Vancouver Christmas Market Tickets

Comments 154 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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. alisonMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:23pm PST

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

  2. Melody LaxtonMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:25pm PST

    Went last year and it was great fun 🙂
    My fiance really enjoyed the pfeffernusse!

  3. KatieMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:27pm PST

    I can’t wait for Christmas!

  4. kkungMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:38pm PST

    i really want to go to this!

  5. jbustilloMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:39pm PST

    this looks awesome

  6. AlexMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:40pm PST

    Would take the family to see this..

  7. lucMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:50pm PST

    I’d be happy to have some mulled wine!

  8. SamanthaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:51pm PST

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

  9. Jeff MacLeodMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 1:58pm PST

    Sounds like fun

  10. JeannieMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 2:12pm PST

    Love the christmas market

  11. MolinMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 2:30pm PST

    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. DavidMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 2:34pm PST

    This would really make my Christmas holiday great =D

  13. Nicole GMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 2:58pm PST

    So many pretty decorations to purchase! 🙂

  14. jeanieMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 2:58pm PST

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

  15. LaurenMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 3:15pm PST

    This year I won’t miss it.

  16. KevinMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 3:16pm PST

    Didn’t have a chance to go last year.

  17. Jonathan ReimerMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 3:20pm PST

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

  18. WillMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 3:30pm PST

    Such festive atmosphere! I want in.

  19. JoyceMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 3:32pm PST

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

  20. HayleyMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 3:37pm PST

    I would love to go to this.

  21. vinceMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 4:20pm PST

    This would be pretty cool

  22. LaurenMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 4:23pm PST

    Carousel? Yes!

  23. AndriaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 4:48pm PST

    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!

  24. MichelleMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 5:05pm PST

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

  25. JoèlMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 5:51pm PST

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

  26. kelseyMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 5:52pm PST

    i loved the little german xmas ornaments!

  27. EdMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 5:53pm PST

    Fingers (and toes) totally crossed!

  28. Sandra DiMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 5:59pm PST

    I just remember sampling lots and lots of good food

  29. MenaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 6:01pm PST

    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.!

  30. IzMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 6:12pm PST

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

  31. Winnie WMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 6:16pm PST

    Love to visit again this year! Food was delicious!

  32. LeahMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 6:19pm PST

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

  33. BalMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 6:20pm PST

    Nothing says Christmas like some German sausage!!

  34. MonicaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 6:31pm PST

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

  35. EranMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 6:31pm PST

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

  36. GemmaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 6:47pm PST

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

  37. SarahMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 6:51pm PST

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

  38. IngridMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 7:04pm PST

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

  39. rubaiMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 7:19pm PST

    Would love to check this out for my first time!

  40. AaronMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 7:30pm PST

    This was sooo good last year!

  41. KatieMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 7:58pm PST

    I didn’t get a chance to go to this last year, so would love to check it out 🙂

  42. RyanMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 8:28pm PST

    Looks great! Will want to take the family!

  43. taniaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 8:31pm PST

    Kids would love the carousel.

  44. rinoMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 8:32pm PST

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

  45. AmyMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 8:33pm PST

    Can’t wait to go!

  46. ishaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 8:49pm PST

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

  47. Tovah paglaroMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 8:54pm PST

    Would love to check it out!

  48. Kyle TMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 8:59pm PST

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

  49. loriMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:08pm PST

    would love to go 🙂

  50. MaryAnnMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:15pm PST

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

  51. MaryAnnMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:17pm PST

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

  52. JemMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:19pm PST

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

  53. marrrio_Monday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:22pm PST

    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!

  54. delaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:34pm PST

    i love the xmas market!

  55. WillMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:40pm PST

    Enjoyed the updates for this upcoming Christmas market! Thanks!

  56. Michael KwanMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:45pm PST

    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.

  57. AnnaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:50pm PST

    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!

  58. RicoMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 9:54pm PST

    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. 🙂

  59. ChristelleMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 10:15pm PST

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

  60. brittaMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 10:21pm PST

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

  61. EdMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 10:26pm PST

    This would be great to go to.

  62. michelle.MMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 11:04pm PST

    I would love to take my kids this year!

  63. LouiseMonday, November 14th, 2011 — 11:07pm PST

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

  64. VanessaTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 7:26am PST

    mmmmm mulled wine

  65. Steph :)Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 8:08am PST

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

  66. HeatherTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 8:29am PST

    Yeah Christmas!

  67. DarylTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 8:50am PST

    Missed last year, going for sure this year!

  68. FrankTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 9:07am PST

    Sound great

  69. AndreTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 9:41am PST

    It was great last year. Looking forward to it again

  70. EileenTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 10:15am PST

    This sounds exactly what will get me in the spirit

  71. ChristineTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 10:27am PST

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

  72. tracyTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 10:32am PST

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

  73. IainTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 10:48am PST

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

  74. KimTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 10:52am PST

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

  75. KristyTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 11:24am PST

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

  76. RamonaTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 12:26pm PST

    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.:)

  77. ErinTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 12:59pm PST

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

  78. AtholTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 1:00pm PST

    My wife would love to go to this!

  79. LoriTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 1:01pm PST

    I’d love to do this with my family!

  80. MichaelaTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 1:01pm PST

    Can’t wait to check this out! Did I miss the dates it’s on? 🙂

  81. AnneTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 1:12pm PST

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

  82. CeciTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 1:28pm PST

    I’d love to go!!

  83. AmyTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 2:27pm PST

    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!

  84. LaurenTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 3:30pm PST

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

  85. CharlotteTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 3:38pm PST

    thanks for the opportunity to win tickets!

  86. MarinaTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 3:40pm PST

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

  87. NicoleTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 6:58pm PST

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

  88. LindaTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 8:08pm PST

    Would love to check this out!

  89. TracyTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 8:46pm PST

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

  90. AkemiTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 9:54pm PST

    Would love to go!

  91. lisbeth franzkeTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 10:54pm PST

    great fun last year cant wait to go again

  92. bobbyTuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 11:16pm PST

    Die feuerzanganbowle is worth the price of admission alone.

  93. KathyWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 12:06am PST

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

  94. PortiaWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 12:54am PST

    went last year, LOVE to visit again 🙂

  95. Angela DobbinWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 5:10am PST

    Love to go to Christmas Markets…Great gift buys.

  96. Grace HungWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 6:19am PST

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

  97. RobynWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 9:21am PST

    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.

  98. TracyWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 9:38am PST

    It looks like so much fun!

  99. AC07-NWWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 10:15am PST

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

  100. AlWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 12:34pm PST

    Great place to buy gifts.

  101. SharylinWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 12:59pm PST

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

  102. Kotone FrankowskiWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 1:36pm PST

    Where I met my love last year <3

  103. VinceWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 1:36pm PST

    My wife would be so happy if we won this!

  104. DeidreWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 1:37pm PST

    Love the Christmas market season – this would be great!

  105. GladysWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 2:54pm PST

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

  106. JennWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 3:03pm PST

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

  107. AngelaWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 5:39pm PST

    wonderful holiday celebration 🙂 tweeted & commented!

  108. Albert CWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 6:03pm PST

    Was fun last year. Hope this year is even better

  109. DerrickWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 8:14pm PST

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

  110. KimberlyWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 8:39pm PST

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

  111. HeidiWednesday, November 16th, 2011 — 10:17pm PST

    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!

  112. HayleyThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 6:36am PST

    I have never been before, but would love the opportunity to go 🙂

  113. GenThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 9:55am PST

    Loved it last year! pick me 🙂

  114. RubyThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 9:57am PST

    I would love to win!

  115. NancyThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 9:58am PST

    Sounds like FUN

  116. ManveetThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 9:58am PST

    Would love to win tickets

  117. cherylThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 9:59am PST

    Sounds nice

  118. LemThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 10:02am PST

    Love the Christmas Market! It really gets you in the spirit. The Feuerzangenbowle really helps warm you up too 🙂

  119. MikeThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 10:28am PST

    This sounds cool, I’d go.

  120. PhilipThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 1:01pm PST


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

  121. maryThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 1:15pm PST

    hope its bigger this year!

  122. chuckThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 2:20pm PST

    oh sounds fun, i would go.

  123. JulieThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 2:57pm PST

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

  124. JamieThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 3:10pm PST

    So excited for this, loved it last year.

  125. ElysiaThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 5:37pm PST

    Can’t wait!

  126. MimokoThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 6:04pm PST

    Missed out last year but definitely going this year!

  127. SophiaThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 6:22pm PST

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

  128. KarenThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 6:49pm PST

    bring on the feuerezangenbowle!!!! 🙂

  129. PaulaThursday, November 17th, 2011 — 11:25pm PST

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

  130. Joyce LFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 1:05am PST

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

  131. VickiFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 10:25am PST

    I’d love to go again!

  132. shaelynFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 11:38am PST

    Would love the chance to go! =)

  133. AlexFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 11:39am PST

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

  134. sher bFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 11:42am PST

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

  135. Kaelin NelsonFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 11:45am PST

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

  136. Michelle W.Friday, November 18th, 2011 — 11:54am PST

    Merry Christmas!

  137. JoyceFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 12:55pm PST

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

  138. Jenny L.Friday, November 18th, 2011 — 3:43pm PST

    Would love to go!

  139. JFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 4:28pm PST

    This is a great thing to check out with family.

  140. TYFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 4:30pm PST

    i seriously cannot wait for christmas!!

  141. JoeyFriday, November 18th, 2011 — 8:51pm PST

    I love the holidays!

  142. ShelleySaturday, November 19th, 2011 — 7:22pm PST

    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!

  143. ShelleySaturday, November 19th, 2011 — 7:33pm PST

    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!

  144. Emilie AmoraSaturday, November 19th, 2011 — 10:15pm PST

    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:)

  145. AnnieSaturday, November 19th, 2011 — 10:29pm PST

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

  146. Tracey flattesSaturday, November 19th, 2011 — 11:07pm PST

    Sounds like fun

  147. Kenneth YSunday, November 20th, 2011 — 3:21am PST

    Can’t wait!!

  148. Kathryn CSunday, November 20th, 2011 — 10:02am PST

    Would love to go to the Christmas Market Fair~~

  149. GigiSunday, November 20th, 2011 — 11:34am PST

    This is one of the Christmas events that I would like to attend this year. 🙂

  150. Geneva G.Sunday, November 20th, 2011 — 11:49am PST

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

  151. MariaSunday, November 20th, 2011 — 9:39pm PST

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

  152. ChelseaSunday, November 20th, 2011 — 10:32pm PST

    Great place to celebrate Christmas spirit. Exciting!

  153. HaleySunday, November 20th, 2011 — 10:58pm PST

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

  154. TheVancouverGuyTuesday, November 22nd, 2011 — 2:34am PST

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

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