Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver Sparkles This Holiday Season with a New Christmas Market, Festive Music, Ceremonial Tree Lighting and More
City’s five-diamond hotel set to make memories with fresh traditions.
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver adds a glistening array of new festive activities to the city’s holiday season starting on Sunday, 2 December 2012, with its debut Christmas Market followed by Santa Claus-inspired dining, and the hotel’s inaugural tree lighting ceremony.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on 2 December, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver in partnership with neighbouring Urban Fare, will showcase one-of-a-kind crafts, original jewellery and edible delicacies, including items to sample, on the patio of its renowned restaurant, Market by Jean-Georges. While out on the city streets, the Shangri-La team will be handing out festive fortune cookies during the annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade. Inside the hotel, the culinary brigade is working with sugar and spice and all things nice to stage a new holiday event – a Children’s Afternoon Tea in Xi Shi, the hotel’s lobby lounge, beginning at 11:30 a.m., with a special piano performance, plus the second annual Brunch with Benefits in Market by Jean-Georges.
The topping off, literally for December 2nd, is the hotel’s inaugural Christmas tree lighting ceremony. At 1:00 p.m., as the Christmas tree lights are set to twinkle, six-year-old local piano virtuoso Shuqi Li will command the keys of the hotel’s Fazioli in Xi Shi Lounge, playing holiday classics. A children’s choir will also sing and guests are welcome to join in a Christmas carol sing-along.
Christmas Market – Patio of Market by Jean-Georges – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Petkov Kiwi Production – kiwi fruit
The Jam Ladies – jam and preserves
Beaucoup Bakery – indulgent baking
Dohm – spreadable soft cheese
Rootables Chips – root vegetable chips
Waterworking Microgreens – microgreens
Blackberry Hill Bakery – traditional baking
Pasta Famiglia – handmade pasta
Children’s Afternoon High Tea – Xi Shi Lounge – 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – $24 per Child
Created for the 12 and under set, this special High Tea includes macaroni and cheese in small pots, miniature beef burgers and sweet treats that include Chocolate Belgian Waffles and Valhrona Chocolate Pudding. Specially-stirred Mimosa’s for the junior set will be made of orange juice and soda, plus each child will take home a “stuffie” for the holidays.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Lobby – 1:00 p.m.
The 15 foot custom tree will come to life with more than 4,000 lights and aromatic, hand-crafted ornaments made by local artisans using dried oranges, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg – Lobby
Six-year-old piano prodigy, Shuqi Li of West Vancouver, who has played twice at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall, will perform on the Fazioli piano – Xi Shi Lounge
Brunch with Benefits – Market by Jean-Georges – 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – $45 per Person
Market by Jean-Georges is again supporting this special initiative which will see all brunch proceeds going to YouthCo AIDS Society in support of programs for young people.