The Vancouver Christmas Market returns to Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) from November 21 to December 24, 2018.  Attracting a record number of more than 220,000 visitors last season, the market remains one of Vancouver’s beloved holiday events in which to savour the abundance of authentic German-inspired sights, sounds, and flavours.  For its ninth annual celebration, Vancouver Christmas Market continues to expand its festive offerings with more than 80 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures, coupled with an increased lineup of large-scale activities and live entertainment.

Among this year’s expanded highlights is a cozy heated Alpine Lounge where visitors will be able to relax and enjoy hot beverages and delicious food in a warm holiday environment. Afterwards, guests can make their way outside to revel in the new Winterdeck located beside the Alpine Lounge, featuring a charming entrance arch, a giant lit up picture frame, and stunning views of the North Shore.

For couples looking for a romantic backdrop, venture down Lovers’ Lane – an Instagram-worthy 30-foot long tunnel adorned with 10,000 twinkling lights and mistletoe. A Love Lock Installation will be placed near the tunnel to which lovers can attach a ‘Vancouver Christmas Market Love Lock’, serving as a beautiful symbol of love and partnership over the holiday season.

These magnificent sights will provide the perfect backdrop for guests to take festive photos with family and friends and share in the magic of the season.

As always, a huge draw to the Vancouver Christmas Market is its signature array of mouth-watering delectables, including Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), German Bratwurst, Gulasch, Spätzle, Schnitzel, Strudels, Transylvanian Chimney Cakes, a selection of German beer, award-winning German style wine, and so much more.

A variety of new local vendors will be offering the best food and drink BC has to offer including organic vegan and vegetarian fare from the Organic Villa Vegan Haus, charcuterie from the Charcuterie Haus, sweet and savoury macarons prepared by Bon Macaron Patisserie, syrup-filled pancakes made by Mr.Hot Cakes, warm roasted chestnuts from JJ’s Fresh Roasted Chestnuts, and gluten free hard apple cider made by Howling Moon Craft Cider.

Event Details: Vancouver Christmas Market 2018

  • When: November 21 to December 24, 2018: 11:30am to 9:30pm (December 24: Closes at 6pm)
  • Where: Jack Poole Plaza – Home of the Olympic Cauldron at 1055 Canada Place
  • Admission: Adult tickets are $10 online at vancouverchristmasmarket.com or $12 at the door.

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