Eat, Drink & Be Merry at the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market {Events}

Vancouver Christmas Market Skyline
Photo Credit: Vancouver Christmas Market

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of sleigh bells nipping at the back of our heels. Christmas is literally around the corner now and many of our favourite family traditions are about to open for the season and we are beyond holiday excited!

The Vancouver Christmas Market has always been one of the top things we make sure to do as a family to get into the holiday spirit, from the beautiful displays throughout the grounds, the live festive entertainment, and the most delicious sweets and treats to try out before hitting the carousel, it’s a place that our family has some of our favourite holiday memories – and we’re excited to capture some new ones this year. 

Alivia Vancouver Christmas Market Commemorative Mug



Get ready to fill your bellies this year with an array of mouth-watering traditional delectables including Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine that my other half hasn’t stopped talking about since last December), Bratwurst, Gulasch, Spätzle, Schnitzel, Kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes), Strudels, and so much more. The apple cider and hot chocolate are A’s favourite and she’s always excited to get her own tiny mug to warm her hands with each year.

This year’s market will also include a variety of new local vendors that will be offering the best food and drink BC has to offer including fresh sustainable seafood from Eat F.I.S.H., made-from-scratch Sicilian cannoli by the Cannoli King, award-winning German-style wine from Wild Goose Winery, and organic beer made from local ingredients by Persephone Brewing Co. Basically…. come hungry!

Vancouver-Christmas-Market Ornaments

This year’s market promises to offer its largest German festivities to date. The cherished holiday tradition will feature more than 75 huts stuffed with sweets, treats and treasures, coupled with a multitude of festive family activities and live entertainment. Attracting a record number of more than 215,000 visitors last season, the Vancouver
Christmas Market remains one of the city’s beloved holiday experiences.

“We are delighted to return to Jack Poole Plaza again this season, warmly welcoming new and returning visitors to partake in our wide array of Christmas festivities, while discovering a number of exciting new activities and expanded highlights,” said Malte Kluetz, Founder and President of the Vancouver Christmas Market.

Among this year’s expanded highlights will be Canada’s first-ever Walk-In Christmas Tree: a 30ft tall tree covered with 36,000 twinkling lights that guests can enter to experience a spectacular – and selfie-worthy light display. The Christmas Pyramid also returns, this year taller than ever with the addition of a brand new
‘Flying Stage’ perched 10ft high above the market. The Flying Stage will host a lively line-up of festive entertainment daily. The entertainment line-up is stacked with a wide range of musical talent performing a steady stream of seasonal favourites that span every genre – from jazz, blues, folk, pop, classical, and gospel.

In addition to Deutschland delicacies, rousing entertainment, and returning favourites – such as the Christmas Carousel and the warming Alpine Haus tent, designed to accommodate more than 250 people, you can wander throughout the market’s quaint pathways of huts, discovering lovingly crafted gifts and treasures that cry out to be slipped into stockings and placed under Christmas trees. For us, a visit to the market is always an excuse to pick up our annual Christmas ornaments to remember each visit. We have quite the wooden ornament collection happening on our tree!

Vancouver Christmas Market Carousel

Our family has made the trek down to the market for the past 3 years, and we are so excited that again, the city’s signature yuletide celebration will be returning to its expansive seaside home at Jack Pool Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron). This location is perfect for families to drive or sky train down to with ample parking and transportation options against an incredible backdrop. There is literally something for everyone at the Vancouver Christmas Market and each year gets better and better!

Tickets to the 2017 Vancouver Christmas Market are now on sale! Have you grabbed yours yet?

Vancouver-Christmas-Market

Event Information:

When: November 22 to December 24, 2017: 11am – 9pm | December 24: Closed at 6pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – Home of the Olympic Cauldron (Vancouver Convention Centre West) | 1055 Canada Place
Tickets: Single Admission Adult $10, Seniors $9, Youth $5 | (Children under 6 are Free) | Christmas Packages from $25
More Information: Ticket bookings and Christmas Combos available at: vancouverchristmasmarket.com

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{We have partnered with the Vancouver Christmas Market to share this information with you, as always.. all crazy Christmas excitement and event opinions are our own.}

36 Comments


  1. I have never been to the Vancouver Christmas market but it sure looks like fun! I can’t wait to go with my youngest son and my husband and check it out. ☺️ Thanks for doing this post, excellent to see.

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  2. This looks like fun for the whole family.

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  3. I have never been but it looks great! Christmas is.coming so fast! This would be a great way to spend the day looking for last minute perfect gifts!

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  4. What a fun looking event. I’m way too far away, but it looks lovely.

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  5. Looking forward to going again this year! The carousel is a huge hit with my two kids!

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  6. Every year I say I’m going to come across during the holidays to do the market, Stanley Park, Flying Over, etc… but it always gets put off. The darn Ferry costs so much that by the time we factor in almost $300 for that, a hotel, meals, and then spending? Well, that means a lot less Christmas gifts and goodies and then that doesn’t work. It all sounds so wonderful though.

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  7. I would love to experience this! I have never been so it would all be New! Linda

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  8. Most excited for the delicious treats 🙂

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  9. I love the outside Holiday experience. The new location makes it that much more special.

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  10. I would be most excited to experience the sweets and treats that are offered 😉

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  11. This would be my first time! Sounds like fun!

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  12. The food for sure is what im excited about

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  13. Honestly I love to goto these things because of the smell, the lights, the music everything that is Christmas. Even the thought of Christmas makes me happy.

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  14. I’m excited for all the treats!!

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  15. I’m most excited for the food of course!!

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  16. I can’t wait to go with my gf and enjoy the lights warm hot chocolate and carousel ride:)

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  17. This will be our first year attending the market, aside from the food I am most excited foe the carousel ride…Big kid at heart.

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  18. WE Are most excited for the carousel!

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  19. I’m excited for all the food n goodies! Mhh mhh can’t wait!☕🍖👌

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  20. Looking forward to the carousel!!

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  21. So looking forward to this event again we’ve been going for the past 3 years and it never disappoints! 🎄

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  22. The kids are most excited about the carousel, but I’m all about the candy hut!

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  23. We love the merry go round and drinking hot cocoa!

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  24. Love the yummy food and the carousel ride.

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  25. I am most excited to stuff my face and belly with goodies 🍷🍭🎄

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  26. This market sounds like fun! I’ve never been and would be excited to see it ALL.

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  27. The mulled wine is always wonderful, but the lebkucken are even better!

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  28. It looks like a lot of fun 😊 Would love to see it.

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  29. I’m excited for the food and great specialty made gifts I get to pick out for friends and family.

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  30. I’ve never even heard of this before and I live in Burnaby!!!! Wow I really need to get out more, this sounds like a lot of fun 🙂

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  31. I’ve been to the Vancouver Christmas Market before, and it is wonderful. I love all the sights, sounds, and food.

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