Vintage Vancouver Christmas

Christmas in Vancouver is full of lights, festive festivities and, this year at least, lots of rain. But how did Vancouverites celebrate Christmas decades ago? Christmas in Vancouver, as seen through these vintage photographs, was interesting indeed!
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Woodwards Department Store in preparation for the Attorney General's Christmas Party, Nov. 22, 1948. (Photo via Vancouver Public Library)

Woodwards Department Store in preparation for the Attorney General's Christmas Party, Nov. (Photo via Vancouver Public Library)

L.D. Taylor and Katherine Federici Sitting in Granville Mansion living room at Christmas, 1930s. (Photo via Vancouver Archives)

Taylor and Katherine Federici sitting in Granville Mansion living room at Christmas] - City of Vancouver Archives

Ward of Shaughnessy Hospital decorated Christmas celebrations, 1920. (Photo via Vancouver Archives)

[Ward of Shaughnessy Hospital decorated Christmas celebrations] - City of Vancouver Archives

Salvation Army cheer pot novelty picture, Dec. 1950s. (Photo via Vancouver Public Library)

22 vintage photos of Christmas in Vancouver through the ages

The Case triplets visit Santa, 1939. (Photo via Vancouver Archives)

[The Case triplets visit Santa] - City of Vancouver Archives

Fireman at Children's Hospital with Santa, Dec. 16, 1966. (Photo via Vancouver Public Library)

Fireman at Children's Hospital with Santa, Dec. (Photo via Vancouver Public Library)

Santa and Chimp at Park Royal Shopping Centre, 1960s. (Photo via West Vancouver Archives)

Santa and Chimp at Park Royal Shopping Centre, (Photo via West Vancouver Archives)

Kinsmen Christmas Tree Sale in Newton, Dec. 24, 1964. (Photo via Surrey Archives)

Kinsmen Christmas Tree Sale in Newton, Dec. (Photo via Surrey Archives)

Santa Arrives at Dell Shopping Mall in Whalley by Helicopter, Dec. 17, 1964. (Photo via Surrey Archives)

Santa Arrives at Dell Shopping Mall in Whalley by Helicopter, Dec. (Photo via Surrey Archives)

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