At Best Buy, we love celebrating the holidays with you. This year, not only did we put together a gift guide so you can easily find gift ideas everyone will love, but we had also planned a special event to put you in the holiday spirit: Bright Skies powered by Best Buy.

We’re heartbroken to have had to cancel the drone show for Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3. Our co-creators and North America’s leading experts in this field—North Star—advised that the drones were unable to fly safely due to unexpected signal interference. While we’re hugely disappointed, safety of course will always be our number one priority. We hope all visitors had a chance to enjoy the other attractions at Canada Place.

North Star said: “The problem was caused by communication issues that disturbed the signals our drones needed to receive to fly a safe show. We believe it was primarily marine services, but there was other unforeseen interference as well that we picked up on the night. These conditions were not apparent to us on a preshow site visit or during our preparation. We are as disappointed by this outcome as our audience.“ Jeff Clarmo, President and CEO, North Star.

Share memorable moments at Canada’s Great Bright North light display

Best Buy also partnered with Christmas at Canada Place to set up a light installation on the North Point of Canada Place. Walk down the Avenue of Trees and you’ll be greeted by a dazzling light display. Experience the bright lights with your loved ones and capture the magic of the season with share-worthy photo opportunities. The light installation will be on display for a month from the opening of Christmas at Canada Place on December 2nd until January 2nd.

Where: Christmas at Canada Place
When: From December 2nd until January 2nd

Find the best gifts of the season at Best Buy

From lifestyle and entertainment essentials to gifts for greater productivity and to level up your home, we’ve put together a list of some of the best gifts of the season so you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list.

Gifts for the person on the go

Inspiration can strike anywhere—that’s why a portable, powerful laptop such as the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (Intel i5) is an essential for anyone who is always on the go. To spark productivity, pair it with noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones such as the Sennheiser MOMENTUM 4 so they can tune out the world and focus on what they’re into. When it’s time to go back online, help them stay in touch with fun, practical tech like the Google Pixel 7 Pro and the Google Pixel Watch.

Gifts for the gamer

The world is going virtual. This year, brighten up their play with the Meta Quest 2. This VR headset with touch controllers will unlock immersive play that will allow them to experience their games like never before. If your giftee likes to take their gaming with them, the portable Nintendo Switch console features a three-in-one design that will allow them to stay entertained and play their favourite games anywhere.

Gifts for the fitness and self-care enthusiast

If you have a someone on your list who loves fitness, spice up their workout routine with the Yu-mn smart jump rope. Not only does it offer a great cardio exercise, but it also tracks workout stats and progress so they can stay motivated. To help them relax their muscles and speed up recovery, consider getting them a massager such as the EZ-X premium percussion massage gun that boats 30 speeds. Finally, for self-care, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer special edition Holiday 2022 is the ultimate gift to elevate anyone’s hair care routine.

Gifts for the home

Light up their lifestyle with devices that will elevate your giftee’s day-to-day. With the Breville Barista Express Impress, they will be able to make and enjoy specialty coffee drinks right at home. For music lovers, the Bose SoundLink Micro rugged wireless speaker will make any moment brighter with their favourite songs. No room is complete without the right lighting. Help them set the mood and create a colourful light display with the Twinkly strings/dots smart lights.

Looking for more inspiration? Explore our full gift guide for bright gifting ideas.

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