MARKET: 2013 Vancouver Christmas Market Opens November 22

Vancouver Christmas Market

The opening date of the Vancouver Christmas Market has just been announced!  Back for the 4th year, this traditional German-style, open-air market will begin on Friday November 22 and run until Christmas Eve, transforming the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza into a festive wonderland.  Now with two extra days, the Vancouver Christmas Market offers all the old-world tradition, cultural festivities and general “Gemütlichkeit” of a traditional German Christmas market, right in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

The Vancouver Christmas Market has become known as one of British Columbia’s most delightful holiday attractions. The much-anticipated event is a magical outdoor experience, featuring more than 45 traditional wooden huts decorated with thousands of twinkling white lights, all showcasing an assortment of vendors selling authentic food, handcrafted decorations, sweets and gifts.

For the price of any paid admission, visitors will be given a FREE Season’s Pass so they can enjoy the Market time and again throughout the 33-day event. Also, come early on weekdays to beat the crowds and enjoy 2-for-1 lunch admission, making the Market the perfect place to grab a delicious midday meal with colleagues and friends.Cultural entertainmentChristmas carols, and beautiful performances will highlight your stroll through the Market as you shop for gifts, enjoy a cup of authentic Glühwein, and take a spin on downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas carousel.

The Vancouver Christmas Market is open daily from 11am to 9pm.  For more information visit


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