It may be a rainy season, but that shouldn’t stop Christmas aficionados from participating in festive outdoor attractions in the city.
The seventh annual Vancouver Christmas Market opened its doors to the public on the weekend, and will run through December 31 at its new Jack Poole Plaza location (1055 Canada Place).
With over 50,000-square-feet of seaside space, organizers were able to fit over 70 huts that offer everything from Glühwein (hot-spiced mulled wine) to Italian-style cannoli, and hand-made ceramic vases to Christmas ornaments, among other unique gifts and treats.
For the foodies who will be looking for the best German fare to taste-test, we recommend Gulasch (meat or veggie stew), Spätzle (soft egg noodles), and artisanal German gingerbread.
Besides tasty delicacies at the market, one of the newest highlights at this traditional holiday event includes a 23-foot-tall “Christmas Pyramid” that features various angels—the structure rotates and plays festive music from different parts of Europe.
Also new to the Christmas market is an enclosed Alpine Haus tent and seating area that overlooks the North Shore views. This area can accommodate more than 250 people—perfect for those sipping on mulled wine or indulging in some German foods.
House band The Gingerbread Men will be on site to provide holiday entertainment, while gingerbread decorating at the Gingerbread Haus and rides on the Christmas Carousel will keep the kids entertained.
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Scroll through the photos below for a look at what to check out at the 2016 Vancouver Christmas Market.
The Vancouver Christmas Markets runs from November 26 to December 31, 2016 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.); December 24 (closed at 6 p.m.) and December 25 (closed).