The holidays are built on magical experiences and traditions. There are things you look forward to every year, experiences that you need to have or else it just doesn’t feel like the holidays. Vancouver provides both timeless traditional and new experiences this November. Come visit and enjoy some of the season’s best!


The Polar Express is one of the latest additions to the pantheon of classic Christmas movies, not least of all because of the utterly enchanting score from Alan Silvestri. On November 19, come to the Orpheum Theatre to watch a very special showing of The Polar Express with the soundtrack performed live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! Be thrilled as the magical train winds through dangerous tracks while this world-class group of musicians brings the score to life. A time-honored tradition is to sip on hot cocoa while watching a captivating show.


For many people, it’s not the holidays until they hear the familiar soft sounds of Vince Guaraldi’s piano twinkling out a tune. “Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer, fun for all that children call their favorite time of year.” This is the story of beloved every-boy Charlie Brown as he tries to convince his friends that Christmas isn’t about getting gifts, it’s about spending time with those you love, and caring for those who need it most – including a sad little tree that nobody but Charlie Brown would choose for the Christmas play.

This much-loved classic will be performed at The Vogue Theatre on November 24 with live actors and a jazz band playing those instantly recognizable tunes. Come see the magical adaptation of this timeless tale from the TV screen to the stage.

The Landis Hotel & Suites is a great place to stay at any time of year, but we like to think that as the holidays approach, it is all the more special with many festive events taking place throughout our city. Book your stay today and get into the holiday spirit at the Landis Hotel!