Once again the Vancouver Christmas Market returns to the Jack Poole Plaza. More than just a craft fair, the Vancouver Christmas Market is an authentic German Christmas Market that creates the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle with friends and family, stroll through romantic rows of little wooden huts decorated in pine branches and illuminated with strings of little white lights. In each hut discover terrific food and drink and a wonderful array of Christmas gifts. There are 80 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures. Wander the market’s winding alleys and discover authentic German delicacies: sizzling sausages, warming glühwein (mulled wine), old world confections, and so much more! Venture down Lovers’ Lane – an Instagram-worthy 20-foot long tunnel adorned with 10,000 twinkling lights and mistletoe, or enjoy live seasonal entertainment performed on the Christmas Pyramid’s Flying Stage. Be dazzled by a floating Santa underneath the Olympic Cauldron, a shimmering 30-foot tall Walk-in Christmas tree, a glittering carousel, and a multitude of festive family activities.
Eating our way through the Christmas Market is our favourite thing to do! Ham hock, hurricane potatoes, gingerbread, bratwurst, and pretzels, I’m drooling just thinking about all the goodies. I was lucky enough to experience a preview of the 2018 Christmas Market and have added a few more must-eats for this year: spätzle, mushroom soup, and the white glühwein.
There are a number of special events and discounted nights planned for the 2018 Christmas Market:
Free Carousel Fridays (Nov 23, 27 & Dec 7)
Enjoy carousel rides on the Christmas Carousel offered by donation to Children’s Wish.
Shopping Day (Nov 25)
Get your Christmas shopping done early at the Vancouver Christmas Market! This special day will feature
one-day-only deals at gift vendors throughout the market.
Foodie Tuesdays (Nov 27 & Dec 4)
A chance to try more for less featuring bites and beverages from select vendors that are $4 and under.
Kids Day (Dec 1)
Join Holly & Jolly for a day of family fun! Youth (12 and under) will be able to enter the market and enjoy rides on the Christmas Carousel by providing a donation to Children’s Wish Foundation.
Canucks Defenseman Erik Gudbranson Visits the Market (Dec 7)
Calling all Vancouver Canucks fans! Visitors who make a donation to Children’s Wish Foundation will have the chance to go head-to-head with Canucks’ defenseman Erik Gudbranson. Are you skilled enough to take him on?
Adult tickets are $12. Youth tickets $5. Children Age 0-6 are FREE. Purchase online to receive discount pricing.
Vancouver Christmas Market:
When: November 21 – December 24, 2018
Time: 11:30am – 9:30pm every day (except Dec 24: 11am – 6pm)
Where: Jack Poole Plaza
Address: 1075 Canada Pl, Vancouver
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.