Vancouver Christmas Market 2015

Comments 99 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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)
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Update The winner is Stephanie!

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  1. MinaTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 1:50pm PDT

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

  2. Katie FennTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 2:22pm PDT

    Homemade pinwheels from elementary school!

  3. christopheTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 2:23pm PDT

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

  4. HayleyTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 2:53pm PDT

    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 BTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 3:28pm PDT

    I love christmas wreaths on the front door!

  6. Gabrielle D.Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 3:30pm PDT

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

  7. EmmaTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 3:48pm PDT

    Christmas lights! All about the lights.

  8. JasonTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 4:36pm PDT

    Montreal Canadiens red Xmas tree ornament.

  9. TrishTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 8:32pm PDT

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

  10. CathyTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 9:21pm PDT

    Alpaca socks are the best!

  11. Debbie STuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 9:21pm PDT

    The nativity scene! Its not Christmas without it

  12. LindaTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 9:24pm PDT

    My favorite ornaments are our Christmas stockings.

  13. ElaanTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 9:31pm PDT

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

  14. LisaTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 9:38pm PDT

    Lights, lots of lights !

  15. IvyTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 9:41pm PDT

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

  16. April RTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:01pm PDT

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

  17. GordTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:17pm PDT

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

  18. JuneTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:35pm PDT

    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. RandyTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:46pm PDT

    My grandmother crocheted some snowflakes. They are my favourite.

  20. Christine WTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:55pm PDT

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

  21. Tony ETuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 10:58pm PDT

    My son loves the Merry-Go-Round

  22. KamTuesday, December 1st, 2015 — 11:58pm PDT

    I like decorations with family pictures in them.

  23. AnnieWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 12:11am PDT

    My glass bird ornaments are my favourite.

  24. Karen KainthWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 12:45am PDT

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

  25. SharylinWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 5:36am PDT

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

  26. Peter ConroyWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 6:36am PDT

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

  27. Diane ToWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 8:07am PDT

    My favourite holiday decorations would be christmas lights!

  28. JenWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 9:08am PDT

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

  29. shannon macWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 9:58am PDT

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

  30. JocelynWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 10:02am PDT

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

  31. ShirleyWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 10:10am PDT

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

  32. GTWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 10:45am PDT

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

  33. VictoriaWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 11:06am PDT

    Christmas tree ornaments or paper snowflakes.

  34. connie wrightWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 11:16am PDT

    Hand painted Nutcracker soldier!

  35. HannahWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 11:59am PDT

    the sparkly lights

  36. MaryWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 12:00pm PDT

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

  37. kelseyWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 12:31pm PDT

    a flying pig

  38. Mary WWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 1:37pm PDT

    A star at the top

  39. Alana PWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 2:17pm PDT

    The warm wine….

  40. TammyWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 2:42pm PDT

    blue and white snowflakes

  41. MoniqueWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 2:43pm PDT

    mistletoe ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. jessica eapenWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 2:49pm PDT

    I love tinsel.

  43. SanazWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 3:22pm PDT

    Making Gingerbreads with friends and family

  44. JaeWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 4:42pm PDT

    Rudolph!

  45. JenWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 5:41pm PDT

    I love making advent calendars

  46. EileenWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 5:48pm PDT

    I love getting one special ornament for the tree every year

  47. KristyWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 6:52pm PDT

    Strings of popcorn on the tree!

  48. MelissaWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 8:33pm PDT

    Hand painted glass Christmas ball ornaments

  49. Heidi CWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 8:37pm PDT

    sugar cookies

  50. TonyWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 9:18pm PDT

    starwars ornaments

  51. AngelaWednesday, December 2nd, 2015 — 10:31pm PDT

    Christmas Wreath on my front door

  52. JeanneThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:30am PDT

    Love to have a Christmas wreath for my front door

  53. CarlieThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 11:26am PDT

    Anything handmade for sure!

  54. TinaThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 11:28am PDT

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

  55. CarmelleThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 12:33pm PDT

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

  56. SandraThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 1:33pm PDT

    snow globes ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. MaicaThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 1:56pm PDT

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

  58. Rob MThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 2:02pm PDT

    twinkling lights in the Christmas Tree ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. @mini604Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 3:05pm PDT

    Love snowflakes ornaments!

  60. SiobhanThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 4:06pm PDT

    I love handmade decorations!

  61. JulianThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:38pm PDT

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

  62. SusanThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:44pm PDT

    My little boy said “Christmas tree!”

  63. JennaThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 8:53pm PDT

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

  64. CristinaThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 9:08pm PDT

    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!

  65. NicoleThursday, December 3rd, 2015 — 9:54pm PDT

    The lights!

  66. AlexFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:44am PDT

    lights

  67. LindsayFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:52am PDT

    My friend and I really want to go!

  68. LindsayFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 8:52am PDT

    I love tinsel!

  69. Elyse GouletFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:21am PDT

    Who doesn’t love a good Christmas market!

  70. Elyse GouletFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:22am PDT

    Definitely wreaths! love making them!

  71. HollyFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:13am PDT

    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.

  72. LeonoraFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:36am PDT

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

  73. Sunshine HFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 11:19am PDT

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

  74. JordanFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 11:26am PDT

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

  75. MagFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 12:34pm PDT

    Nutcrackers.

  76. VickiFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 9:36pm PDT

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

  77. Nicole H.Friday, December 4th, 2015 — 10:26pm PDT

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

  78. Jessica SFriday, December 4th, 2015 — 11:45pm PDT

    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.

  79. LauraSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 6:52am PDT

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

  80. Steve v.Saturday, December 5th, 2015 — 6:54am PDT

    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.

  81. LaurenSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 9:38am PDT

    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.

  82. MimiSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 12:50pm PDT

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

  83. randySaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 8:55pm PDT

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

  84. NoraSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 9:49pm PDT

    Intricate wooden ornaments from Germany!

  85. KimSaturday, December 5th, 2015 — 10:19pm PDT

    I love wreaths, Christmas lights, and gingerbread.

  86. HeidiSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 1:02am PDT

    Christmas lights!

  87. MarinaSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 9:13am PDT

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

  88. ChloeSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 11:00am PDT

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

  89. MaryanneSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 2:14pm PDT

    We love to look at Xmas lights!

  90. StephanieSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 5:00pm PDT

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

  91. Caitlin JSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 5:29pm PDT

    Twinkling white Christmas lights have to be my favorite.

  92. michelleSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 5:42pm PDT

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

  93. samanthaSunday, December 6th, 2015 — 11:02pm PDT

    love the gingerbread houses the best!

  94. GurinderMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 10:12am PDT

    wreaths

  95. KirstenMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 11:16am PDT

    I love the greenery – wreaths, trees and garlands!

  96. WallyMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 12:25pm PDT

    Please pick me !

  97. Lori MMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 8:00pm PDT

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

  98. Ariel CMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 10:03pm PDT

    making gingerbread house!

  99. DarcyMonday, December 7th, 2015 — 10:39pm PDT

    Billy Bass!

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