Join us for the Enchant Premiere!
What: Enchant Premiere
When: Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Time: 5-10pm (Gates open at 4:30pm)
Where: 1st & Crowe Street, Vancouver, BC (in-between Olympic Village and the Cambie Street bridge)
Schedule of Events
4:30pm: Gates open
5:00pm: Event starts: Grab some yummy food, a drink and mingle…
5:25pm: Opening Remarks / Welcome (The Eatery tent main stage)
5:30pm: Lights on! Have those cameras rolling… this will be the big special moment with a few surprises in store.
6:00pm: Press conference at The Eatery tent stage. This will be a panel format where you can ask the founders of Enchant whatever you like.
6:15pm: Media break-out sessions; please book these in advance via Alex@myZone.com if you’d like to schedule a short one on one interview with Enchant founder Kevin, Enchant author Leanne, or others from team Enchant.
10:00pm: Lights out.
Important update: Please bring waterproof footwear! Boots are highly recommended. Read the full update and FAQs here.
The Enchant Premiere is an exciting opportunity to experience a VIP night at Enchant with a small group of guests, before it opens to the masses. Your Enchant Premiere ticket will include exclusive access to Enchant, light appetizers and beverage service, and the opportunity to experience all of the surprises we have in store for guests this winter. Be the first to see and explore the maze, and get to attend our "Flipping the Switch" ceremony as we turn on the lights for the first time!
The Enchant Premiere night will be an exciting evening as all of Vancouver's best media, photographers, bloggers, and social media personalities will be in attendance, filming and broadcasting live on location. This is the perfect opportunity to get to enjoy Enchant as a VIP with a small group of guests on the most exciting night of the season. There are only a limited tickets available for the Enchant Media Premiere, so get your tickets today!
More information on Enchant below:
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 50 local vendors to meet all of your holiday shopping needs, as well as 14 food trucks and a licensed eating area where guests can enjoy their favourite holiday drink. With a community fire pit, a stage with local performers, and a VIP Lounge for hosting your holiday parties at, this unique holiday event is guaranteed to be the highlight of your Christmas this season. Eat, drink, explore and shop – experience the wonder of Enchant this winter!
Enchant is created by SHINE, a Vancouver-based Christmas lighting company. Designed to be an all-inclusive, family-friendly winter event, this event has something for everyone. Enchant is partnering with several local charities this winter, including Variety - The Children’s Charity, Ronald McDonald House BC, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Backpack Buddies, Music Heals, and more.
Located at 1st Avenue and Crowe Street, in-between the Cambie Street Bridge and Olympic Village, Enchant is easily accessible with the Canada Line skytrain station and several bus route within walking distance. There will also be on-site parking and a bike storage area. Enchant is open from 4-10pm, November 25th, 2016 through to New Year’s Eve, 2016.
The Christmas Light Maze is the main attraction at Enchant this winter with over 55,000 sq. ft. of professionally designed and illuminated light sculptures. A children’s Christmas story was written to set the stage for the maze: a snowstorm hits the North Pole not long before Christmas. During the storm, the reindeer get lost and end up in the light maze. Children young and old around the world are asked to come search the light maze for the missing reindeer and help save Christmas!
There are 7 different worlds to explore as you search through the maze for all nine custom-built reindeer sculptures. Other highlights include a staggering 64 foot tall tree, illuminated with over 85,000 LEDs, a forest of custom fabricated 20 foot tall LED trees, stars, caves, tunnels and ice crystals, all professionally designed by Shine Lighting Group Inc. The entire maze will be made up of hundreds of thousands of lights, and will take between 20-30 minutes to complete. And the best part? Santa will be waiting for you when you finish the maze!
The Enchant Christmas market has something for everyone. The market itself will feature a variety of local Vancouver vendors, showcasing the talent in our city and offering a wide range of handcrafted goods, perfect for all your holiday shopping needs.
There will also be 14 of Vancouver’s favourite food trucks, many offering specialty holiday items to dine on. The Eatery is a covered eating area that will have a bar for those of-age to enjoy their favourite holiday drinks like mulled wine, specialty coffees, seasonal craft beers and more.
To complete the evening, guests can warm themselves by the community fire pit, or enjoy various local performers on stage. Eat, drink, explore and shop - experience the wonder of Enchant!