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A Santa selfie at the Vancouver Christmas Market in downtown Vancouver.
2023 - TBC

Vancouver Christmas Market

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What (from 2022): Echoing the Yuletide allure of traditional German Christmas markets, Vancouver's version––steps from the waterfront at downtown's Jack Poole Plaza and now in its 12th year––has become a seasonal must-do for many locals and visitors. They drop by for the friendly artisan vendors tucked into 90 or so little wooden huts plus the toe-tapping live music and the twinkling festive lights. The European flourishes are also a highlight, including imported German ornaments, throat-warming mugs of Gluehwein and aromatic stands serving delicious international comfort dishes and decadent treats. Arrive on a crisp winter's evening for the full glowing effect, including a walk-in Christmas tree with 36,000 lights and a sparkling vintage carousel (sponsored by Interac) that's free to ride. And don't forget to check out some of the market's new features this year, including a Sky Curtain of lights, a four-metre-high decorative candle holder display and a cool AR experience showcasing classic festive stories such as the Snow Queen and the Nutcracker.

When: TBC

Where: Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Cost: TBC

For more information, visit the official website or click on the advert above (2022 link disabled)

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