Map: You can take a self-guided Christmas cocktail tour through Candytown in Vancouver

A very merry Christmas 🍸🎄

Five restaurant bars are participating in a self-guided cocktail tour through Yaletown as part of the Candytown winter festival | Image: @iyaletown/Instagram

Candytown is coming to Vancouver.

The free outdoor winter festival has taken over Yaletown every year since 2012 with all sorts of family-friendly holiday activities, from roaming characters to live music to horse carriage rides.

There year, there will also be live ice sculpting, a photo booth, and a huge street market. Plus for visitors 19+ a self-guided cocktail tour.

This weekend (Dec. 3 and 4) visitors can wander the event while stopping in at the neighbourhood's restaurants and bars to enjoy a festive-themed cocktail.

Sciué, an Italian bakery, is the furthest out and will be mixing up an Amaretto Italian Cream Soda with Amaretto, Chocolate syrup, Milk, Soda, whipped cream, and cocoa powder, topped with crumbled Amaretti biscuits.

Hapa Izakaya will be pouring "Candy'd" Ginger Hi which is a play on the traditional Japanese hi-ball while Sushi Maro is serving up a Rainbow Magic Martini, an intriguing mix of vodka, sourpuss, and baileys with a sprinkled rim. 

MeeT Yaletown next door will also have a special Christmas cocktail, but the details are= yet to be announced. 

Down the road, the Opus Hotel will be creating a Blue Iceberg cocktail that shimmers with edible glitter and has a veritable sweet shop's worth of blue raspberry candy on the side inspired by the bartender's trips to the PNE with their siblings (it even has cotton candy). Think a blue margarita with red berry Ciroc, Absolut, triple sec, lemon and lime juice, and agave syrup. 

You can see a map of all the participating spots here:

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