Vancouver Christmas Market 2012: Win Tickets

Comments 92 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Christmas Market is in full swing at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza until December 24, 2012. Styled after a traditional German Christmas market, you can find ornaments, crafts, jewelry, mulled wine, schnitzel, gingerbread, and more from a variety of vendors

Vancouver Christmas Market

Check out the Kids Market for hands-on fun and a carousel ride. Entertainment includes The XMas Factor singing competition, choirs, school bands, and more.

Admission deals include a season pass with the purchase of one regular admission, which means you pay once and you’re in free the rest of the season. They are also offering a 2-for-1 lunch admission with friends and colleagues. During the week admission is $2 between 11:00am and 4:00pm from Monday to Friday.

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Vancouver Christmas Market Vancouver Christmas Market Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market Vancouver Christmas Market

If you would like to check out the market, I have 10 tickets (5 pairs) to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite holiday decorations, crafts, or ornaments (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tickets to the @VanChristmas Market from @Miss604

Follow the Vancouver Christmas Market on Twitter and Facebook for more special event information. I will draw 5 winners on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:00pm.

Update The winners are Carolyn, @ak1net, Sunita, Christina and Harvey!

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92 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. anikoMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:50am PST

    twinkly lights!
    ps: drawing tickets on November 30th, not 20th?

  2. TammyMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:53am PST

    Most definitely the nut cracker !

  3. bMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:53am PST

    nothing beats a real tree.

  4. RachelleMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:55am PST

    classic christmas lights!

  5. BrittinMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:58am PST

    I love home made Christmas ornaments like origami stars and glass balls filled with treasures…ones made with love. Christmas decorations are never complete without a nativity scene set in garland and lights 🙂 Thanks!

  6. JeremyMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:59am PST

    the creche of the nativity – true Christmas!

  7. Sunshine GMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:03am PST

    Love the star on the top of the tree.

  8. ChelleMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:06am PST

    I always loved Advent wreaths.

  9. SimonMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:16am PST

    decorated pinecones look really good on trees

  10. Marcy Siple OakleyMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:51am PST

    Our family likes the ginger bread!

  11. Aaron B.Monday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:54am PST

    Ginger bread houses!

  12. lucMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:57am PST

    I like the inflated snowmen in the outdoor gardens!

  13. NadyaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 11:05am PST


  14. DanielleMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 11:07am PST

    twinkling christmas lights all throughout the city 🙂

  15. YvonneMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 12:11pm PST

    Homemade Christmas Cookies

  16. FeliceMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 12:19pm PST

    Beautiful Christmas Trees in the City!

  17. KatMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 12:39pm PST

    Gingerbread ornaments

  18. CarolynMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 12:44pm PST

    Strings of popcorn!

  19. shooshooMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 12:46pm PST

    Chirstmas cookies

  20. MaryAnn TeunerMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 12:55pm PST

    I like the glass ornaments.

  21. LindaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 12:56pm PST

    christmas crackers!

  22. WallyMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 12:56pm PST

    Christmas lights, especially the spectacular displays put out by some of the houses.

  23. robMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 1:25pm PST

    Lots of wrapped gift under the Christmas tree are the best decorations till Christmas day 🙂

  24. EllaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 1:35pm PST

    White sparkly Christmas trees!

  25. Cheryl KnottMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 1:45pm PST

    My favourite decoration is a small light blue hand made felt bird that a co-worker’s wife made many years ago.

  26. RachelMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 1:46pm PST

    Snowflake ornaments and crafts! Love the Winter Wonderland theme!

  27. SheilaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 1:58pm PST

    I love the Christmas market.

  28. VuittonMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 2:08pm PST

    I love the miniature wine and cheese ornaments I got at last year’s Christmas Market! So cute!

  29. JeffMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 2:22pm PST

    I love kitschy, old-timey wooden Santas.

  30. Vanessa WMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 2:28pm PST

    I’m going to have to say the star at the top of the tree.

  31. LindaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 2:31pm PST

    Lights, lights and more lights!

  32. VanessaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 2:51pm PST

    My favourite holiday decorations are beautiful Christmas trees and twinkling Christmas lights!

  33. Michael KwanMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 2:58pm PST

    The Festivus Pole. 😉

  34. SharylinMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 3:12pm PST

    I love late night drives through neighbourhoods looking at houses that put up lights and Christmas displays

  35. DebbieMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 3:39pm PST

    I LOVE my pink themed christmas tree!

  36. LeannaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 4:12pm PST

    I love nativity scenes!

  37. ChelseaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 4:19pm PST

    My mom gets those hallmark battery operated singing snowmen ornaments. This one is my absolute favourite: (PS I would definitely take my mom to the market if I won!!)

  38. AbbyMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 4:39pm PST

    The Santa topper on top of our tree.

  39. Sandra GarciaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 6:58pm PST


  40. Sunita bassraMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 7:34pm PST

    The star!

  41. Cindy SmithMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 7:50pm PST


  42. KristaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 8:04pm PST

    Xmas lights!

  43. Ray MaddlyMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 8:10pm PST

    Love, love making Gingerbread houses.

  44. LindaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 8:56pm PST

    Glass ball tree ornaments

  45. KYMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:51pm PST

    my mom’s christmas tree is my fav christmas ornament

  46. BarbaraMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:57pm PST

    Hah. All the ornaments I made in school when I was a kid. Felt ornaments. Bead ornaments. Pasta angels – my favorite.

  47. ChristinaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:12pm PST

    Decorate the front of your house with a giant snowman! 🙂

  48. BrieMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:15pm PST

    Mistletoe is definitely my fav decoration! It made us find alternate routes throughout the house as kids to avoid it and later to scheme up ways to trick people to stand under it!

  49. JosephineMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:16pm PST

    I love advent wreaths!

  50. DeniseMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:25pm PST

    I would love to go here. I have never been to the Christmas market

  51. NilosMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:34pm PST

    Christmas Lights!!

  52. Jamie WaterlowMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 10:51pm PST

    My favourite part of the market is all the yummy food!

  53. JackTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 1:32am PST

    I love to decorate the gingerbread house every year!

  54. TraceyTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 6:19am PST

    The old fashioned Christmas ornaments…I love the delicate glass ones! So pretty!

  55. Jenn FergusonTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 7:27am PST

    Fav ornaments are the ones w stories or memories attached…passed down from family or the ones made in elementary school.

  56. Mary TTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 8:28am PST

    We have boxes and boxes of family ornaments – they are all my favourites! things I made as a child, things my kids made as children, now my granddaughter is adding to it! The beautiful ornaments my late sister would give us every year. My mothers’ ornaments from the 40’s and 50s’. Our tree is full to the brim every year and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  57. MelanieTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:35am PST

    The star on top of the Christmas tree – crowning glory! 🙂

  58. JonathanTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:36am PST

    Snowflake ornaments!

  59. ShelleyTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 9:52am PST

    My favorite ornament is a glass ball I gave to my Mom. She passed away a few years ago, so this ornament is very special to me. It hangs on my tree every year in her memory.

  60. MagTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 10:17am PST

    I love snowflake ornaments.

  61. Lindsey MTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 12:02pm PST

    I love seeing all the little Santas and the gingerbread houses!

  62. maryTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 12:02pm PST

    christmas light

  63. AnneTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 12:23pm PST

    Love those wooden ornaments that move when you add a candle. (not sure what they are called)

  64. ErinTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 2:59pm PST

    I love, love, love going out to Squamish and cutting down our own tree! And then decorating with the ornaments I’ve had since I wass a little girl.

  65. Amber DawnTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 3:31pm PST

    My favourite holiday decoration is this shriveled and almost mummified orange covered with cloves. My mom had it when I was a child, as long as I can remember, and she still has it! It smells like Christmas too me.

  66. rinoTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 4:04pm PST

    real Christmas trees

  67. taniaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 4:04pm PST

    christmas lights

  68. JocelynTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 5:33pm PST

    my favorite ornaments are anything home made from my childhood!

  69. MaryTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 6:49pm PST

    My favorite Christmas decoration are the outdoor lights.

  70. TaniaTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 8:55pm PST

    My favorite Chrismas ornament has to be my kids’ “1st Xmas” ornaments. Every year you unwrap them and remember that first special holiday!

  71. Sharelle DaycoTuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 10:18pm PST

    Gingerbread Houses!

  72. julia wongWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 6:01pm PST

    my favourite holiday decoration/craft would be all the baking and gift wrapping 🙂

  73. KellyWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 8:48pm PST


  74. Siobhan S.Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 8:57pm PST

    This year I’m all about the tartan themed ornaments!

  75. ishaWednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:12pm PST


  76. Fern T.Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 — 11:35pm PST

    Candy canes!

  77. Connie NgThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 11:11am PST

    The hand crafted decorations that I made when I was in elementary school!

  78. KiriThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 11:35am PST

    My favorite ornament is a little Scottish snowman from my mom, complete with kilt and bagpipes!

  79. JenThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 1:05pm PST

    So excited for this!

  80. JenThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 1:07pm PST

    Made from scratch gingerbread houses – for sure!

  81. lisaThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 2:38pm PST

    i think decorating my own gingerbread house it the most fun!

  82. NicoleThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 3:59pm PST

    I love any christmas tree ornament with a penguin!

  83. HarveyThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 5:19pm PST

    I love the handcrafted ornaments that we’ve purchased over the years at Christmas markets. I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside when I hang our ‘1st Christmas together’ (with my wife) and the ‘1st family Xmas’ (wife and our ‘fur’ babies) ornaments!

    Happy holidays, everyone! Good luck!

  84. lindaThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 7:11pm PST

    Missed last year’s market. Got to attend this year!

  85. TracyThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 8:43pm PST

    Those icicle lights!

  86. DebThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 9:41pm PST

    I love candles

  87. MarianneThursday, November 29th, 2012 — 10:37pm PST


  88. Robyn CFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 9:35am PST

    Christmas trees – with that wonderful real tree smell

  89. JerilynFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 11:38am PST

    I’ve always been out of town on previous December so I’ve been missing this event. Hope to check this out and free ticket would be a definite bonus 🙂

  90. JerilynFriday, November 30th, 2012 — 11:39am PST

    Love the Christmas tree Ornaments especially those that light up!

  91. TeresaSaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 4:10pm PST

    I love candy canes.

  92. AlexWednesday, December 5th, 2012 — 1:17am PST

    have to say it’s the nutcracker!

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