The Westin Bayshore has hosted the holiday celebrations of hundreds of thousands of guests since its opening more than half a century ago. And this year will be no exception! Beginning November 17 and until New Year’s Day, the hotel and its destination-worthy dining rooms — H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge — offer a lively array of special seasonal events, menus, and more. Revel in the warmth and magic that the season brings in the comfort of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver and its revitalized venues.
The Westin Bayshore and Vancouver Christmas Market Present ‘The Vancouver Christmas Package’
From November 21 to December 23, enjoy a rejuvenating stay for two at The Westin Bayshore and receive a pair of complimentary passes to the renowned annual Vancouver Christmas Market (including its beautiful holiday-themed carousel) in nearby Jack Poole Plaza. Indulge in the Market’s traditional German fare, then keep the spirit alive with festive cocktails served at H Tasting Lounge, before enjoying a renewing sleep in a Westin Heavenly Bed. Visit the Deals & Promotions page at westinbayshore.com to book in your Vancouver Christmas Market experience.
H2 Rotisserie & Bar
Holiday Baking Master Class: December 13
Join H2 chef Caitlin Mark for an evening of leisurely culinary creation. Enjoy a complimentary festive beverage and savoury nibbles while you whip up classic sugar cookies, Guinness gingerbread loaf, and more. Chefs in training will take home oatmeal pumpkin cookies with a cranberry maple glaze, classic sugar cookies, thyme scones, and orange marmalade for an unbeatable holiday spread. 6 – 8pm. $75 per person; pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.691.6966. View the complete baking menu at h2restaurant.com.
Festive Group Menus: December 1 – 21
Chef Caitlin Mark has created special three-course lunch and dinner menus with plated or family-style options to satiate every appetite. The slow-roasted Rossdown Farms free-range turkey (or ancient grain risotto for the non-carnivorous) with all traditional accompaniments highlight the menus, while mouth-watering starters and desserts complete the meal. $36 per person at lunch; $85 per person at dinner. A family-style group dinner is available for parties of 10 or more at $45 per person.
Festive Turkey Takeout: December 22 – 26
This year, leave the cooking to H2, so you can do the indulging. Slow-roasted Rossdown Farms free-range turkey, and traditional accompaniments and desserts will make for an unforgettable, stress-free holiday meal. Pricing from $200, with options to feed 6-8 persons, or 10-12 persons. Place your order before Dec. 20 at email@example.com or call 604.691.6966. View the complete menu and pricing at h2restaurant.com.
Festive Sunday Supper: December 23
Beginning at 5pm, indulge in a three-course feast including slow-roasted Rossdown Farms free-range turkey with all the trimmings, pumpkin pie, and more. $36 per person (two-person minimum).
Traditional Christmas Dinner: December 24 – 25
Beginning at 5pm, settle in for a classic holiday feast including your choice of starter and main (including slow-roasted Rossdown Farms free-range turkey (vegetarian option also available), and choice of dessert. $75 per person.
Christmas Day Brunch Buffet: December 25
From 12 – 3pm, live entertainment and Santa himself will join diners at H2 for a bountiful buffet featuring turkey, seafood, honey ham, a French toast ‘action station’, tableside-made mimosas, and much more. Live music, a build-your-own sundae station, and table-side prepared brunch cocktails will promise fun for the entire family. $75 per adult; $35 for children 6-12.
New Year’s Eve Gala Buffet: December 31
Your final meal of 2018 will be unforgettable at H2. This family-friendly celebration features rotisserie chicken, ribeye, a paella ‘action station’, a seafood ice tower, chocolate fondue and a selection of desserts (including banana splits for the kids), and much more. 5 – 10:30pm. $125 per adult; $50 for children 6-12.
H Tasting Lounge
Festive Afternoon Tea: now through December 30 (weekends only)
Traditional afternoon tea takes on a distinctly seasonal flavour at H Tasting Lounge. From noon to 3pm, indulge with friends and sink your teeth into fresh-baked scones, apple fritters, pancetta bread pudding complemented perfectly with seasonal Tealeaves loose-leaf selections, like the Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker Black Tea. $55 per person. (For an additional $10, take your festive tea tasting to new heights with the Holiday Flip tea-infused cocktail).
New Year’s Eve: December 31
Ring in 2019 in jet-set style with live entertainment, Moët & Chandon bubbles, and a globe-trotting prix-fixe menu that includes suckling-pig bao, chicken Cordon Bleu, Moroccan-inspired leg of goat, and much more. 5 – 8pm seating: $100 per person. 8:30pm – close seating: $120 per person.