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Vancouver Christmas Market 2012: Win Tickets

Monday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:43am PDT
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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!

Current contests on


  1. aniko says:

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

  2. Tammy says:

    Most definitely the nut cracker !

  3. b says:

    nothing beats a real tree.

  4. Rachelle says:

    classic christmas lights!

  5. Brittin says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  6. Jeremy says:

    the creche of the nativity – true Christmas!

  7. Sunshine G says:

    Love the star on the top of the tree.

  8. Chelle says:

    I always loved Advent wreaths.

  9. Simon says:

    decorated pinecones look really good on trees

  10. Marcy Siple Oakley says:

    Our family likes the ginger bread!

  11. Aaron B. says:

    Ginger bread houses!

  12. luc says:

    I like the inflated snowmen in the outdoor gardens!

  13. Danielle says:

    twinkling christmas lights all throughout the city ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Yvonne says:

    Homemade Christmas Cookies

  15. Felice says:

    Beautiful Christmas Trees in the City!

  16. Kat says:

    Gingerbread ornaments

  17. Carolyn says:

    Strings of popcorn!

  18. shooshoo says:

    Chirstmas cookies

  19. MaryAnn Teuner says:

    I like the glass ornaments.

  20. Linda says:

    christmas crackers!

  21. Wally says:

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

  22. rob says:

    Lots of wrapped gift under the Christmas tree are the best decorations till Christmas day ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Ella says:

    White sparkly Christmas trees!

  24. Cheryl Knott says:

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

  25. Rachel says:

    Snowflake ornaments and crafts! Love the Winter Wonderland theme!

  26. Sheila says:

    I love the Christmas market.

  27. Vuitton says:

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

  28. Jeff says:

    I love kitschy, old-timey wooden Santas.

  29. Vanessa W says:

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

  30. Linda says:

    Lights, lights and more lights!

  31. Vanessa says:

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

  32. Michael Kwan says:

    The Festivus Pole. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. Sharylin says:

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

  34. Debbie says:

    I LOVE my pink themed christmas tree!

  35. Leanna says:

    I love nativity scenes!

  36. Chelsea says:

    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!!)

  37. Abby says:

    The Santa topper on top of our tree.

  38. Sunita bassra says:

    The star!

  39. Cindy Smith says:


  40. Krista says:

    Xmas lights!

  41. Ray Maddly says:

    Love, love making Gingerbread houses.

  42. Linda says:

    Glass ball tree ornaments

  43. KY says:

    my mom’s christmas tree is my fav christmas ornament

  44. Barbara says:

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

  45. Christina says:

    Decorate the front of your house with a giant snowman! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Brie says:

    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!

  47. Josephine says:

    I love advent wreaths!

  48. Denise says:

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

  49. Nilos says:

    Christmas Lights!!

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

  51. Jack says:

    I love to decorate the gingerbread house every year!

  52. Tracey says:

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

  53. Jenn Ferguson says:

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

  54. Mary T says:

    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.

  55. Melanie says:

    The star on top of the Christmas tree – crowning glory! ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Jonathan says:

    Snowflake ornaments!

  57. Shelley says:

    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.

  58. Mag says:

    I love snowflake ornaments.

  59. Lindsey M says:

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

  60. mary says:

    christmas light

  61. Anne says:

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

  62. Erin says:

    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.

  63. Amber Dawn says:

    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.

  64. rino says:

    real Christmas trees

  65. tania says:

    christmas lights

  66. Jocelyn says:

    my favorite ornaments are anything home made from my childhood!

  67. Mary says:

    My favorite Christmas decoration are the outdoor lights.

  68. Tania says:

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

  69. Sharelle Dayco says:

    Gingerbread Houses!

  70. julia wong says:

    my favourite holiday decoration/craft would be all the baking and gift wrapping ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Kelly says:


  72. Siobhan S. says:

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

  73. isha says:


  74. Fern T. says:

    Candy canes!

  75. Connie Ng says:

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

  76. Kiri says:

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

  77. Jen says:

    So excited for this!

  78. Jen says:

    Made from scratch gingerbread houses – for sure!

  79. lisa says:

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

  80. Nicole says:

    I love any christmas tree ornament with a penguin!

  81. Harvey says:

    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!

  82. linda says:

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

  83. Tracy says:

    Those icicle lights!

  84. Deb says:

    I love candles

  85. Marianne says:


  86. Robyn C says:

    Christmas trees – with that wonderful real tree smell

  87. Jerilyn says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Jerilyn says:

    Love the Christmas tree Ornaments especially those that light up!

  89. Teresa says:

    I love candy canes.

  90. Alex says:

    have to say it’s the nutcracker!

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