Vancouver Christmas Marketby
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
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, 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.
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)
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!
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Definitely the tree!!
WRAPPING PRESENTS….CRAZY, I KNOW!
My favorite decoration has always been the manjer! I used to take all the animals on adventures around the house 🙂
The inflatable reindeer in the courtyard!
The best decoration is the mistletoe, what an excuse for a smooch:) Thanks for the opportunity!
best ones are what the kids make at school
The lights all the way.
Love making snowflakes to put up in the office!
bubble lights, takes me back to my childhood
Definitely the lights and especially when there is snow.
Putting up the tree and wrapping the presents
Home made ones that my kids and I make together.
We love walking around the neighbourhood to see the lights and inflatables.
Clove oranges~~ Makes the house smell AMAZING! And lights. The plain ones, not multicoloured.
A fully decked out Christmas tree!
Fancy handpainted glass Christmas balls.
Little red balls
Multi-coloured Christmas lights!
Nothing beats the ornaments I made when I was in 4th grade. Always and will be a classic for me!
Tweeted about the contest!
Christmas lights 🙂
I think it’s between lights and ornaments. but who doesn’t love a good ornament?
Definitely the family time and FOOD! And music and, gahh, just about everything. <3
The lights the food…the clear blue winter days.
I love my tree with bubble lights!
Love going out, getting the tree, trimming and decorating. Makes the house smell so fresh!
Homemade ornaments from when I was a kid – particularly the edible ones that have a bite taken out of them 😛
We love lights! Lights everywhere!
I love the smell of the tree and wreath!
I love the hand crafted ornaments my sisters and I made while growing up. We hang them on the tree each year! 🙂
My pewter nativity set 🙂
Love the ornaments that I made in elementary school in my youth.
I like tinsel.
Wreath for the front door.
Love the Christmas lights on the trees and on the houses.
Love the tree and the lights.
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.
christmas lights ~~~~ 🙂
I’m Australian so I always loved the snow-in-a-can as we could never get the real stuff!
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!
Love this fair!
Last year I bought a Christmas lava lamp for my husband which I totally love.
The tree..smells so good
The Christmas Tree with homemade decorations!
I love ice sculptures, they dont last long in Vancouver but I find them so mesmerizing!
The Christmas Tree!
Christmas Tree with lights, ornaments and presents underneath it!
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!
The Christmas tree!
The tree- and candles. We love sitting with all the candles glowing and the log on tv….lol
Manger scenes, the more elaborate the better!
Snowman ornaments are my favourite.
Santas and Angels
I love the vintage Santa ornaments.
My mother and I made hundreds of German cookies at Christmas. The house would smell of vanilla and nutmeg for days.
Hanging up Christmas cards. We would string them up all over the house.
I love the Christmas lights!!!
favorite Christmas decorations are nutcrackers and snow globes!
I love owl ornaments and reindeer decorations. They always make the tree look cheerful and bright especially if they’re sparkly!
Christmas lights and candles.
Spreading Christian Christmas joy ananthem whole feeling of Christmas.
Unique ornaments and stockings!
I love to see the angel on the top of the Christmas Tree.
rudolph ornaments are my fave.
Angel at the top of the tree.
Absolutely LOVE the Christmas Pickle I hang on the tree every year!
The Elf on the Shelf – my kids transform into angels once it appears!
My white Christmas tree!
Christmas tree and ornaments that my kids made.
Can’t wait to go to this. It’s our first Christmas in Vancouver and I’m excited by all that’s going on .
Xmas tree 🙂
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:)
My favourite holiday decorations have to be the ones my kids made when they were little – I still hang them up every year 🙂
Its not Christmas without a Nativity Scene on the base of the fireplace 🙂
I love making a new Christmas wreath with my daughter every year. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
decorating the tree with the family!
My family would love to see this at Christmas!
love the lights and the smells
Looks like a great venue to get all your hard to buy gifts…..
mmmm, the food ! And always love the tree
NOTHING beats christmas lights. nothing.