For the ninth year in a row, the Vancouver Christmas Market is bringing holiday cheer to visitors at Jack Poole Plaza, with extended hours that provide ample time to peruse the 80+ vendors offering eats, drinks, and gifts. However, the extensive number of attractions can become a bit overwhelming, so here are some ways to make the most out of your visit to the Vancouver Christmas Market.

Get into the holiday mood with carols by the Gingerbread Men.

Ginger Bread Men

Photo By: Athena Huynh (@athenasweets)Enjoy authentic German cuisine, including bratwurst, schnitzel, spätzle, and more!

Photo By: Athena Huynh (@athenasweets)

Smother your food in melted cheese at Cheese Me Raclette (unique to the Vancouver Christmas Market).

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Celebrate with festive cocktails and tasty bites at WunderBAR.

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Find gifts for everyone on your list from among the 40+ shops.

Vancouver Christmas Market
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Drink glühwein (or hot chocolate for the kids) and collect some limited edition mugs.

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Take photos with your sweetheart in Lovers’ Lane, an aesthetic walkway lit up by 10,000 twinkling lights.

Lovers Lane
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If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Vancouver Christmas Market yet, there is still time to partake in the festivities. It runs from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm daily until December 23, and 11:30 am to 6:00 pm on December 24, so you’d better hurry if you want to catch the fun before the season ends!

Athena Huynh

Athena Huynh

Lifelong Vancouverite with a love of desserts, fitness, and cute animals. Catch her food adventures and stories on Instagram @athenasweets.