Vancouver Christmas Market 2013 – A Seasonal Favorite

The Vancouver Christmas Market from November 22 to December 24, 2013 on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza!

The Vancouver Christmas Market is a little bit of Traditional European Christmas Holiday Season in Vancouver. If you haven’t been, its at least worth visiting once. I like to visit once every year, take in the festive decorations, and get into the spirit!

Traditional German Christmas Drinks and Foods

Go hungry and in need of cheer, and find Gluehwein, a traditional hot spiced cider, the savory smell of pork roasting or bratwursts on the grill, cheesy Swiss Raclette, tasty sweet stollen cakes and caramel apple Bratapfel or Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the sparkling twinkling lights and sights of christmas, with the sounds of carollers and quartets in the air.

Vancouver Christmas Market - Photo from Vancouver Christmas Market Facebook
Vancouver Christmas Market – Photo from Vancouver Christmas Market Facebook

Travel to Germany Without Leaving Vancouver

Over 45 traditional vendors with many coming from Germany.

Vancouver Christmas Market - Photo from Vancouver Christmas Market Facebook
Vancouver Christmas Market – Photo from Vancouver Christmas Market Facebook

‘The Vancouver Christmas Market, located on the Plaza at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, is guaranteed to get you in the festive mood! Stroll through the festively decorated outdoor Christmas village and be treated to row upon row of illuminated wooden huts offering handmade gifts and tempting treats. Listen to the sounds of bells, trumpeters and carolers. As day becomes night, thousands of Christmas lights sparkle and delicious aromas of mulled wine and spicy gingerbread waft through the air.’ – from Vancouver Christmas Market website.

Vancouver Christmas Market - Photo from Vancouver Christmas Market Facebook
Vancouver Christmas Market – Photo from Vancouver Christmas Market Facebook

Great Fun for the Kids and Special Events

The market is home to downtown Vancouver’s first and only Christmas Carousel, a must see attraction for kids and adults.

Vancouver Christmas Market - Photo from Vancouver Christmas Market Facebook
Vancouver Christmas Market – Photo from Vancouver Christmas Market Facebook

Tips: It can get crowded at night! Go earlier in the day if you have small children or want a bit more room to roam.

*Only Watch If You Want To Get Into The Christmas Spirit

The Vancouver Christmas Market is open every day November 22 to December 24, 2013, Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm & 11am-9pm weekends.

Vancouver Christmas Market Website:
Ticket pricing for the Vancouver Christmas Market (subject to change)
Admission Rates (including tax)
Adult (13 + years) $6 Mon – Fri 4pm-9pm & 11am-9pm weekends
Adult (13 + years) $3 Special! Mon – Fri 11am-4pm
Youth (7 – 12 years) $3
Child (0 – 6 years) FREE
Carousel Rides $3 per ticket; $10 per package of 5 tickets.

Tickets to the Vancouver Christmas Market will only be available at the main entrance gate
at West Georgia Street and Hamilton Street.

Lots of Special Events happening at the Vancouver Christmas Market like ‘Date Night’ on December 6th (2-for-1 entry) – Check out their list of events

Enjoy!

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