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Vancouver Christmas Market

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 — 11:14am PDT
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The 5th annual Vancouver Christmas Market opens on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in Downtown Vancouver. This slice of European holiday cheer hosts 50 unique vendors and a variety of themed activities through to Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market

Take a spin on Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel, enjoy some glühwein and schnitzel, and shop for holiday treats, gifts, and decorations. There is also a full schedule of live entertainment including a performance from the legendary Dal Richards on opening day, November 22nd.

Being in the open air, with the warm aromas of baked goods and European fare, shopping for gifts and browsing hundreds of unique ornaments are all reasons why I love visiting the market each year.

Vancouver Christmas Market Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market Vancouver Christmas Market Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market, located at 650 Hamilton St, will be open daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and until 6:00pm on Christmas Eve. Admission is $7 for adults (13+) in the evenings after 4:00pm and $4 during the day from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Seniors (60+) receive $1 off admission, youth (7-12) are $3 and children (0-6) are free anytime.

For the price of any paid admission, visitors will be given a free season’s pass so that they can return to the market anytime over the course of the 33-day event. Those who attend between 11:00am and 2:00pm on weekdays can beat the crowds and enjoy 2-for-1 lunch admission.

Vancouver Christmas Market Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market Vancouver Christmas Market

Win Tickets

If you would like to check out the market, I have a 4-pack of gate tickets to give away (good for any day of the market). 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 one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Update The winner is Linda!


  1. Aaron B. says:

    Definitely the tree!!

  2. Dave says:

    Christmas lights!

  3. Brad says:


  4. ESTELA S. says:


  5. Sarah says:

    My favorite decoration has always been the manjer! I used to take all the animals on adventures around the house πŸ™‚

  6. Nicole says:

    mistletoe! πŸ™‚

  7. Stephanie says:

    The ornaments.

  8. Luc says:

    The inflatable reindeer in the courtyard!

  9. Lisa Gedak says:

    The best decoration is the mistletoe, what an excuse for a smooch:) Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Alex says:

    best ones are what the kids make at school

  11. Monique says:

    snow globes!

  12. Laura says:

    The tree.

  13. Steve says:

    The lights all the way.

  14. Sandra T says:

    Love making snowflakes to put up in the office!

  15. Mary LeCleir says:

    bubble lights, takes me back to my childhood

  16. Graeme says:

    Definitely the lights and especially when there is snow.

  17. julia says:


  18. Chris says:

    Putting up the tree and wrapping the presents

  19. Dayna Wilson says:

    Home made ones that my kids and I make together.

  20. sunshine h says:

    We love walking around the neighbourhood to see the lights and inflatables.

  21. Anne :) says:

    Clove oranges~~ Makes the house smell AMAZING! And lights. The plain ones, not multicoloured.

  22. Tracy says:

    A fully decked out Christmas tree!

  23. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    Fancy handpainted glass Christmas balls.

  24. Tony E says:

    Little red balls

  25. Kam says:

    Multi-coloured Christmas lights!

  26. Linda says:

    christmas lights

  27. Joanne says:

    Nothing beats the ornaments I made when I was in 4th grade. Always and will be a classic for me!

  28. Angela says:

    Tweeted about the contest!

  29. Gord says:

    Christmas lights πŸ™‚

  30. Heidi C. says:


  31. Isabella says:

    I think it’s between lights and ornaments. but who doesn’t love a good ornament?

  32. Austin says:

    Definitely the family time and FOOD! And music and, gahh, just about everything. <3

  33. Jason says:

    The lights the food…the clear blue winter days.

  34. Dianne says:

    christmas lights

  35. Rebecca says:

    I love my tree with bubble lights!

  36. Deb says:

    Love going out, getting the tree, trimming and decorating. Makes the house smell so fresh!

  37. Brittin says:

    Homemade ornaments from when I was a kid – particularly the edible ones that have a bite taken out of them πŸ˜›

  38. Maryanne says:

    We love lights! Lights everywhere!

  39. Daryl M says:

    I love the smell of the tree and wreath!

  40. Catherine says:

    I love the hand crafted ornaments my sisters and I made while growing up. We hang them on the tree each year! πŸ™‚

  41. Lisa T. says:

    My pewter nativity set πŸ™‚

  42. Steven says:

    Love the ornaments that I made in elementary school in my youth.

  43. Linda says:

    I like tinsel.

  44. Eileen says:

    Wreath for the front door.

  45. Lisa says:

    Love the Christmas lights on the trees and on the houses.

  46. Carina says:

    Love the tree and the lights.

  47. Cindy says:


  48. Shara says:

    I love the star I have for my tree. It was the one my parents used when I was a kid and my Mom sent it to me after I left NS for BC.

  49. dave says:

    christmas lights

  50. Nina says:

    christmas lights ~~~~ πŸ™‚

  51. Teresa K says:


  52. Peter says:

    I’m Australian so I always loved the snow-in-a-can as we could never get the real stuff!

  53. Julie Verhoeven says:

    I love tradition and non traditional glass ornaments, but don’t have too many yet, I have two little boys who need to touch our tree!

  54. ho says:

    Love this fair!

  55. Jocelyn says:

    Last year I bought a Christmas lava lamp for my husband which I totally love.

  56. rena orioli says:

    The tree..smells so good

  57. AmberP says:

    The Christmas Tree with homemade decorations!

  58. Kristyn says:

    I love ice sculptures, they dont last long in Vancouver but I find them so mesmerizing!

  59. Jen R says:

    The Christmas Tree!

  60. Brenda says:

    Christmas Tree with lights, ornaments and presents underneath it!

  61. A.J. says:

    I always liked making those popcorn on a string decorations. Or maybe it was just that I liked eating the popcorn before it made it onto the string lol!

  62. Grace says:

    The Christmas tree!

  63. marisa.p says:

    The tree- and candles. We love sitting with all the candles glowing and the log on tv….lol

  64. Marissa says:


  65. Ana says:

    Manger scenes, the more elaborate the better!

  66. Maureen says:

    Snowman ornaments are my favourite.

  67. Lynn says:

    Christmas tree

  68. Lise says:

    Santas and Angels

  69. Marlene Freylinger says:

    I love the vintage Santa ornaments.

  70. Ingrid says:

    My mother and I made hundreds of German cookies at Christmas. The house would smell of vanilla and nutmeg for days.

  71. Annemarie says:

    Hanging up Christmas cards. We would string them up all over the house.

  72. Mary says:

    I love the Christmas lights!!!

  73. stephanie small says:

    favorite Christmas decorations are nutcrackers and snow globes!

  74. Connie says:

    I love owl ornaments and reindeer decorations. They always make the tree look cheerful and bright especially if they’re sparkly!

  75. Linda says:

    Christmas lights and candles.

  76. Eddie says:

    Spreading Christian Christmas joy ananthem whole feeling of Christmas.

  77. kay says:


  78. Shannon says:

    Unique ornaments and stockings!

  79. Carol says:

    I love to see the angel on the top of the Christmas Tree.

  80. Chista says:

    rudolph ornaments are my fave.

  81. Wen says:

    Angel at the top of the tree.

  82. Katy says:

    Absolutely LOVE the Christmas Pickle I hang on the tree every year!

  83. Tracey Flattes says:

    The Elf on the Shelf – my kids transform into angels once it appears!

  84. JP says:

    My white Christmas tree!

  85. Michelle M says:

    Christmas tree and ornaments that my kids made.

  86. Ailsa says:

    Can’t wait to go to this. It’s our first Christmas in Vancouver and I’m excited by all that’s going on .

  87. Anne Guagliardo says:

    Xmas tree πŸ™‚

  88. Katie Borrett says:

    My favorite decoration is fresh pine – it makes the house smell wonderful and is more of a natural image to Christmas rather than the sparkle and gold some of the decorating has become:)

  89. Deborah Smart says:

    My favourite holiday decorations have to be the ones my kids made when they were little – I still hang them up every year πŸ™‚

  90. Debbie S says:

    Its not Christmas without a Nativity Scene on the base of the fireplace πŸ™‚

  91. Krista says:

    I love making a new Christmas wreath with my daughter every year. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  92. Brenda A says:

    decorating the tree with the family!

  93. Stotes says:

    The lights!

  94. Kimberley says:

    My family would love to see this at Christmas!

  95. Helen says:

    love the lights and the smells

  96. Stacey Cook says:

    Looks like a great venue to get all your hard to buy gifts…..

  97. Rosheen says:

    mmmm, the food ! And always love the tree

  98. Meagan says:


  99. Jamie Dunne says:

    NOTHING beats christmas lights. nothing.

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