Though there may not be a grand public Christmas Tree Lighting or an opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap, the magic of the holidays is alive and well at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport—and you’re invited to partake in the safe and social distancing-minded festivities. Recently, a group of local lifestyle influencers found this out firsthand via solo, self-guided tours facilitated by VITA. Masked and sanitized, each guest had the chance to explore the outlet’s 80-plus boutiques (stocked with this season’s essential trends and fabulous gift-able finds at up to 70% off or less), as well as check out its festive installations and taste delicious holiday themed noshes—below, a recap of what you, too, can expect to experience this season at McArthurGlen Vancouver, plus the latest on the centre’s thoughtful and safe seasonal offerings. —Vita Daily
safety @ mcarthurglen. Your safety and welfare this holiday season are of the upmost importance. That’s why the team at McArthurGlen Vancouver has increased cleaning in public areas and become SafeGuard Covid-19 accredited. Government guidelines remain in place so remember to wash your hands regularly, follow social distancing rules and wear a face covering while shopping. Plus, the Guest Service team is on hand to help in any way they can, so you can relax, enjoy your visit and embrace the festive spirit!
shopping and gifting @ mcarthurglen. With more than 80 stores on site, there’s so much to explore! Looking for the finest designer gear? Check out Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade and MaxMara. Into the great outdoors? Head to Rossignol, Mountain Warehouse, Icebreaker and The North Face. Workout gear for at-home fitness? Adidas, Asics, Nike and Reebok have you covered. L’Occitane, The Body Shop and The Cosmetics Company are filled to the brim with beauty buys, while Michael Hill, People’s and Swarovski can be counted on for sparkling stocking stuffers. Want great gift ideas? Well, those can be found in pretty much every boutique on site, with some retailers even offering virtual shopping! There’s truly something for everyone this holiday season at McArthurGlen.
new @ mcarthurglen. With so much newness at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport, you’re bound to check every name off your holiday shopping list! Big-name luxury brands including Burberry, Tory Burch, MaxMara and Mackage have opened stores for the first time at the outlet, alongside iconic winter-sports brand Rossignol and Canadian accessory designer Matt & Nat. These boutiques, filled to the brim with fashionable savings, follow the arrival of Vancouver-based Herschel Supply Company, which opened its doors at the centre earlier this season, and Aritzia, which joined the roster back in the summer.
food @ mcarthurglen. Candy cane churros from Hugo’s and gingerbread-topped ice-cream cones from The Praguery top the festive foods list—not to mention all the favourite holiday drinks available at Starbucks. For a pre-, mid- or post-shopping fill-up, there’s a new fun-and-tasty culinary experience at Food Folk Eatery—a casual hub that houses three purveyors of gorge-worthy grub. Chachi’s creates sandwiches heaped with house-made pickles and sauces plus the choicest meats and cheeses piled high on fresh local-bakery-made buns, while Hula Poké serves up good vibes and made-from-scratch poké using only Oceanwise seafood.
holidays @ mcarthurglen. The centre’s annual holiday décor, lights and larger-than-life instalments are still on throughout the property, presenting perfect opportunities for greeting-card and Instagram-worthy photos. Be sure to visit the 52-foot Christmas tree covered in 50,000 lights, walk into the giant walk-in Christmas bauble and look out for welcoming Nutcracker Soldiers standing at attention throughout the site.
plan your visit to mcarthurglen. All holiday shopping hours, along with a guide detailing “busy” times, are available for your planning pleasure online. Please take note of adjusted holiday hours and check back for any updates or changes.