A treasured tradition for locals and visitors alike, the Vancouver Christmas Market returns to Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron), November 21 to December 24, 2018, with extended hours from 11:30am to 9:30pm.
The city’s signature yuletide celebration amplifies and expands its festive offerings with more than 80 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures, coupled with an increased lineup of large-scale activities and live entertainment. Attracting a record number of more than 220,000 visitors last season, the market remains one of Vancouver’s beloved holiday events in which to savour the abundance of authentic German-inspired sights, sounds, and flavours.
Vancouver Christmas Market
- Dates: November 21 to December 24, 2018: 11:30am to 9:30pm. December 24 6:00pm closure.
- TicketsOnline Admissions: Adult $10, Seniors $9,Youth $5
(Add $5 for a Fast Pass and Season Pass)
Gate Admissions: Adult $12, Seniors $11,Youth $5
(Children under 6 are Free)
- Location: Jack Poole Plaza – Home of the Olympic Cauldron
(Vancouver Convention Centre West) 1055 Canada Place
Among this year’s expanded highlights is a cozy heated Alpine Lounge where visitors will be able to relax and enjoy hot beverages and delicious food in a warm holiday environment. Guests will also delight in gathering in the market’s sleek new WunderBAR, an 840 square foot space offering an exclusive VIP experience in a gorgeous, heated wintry setting.
This brand new addition to the market has room for 40 people, providing visitors with the perfect place to host corporate events or Christmas parties with family or friends. Guests will be able to book hour-long tastings to indulge in Christmas cocktails or a mug of hot Feuerzangenbowle (spiced mulled wine) prepared by the market’s merry mixologists, and snack on a fine assortment of charcuterie or delicious German desserts in a twinkling winter oasis.
After relaxing in the Alpine Lounge or WunderBAR, visitors can make their way outside to revel in the new Winterdeck (located beside the Alpine Lounge) featuring a charming entrance arch, a giant lit up picture frame, and stunning views of the North Shore.
Couples will also enjoy venturing down Lovers’ Lane – an Instagram-worthy 20-foot long tunnel adorned with 10,000 twinkling lights and mistletoe. A Love Lock Installation will be placed near the tunnel to which lovers can attach a ‘Vancouver Christmas Market Love Lock’, serving as a beautiful symbol of love and partnership over the holiday season.
Visitors will be dazzled by Santa in a 12-foot long sleigh floating underneath the Olympic Cauldron, and the return of Canada’s first-ever Walk-In Christmas Tree, glittering with 36,000 twinkling lights. These magnificent sights will provide the perfect backdrop for guests to take festive photos with family and friends and share in the magic of the season.
December 1, 2018
Deluxe Date Night
Free Carousel Fridays
November 29, December 6,
December 13 & December 20, 2018
Canucks’ Erik Gudbranson Visits the Market
Children’s Wish Weeks
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