This season you’ll be able to get your Glühwein and Spätzle (and more) near the Olympic Cauldron as the Vancouver Christmas Market moves from its original location at the QE Theatre Plaza, over to Jack Poole Plaza near the Vancouver Convention Centre. The city’s signature yuletide celebration will expand its revelry with more than 50,000 square feet of space, and more than 70 huts in which to savour the abundance of authentic German flavours.
Vancouver Christmas Market Moves to Jack Poole Plaza
- Where: Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver Convention Centre West)
- When: November 26 to December 30, 2016 11:00am to 9:00pm (Closed at 600pm on December 24 and closed on December 25).
- Admission: See website for latest prices. All online ticket purchases will receive a complimentary Season Pass.
A limited number of 7th anniversary VIP Experience packages for two are currently on sale, while quantities last. The VIP Experience packages are $75 and Adult Admission for two includes: 2 x Carousel Rides; 2 x Collector Mugs; 2 x Glühwein or Beer; 2 x Pretzels; 1 x Take-home Gift Bottle of Bavarian Glühwein; 1 x Commemorative Photo Hut Session w/ 2 Prints + Digitals; Express Lane Access + 2 x FREE Season Passes.
New Space New Features
This year’s bigger and better market will offer visitors an abundance of new highlights including Canada’s first-ever Christmas Pyramid (a 23-foot tall, multi-level German Christmas tradition); an Alpine Haus, or warming tent accommodating more than 250 people where patrons can enjoy breathtaking views of the North Shore; and daily demonstrations of the Feuerzangenbowle (literally, ‘Fire Tongs Punch’), a mulled wine and rum beverage whose ceremonial preparations include caramelizing a large sugar cone over the concoction.
In total, the market will boast more than 22 food and drink huts –12 of which will appear for the first time in 2016. In addition to Deutschland delicacies, rousing entertainment, and returning favourites, such as the beloved Christmas Carousel, visitors can wander throughout the market’s quaint twinkling pathways of huts, discovering lovingly crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts and treasures that cry out to be slipped into stockings and placed under Christmas trees.