The annual German-inspired Vancouver Christmas Market celebrates its 7th annual holiday tradition in 2016. Originally emanating from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in years past, visitors of the city’s signature yuletide celebration get to take in the holiday cheer from its new expansive seaside location at Jack Poole Plaza, spread across more than 50,000 square feet with over 70 huts to savour the abundance of authentic German flavours around the 2010 Olympic Cauldron.
“Much like our market-goers after they’ve indulged in generous helpings of Glühwein and Spätzle – we found ourselves bursting at the seams last year,” said Malte Kluetz, Founder and President of the Vancouver Christmas Market. “We could not be more thrilled about the move and by the number of vendors who wish to share and participate in the market – nor by the hundreds of thousands of Vancouverites who make it an annual holiday tradition. The move to Jack Poole Plaza means we can warmly welcome more guests to partake in the festivities, while rolling out a number of exciting surprises! We look forward to welcoming new and returning guests to our enchanting seaside home.”
One of those returning guests is yours truly, year after year. I consider the Vancouver Christmas Market a yearly tradition – attending the festive spirited destination with family and friends. It’s the perfect place on Canada’s west coast for local and traveling visitors alike to take in the Christmas spirit in British Columbia. The market’s Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), Bratwurst, Gulasch, and Spätzle are just some of the signature array of mouth-watering delectables you should try.
In addition to Deutschland delicacies and entertainment, such as the Christmas Carousel, visitors can wander throughout the market’s quaint twinkling pathways of huts, discovering crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts and treasures that make perfect stocking gifts for the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas.