient shopping. For those who want to avoid the crowds, skip the malls and read below.
For those who live in the downtown area, go to ‘My sister’s closet’ on Commercial drive. This boutique store offers high-quality brand names at great discounts. Part of the proceeds will go towards Battered Women’s support.
If you are looking for arts and crafts, the Deer Lake craft festival in Burnaby is the place to go. The great thing about the Deer Lake festival is that there are dozens of vendors including jewelers, sculptures, glass blowers and designers selling all types of items. Admission is free and there is ample parking.
For those looking to buy a Scandinavian gift, visit the Julmarknad: Swedish market of Burnaby. This festival is organized by the Swedish Cultural Society and offers all types of items ranging from a wardrobe, home items, and pantry. While you are shopping you will also be entertained with live music and of course, ample Swedish glogg. There is no entrance fee to this festival.
Another great place to shop and escape from the crowded city is the Refresh Market in Squamish. Here you will find over 100s of artisans selling handmade products that include clothing, ceramics, artisan foods and a great collection of art. While there, you can chill out and visit the ice cream parlor or have coffee and local desserts. There is a small entrance fee of $3 to enter the Refresh Market.
Another great place to go shopping and enjoy the entire day is the Vancouver Christmas Market. This German-inspired Christmas market is the ideal place to go if you want to get into the holiday spirit. Besides plenty of arts and crafts and many unique gifts, there is a whole range of European foods including beverages. Bring the kids along to as there is a chance to for them to ride the Christmas carousel.
This last week before Christmas is always busy in the lower mainland and as usual, the roads will be crowded. With a marked shortage in parking, the best way to get around in the lower mainland during the holidays season is via a luxury limousine. Call Vancouver Limo Service, it is offering special discounts for the Christmas season. The company has many types of luxury limos and offers prices comparable to any cab. Leave the driving worries to Vancouver Limos so you can shop worry free. The company offers rates by the hour or day.