Vancouver Christmas Market 2019, the city’s signature yuletide celebration, returns to Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) from November 20 – December 24, 2019.
This year’s market features more than 80 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures, coupled with an increased lineup of large-scale activities and live entertainment.
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The newly improved Winterdeck features lit up seats, heaters, and stunning views of the North Shore.
Couples will take great pleasure in venturing down the newly expanded Lovers’ Lane — an Instagram-worthy 40-foot long tunnel adorned with 20,000 twinkling lights and mistletoe.
The Love Lock Installation also returns, where lovers and friends can attach a ‘Vancouver Christmas Market Love Lock,’ serving as a beautiful symbol of friendship, love, and partnership over the holiday season.
Inside the market’s cozy heated Alpine Lounge, guests can relax and indulge in hot beverages and delicious food in a holiday environment.
Guests will delight in other returning favourites — such as the Christmas Carousel, the Christmas Pyramid’s ‘Flying Stage’ perched 10 feet high above the market offering a lively line-up of daily festive entertainment, Canada’s first-ever Walk-In Christmas Tree — glittering with 36,000 twinkling lights, and a new, larger-than-life 10th anniversary Christmas mug towering in the centre of the market.
Families will be enchanted by a multitude of holiday activities including the return of free arts and crafts at the market’s Kinder Kraft Igloo, sponsored by 4Cats Arts Studio, a market-wide Christmas Treasure Hunt, as well as magical visits from Santa.
The market’s WunderBAR — an 840 square foot twinkling oasis, offers an exclusive VIP experience in a gorgeous, heated wintry setting.
This sleek hideaway is bookable for hour-long seatings where guests can indulge in a brand new menu featuring Christmas cocktails, hot Jägertee, or non-alcoholic drinks prepared by the market’s merry mixologists, served in commemorative take home glasses or mugs; as well as charcuterie or vegan charcuterie platters, and delicious German desserts.
The WunderBAR is also the perfect place to host corporate events or Christmas parties with family or friends.
A huge draw to the Vancouver Christmas Market is its signature array of mouth-watering delectables, including Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), German Bratwurst, Gulasch, Spätzle, Schnitzel, sweet and savoury macarons, syrup-filled pancakes, warm roasted chestnuts, a selection of German beer, award-winning German style wine, and so much more.
New vendors at the market will be offering the following:
- Tender turkey legs from Turkey Haus
- Tomato sauces, pasta, pistachio cream spread, pesto, truffle salt, and jam from Damiani Fine Foods
- Poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes) and aebleskiver (Danish pancake balls) from Two Sweet Guys
- Specialty coffees, hot chocolate, and sweet treats from East Van Roasters
- Transylvanian Traditions Bakery, known for their delicious chimney cakes, will also be serving a new shareable snack this year: langosh or flat bread with sweet or savoury toppings.
Visitors can wander throughout the market’s quaint pathways discovering lovingly crafted gifts and treasures from merchant huts to be slipped into stockings and placed under Christmas trees.
Some new additions to the market this year include:
- The Sock Shack offering fun and cute socks
- Cashmere Crafts with colourful pillows and rugs from Kashmir. Customized Ornaments
- Amezing Lights
- Kasandy offering ethical leather goods and scarves from Kenya
- RüSupply Company with locally made lunch bags made from recyclable products
- MysGreen providing reusable pouches, beeswax food wraps, and other environmental products.
New events and highlights
$10 Tuesdays | November 26, December 3, December 10 & December 17
New for our 10th anniversary season! Every Tuesday between November 26 through December 17, all day long, save on entry fees with the $10 Tuesday discount. All visitors who attend the market before 2pm on any weekday will receive our Early Bird Rate, offering adults, seniors, and youth $8 entry to the market.
Deluxe Date Nights | November 27, December 4 & December 11 | From 5pm
Share magical evenings with your friend or loved one at our Deluxe Date Nights! Guests are invited to enjoy 2-for-1 admission on the evenings of November 27, December 4, and December 11, starting at 5pm. This deal can be purchased at the gate and also includes 2-for-1 non-alcoholic hot drinks and carousel rides.
Kids Day | December 1
Join Holly & Jolly for a day of family fun! Youth (12 and under) can enjoy admission and carousel rides by donation to Children’s Wish Foundation all day long. All ages are encouraged to support Children’s Wish by making a donation to take a photo with Gingerbread Mascots Holly & Jolly, everyone’s favourite princesses from Enchanted Events Vancouver, and Santa Claus himself!
Vancouver Christmas Market 2019 Tickets Information
Tickets: Adult $15, Seniors $13, Youth Age 7-12 $9, Children Age 0-6, FREE.
Purchase online to enjoy an abundance of savings including discounted pricing and a FREE Season Pass.
A Fast Pass is an upgrade available online that can be added to a regular entry ticket for $3.99 per person.
This offers guests the option to enter through an express line at the entrance.
The Fast Pass can also be purchased on-site at the market for $5, includes a 2019 Season Pass, and can be used throughout the entire season!
Vancouver Christmas Market 2019
Dates: November 20 to December 23, 2019: 11:30am – 9:30pm
December 24: Closed at 6pm
Address: Jack Poole Plaza – Home of the Olympic Cauldron
(Vancouver Convention Centre West) 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC