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5 Tips for enjoying Enchant Vancouver with toddlers

As Vancouverites, you don’t let rainy days stop you from creating memories. You prepare and make it an adventure, and that’s just what we did when we checked out Enchant – Vancouver’s newest and brightest Christmas attraction.

Enchant is the world’s largest Christmas Light Maze, made up of over 55,000 sq. ft. of brilliantly illuminated sculptures arranged to create the perfect atmosphere for an evening adventure. Along with the maze, Enchant features a market with over 40 local vendors, 12 food trucks and a licensed eating area where guests can enjoy their favourite holiday drink.

Enchant Vancouver is an outdoor event with covered (market) and uncovered (maze) areas. It was chilly and wet, and of course as adults we complained about that, lol. But, our Little Moon on the other hand, was having the time of her life, wandering and exploring the beautifully lit grounds. Not once did she say she was cold. She was in awe, especially of the 9 giant reindeer.

There were many families out showing their Christmas spirit and the cheer was contagious! Enchant is a Christmas event enjoyed by all ages, especially toddlers! That’s why I’m sharing 5 tips for enjoying Enchant with toddlers, below!

five tips to enjoying Enchant Vancouver with toddlers

5 tips for enjoying Enchant with toddlers:

  1. Dress appropriately. Dress the kids (and yourself) warmly; wear gumboots/waterproof footwear, and don’t forget an umbrella! Enchant is an outdoor event with minimal covered areas.
  2. Leave the stroller at home. The event is not stroller friendly, especially when wet, as a very thick layer of cedar mulch and gravel cover the entire site grounds. If leaving your stroller at home isn’t an option, leave stroller “parked” somewhere undercover (market or eating area), or right before entering the maze, so it’s less of a hastle. If you’ve got a carrier, I’d recommend bringing instead of stroller.
  3. Bring a camera. Oh, who am I kidding, just have your cell phone ready to snap some great photos of your little one. There are some awesome photo opps; from the 9 lit reindeer, a beautifully illuminated arc (or tunnel thing), to Santa himself!Find Nine Reindeer at Enchant Vancouver
  4. Use the washroom (and change diapers) beforehand. There are port-a-potties on site, but we all know these aren’t very kid friendly. And, I didn’t see any change tables. So, I would suggest putting babe in a fresh diaper or using the washroom before heading into Enchant, just in case.
  5. Bring snacks/thermos. Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside Enchant. But, what the heck, we’re parents and have the perfect little excuse! Bring some quick snack for babe, and a thermos full of your favourite holiday drink. In our case, hot chocolate.

Eat, drink, explore and shop – experience the wonder of Enchant this winter. Located at 1st and Crowe Street. And is open now until December 31st, from 4pm – 10pm.

Will you be heading to Enchant – Vancouver’s newest Christmas attraction? If you’ve already been, are there any tips you’d add to our list?

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12 Comments

  • Reply Mou

    Wow! Love it… all the lights! I remember went I was a little kid, my parents took me to see the lights around de neighborhood, every year. I miss that! Happy holidays!

    December 6, 2016 at 6:37 am
  • Reply Wanda Lopez

    Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and one of the reasons is because of all the decorations. Everyone in my neighborhood decorate their homes and the I just love the feeling. Great tips, we use most of them, now that the girls are older and don’t need strollers or diaper changes. We do use the bathroom before heading out and always, always carry treats and snacks with us. Happy Holidays to you.

    December 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Cesar Diaz

    Que bonito se mira esto. Gracias por las buenas recomendaciones y muchos saludos.

    December 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply Diana Rodriguez

    Pero que bello, se miran bien lindas para visitar en familia!

    December 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Coolchillmom

    This place must be amazing. Your tips will make it a wonderful experience for toddlers and their parents

    December 7, 2016 at 5:15 am
  • Reply Silvia Martinez

    Pero que belleza, seguro que los niños se la han de pasar de lo lindo ahí.

    December 7, 2016 at 2:56 pm
    • Reply Nina Gonzalez

      si, vieras el lugar estaba lleno de ni~os!!

      December 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply S.YISSELE

    Que bello lugar, tengo que visitar esta ciudad, mucha suerte gracias por la información, se ve que estás disfrutando con tu hermosa Nena!

    December 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm
    • Reply Nina Gonzalez

      si esta muy lindo el evento. la verdad nunca e sido a “christmas person” pero desde que tengo a luna me e convertido hehehe,,y esta a~o mas ya que ella esta muy emocionada!

      December 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Fashionfabnews - Lina Mayorga

    Wow que es eso tan bonito? Yo quiero ir a ver las luces. Que buenas recomendaciones.

    December 8, 2016 at 11:51 am
  • Reply Raquel

    We loved the Enchant and took some beautiful photos with our little one. He was so amazed and spellbound looking at Santa, there was pure joy in his little face. We couldn’t be happier and didn’t mind the cold one bit.

    November 26, 2017 at 4:13 am
    • Reply Nina Gonzalez

      SO much fun, right? What other fun activities do you have lined up for this Holiday season?

      December 6, 2017 at 12:05 am

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