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Vancouver Christmas Market Tickets

Monday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:15pm PDT
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The Vancouver Christmas Market is returning this year to the QE Plaza downtown with traditional German holiday market staples. From November 24th until December 24th, enjoy some mulled wine, live music, shop for ornaments, grab some baked goods, and check out the kids’ activity area (where my niece made decorated her own candle last year).

Christmas Market
Photo credit: TheVancovuerGuy on Flickr

There are twenty new vendors this year, photos with Santa, and a new Christmas carousel. Tickets are just $5 for adults ($2 Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm), $2 for youth, and children under 6 are free.

Vancouver Christmas Market

You can also pick up a Vancouver Christmas Passport at the market for $22.28 (plus tax) that will get you into the Vancouver Christmas Market, VanDusen Garden, the Museum of Vancouver, and many more attractions this season (valid until April, 2012).

Vancouver Christmas Market

If you would like to check out the market, I have a four-pack of tickets to give away as well as four tickets for a ride on the Christmas carousel. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win @VanChristmas admission & carousel rides for 4 from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at 12:00pm on Sunday, November 20, 2011. The market is open to all but government ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages. Enjoy responsibly and consider taking transit to this event.

Update The winner is Amy!

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  1. alison says:

    The Christmas market was AMAZING last year, thank you so much miss604 for giving us tickets!

  2. Melody Laxton says:

    Went last year and it was great fun ๐Ÿ™‚
    My fiance really enjoyed the pfeffernusse!

  3. Katie says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas!

  4. kkung says:

    i really want to go to this!

  5. jbustillo says:

    this looks awesome

  6. Alex says:

    Would take the family to see this..

  7. luc says:

    I’d be happy to have some mulled wine!

  8. Samantha says:

    Wow, I’m so excited for the Christmas Market!

  9. Jeff MacLeod says:

    Sounds like fun

  10. Jeannie says:

    Love the christmas market

  11. Molin says:

    I was in Germany last year and went to all the Christmas Markets I could, but then i missed the 1st ever in Vancovuer. I can’t wait to go. But more importantly, i’d love to take new immigrant youth here to show them what Canadians are all about! It would be nice to take a few youth who may not have the funds to go to these things. Many kids out there don’t have the resources like others do.

  12. David says:

    This would really make my Christmas holiday great =D

  13. Nicole G says:

    So many pretty decorations to purchase! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. jeanie says:

    had a lot of fun checking this out last year! would love to check it out again this year! =D

  15. Lauren says:

    This year I won’t miss it.

  16. Kevin says:

    Didn’t have a chance to go last year.

  17. Jonathan Reimer says:

    Would love to go to the market! Last years event was fantastic.

  18. Will says:

    Such festive atmosphere! I want in.

  19. Joyce says:

    I’ve never been before, but i would definitely love to go this year!
    I love Christmas and the festive holiday atmosphere!

  20. Hayley says:

    I would love to go to this.

  21. vince says:

    This would be pretty cool

  22. Andria says:

    It’s become a tradition for me and my friends! It was tough, as a Celiac, to bypass all the great food, but I was so thankful for the Baked Potato Guy and his FABULOUS gluten-free options. It was the only choice for me and it was perfectly delicious! I also picked up a knit-ear-flapped-toque! Herzliche Weinachten!

  23. Michelle says:

    I would love to go visit the market! Heard great things about it from friends who went last year =)

  24. Joรจl says:

    Those pictures are fabulous! My daughter would have a blast.

  25. kelsey says:

    i loved the little german xmas ornaments!

  26. Ed says:

    Fingers (and toes) totally crossed!

  27. Sandra Di says:

    I just remember sampling lots and lots of good food

  28. Mena says:

    I have lived here for over 30 years and Im embarrassed to say I have never been. Regardless…win or not I will still go as I have heard many great things about it.!

  29. Iz says:

    Ooh I can’t wait to ride on those carousels for Christmas!

  30. Winnie W says:

    Love to visit again this year! Food was delicious!

  31. Leah says:

    I want to win tickets for my friend. She’s totally into Christmas markets!

  32. Bal says:

    Nothing says Christmas like some German sausage!!

  33. Monica says:

    Really enjoyed my visit last year; can’t wait to head back again!!

  34. Eran says:

    Last year it was too full. This year going on a weekday!

  35. Gemma says:

    I’ve never been to the Vancouver Christmas Market but have wanted to!! I’m part German too, brownie points?

  36. Sarah says:

    I wanted to go last year, but didn’t have a chance to. Would love to go this year!

  37. Ingrid says:

    Last year’s market made me nostalgic for Nurnberg. The lights, the smells, and the flavours were great!

  38. rubai says:

    Would love to check this out for my first time!

  39. Aaron says:

    This was sooo good last year!

  40. Katie says:

    I didn’t get a chance to go to this last year, so would love to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Ryan says:

    Looks great! Will want to take the family!

  42. tania says:

    Kids would love the carousel.

  43. rino says:

    Would like to check this out for the 1st time.

  44. Amy says:

    Can’t wait to go!

  45. isha says:

    work accross the street saw them setting it up today would like to go inside

  46. Would love to check it out!

  47. Kyle T says:

    Christmas time is the bestest!! I totally missed out last year.

  48. lori says:

    would love to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. MaryAnn says:

    Had fun last year, would like to take my Mom as she grew up in Germany.

  50. MaryAnn says:

    Had fun last year, would like to take my boyfriend this year.

  51. Jem says:

    Would love to go to the Christmas Market again this year!

  52. marrrio_ says:

    I’m really really excited to take my girlfriend to this. I know that she’s gonna absolutely love it. I’m really looking forward to it this year as well. HERE’S HOPING!

  53. dela says:

    i love the xmas market!

  54. Will says:

    Enjoyed the updates for this upcoming Christmas market! Thanks!

  55. Michael Kwan says:

    I went last year (blogged and video’d too) and had a great time. Would love to see what’s new for this go-around.

  56. Anna says:

    I would love to go to this! Judging from the video on the website, it looks like so much fun! It’ll be a great way for me and my friends to celebrate after we finish with our final exams!

  57. Rico says:

    First thing you have to do when you go the Christmas Market, and especially when it’s cold, is to get a nice hot cup of traditional Gluehwein. You’ll be so glad you did, giving you a nice cozy feeling while strolling around the Christmas Market. Oh! And be sure to go there hungry as there’s so much traditional German food to eat… My favorite is a traditional German Bratwurst. ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Christelle says:

    I missed it last year! it would be great to go this year!!

  59. britta says:

    thanks for the contest. i missed this last year and would love to check it out this time around!

  60. Ed says:

    This would be great to go to.

  61. michelle.M says:

    I would love to take my kids this year!

  62. Louise says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I love Christmas season!

  63. Vanessa says:

    mmmmm mulled wine

  64. Steph :) says:

    I walked by it last year but would like to check it out this year and see what’s in there.

  65. Heather says:

    Yeah Christmas!

  66. Daryl says:

    Missed last year, going for sure this year!

  67. Frank says:

    Sound great

  68. Andre says:

    It was great last year. Looking forward to it again

  69. Eileen says:

    This sounds exactly what will get me in the spirit

  70. Christine says:

    I didn’t get a chance to go last year so need to go this year!

  71. tracy says:

    was gonna check it out last year but never got around to it.

  72. Iain says:

    Never been. Might just have to leave the bah-humbug at home for a day.

  73. Kim says:

    Christmas begins when you decide it does. I choose to begin with the Christmas Market!

  74. Kristy says:

    I would love to take my mom this year as she missed out ast year. Thanks for the chance!

  75. Ramona says:

    We had the season’s pass last year. My 3 year old son loves the gingerbread mascots. He was still pretending to visit the Xmas market in April.:)

  76. Erin says:

    I missed this last year, and can’t wait to go this year!

  77. Athol says:

    My wife would love to go to this!

  78. Lori says:

    I’d love to do this with my family!

  79. Michaela says:

    Can’t wait to check this out! Did I miss the dates it’s on? ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Anne says:

    this would be a great way to spend an afternoon with the family!

  81. Ceci says:

    I’d love to go!!

  82. Amy says:

    A couple of my friends and I have made it tradition to hit up VanDusen gardens…maybe this year it’s time to add the Market as well!

  83. Lauren says:

    Have never been, would love to go with the family.

  84. Charlotte says:

    thanks for the opportunity to win tickets!

  85. Marina says:

    I wanted to do this last year, but didn’t get a chance. Would love to take my stepdaughters!

  86. Nicole says:

    Hope I can go! This will be my first time!

  87. Linda says:

    Would love to check this out!

  88. Tracy says:

    Looks fun! Would love to check out the new vendors.

  89. Akemi says:

    Would love to go!

  90. lisbeth franzke says:

    great fun last year cant wait to go again

  91. bobby says:

    Die feuerzanganbowle is worth the price of admission alone.

  92. Kathy says:

    I really wish I had stayed longer last year. It rained when I went.

  93. Portia says:

    went last year, LOVE to visit again ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. Angela Dobbin says:

    Love to go to Christmas Markets…Great gift buys.

  95. Grace Hung says:

    Sounds like so much fun would love to go shopping at the Vancouver Christmas Market!

  96. Robyn says:

    Oh my goodness I would LOVE to win these tickets! I fell in love with Christmas markets in Europe and was over-the-top excited when they decided to have one in Vancouver last year. I will be there for sure but would love to get some free tickets so that I can go even more! Beautiful photos by the way.

  97. Tracy says:

    It looks like so much fun!

  98. AC07-NW says:

    i’ll prepare my list for Christmas presents & be there early by Nov. 24th

  99. Al says:

    Great place to buy gifts.

  100. Sharylin says:

    It would be great to check out the market this year!

  101. Where I met my love last year <3

  102. Vince says:

    My wife would be so happy if we won this!

  103. Deidre says:

    Love the Christmas market season – this would be great!

  104. Gladys says:

    Really enjoyed the market last year, but missed out on the yummy food. Would definitely try everything this year!

  105. Jenn says:

    I loved the Christmas Market last year, and I will definitely go again this year!

  106. Angela says:

    wonderful holiday celebration ๐Ÿ™‚ tweeted & commented!

  107. Albert C says:

    Was fun last year. Hope this year is even better

  108. Derrick says:

    Missed out last year, but I work three blocks away!

  109. Kimberly says:

    Went last year and it was tons of fun! This year sounds even better!

  110. Heidi says:

    Absolutely my favorite memory of last year. Cold winter evening shared with hubby and my boys walking through the market and indulging in the most delicious bratapfel and wintery treats. Perfect evening!

  111. Hayley says:

    I have never been before, but would love the opportunity to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. Gen says:

    Loved it last year! pick me ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. Ruby says:

    I would love to win!

  114. Nancy says:

    Sounds like FUN

  115. Manveet says:

    Would love to win tickets

  116. cheryl says:

    Sounds nice

  117. Lem says:

    Love the Christmas Market! It really gets you in the spirit. The Feuerzangenbowle really helps warm you up too ๐Ÿ™‚

  118. Mike says:

    This sounds cool, I’d go.

  119. Philip says:


    I haven’t been to the Christmas Market. This year will be my first.I am looking forward to it.

  120. mary says:

    hope its bigger this year!

  121. chuck says:

    oh sounds fun, i would go.

  122. Julie says:

    Can’t wait to get my cider on again. This was fun last year. Glad they are bringing it back!

  123. Jamie says:

    So excited for this, loved it last year.

  124. Mimoko says:

    Missed out last year but definitely going this year!

  125. Sophia says:

    I didn’t go last year and would love to go this year! Thanks!

  126. Karen says:

    bring on the feuerezangenbowle!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  127. Paula says:

    Time for some German beer and bake apples again at the Vancouver Christmas Market! What a perfect combination!

  128. Joyce L says:

    I’m glad that the Vancouver Christmas Market returns for its 2nd year. Excited to check it out again!

  129. Vicki says:

    I’d love to go again!

  130. shaelyn says:

    Would love the chance to go! =)

  131. Alex says:

    That would be a really fun trip to the City! Count me in!

  132. sher b says:

    I’ve never been to the Christmas Market or even seen the Carosel for that matter. This would be a wonderful experience.

  133. Kaelin Nelson says:

    Loved the apple cider last year, it’s a wonderful experience during the Christmas season!

  134. Michelle W. says:

    Merry Christmas!

  135. Joyce says:

    Was unable to make it to last year’s market and hopefully will be able to go check it out this year!

  136. J says:

    This is a great thing to check out with family.

  137. TY says:

    i seriously cannot wait for christmas!!

  138. Joey says:

    I love the holidays!

  139. Shelley says:

    I’ve never been lucky winning contests, but I sure would love to win this one! The Christmas Market sounds like such a wonderful place to visit. I would love to be able to make some holiday memories there, with my family. Thanks for the chance to win tickets!

  140. Shelley says:

    I’ve never been lucky winning contests, but I sure would love to win this one! The Christmas Market sounds like such a wonderful place to visit. I would love to be able to make some holiday memories there with my family. Thanks for the chance to win tickets!

  141. Emilie Amora says:

    The German Christmas Market was absolutely fantastic last year. I enjoyed the delicious bratwurst and great music. I would love to go again, and bring my relatives visiting from Minnesota this year:)

  142. Annie says:

    I’ve never been to this market. Would love to go!

  143. Tracey flattes says:

    Sounds like fun

  144. Kenneth Y says:

    Can’t wait!!

  145. Kathryn C says:

    Would love to go to the Christmas Market Fair~~

  146. Gigi says:

    This is one of the Christmas events that I would like to attend this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

  147. Geneva G. says:

    Sounds like fun! Excited for the ride on the Christmas carousel!

  148. Maria says:

    This would be a nice way to get into the Christmas Spirit.

  149. Chelsea says:

    Great place to celebrate Christmas spirit. Exciting!

  150. Haley says:

    Didn’t get a chance to go last year, but would love to check it out.

  151. Oh thanks for using my photo! I’m so happy.

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