[Editor’s note added November 25th: We are very disappointed to inform you that Best Buy Tech Wonderland is unable to go ahead, under the new provincial restrictions in place until December 7th.
Our purpose for the event remains: to bring some holiday magic to our home city and to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. To bring this to life, we have all of our best elves reimagining it as a virtual experience, so that you may be able to enjoy Tech Wonderland from your living room, through the power of technology (we are Best Buy after all). Expect to hear from us soon.]
Best Buy created a holiday experience celebrating the magic of the season, The Best Buy Tech Wonderland, where holiday tradition meets modern technology. Taking place on the grounds of the PNE in Vancouver, BC, in late November visitors and a carload of family / members of your household unit would take a magical guided tour featuring incredible displays, classic holiday tunes, epic eats, fun contests, and so much more.
What is Best Buy’s Tech Wonderland
The journey would begin in our Tunnel of Lights, festively illuminated by thousands of dazzling Christmas lights. Within the tunnel, visitors could drive past classic Woodward’s Windows and our Best Buy Memory Boxes, where classic holiday traditions are brought to life with a modern twist with the help of the latest and greatest tech from Sony, Google, Xbox, and more.
Upon exiting the tunnel, they would stop by our Santa Car Photo Booth and take a fun picture with Santa Claus himself, while sitting safely in the car. Afterwards, they could proceed to our Gaming Demo,where professional gamers would be on hand to show off the next generation of Xbox consoles. Finally, they could take in a classic holiday TV show or animated short at our Holiday Drive-in Theatre before heading home.
The Best Buy team worked closely with Vancouver Coastal Health to ensure that Best Buy Tech Wonderland could be experienced safely. After reviewing ongoing Vancouver Costal Health and Fraser Health restrictions, we believed this event could be enjoyed safely, as everyone is required to stay within their vehicle at all times, limiting any social interaction.
Thanks to our tech sponsors and local businesses
We are grateful to many organizations that helped to make this event memorable including Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver for lending the Woodward boxes and The Big Steel Boxes for supplying shipping containers used in the onsite displays.
Best Buy Tech Wonderland Contest Information
Best Buy had planned multiple contests related to this event with incredible prizes from some of the tech sponsors mentioned above. The two contests directly associated with the on-site experience at Tech Wonderland in Vancouver have been post-poned due to the change in circumstances. We are planning to replace those contests and to give away the prizes associated with them when we launch the virtual event discussed above.
However, the national contest is now live so please read below on how to enter to win great prizes!
Tech Wonderland National Contest
This contest will enable people all over Canada to participate in the fun of Tech Wonderland. Although most Canadians could not visit this event in person, anyone can take a virtual photo tour. Share in the wonder of the holidays as you look through our Tech Wonderland photo gallery. In many of those image you’ll see some of the top gifts of the season by many of the vendor sponsors mentioned above. Search the photos from Tech Wonderland in Vancouver to find those that include Techie the Blue Shirt Elf, then enter this contest right here on the blog for a chance to win great prizes.
Best Buy has the best tech of the season
Throughout the Tech Wonderland experience, we placed some of the top gifts of the season. These included amazing televisions, gaming consoles, tablets, speakers, smart home lights, appliances, toys, and more. Hopefully Tech Wonderland helped inspire your gift giving this year. And perhaps you’ll be able to take home some tech simply by entering this contest.
How to Enter
Entering this contest is easy but participants can only enter once. In a comment below this article, tell us:
- which of the images shown in the photo gallery above include Techie the Blue Shirt Elf and
- what technology shown at Tech Wonderland would help create a more magical holiday for your family
What you can win
At the end of this contest we will randomly draw fifteen (15) winners and each will receive one of these prizes: Lenovo Tab M8 Tablet (7 available), Nintendo Switch, Sony Noise Cancelling headphones, Bose Noise Cancelling headphones, Facebook 10″ Portal, Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Printer, Fitbit Sense Smartwatch, Sony V71 Speaker (2 available). Please note that some of these prizes may be “open box” having been on display at the event.
This contest runs from Nov 25th until Dec 11th.
Remember for this contest you can only enter once by leaving a comment below this artice—while the contest is in progress. Share this article link with friends and family so they too have a chance to win.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays!