10 Dec Vancouver Christmas Market
Get into the Christmas Spirit at the 7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market. The event has been moved to a new location – The Jack Poole Plaza by Coal Harbour’s Waterfront. There’s definitely more space for vendors with beautiful scenic surroundings. This is a much better location than the one I’ve been to in the past, it’s expanded and more picturesque. It’s open from Nov 26 – Dec 31 from 11am – 9pm daily. Tickets can be purchased by cash only at the gate, or you can purchase tickets online which includes Express Lane Access and 2016 Season Pass, so you can come back anytime. Kids under 6 can get in for free.
The event is filled with German-inspired festivities, from food, decor, gift shops as well as live entertainment. There’s a carousel right by the entrance for kids and adults to ride on, for an extra fee.
When you get there, head over to the wine and liquor tasting area offered by Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery and Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery. It’s free and there are mini gift sets and full size bottles you can purchase. After trying the Deep Creek Estate White Wine Riesling, I had to buy a bottle.
If you’re a beer lover, there are some very well crafted and unique beer mugs by Stein Haus. Check out the detailing in each one…. WOW!