I ventured out to the Vancouver Christmas Market for the first time this season with Ariane Colenbrander. She and I both have Nikon 1 review cameras at the moment (mine is hot pink) so we got together at the market to try them out and take some photos.
I think they really improved the layout of the market this year most noticeably by putting the Käthe Wohlfahrt ornament pavilion indoors (instead of in a tent) and having more vendors outside. The wristband system (for those wishing to partake in a beer, or gluehwein) is promoted a bit better as well, ensuring patrons get their wristbands before they line up for their beverages.
The Vancouver Christmas Market is open until December 24th from 11:00am to 9:00pm.