Vancouver Christmas Market

What: The city's annual Yuletide outdoor market, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, has been cancelled in 2020.


Here's what it was like last year: 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 and this year's new landmark: a giant 10th anniversary Christmas mug in the centre of all the market action.

When: Cancelled in 2020

Where: N/A

Cost: N/A