5 can’t-miss food and drink events in Vancouver this December

Vancouver Christmas market

Photo: Lindsay Elliot

The holiday season is here and that means it’s time to drink and eat as much as you can! In between all the parties, family luncheons, and work events, there’s no shortage of food and drink during December.

But, if you’re looking for some of the most interesting food-based (and drink) events going on in Vancouver this month, look no further! Below are five events you’re going to want to check out this season.

Vancouver Christmas Market

When: Every day until December 24, 2019

Where: Jack Poole Plaza (1055 Canada Place)

Website: www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com

A beloved holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike, the Vancouver Christmas Market features more than 80 huts of authentic German sweets, treats, and treasures.

Most importantly, there are tons and tons of delicious food stalls to enjoy! We recently published a lengthy article on what to eat and drink at the market, so make sure to check it out!

bad santa christmas party

Image sourced from Parallel 49

Parallel 49 Bad Santa Party

When: Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 6 PM – 12 AM

Where: Parallel 49 Warehouse Party (1950 Triumph Street)

Website: Parallel 49 Brewing

Never mind good Santa, this party is all about bad Santa! Join the Parallel 49 crew at their warehouse for some delicious eats from local food trucks, beer + cider, and live music for this festive time of year.

Plus, don’t forget your Santa hat, because those wearing one will get free entry!

Image sourced from Pancakes and Jam

Pancakes and Jam – Christmas Funky Times

When: Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 12 pm – 5 pm

Where: The Beaumont Studios (316 & 326 W 5th Ave)

Website: Facebook Event Page

One of the coolest, community-driven in town is Pancakes and Jam. It’s a potluck with pancakes, eggs, and more, along with a side of fun musical times.

There will be griddles going with pancakes, bacon, eggs and tasty breakfast treats. Local musicians will be bringing their best jams to rock the house!

Vegan Night Market 2019

Image sourced from the Vegan Night Market

The Vegan Night Market – Holiday Market

When: Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 5 PM – 10 PM

Where: The Waldorf (1489 E Hastings Street)

Website: Facebook event page

Forget the tofurkey and explore your holiday vegan options at the second annual Vegan Night Market – Holiday Edition! There will be 30+ vendors serving plant-based, drool-worthy foods as well as clothing, home decor, and bath+body products.

Aside from the food, there will be a live DJ, a festive photo booth, and lots of other winter wonderland surprises. For vegans in Vancouver or those who are thinking of dabbling in the plant-based life, you have to check out this night market!

strange fellows gingerbread house making party

Strange Fellows Gingerbread House Building Workshop

When: Sunday, December 22, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Strange Fellows Brewing (1345 Clark Drive)

Website: Strange Fellows Brewing

It’s a Gingerbread house building with a side of beer! Strange Fellows Brewing in Vancouver is hosting its second annual Gingerbread House Building Workshop for you to enjoy. Purchase a ticket and you’ll get the hand-cut, gingerbread-you-actually-want-to-eat gingerbread pieces, frosting, candy, a board to build the house on, and a box to take it home in (unless you’re too tempted to eat it before it leaves the building).

Show up with your ticket(s) at 2 pm to gather your supplies, grab a beer, and get to decorating! The folks at Strange Fellows will also provide instructions and will be around to help you out if you need construction or decorating advice.

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