Vancouver Christmas Market Boasts over 75 Vendors for this Year’s Festivities

Vancouver Christmas Market 2017

The Vancouver Christmas Market transforms Jack Poole Plaza into a holiday wonderland.

There are just 40 days left until Christmas! If you’re already feeling the holiday spirit and can’t wait to start decorating your tree, you’ll be excited to know that the Vancouver Christmas Market is setting up shop again from November 22 to December 24, 2017.

Based on the centuries-old tradition of Christkindlmarkts in Germany, the Vancouver Christmas Market brings a European-inspired Christmas village to Jack Poole Plaza for the holiday season. For 2017, the festive, family-favourite is back with one of its largest celebrations to date, boasting more than 75 huts full of sweets, treats, and treasures to enjoy – all with a glass of Glühwein (mulled wine) in hand!

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Vancouver Christmas Market Boasts over 75 Vendors for this Year’s Festivities

A Very Royal Visit to Vancouver

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Photo courtesy of Erik Rolfsen

Royal-Fever? Vancouver’s Jack Poole Plaza was absolutely on fire with it this morning. A well-behaved, captive audience waited patiently (yet super-excitedly)  for the 10:45 a.m. scheduled royal visit of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who landed in Coal Harbour at the site of the Olympic torch.  Continue reading:
A Very Royal Visit to Vancouver

The Vancouver Christmas Market Relocates to Jack Poole Plaza This November

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A treasured holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the Vancouver Christmas Market announced today that it will be moving from its original site at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza to its new, expansive seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron). Running November 26 – December 30, 2016, the city’s signature yuletide celebration will expand its revelry with more than 50,000 square feet of space and over 70 huts in which to savour the abundance of authentic German flavours.

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The Vancouver Christmas Market Relocates to Jack Poole Plaza This November

3rd Annual Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Live Symphony Performance, Aug 4

photo: pci-group.com

photo: pci-group.com

PCI and Ledcor are excited to present the 3rd Annual VMO Live Symphony Performance – a free, family-friendly summer evening of live music inspired by the classics and iconic pop culture.

This free summer evening event will be performed by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, led by Maestro Kenneth Hsieh. Continue reading:
3rd Annual Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Live Symphony Performance, Aug 4

2015 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting at Jack Poole Plaza, Dec 4

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Back for its 9th year, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting was founded by Amacon as a way to give back to the Vancouver community. Join the fun at Jack Poole Plaza for this FREE public event and enjoy a holiday concert, photos with Santa, free hot chocolate and cookies, the lighting of the 50 ft. Christmas tree and much more! Kick off the holiday season at the 2015 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting, Friday December 4th at 5:30pm.

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2015 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting at Jack Poole Plaza, Dec 4

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Gear up for an epic BC Day long weekend with Pride, festivals, and lots of dancing!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Watch out Rockefeller Center – Downtown Vancouver Getting a 50-Foot Christmas Tree

Photo sourced from Amacon

Photo sourced from Amacon

It’s turning out to be a good year for Christmas tree lovers in Vancouver.

Not only can we boast what is believed to be the world’s tallest living Christmas tree (a 46-metre Douglas fir at Capilano Suspension Bridge), but we’re also getting a towering, multi-storey tree in the heart of downtown.

Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre will be home to the colourfully decorated, 50-foot tree, to be lit Friday, Dec. 6, as part of the 2013 Vancouver Tree Lighting Celebration.  This is the seventh year that Vancouver will have a gala lighting ceremony – and this one promises to be bigger than ever.

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Watch out Rockefeller Center – Downtown Vancouver Getting a 50-Foot Christmas Tree