It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (with flowers).
Fleurs de Villes has been flower-bombing Vancouver every Christmas for the last four years and they’re back with a vengeance for 2022. This year the “NOËLshow” will consist of 10 days of themed donuts, cocktails, workshops, and of course, flowers.
From December 9 to 18, 50 elaborate displays by local florists will take over Downtown streets.
The self-guided walk will wind its way along busy shopping streets past couture mannequins dressed as ice-skaters, Mr. and Mrs. Fashion Claus and a Snow Queen. A glittering Eiffel Tower, flying reindeer, and a poinsettia tree will round out the walk with adorned doorways, archways, and fountains punctuating the way.
Several businesses are getting in on the fun this year too by offering floral-inspired flavors and activities.
Hotels partnered with Fleurs de Ville, like the Paradox, have floral-themed refreshments and dining experiences lined up and Lee’s Donuts is hosting a pop-up holiday cabin which will have a special Fleurs de Villes donut on the menu along with a floral donut installation out front.
People can also get their hands on some flowers of their own at the Waterfront Station pop-up market and the Bentall Center Fleurs de Villes JARDIN festive floral workshops.
The holiday spectacle comes hot on the heels of Fleurs de Ville’s Femme and Pride exhibits.
“The holiday season in our hometown of Vancouver is truly a magical time of year, so we’re delighted to be returning for our 4th annual NOËL show,” says Fleurs de Ville’s co-founder Karen Marshall in a press release. “This year’s floral trail will pop up throughout Robson Street and the surrounding downtown core, the perfect stage to bring together community partners, local businesses and talented florists, and to kick off the holiday season in style.”
According to the president and CEO of Downtown Van, last year’s floral trail brought thousands of visitors into the downtown core and they’re hoping for similar numbers this year.
A map of displays will be posted on the event website soon.