German Christmas Market

If there is one thing you HAVE to do over the holidays, it’s visit the German Christmas Market in downtown Vancouver!

Go between 11-4pm and get in for $2, or pay $5 after 4. Expect Christmas lights, a carousel for the kids, food and hot drinks and shops galore.

Start with filling your Christmas mug (pay a $4 refundable deposit for the mugs) with either hot Gluehwein (mulled wine) or the Feuerzangenbowle (mulled wine with Rum!). Then wander and eat and shop. Choose from The Baked Potato hut; The Sausage hut (personal favourite is the currywurst); Artisan Bake Shoppe offering fresh Rum or Marzipan Stollen; Das Waffelhaus; The traditionally melted Raclette on a bun with Bündnerfleisch (cured meat) – a Swiss tradition; Experience a bit of Oktoberfest with freshly roasted Chicken & Pork Knuckles; and a new favourite Schupfnudeln – hand rolled noodles mixed with Sauerkraut. You can easily spend a lot, but it’s a fun experience as the food is really good!

You can visit stalls with ornaments made in Germany to Peachland (with a German twist) – for cute ideas for your tree; There were hand-made soaps from Dam Good Soap ( Co. in Steveston; Steingut (Stoneware mugs from Germany); Sonnentor (Olde Tea Haus) from Austria – offering some delicious teas; Handmade jewelery and knit hats; and warm and beautifully made scarves from Alpaca wool at (

Pick up some unique Christmas gifts or just eat, drink and wander.
But Dress warm!

The German Christmas Market
The Plaza at the QE Theatre

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