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2022 Vancouver Christmas Market in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market

The Vancouver Christmas Market is a German-inspired Christmas market featuring food, drink, and activities related to Christmas!

This is an annual event that takes place from mid-November to Christmas Eve at Jack Poole Plaza on Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver.  It is the only European-style Christmas Market in the lower mainland.

The market is mainly outdoors, but does have an indoor heated tented seating area.  Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

The Vancouver Christmas Market is a great place to go to get into the Christmas spirit and socialize.  You can stroll around listening to Christmas music and Entertainment and do some of the Activities, browse the wares in the vendor huts, buy christmas gifts, and enjoy some traditional Food and Drinks.

The Vancouver Christmas Market is also good for a date night.  It has a Lover's Lane and Love Lock installation!

We also have information about the Vendors, Tickets, Site Map, Contact Information, Jobs, Videos, Photos, and FAQs

Vancouver Christmas Market Video

This video will show you the market from above to give you a perspective of the size of the market.

2022 Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market

The 2022 Vancouver Christmas Market is on for the 12th year and will take place from November 12, 2022 to December 24, 2022.

New for 2022 is the Schwibbogen (traditional german decorative candle holder), AR experience, and the Sky Curtain which has 440 light strings and 22,000 lights that connect the Christmas Pyramid to the vendor huts!

There will be 90 huts this year which includes new vendors.

There are also special nights and hours:

  • Date Nights: Tues Nov 15, 22, and 29. Buy 1 get 1 free
  • Student Nights: Nov 17 and 24: 50% off admission
  • Jolly Hour: Nov 16, 23, and 30 from 4pm-6pm: get a free apple cider

Vancouver Christmas Market Entertainment

Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market

The Vancouver Christmas Market has live entertainment events.

Live performances of Christmas songs will take place from the 'Flying Stage' which is on the 2nd storey of the Christmas Pyramid.

The live entertainment will take place from 4:30pm to 9:30pm on Weekdays, and from 12pm to 9:30pm on Weekends.

Check out the entertainment events schedule here: Vancouver Christmas Music Entertainment Schedule

Vancouver Christmas Market Activities

Vancouver Christmas Market Holiday Carousel
Vancouver Christmas Market Holdiay Carousel

There are a bunch of activities to do at the Vancouver Christmas Market.

The Holiday Carousel is back and is free to ride in 2022!

There is a Scavenger Hunt for children.

There is a Lovers' Lane which is an extended walkway with 20,000 twinkling lights with mistletoe at the end.

There is a Love Lock installation where you can attach a lock to show your love to your significant other.  You can either purchase a lock or bring your own.

There will be a huge walk-in Christmas Tree that has 36,000 twinkling lights and ornaments.

There will be a WinterDeck is an outdoor area that features a large photoframe where you can get pictures of the north shore mountains. &bnsp;It has lots of seating to sit in and enjoy some of the food and drinks that you purchase.

The Alpen Haus is a large tent that is covered and heated.  It has views of the north shore and seating where you can sit and enjoy some of the food and drinks that you purchase

There is the huge Christmas Pyramid which towers over the site.  This is where the live Entertainment will take place.

There is also a Santa's Mailbox.

Vancouver Christmas Market Carousel

The Holiday Carousel at the Vancouver Christmas Market is a traditional carousel with horses!

For 2022, the carousel ride has been sponsored so it is free to ride.  In 2022, there is a 'pay-it-forward' option that benefits a charity.

To ride the carousel children must be 2 years old and 36" tall.

Vancouver Christmas Market Food

Vancouver Christmas Market Food
Vancouver Christmas Market Food

A number of the vendors sell food at various prices.

Some of the food that you can expect to find at the Vancouver Christmas Market are:

  • German bratwurst
  • Swiss Raclette
  • soup
  • smoked meat
  • gingerbread
  • fusion street food
  • charcuterie
  • pancake
  • macrons
  • pretzels
  • waffles
  • knedla
  • lángos
  • candied nuts
  • schweinshaxe
  • kartoffelpuffer
  • perogies
  • candied apples
  • schnitzel
  • chimney cakes
  • churros
  • candied nuts

Vancouver Christmas Market Drinks

Vancouver Christmas Market drink
Vancouver Christmas Market drink

A number of the vendors sell drinks at various prices.

Some of the drinks that you can expect to find at the Vancouver Christmas Market are:

  • Glühwein (mulled wine) at the Christmas Pyramid
  • Authentic Bavarian Beers
  • Howling Moon Craft Cider
  • Traditional German apple drinks
  • Hot Chocolate, Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha, and Hot Cider
  • Wayward Distillery Craft Spirits
  • Crescent Hill Wines
  • Gingeraki drinks

Vancouver Christmas Market Vendors

Vancouver Christmas Market vendors
Vancouver Christmas Market Vendors

A number of the vendors sell Christmas/winter items.  These items are great for Christmas gifts!

Some of the items that you can expect to find at the Vancouver Christmas Market are:

  • bead work, weaving, wood carvings
  • edge tables, shelves, coasters, home decor
  • freshwater pearls
  • drink bombs
  • olive wood gift boxes, cutlery, serving utensils, cheese boards
  • handmade gourd lamps
  • shearling bags and accessories
  • hand-dipped cone candles
  • essential oils
  • cosmetics
  • honey
  • premium oil oils
  • jewelry
  • pet couture
  • herb salts,mulling spice, smoked salts, peppercorns, specialty salts
  • toques
  • vintage travel posters
  • socks

Vancouver Christmas Market Tickets

Vancouver Christmas Market box office
Vancouver Christmas Market Box Office

Tickets are available online and on site.  Tickets are good for admission only, i.e. Food, drinks, and purchases made inside are extra.

Be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible because they are sold out especially on weekends and just before Christmas.

You need to book a 30 minute arrival time slot when you purchase your ticket.  You need to arrive within this 30 minute time slot.  However, you can stay inside as long as you wish.

They have announced a couple of discounts (promo codes):

  • 25% off general admission tickets until November 11, 2022 if you use Promo code: OPENINGDAY
  • $4 off Seastons Pass (admission only) until November 11, 2022 if you use Promo code: TISTHESEASON
  • Date Nights: Tues Nov 15, 22, and 29: Buy One, Get One Free-discount applied at Checkout
  • Student Nights: Nov 17 and 24: 50% off admission if you use Promo code: STUDENT50 . You must show valid student ID at gate.
  • Jolly Hour: Nov 16, 23, and 30 from 4pm-6pm: guests will get a free apple cider.

There also sell collectible mug and beverage tokens online.

2022 Ticket Prices (before taxes and fees) are: Adults (18-64): $17.99, Seniors (65+): $14.99, Youth(7-17): $9.99, Children (0-6): Free.

They have Season Passes available also for $35.99 (2022 price).

The box office accepts cash, credit, and debit.

You can buy tickets online at: BUY Vancouver Christmas Market Tickets

Vancouver Christmas Market Mugs

Vancouver Christmas Market Mugs
Vancouver Christmas Market Mugs

One of the traditions of the Vancouver Christmas Market is that each year they sell a mug that you can buy when you buy your tickets.  You can use this mug when you buy the mulled wine!

Vancouver Christmas Market Map

Check out the site map here: Vancouver Christmas Market Site Map

Vancouver Christmas Market Contact Information

This is the Vancouver Christmas Market Contact Information:

Vancouver Christmas Market Jobs

Vancouver Christmas Market Jobs for 2022 were posted on Indeed.  The deadline for application was October 18, 2022.

Vancouver Christmas Market Videos

Vancouver Christmas Market Photos

Vancouver Christmas Market Pyramid
Vancouver Christmas Market Pyramid
Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market
Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These are the frequently asked questions about the Vancouver Christmas Market

Where is the Vancouver Christmas Market?

The Vancouver Christmas Market takes place at the Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver next to Coal Harbour.

The address of Jack Poole Plaza is: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

When is the Vancouver Christmas Market?

The dates for the Vancouver Christmas Market are from November 12, 2022 to December 24, 2022.

What time is the Vancouver Christmas Market open?

The times that the Vancouver Christmas Market is open are:

  • November 12 to 25: 4pm to 9:30pm
  • November 26 to Dec 23: 11:30am to 9:30pm
  • December 24: 11:30am to 6pm

Is the Vancouver Christmas Market worth it?

The Vancouver Christmas Market is worth it depending on your expectations.

If you enjoy browsing/shopping for christmas-related items, enjoying Christmas foods, German beer, and Muld wine, and listening to Christmas music then you will probably enjoy it.  Note that you will likely spend money inside in addition to your admission for food, drink, and/or Christmas items.

Does Vancouver have a Christmas Market?

Yes, Vancouver does have a Christmas Market called the Vancouver Christmas Market.  This page has all the information about it.

Is Vancouver a good place to visit during Christmas?

Not really.  Vancouver is not necessarily a good place to visit during Christmas primarily because usually there is no snow in the city at Christmas.  It is more likely to be rainy.

However, there are some Christmas related events such as the Vancouver Christmas market (discussed on this page), Bright Nights Christmas Lights, and the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights.

Is the Vancouver Christmas Market outdoors?

Yes, the Vancouver Christmas Market is primarily outdoors.  All the huts and activities are outdoors.  However there is a large heated tent with seating that you can go into to warm up and eat/drink.

Where can I buy tickets to the Vancouver Christmas Market?

You can buy tickets online at: Vancouver Christmas Market Tickets

Are pets(dogs) allowed into the Vancouver Christmas Market?

Only service animals are permitted to enter the Vancouver Christmas market.

What happens if it rains when you go to the Vancouver Christmas Market?

If it rains, the Vancouver Christmas Market is still open.  You will need to 'suck it up buttercup'!

Is the Vancouver Christmas Market good for children?

The Vancouver Christmas Market is probably more for adults than children.

However, there are activities for children such as the Holiday Carousel, scavenger hunt, and Santa's Mailbox.  Note that the Carousel has age (2+) and height (36"+) restrictions.

Where can I park for Vancouver Christmas Market?

There are over 400 underground parking spaces under the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre and an additional 750 parking spaces under Canada Place next door.

There is metered street parking on most of the streets close to the plaza, but it is expensive.  There is no free parking near the plaza.

Bright Nights Christmas Lights in Stanley Park

Bright Nights Christmas Train
Bright Nights Christmas Lights

If you are looking for another Christmas activity nearby, you should check out the Bright Nights Christmas Lights in Stanley Park.  You can stroll through millions of Christmas Lights and Displays and visit Santa's Workshop!

Note that the miniature train will NOT be operating in 2022 for this event.

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