The beloved annual Vancouver Christmas Market will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in the heart of downtown at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza starting November 22 and will run until Christmas Eve.
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With a total of over 50 unique vendors, local and international flavour, beautiful lights and delicious food, guests of all ages will find something to satisfy their yuletide appetites at this year’s Christmas Market.
Traditional wooden huts will once again fill the Plaza, this year each decorated with handmade Herrnhuter stars, and the Christmas Market is sure to put visitors, young and old, in the festive spirit of the holiday season for the fifth year in a row. With 14 new vendors, returning and first-time visitors alike are sure to find something they’ll love.
Those looking to satisfy their hunger and sugar cravings will be thrilled to discover 17 different food options, more than ever before, with both returning classics and new additions, including Dutch mini pancakes, Ukrainian crepes, vegan options and more. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids along, so they can decorate their own gingerbread; take pictures with Vancouver Christmas Market mascots, Holly and Jolly; and try their hand at crafting their very own Herrnhuter star.
Cultural entertainment like the annual X-mas Factor singing competition, Christmas carols and thousands of twinkling lights will highlight your stroll through the Market as you shop for gifts, try out the new photo hut, sip on authentic Glühwein and take a spin on Vancouver’s only Christmas carousel.
When: November 22 to December 24
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 24)
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
- Adults (13+): $7 – Monday to Friday 4 to 9 p.m. & Weekends 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Adults (13+): $4 Special! Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Seniors (60+): $1 off regular admission
- Youth (7-12): $3
- Child (0-6): FREE
- Carousel Rides: $3 per ticket; $10 per package of 5 tickets
Returning again for 2014, for the price of any paid admission, visitors will be given a FREE Season’s Pass so that they can enjoy the Vancouver Christmas Market time and again over the course of the 33-day event. Also, those who come from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays can beat the crowds and enjoy 2-for-1 lunch admission, making the Market the perfect place to grab a delightful meal with friends.
For tickets, available online now, visit www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com.