Nearly two decades after the iconic department store shut it doors, the famed Woodward’s Windows that long defined Vancouver Christmas will once again be viewable by downtown pedestrians.
A series of sponsorship arrangements with local businesses have produced six new homes for the famed 60’s-era animatronic dioramas, which will return to street side, window-style displays after years of exclusively indoor exhibition.
“I don’t think this city does a good job of celebrating our history and heritage, so this is a little bit we can do to help make that better,” said Robin Wilson, who, as chair of Canada Place, is helping spearhead the restoration. “These displays stir a lot of memories, not just for the old, but for the younger generation, too.”
The six window instillations, which will be completed Wednesday, are scattered among various locations around the city, including one in the newly revamped Woodward’s building on Hastings Street.
The six window displays can be seen at the following locations:
- TD Canada Trust at Hastings and Abbott
- BC Ferries Vacations at the Vancouver Convention Centre
- Canada Place
- Bentall Centre office towers one and three at Burrard Street
- Vancouver Christmas Market at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza