Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting holiday spirit at Metropolis at Metrotown – the biggest shopping mecca in all of British Columbia. As you step into this wondrous wonderland, you’ll be captivated by the sheer magnificence of its festive adornments. But that’s not all – Metropolis at Metrotown goes above and beyond, embracing the true essence of the season with a range of heartfelt charitable endeavors. It’s not just a shopping center; it’s a one stop holiday experience for everyone and every year they make it an moment to remember.
A Santa for Everyone
From November 13, visitors can embark on a magical journey at Metropolis at Metrotown and encounter a diverse array of Santas. This year, the shopping center is redefining our traditional notion of Santa Claus. Santa isn’t just one person; he’s a concept that lives in our hearts and minds. Acknowledging our unique perspectives, Metropolis at Metrotown is hosting various versions of Santa, including:
- Father Christmas: The classic Santa straight out of children’s storybooks – plump, jolly, with a snow-white beard and a twinkle in his eye.
- Global Santa: Representing the myriad versions of Christmas celebrated by families worldwide.
- Kris Kringle: Bursting with energy and charm, he embodies boundless enthusiasm for the holiday season.
- Tropical Santa: Catch him between December 27 and 30 as he makes a post-holiday pitstop during his travels.
These Santas will be making appearances throughout the shopping center on select dates until December 23.
Capture Memories with Santa
Want to cherish the moment forever? You can book photo sessions with your favorite Santa, ensuring you skip the lines and have your cherished memory captured. Plus, when you get your photos taken, you’re also giving back. Partial proceeds from all Santa photos will be donated to the Burnaby Christmas Bureau, a charity supporting families and individuals in need within the Burnaby community.
Spread the Joy through Giving
Metropolis at Metrotown is not only providing magical experiences but also opportunities to give back to the community. There will be a charity gift wrap service available from December 1 to 24. Beautify your holiday presents while supporting the Burnaby Neighbourhood House. Additionally, on December 9, the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society will be hosting a toy drive. Embrace the spirit of Santa by donating toys to local families through the Burnaby Christmas Bureau.
More Than Shopping
Beyond these heartwarming initiatives, Metropolis at Metrotown boasts over 330 stores catering to all your holiday needs, from fashion and electronics to homeware and beauty products. The shopping center offers free parking and easy Skytrain access, making your holiday shopping experience convenient and stress-free.
Metropolis at Metrotown is excited to introduce an innovative approach to celebrating the magic of the holidays this year. They are thrilled to present a diverse range of Santa experiences to their visitors, acknowledging that Santa Claus means different things to different people. By offering multiple versions of Santa, they aim to expand the traditional perception of who Santa is and how he fits into individual holiday traditions. In the spirit of the season, they are dedicated to giving back to the community. Their longstanding tradition of supporting families in need continues, thanks to the generous contributions of the community and shoppers.
Metropolis at Metrotown is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm, and Sundays 11 am – 7 pm.
Special holiday hours apply on November 24 (8 am – 10 pm), December 24 (10 am – 6 pm), December 26 (8 am – 10 pm), and December 31 (10 am – 6 pm).
Please note that the center will be closed on Christmas Day.
To book your visit with the Santa of your choosing or learn more about charitable initiatives and other holiday offerings, visit Metropolis at Metrotown’s website. Don’t miss the chance to create magical memories and spread joy this holiday season at Metropolis at Metrotown! This holiday season, embrace the joy of giving and experience the enchantment of the holidays like never before at Metropolis at Metrotown!