Vancouver Christmas Market Returns

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After a one-year hiatus, the Vancouver Christmas Market returns to its seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza in Downtown Vancouver. Vancouver’s largest and longest-running Christmas Market – and only European Christmas Market – invites families and friends to reconnect and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with an expanded six-week schedule for 2021.

Christmas Christmas Market by Lindsay Elliott
Photo by Lindsay Elliott

Vancouver Christmas Market Returns

  • When: November 13 to December 24, 2021 from 11:30am to 9:30pm daily
    • November 13 to 18, Market opens at 4:00pm; December 24 closes at 6:00pm
  • Where: Location: Jack Poole Plaza at the Olympic Cauldron (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver)
  • Tickets: To help spread the cheer, the is releasing a limited number of reduced-price tickets for guests to purchase by October 31st.

The 11th year of the outdoor, traditional German-inspired Market will introduce new vendors and activities with schedules launching over the coming weeks. Traditional mulled wine, savoury treats and baked goods, carousel rides, festive music, and magical lighting displays are all a part of this year’s event.

“Many Vancouverites and visitors make it an annual holiday tradition to visit the Vancouver Christmas Market with friends and family,” says Denise Wegener, market president. “As it’s been a tough time for many, the Market is offering a reduced ticketing rate so that more people can visit us this year.”

The Vancouver Christmas Market is implementing COVID-19 safety measures to protect everyone involved with the Market. This year’s Market will see a new online reservation system to ensure the Market is not crowded and social distancing is possible.

Upon purchasing online tickets, guests are prompted to select a date and half-hour arrival time slot. Once they enter the Market, visitors are invited to stay as long as they like. The Market asks that all guests over the age of 12 present a valid COVID-19 vaccination passport. Adults aged 19 and over will also need to present a government-issued photo ID. Hand sanitizer will be supplied on site.

The Vancouver Christmas Market follows all recommended COVID-19 guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Vancouver Convention Centre, with precautions listed on the Vancouver Christmas Market website.

Follow the along on Facebook, and Instagram for more info, and book your pre-sale tickets before October 31st.

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  1. Cheryll mcinnesFriday, October 15th, 2021 — 8:41am PDT

    As I am not able to buy tix on line, will I be able to buy at the door? Thank you

  2. Rebecca BollwittFriday, October 15th, 2021 — 8:42am PDT

    Hi Cheryll, I found this on their website:

    “Can I Buy Tickets at the Gate?
    Yes, but we do recommend buying tickets online because you can book your timeslot, save on admission prices, and skip the Box Office line. Visit our tickets page for more details on pricing and timeslot booking.”

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