What to Eat & Drink at the 10th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

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Today marks the opening of the Vancouver Christmas Market, which is celebrating a decade of bringing food, drink, entertainment, and craft gift items to the city during the holiday season. The market runs until December 24, 2019.

The German market has tons of gourmet treats for you to enjoy, with many new delectable items worth sampling:

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What to Eat & Drink at the 10th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

Find Your Holiday Spirit at the Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market

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The Vancouver Christmas Market is back for another year of festive cheer November 20th to December 24th at Jack Poole Plaza. Get into the holiday spirit at a unique event that combines Old and New World holiday traditions!

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Find Your Holiday Spirit at the Vancouver Christmas Market

Get Festive: 8 Unique to Vancouver Christmas Season Activities

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The holiday season spirit is alive and well in Vancouver! If you’re looking for a fun date night, family outing, or something to checkout on your own, let us illuminate you with some the city’s unique offerings of holiday cheer. (Also make sure to have your camera at the ready, as all of the below has been waiting all year to be featured on your Instagram!)

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Get Festive: 8 Unique to Vancouver Christmas Season Activities

German-Style Vancouver Christmas Market Returns to Downtown, Nov. 21 – Dec. 24

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

Looking for something more festive than a mall Santa and a red Starbucks cup? The hotly-anticipated Vancouver Christmas Market is returning to Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver from November 21 – December 24th.

This authentic, European-inspired Christmas market is romantic, aromatic, and full of good food, drinks, and crafts. Based on the centuries-old tradition of Christkindlmarkts in Germany, the Vancouver Christmas Market brings an authentic pop-up village to the Jack Poole Plaza for the holiday season.

For 2018, the festive, family-favourite is back with more than 80 artisan huts full of sweets, treats, and treasures to enjoy – all with a glass of Glühwein (mulled wine) in hand!

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German-Style Vancouver Christmas Market Returns to Downtown, Nov. 21 – Dec. 24

Where to Enjoy Holiday Desserts in Vancouver (with recipe)

Thierry’s fromage blanc Bûche de Noël; Photo Credit: Leila Kwok

The best part of the holiday season is that calories don’t count (at least that’s what I tell myself)! After all, it’s the time of year for cookies exchanges, annual fruit cake, and decadent seasonal desserts in restaurants and pâtisseries around town. It’s enough to make anyone lose the Grinch spirit!

Here are five places in town that are decking their ovens with sheer deliciousness:

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Where to Enjoy Holiday Desserts in Vancouver (with recipe)

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

Massive, New Christmas Maze Coming to Vancouver in November

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Now that summer is officially over, the countdown to Christmas can begin! Vancouver will be getting into the holiday spirit in a big way this year with the introduction of an exciting new seasonal activity.

Starting this November, Enchant 2016 will be bringing the world’s largest Christmas light maze to the Olympic Village area, combined with a bustling local vendor market, live performances, warming seasonal eats and drinks, an outdoor fire pit, and much more.

Enchant 2016 will be joining the Vancouver Chistmas Market (which will be relocating to Jack Poole Plaza) as a new holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike.

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Massive, New Christmas Maze Coming to Vancouver in November