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2022 Vancouver Christmas Market Guide (Everything We Know So Far)

The Vancouver Christmas Market Is Almost Here (& It’s Going To Be Massive)!

Gone are the Christmases of sheltering in our houses and not being able to participate in annual traditions. The Christmas season is almost upon us, and many of us are celebrating the fact that we can again go to big gatherings and celebrate the season with other humans. This year’s Vancouver Christmas Market is going to celebrate this fact as well… it’s already shaping up to be huge and glorious.

What Is The Vancouver Christmas Market?

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The Vancouver Christmas Market is the largest and longest-running seasonal market. This year, they’re transforming Jack Poole Plaza into a massive, German-themed holiday event.

The market includes performances on the Flying Stage, live music, games with the Christmas Market mascots “Holly and Jolly”, and even a visit to Santa’s living quarters.

The walk-in Christmas tree is lit with more than 36,000 sparkling lights. And kids can even take a ride on the famous Christmas Carousel. Eat and drink to your hearts content, and delight in all the features of the market for 2022!

What To Do At The Christmas Market This Year

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This popular holiday tradition always has the allure of efficiency: You can go to an event with your friends, get in the holiday season, eat some amazing, fresh food from local vendors, and also get your shopping done.

The beauty with The Vancouver Christmas Market is that there are over 90 huts of authentic German treats, baked goods, and gifts.

Enjoy Tasty German Eats

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There are so many delicious things to eat the the market, you won’t be able to keep up. Make sure you come with an empty stomach, so you can enjoy both the local and the German and European-inspired foods at all the booths.

On top of more modern, local fare like Squid Feast and Di Oliva Tasting Bar, you can dig into some amazing German food from Bratwurst Haus, Pancake and Waffle Haus, Charcuterie Haus, and Perfectly Nuts.

And don’t forget to check out the Gingerbread Haus and indulge in the quintessential Christmas confection.

Warm Up With Some Mulled Wine

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One of the most famous draws of The Vancouver Christmas Market is the Glühwein. This mulled wine is best drunk while strolling through the European-inspired Christmas village, listening to live music, and marvelling at all the lights.

Sound like a magical moment? We think so.

If you’re not into wine, you can also enjoy some incredible German and Austrian beers.

Enjoy The Live entertainment

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You can sing along to the live entertainment this year! The Flying Stage, located at the second storey of the iconic Christmas Pyramid, is going to have shows, singing, and special entertainment for the kids.

The holiday vibes are strong this year, and this year’s toe-tapping singers are going to be performing all the classics in both traditional and modern performances.

Christmas music is the best way to get into the holiday spirit. Go here to stay connected with the performance agenda for the 2022 Vancouver Christmas Market.

Know Before You Go

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When Is The Vancouver Christmas Market

This fun and festive market runs from November 12 to December 24. On weekdays, the market is open from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. On weekends, however, you can enjoy this festive experience from 12:00pm to 9:30pm.

Where Is It?

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Where is The Vancouver Christmas Market this year? Great question.

Located right downtown Vancouver in Canada Place, the Jack Poole Plaza is a public square that offers the best Vancouver vibes available.

We strongly recommend to take public transit or Uber to the market, as parking is usually a nightmare… and even if it wasn’t, it’ll cost you most of your Christmas money.

Do I Need Tickets?

All single-entry admission into the Vancouver Christmas Market is by date and time. In other words, yes you need tickets.

Because it’s such a popular event, make sure to choose your time slot carefully! You’ll need to arrive within 30 minutes of your chosen time… but keep in mind that you can stay as long as you like.

If you’d like to expand your options a little bit, you can also buy a season pass for just $35.99.

Go here to check out your ticket options, and buy in advance for the easiest experience.

Related: The Distillery District Winter Village is one of the most popular holiday events in Ontario!

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