Vancouver food events to check out this December

Nov 30 2021, 6:28 pm

Winter months tend to be slow and gloomy around Vancouver, but all of that changes as soon as the clock strikes midnight on December 1.

The month of December brings festivities and magic, along with treats and eats that aren’t available any other time of the year.

So without further adieu, here are some can’t-miss Vancouver food events, special dining occasions, and exclusive seasonal offerings to check out in December.

Pleasant Pairings wine tasting


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What better way to kick off the holiday season than with complimentary local wine and shopping? Pleasant Pairings is a one-day event featuring your favourite Mount Pleasant boutiques and their favourite Naramata wines.

When: December 1, 2021, from 5 to 8 pm
Where: Main Street, between E 20 and E 21

Bak’d Cookies pop-up event


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Bak’d Cookies is a gourmet bakery that sells ooey, gooey cookies that weigh 5oz each, a weight comparable to that of a hockey puck. They are hosting their very first pop-up at Coquitlam Centre mall to give the community a taste of their delicious goodies for the holidays.

When: December 6, 2021, to December 8, 2021
Where: Coquitlam Centre – 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam

Pop-up Patisserie by Joseph Richard Group


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The pop-up patisserie will feature hand-made creations by renowned Chef and featured judge on CBC’s Great Canadian Baking Show, Chef Bruno Feldeisen. He will be showcasing his hand-made collection of spreads, syrups, and other seasonal goodies, as well as his infamous hot chocolate bombs.

When: December 1 to December 24, 2021 from 11 am – 7 pm every day
Where: 5708 176 Street Surrey (Look for the sign above the door that says ā€œThis Must Be The Placeā€)

Dalina’s Christmas Market pop-up


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One of Vancouver’s favourite cafe’s is hosting a pop-up Christmas Market for three weekends in December. Be sure to stop by their shop and check out some local vendors and their unique holiday offerings.

When: December 4 – 5, 11 – 12, and 18 – 19, 2021
Where: 687 Main Street, Vancouver

Tinseltown Christmas pop-up bar

This Christmas-themed pop-up bar is perfect for Christmas fanatics looking to have a merry ol’ time. You can indulge in all the good things about the holiday like Christmas music, Christmas-themed drinks and, of course, Christmas pudding. It is a 19+ event, and non-alcoholic beverages are available upon request.

When: November 19 to December 31, 2021
Where: 904 Granville Street, Vancouver

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H Tasting Lounge’s Winterlust


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Take a break from reality and step into Nordic-themed domes, and indulge in globally-inspired, exquisite cuisine. New this year, each dome is fully equipped with a tablet and speaker for you to adjust to your liking. Heat and light settings can be customized for the perfect dining experience.

When: October 28, 2021, through winter 2022
Where: H Tasting Lounge ā€” 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: Reservations

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Breakfast with Santa at FlyOver Canada

FlyOver Canada is inviting you to stop by and embark on a magical journey with Santa himself. Before boarding your flight to the North Pole, you can grab a bite to eat at the buffet at FlyOver Whale, that’ll be filled with festive favourites.

When: December 11, 12, 18 and 19, at 8 and 9:30 am
Where: FlyOver Canada – 201 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

Warm Company & Wine | Christmas Art Fair and Fundraising Event

Lost + Found CafƩ is hosting a Christmas art fair and fundraising event where proceeds will be donated to Refood, a charity committed to converting unnecessary food waste into meals. Complimentary wine will be available at the event.

When: December 4 from 3 – 9 pm
Where: Lost + Found CafĆ© – 33 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

RnB’runch with Dimsum


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Honey is hosting a RnB’runch this December to celebrate DJ Ifun’s birthday. The event is sponsored by premium tequila brand Casamigos. Tickets include two dim sum items and two mimosa flutes per guest.

When: December 5, 2021, from 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Cold Tea Restaurant, 1193 Granville Street, Vancouver

NS Craft Market


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This festive holiday market is a free event all about art, beer, and food. It will feature local artists and crafters from the Northshore.

When: December 10 and 11, 2021, from 12 – 10 pm
Where: Wildeye Brewing, 1385 Main Street, North Vancouver

Holidays on the Block

Holidays on the Block is a 12-day event starting December 9, featuring awesome food trucks, local vendors, live entertainment, and a pet-friendly photo opportunity with Santa Claus himself.

Where: 2150 Alpha Avenue, Brentwood, Burnaby
When: December 9 to December 24; full schedule can be found here

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Build a gingerbread house at Honey Salt

Honey Salt invites families to enjoy an afternoon full of creation and work together to build a gingerbread house. Families will be supplied with all of the tools needed to create their masterpiece, and registration costs $25 per table.

When: December 4 and December 18, 2021, at 3 pm
Where: 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Reservations: Email [email protected]

Chupito’s Christmas Market


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Chupito’s cocktail bar and restaurant is hosting their first Christmas Market this year, happening every Wednesday until December 25. It’s a place where you can cozy up with a drink whilst getting some holiday shopping done. Mexican Ponche and Esquites will be made available to-go.

When: December 8, 15, and 22, 2021
Where: 322 W Hastings, Vancouver (Entrance through the back alley)

Plant-based holiday pop-up by Khoe at Coho Coffee


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Khoe is popping up at Coho Coffee for the first time, serving up vegan Vietnamese fare for the holidays. Guests will be able to enjoy a five course meal with items like spring rolls, sweet and sour soup, and vegan “beef” stew on the menu, only to be paired with awesome drinks like Lychee or Cocospresso martinis.

When: December 18, 2021
Where: 1370 E Georgia Street, Vancouver

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