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Photo Credit: Danielle Cunningham (The Westin Bayshore)

 

Unforgettable Holiday Experiences Await at
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

For more than half a century, The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver has been a beloved destination for locals and visitors celebrating the holiday season.

This year, the hotel and its acclaimed dining rooms — H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge — honour their well-known family traditions with special events and menus that evoke the warmth, comfort and well-being during the most wonderful time of the year.

The ‘Vancouver Christmas Market’ Package

From November 20 to December 24, enjoy a rejuvenating stay for two at The Westin Bayshore and receive a pair of complimentary “skip-the-line” passes for the renowned annual Vancouver Christmas Market (now in its 10th year) at nearby Jack Poole Plaza. Savour the Market’s traditional German fare and enjoy its beautiful holiday-themed carousel, then get into the festive spirit with a pair of festive cocktails at H Tasting Lounge before retreating to your Westin Heavenly Bed. Rates from $219 per night. Click here to book your experience.

H2 Rotisserie & Bar

Festive Sunday Brunch Series
Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 12 – 3pm. H2’s popular Sunday brunch service becomes extra magical at this time of year. Heap your plate as you choose from favourites like Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, carved-to-order turkey, a selection of classic dim sum, seafood buffet, and much more. Be sure to save room for dessert, too — there’s festive yule log, eggnog cranberry cheesecake, warm cinnamon buns, and more. $69 per person ($15 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and under).

Holiday Movie Nights
Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 6pm & 8:30pm. Our cozy lounge is the ideal place to enjoy the seasonal tradition of watching a great holiday movie. We’ve selected some of the most popular classic and contemporary holiday flicks, which you can view while sipping a half-price cocktail. Or see what suits your fancy from our “adult hot chocolate” cart, featuring premium spirits and gourmet toppings. Admission is free with the purchase of any item from H2’s mouth-watering new winter menu.

Holiday Baking with Bopper
Dec. 5 & 12, 6pm. Elevate your holiday baking skills with this fun, interactive master class. Chef de cuisine Brody “Bopper” Paine and executive chef Geoff Carkner show you how to prepare the hits of your next holiday gathering: cranberry bliss bars, H2’s own holiday shortbread cookies, holiday ’nog tarts, and Guinness gingerbread — all of which you’ll take home with you! A festive cocktail and appetizers are included. Class sizes are small to ensure individual attention, so book soon to secure your apron. (Class work is done in pairs, so bring a friend) $75 per person; call 604.691.6966 to reserve.

Festive Turkey Takeout
Dec. 22 – 26. Take the stress out of holiday meal planning and let H2’s culinary team whip up a feast your guests will be sure to rave about! Featuring slow-roasted Rossdown Farms free-range turkey, honey-roasted autumn vegetables, buttermilk mashed potatoes, apricot-cranberry brioche stuffing, holiday tarts and cookies, and much more! Available for 6-8 people ($250) or 10-12 people ($350). Orders must be placed by Dec. 20, and can be picked up any day between 12 and 7pm. Click here to view the complete menu and to reserve your meal.l.

Festive Sunday Supper
Dec. 23, 5pm until close. H2’s family-style Sunday Supper Series gets the holiday treatment! Groups of two or more will enjoy slow-roasted Rossdown Farms free-range turkey with all the classic accompaniments served family-style, fresh-baked biscuits, and white-chocolate cranberry cheesecake for dessert. $36 per person.

Festive Dinner
Dec. 24 – 25, 5pm until close. Greet the arrival of Christmas Day with a plated three-course meal offered for two nights only. In addition to honey-juniper-brined turkey with classic accompaniments, enjoy your choice of appetizer plus house-made pumpkin pie with walnut brown-sugar crumble. (Vegetarian options available.) $85 per person.

Christmas Day Brunch Buffet
Dec. 25, 12 – 3pm. Truly the Christmas feast to end all feasts! Bring the whole family and choose from dozens of tempting dishes. Our carving station offers slow-roasted turkey, suckling pig and honey ham. Look also for fresh seafood on ice, classic breakfast items, a kids corner with indulgent dessert options and much more. For an additional charge, enjoy our famous Stanley Park Caesar cocktail, a mimosa prepared tableside, or a classic Bellini. $75 per person ($35 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and under). For more details on H2’s festive events, visit here.



Westin Bayshore Christmas Dinner

H Tasting Lounge

Festive Afternoon Tea
Weekends only from Nov. 23 – Dec. 29, 11:30am – 4:30pm. HTL’s renowned afternoon tea service is given a delicious holiday makeover, featuring seasonal treats that prove you can make a good thing even better! Choose from savoury and sweet selections including confit turkey sandwich, a festive profiterole of gingerbread mousse and cranberry compote, and much more. HTL’s signature Cotton Candy Bonsai Tree accompanies, along with special tea blends just for the holidays. For an additional charge, enhance your experience with our rich, unique Mulled Wine or our exclusive Miracle on Bayshore Drive cocktail made with rye, brandy and gingerbread syrup. $55 per person.  Visit here to view full menu and book..

Festive Three-Course Dinner
Dec. 24 and 25
Leave the cooking to us, so you can do the feasting this Christmas. Join us for an upscale three-course plated dinner with the option to enjoy a traditional roasted and confit turkey served with all of the accompaniments, or break away from tradition with a seafood or vegetable linguine. Finish off on a sweet note with white chocolate cranberry cheesecake. $89 per person. Visit htastinglounge.com/festive-season to view the menu and book.

 

About The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Located adjacent to Stanley Park along picturesque Coal Harbour, The Westin Bayshore is an ideal destination for business and leisure guests. The hotel’s 499 spacious guest rooms and suites feature stunning views over the water and the city. The resort-inspired property boasts one of the largest hotel conference centres in Western Canada, with 71,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, and experience-enhancing facilities such as Vida Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, H2 Rotisserie & Bar, H Tasting Lounge, and T & Co Café. A variety of year-round signature wellness programs include WestinWORKOUT, RunWESTIN, BikeWESTIN, Liquid Yoga/Liquid Fit, and indoor studio sessions in the newly opened Just Add Water Yoga Studio. westinbayshore.com
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Dianne

Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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