The Weekender: 6 adult Advent calendars from B.C. businesses

Half a dozen local businesses put their own spin on the traditional Christmas countdown

Half a dozen local businesses have put their own spin on the traditional Christmas countdown

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Virtual Advent Calendar

Every day from December 1 to 24, Rosewood Hotel Georgia will post an image of an iconic doorway on its Instagram account. For a chance to win a daily prize ranging from a bottle of champagne to gift cards from local merchants and overnight stays at a number of the Rosewood properties, just identify the doorway and its location. To participate, follow @rwhotelgeorgia, and @prohibitionyvr on Instagram.

Purdys Classic and Winter Wonderland Advent Calendars

In addition to its $20 classic with foil-wrapped milk chocolate mini Santas and snowmen, Purdys also offers a $25 reusable Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar. The reusable box has 24 drawers, each holding a mini Santa or snowman, a mini salted caramel, a cookie crunch bell or a foil-wrapped bell in milk or dark chocolate.



Seasons Greetings 24-Pack

Central City Brewing and Parallel 49 Brewing have boxed up both seasonal favourites and brand new beers exclusive to the Seasons Greetings pack. The 12 beers from Central City and a dozen from Parallel 49 include five award-winning limited-release craft beers and beer styles from classic winter ales, IPAs and pale ales to sours, stouts, Scotch ales and porters. $73

Saje 12 Days Of Wellness

Vancouver-based Saje Natural Wellness, now with 50 stores across Canada and plans to expand internationally, has put together a dozen days’ worth of relaxing products from Peppermint Halo and Liquid Sunshine Diffuser Blend to Tingle Mint Lip Balm and a Ceramic Diffuser. $89.95



Chez Christophe Advent Calendar

New this year, Burnaby’s award-winning Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie has introduced an Advent Calendar with handmade chocolates from milk chocolate and caramel crunch to white and blonde chocolate. $26.95



New District Wine Advent Calendar

New District’s Wine Advent Calendar didn’t make it to Advent—the 25 curated bottles of wine, wrapped, numbered and packed in pine boxes, are already sold out. Maybe next year. This year, New District still has many other wines, either to buy online and have delivered to your door or at the New District Dunbar Wine Shop in Vancouver. $950