Hi everyone. Clement from Westcoast here.
Christmas is a big occasion in Canada. Families and friends get together to have parties, stores celebrate with sales, and restaurants have special events. And many of these celebrations start well before December. Some stores begin to sell Christmas-related things right after Halloween!
At the same time, many groups are preparing for Christmas concerts. One of the biggest events in Vancouver, the Vancouver Singing Christmas Tree, is about to start practicing for this year’s show, its 49th year!
This concert is an event that has been in Vancouver for a long time, and is the biggest Christmas event of its kind in Canada. Hosted by Broadway Church, about 20000 people come from all over to watch the ten performances of this concert every year. The main feature of this show is the choir, comprised of over a hundred people, who stand in a christmas tree shaped structure and sing songs. However, there is much more. There is a full drama production with the music, as wel as dancers, a 40 member orchestra, and special performances!
Like many other events, the vancouver Singing Christmas Tree is open to anyone who wants to join. This year, it will be starting early, on September 29th. People who are interested in signing up for the choir should visit the website at:
If you are interested in watching the concerts, also visit the website to stay updated about the free tickets which will be available in November. Have a look at the website to see if anything fits your interest. Not only is this a great way to experience one of the biggest Christmas productions in Vancouver, but it’s also a great way to get involved in the community, make new friends and practice your English!