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Vancouver Christmas Market 2015

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 1:44pm PDT
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The 6th annual Vancouver Christmas Market is on now until Christmas Eve 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.

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.

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

The 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, December 24th. Admission is $8 for adults (13+), Seniors (60+) receive $1 off admission, youth (7-12) are $4 and children (0-6) are free anytime.

Carousel rides are $3 per ticket; $10 per package of 5 tickets. Purchase your tickets online and receive a receive a free Season Pass plus Express Lane access. You can also turn any Entry Pass into a Season Pass at the gate for an additional $1.00.

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 pair 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 Monday, December 7, 2015.

Update The winner is Stephanie!

Current contests on


  1. Mina says:

    Handmade ornaments for our Christmas tree which my girls made when they were in preschool!

  2. Katie Fenn says:

    Homemade pinwheels from elementary school!

  3. christophe says:

    My favourite decorations are movie/comic book themed Hallmark tree ornaments… Toy Story, Superman, E.T… bring it on!

  4. Hayley says:

    A little beat up old Angel ornament I’ve had since I was two, given to me by my Grandma before she passed away.

  5. Hannah B says:

    I love christmas wreaths on the front door!

  6. Gabrielle D. says:

    My collection of old glass ornaments… every year my cat ends one of them.

  7. Emma says:

    Christmas lights! All about the lights.

  8. Jason says:

    Montreal Canadiens red Xmas tree ornament.

  9. Trish says:

    Definitely the Christmas pickle! Possible a made up German tradition but our family loves it!

  10. Cathy says:

    Alpaca socks are the best!

  11. Debbie S says:

    The nativity scene! Its not Christmas without it

  12. Linda says:

    My favorite ornaments are our Christmas stockings.

  13. Elaan says:

    My favourite holiday ornaments/crafts are the hand-made decorations that I make with my kids!

  14. Lisa says:

    Lights, lots of lights !

  15. Ivy says:

    Nothing quite like making a gingerbread house and then eating all the candies that were supposed to be embellishments. ๐Ÿ˜›

  16. April R says:

    The Christmas lights! Especially when the trees downtown are covered in them.

  17. Gord says:

    My favourite holiday ornaments are candy canes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. June says:

    Definitely the lights and anything with snowflakes! Christmas tree with lights is one of the most beautiful things in this season! Can’t wait to spend my second Christmas vacation in Vancouver.

  19. Randy says:

    My grandmother crocheted some snowflakes. They are my favourite.

  20. Christine W says:

    An original German Christmas pyramid, of course, and beautiful Christmas lights!

  21. Tony E says:

    My son loves the Merry-Go-Round

  22. Kam says:

    I like decorations with family pictures in them.

  23. Annie says:

    My glass bird ornaments are my favourite.

  24. Karen Kainth says:

    My favourite holiday decorations would have to be stockings hung from the fireplace

  25. Sharylin says:

    My favourite Christmas decoration is the Christmas Tree trimmed with sentimental ornaments from friends & family

  26. Peter Conroy says:

    planning to take some out-of-town friends, so awesome

  27. Diane To says:

    My favourite holiday decorations would be christmas lights!

  28. Jen says:

    the blown-glass hearts my daughters picked out and gifted to me when they were three.

  29. shannon mac says:

    i still love garland, on the tree, on the walls, on railings on stairs if you have them.

  30. Jocelyn says:

    Handpainted Santas on driftwood made by my father-in-law.

  31. Shirley says:

    I like cute ornaments, like teddy bears, and doggies.

  32. GT says:

    For sure, I like the door wreathes. Trees & lights also good.

  33. Victoria says:

    Christmas tree ornaments or paper snowflakes.

  34. connie wright says:

    Hand painted Nutcracker soldier!

  35. Hannah says:

    the sparkly lights

  36. Mary says:

    By far my favourite Christmas tradition is decorating the Christmas tree!!

  37. kelsey says:

    a flying pig

  38. Mary W says:

    A star at the top

  39. Alana P says:

    The warm wine….

  40. Tammy says:

    blue and white snowflakes

  41. Monique says:

    mistletoe ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. jessica eapen says:

    I love tinsel.

  43. Sanaz says:

    Making Gingerbreads with friends and family

  44. Jen says:

    I love making advent calendars

  45. Eileen says:

    I love getting one special ornament for the tree every year

  46. Kristy says:

    Strings of popcorn on the tree!

  47. Melissa says:

    Hand painted glass Christmas ball ornaments

  48. Heidi C says:

    sugar cookies

  49. Tony says:

    starwars ornaments

  50. Angela says:

    Christmas Wreath on my front door

  51. Jeanne says:

    Love to have a Christmas wreath for my front door

  52. Carlie says:

    Anything handmade for sure!

  53. Tina says:

    Favourite decoration would have to be the booty shaking snowman “Mr. Groove Thang”

  54. Carmelle says:

    A small Christmas tree that sprouts out white balls of snow!

  55. Sandra says:

    snow globes ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Maica says:

    snowflakes, christmas light& balls, fresh christmas tree. ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Rob M says:

    twinkling lights in the Christmas Tree ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. @mini604 says:

    Love snowflakes ornaments!

  59. Siobhan says:

    I love handmade decorations!

  60. Julian says:

    I have a special star tree topper that I got for my second birthday!

  61. Susan says:

    My little boy said “Christmas tree!”

  62. Jenna says:

    favorite ornaments? twinkley lights outside and inside, Love how everything just looks so magical!

  63. Cristina says:

    My favourite Christmas decorations are the light up villages and my kids Christmas Lego sets that they build to display in the window and of course all the beautiful Christmas lights!

  64. Nicole says:

    The lights!

  65. Lindsay says:

    My friend and I really want to go!

  66. Lindsay says:

    I love tinsel!

  67. Elyse Goulet says:

    Who doesn’t love a good Christmas market!

  68. Elyse Goulet says:

    Definitely wreaths! love making them!

  69. Holly says:

    My favorite decorations are the ones we share with our friends. Sometimes we decorate it with scarves or hats, sometimes teddy bears and also gingerbread men. Everyone gets to select one and take it home with them.

  70. Leonora says:

    The kissing balls I made for my grown daughters to hang and smooch under with their sweethearts.

  71. Sunshine H says:

    I really like nutcrackers, and have a few nice ones that come out for the mantle for Christmas.

  72. Jordan says:

    best ornaments are the ones made by the children…. they have the pine smell from years of use!

  73. Mag says:


  74. Vicki says:

    Glittering garlands, tinsel,any whimsical ornaments, and, of course, lights, lights and more lights!

  75. Nicole H. says:

    I like my Starbucks bears. I also love looking at Christmas lights.

  76. Jessica S says:

    Little stuffed teddy bear ornaments my Mommy made before she passed away when I was a child. Look forward to pulling them out every year.

  77. Laura says:

    String of popcorn, especially if someone else does the labour while I eat popcorn.

  78. Steve v. says:

    My fave ornaments are the ones we made as kids (in elementary school) that get a special nod of acknowledgement every year that we pull them out of the box to put on the tree.

  79. Lauren says:

    I love our family Christmas pomander – it’s an orange completely covered in cloves and a ribbon tied around it to hang on the tree, it smells like home at Christmas.

  80. Mimi says:

    Lights! Lights! Lights! Christmas lights are the best!

  81. randy says:

    My favourite holiday decorations, crafts, or ornaments are the homemade beach ornaments that my wife and I crafted.

  82. Nora says:

    Intricate wooden ornaments from Germany!

  83. Kim says:

    I love wreaths, Christmas lights, and gingerbread.

  84. Heidi says:

    Christmas lights!

  85. Marina says:

    I love garland with pine cones and bits of white snow with white christmas lights throughout ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. Chloe says:

    Gingerbread cookies are all three! Crafts, decorations, ornaments ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Maryanne says:

    We love to look at Xmas lights!

  88. Stephanie says:

    I’m a big fan of the Christmas pickle! We also love snowmen around my house. Love the German Christmas markets!!

  89. Caitlin J says:

    Twinkling white Christmas lights have to be my favorite.

  90. michelle says:

    all the hand made crafts ive made with my 3 years old this year especially our felt chritstmas tre

  91. samantha says:

    love the gingerbread houses the best!

  92. Gurinder says:


  93. Kirsten says:

    I love the greenery – wreaths, trees and garlands!

  94. Wally says:

    Please pick me !

  95. Lori M says:

    My fave holiday decoration is the christmas ornament my sister made for me

  96. Ariel C says:

    making gingerbread house!

  97. Darcy says:

    Billy Bass!

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