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Happy Holidays from YVR

It’s getting chilly outside, but the holiday season is heating up here at YVR - and goodness knows we could use a little cheer to close out 2021. Whether you’re on your way to a sunny destination, coming home from family holidays back east, or picking up Cousin Eddie at arrivals, there’s plenty to keep you feeling festive through your holiday journey.

Treat yo-elf

Allow extra time during the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season to browse great shops, find tax-free savings, grab a bite or a sip, and soak up some last-minute relaxation at the spa. Find shops, restaurants, and services on our website.  

Get flippin’ festive!

Check out our decorations  throughout the terminal, and snap a pic in one of our photo op zones. Be sure to visit the The YVR Cabin - a cozy west coast chalet built entirely upside down. Share your merry moment with @yvraiport for a chance to win a gift from one of YVR’s 200 shops, restaurants, or services. Located Pre-security, International Food Court.

Sounds of the Season

Enjoy live holiday hits from local musicians at pre- and post-security locations across the terminal from now until the New Year. 

Make a Santa Stopover

If you're passing through on December 13, 20, or 24, you might just be able to negotiate your place on the “nice” list. The Fairmont Hotel will be flying Santa to YVR and he’ll be cruising around the terminal before heading back to the North Pole. Grab a photo before you both take-off! 

Scratch & Win at Participating Shops and Restaurants

Look for the QR codes on tables, countertops, and in front of shops to scan for your complimentary scratch ticket. You could win a shopping spree at Duty free, a free stay at the Plaza Premium Lounge, or a discount at one of our many shops and restaurants. 

Soak up the Sea-son

Stop by to see Scuba Claus if you’re travelling internationally on Wednesday afternoons. SC will make an appearance at noon on December 8, 15, and 22.

Visit your home away from home

Check out the Fairmont Vancouver Airport’s great seasonal offerings, including Tea with Santa, festive lunches, joyful entertainment, and exquisite holiday dinners. Learn more about the Fairmont Vancouver Airport’s holiday offerings on their website.

How did you get festive at YVR this year? Share your merry moments with us on twitter or Instagram @yvrairport.

Happy holidays from all of us at YVR.

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