Decking the halls across Vancouver

Christmas views are everywhere as the holiday countdown continues

VANCOUVER — Christmas is only a tantalizing, five days away, and across Vancouver it is nearly impossible not to notice.

From the hustle and bustle of the fully decked out shopping mega-hub of the Vancouver Mall, to the classically adorned facade of city hall, to the quaint homegrown decor of the ‘Couve’s many coffee shops, everywhere, there is a buzz and a murmur of expectancy.

Amidst the dreary gray days, full of downpours and missed steps landing many with wet shoes on their way to work, the holiday season lends a certain pull on our hearts; reminding us we’ve made it through another year and it’s time to celebrate.

The photograph is still one of the most compelling forms of communication. It makes you stop, think and often just stare. With the usual rush of this time of year, take a minute, (or two), and just stare at the transformation around you.

Be sure to check out our featured Christmas Light Homes coming soon!

From all of us at Clark County Today, we hope you have a Happy Holiday, very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Vancouver’s City Hall, wrapped in classic wreaths, garlands and luminous red bows. The center of the city’s government sits on the corner of 6th and Esther, overlooking the downtown and the waterfront. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Vancouver’s City Hall, wrapped in classic wreaths, garlands and luminous red bows. The center of the city’s government sits on the corner of 6th and Esther, overlooking the downtown and the waterfront. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Light-up candy canes complete the view framing the spires of the Interstate 5 bridge. Whether replacement or third crossing, this drawbridge will always have a seat in Vancouver’s history hall. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Light-up candy canes complete the view framing the spires of the Interstate 5 bridge. Whether replacement or third crossing, this drawbridge will always have a seat in Vancouver’s history hall. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Brewed Cafe and Pub resides in the bottom floor of the historic Heritage Building off 6th and Main. The multi-level hangout is covered in hipster-Christmas-decor, from top to bottom. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Brewed Cafe and Pub resides in the bottom floor of the historic Heritage Building off 6th and Main. The multi-level hangout is covered in hipster-Christmas-decor, from top to bottom. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Downtown’s Black Rock along Broadway, decided to go full speed into the spirit of Christmas, with a tree, employee stockings and snowflakes filling the shop with cheer. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Downtown’s Black Rock along Broadway, decided to go full speed into the spirit of Christmas, with a tree, employee stockings and snowflakes filling the shop with cheer. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Downtown’s Black Rock along Broadway, decided to go full speed into the spirit of Christmas, with a tree, employee stockings and snowflakes filling the shop with cheer. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Downtown’s Black Rock along Broadway, decided to go full speed into the spirit of Christmas, with a tree, employee stockings and snowflakes filling the shop with cheer. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Downtown Vancouver’s shining Hilton Hotel boasts a massive golden Christmas tree, some 20-feet-tall. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Downtown Vancouver’s shining Hilton Hotel boasts a massive golden Christmas tree, some 20-feet-tall. Photo by Jacob Granneman
The Vancouver Mall sports some classic garland atop it’s main entrance. Photo by Jacob Granneman
The Vancouver Mall sports some classic garland atop it’s main entrance. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Shoppers take advantage of the professional wrapping skills of folks at the Vancouver Mall, after making their purchases. Tables with all the accoutrements needed are located across the entire mall. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Shoppers take advantage of the professional wrapping skills of folks at the Vancouver Mall, after making their purchases. Tables with all the accoutrements needed are located across the entire mall. Photo by Jacob Granneman
The Macy’s of the Vancouver Mall reminds it’s guests to “Believe” while they search for the perfect gifts this holiday season. Photo by Jacob Granneman
The Macy’s of the Vancouver Mall reminds it’s guests to “Believe” while they search for the perfect gifts this holiday season. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Children, (and their parents), can get a professional photo shoot with the King of the North Pole; Santa himself, at the Vancouver Malls photo booth. The booth is located on the west end of the mall’s bottom floor. Photo by Jacob Granneman
Children, (and their parents), can get a professional photo shoot with the King of the North Pole; Santa himself, at the Vancouver Mall’s photo booth. The booth is located on the west end of the mall’s bottom floor. Photo by Jacob Granneman
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About The Author

Jacob Granneman is a filmmaker and writer from Clark County. He is a recent graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College, where he studied media production. He has produced documentary stories all over the Pacific Northwest and in Argentina. His passions range from loving people, to cinematography, to going on adventures in the most beautiful place on earth, i.e. his backyard. He lives with his wife in Vancouver, WA.

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