Vancouver Christmas Market
What: Echoing the festive allure of traditional German Christmas markets, Vancouver's version––steps from the waterfront at downtown's Jack Poole Plaza––has become a seasonal must-do for many locals and visitors. They drop by for the 80+ artisan traders tucked into little wooden huts plus the toe-tapping live music and a chance to meet the Jolly Old Elf himself. The European flourishes are a huge highlight, especially the imported German ornaments, throat-warming mugs of Gluehwein and aromatic stands serving gulasch, schnitzel, turkey legs, Danish pancake balls and more. Arrive on a crisp winter's evening for the full glowing effect, including the illuminated carousel, towering walk-in Christmas tree, stroll-though 40-foot tunnel studded with 20,000 twinkling lights.
Where: Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver