Vancouver Christmas Market 2012 opening date and hours

The highly successful Vancouver Christmas Market will once again bring festive cheer to Vancouver from November 24th to December 24th outdoors at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Celebrating the rich and unique German culture with all who enter through the gates, the Vancouver Christmas Market is a showcase of traditional German crafts, delicious food, and entertainment for all ages.

Now in its third year, the Vancouver Christmas Market has become known as one of the most delightful Christmas season attractions, with more than 55 traditional wooden booths containing authentic German products, rows of Christmas trees strung with thousands of twinkling lights, as well as a beautiful children’s Christmas Carousel. With the addition of 10 new vendors, you’ll find something for everyone on your holiday list.

This year, visitors to the Market will receive a season’s pass with the purchase of one regular admission and can also enjoy a festive 2-for-1 lunch admission offer with friends and colleagues. Also new in 2012 will be the X-mas Factor Christmas singing competition, sponsored in conjunction with Warren Dean Flandez’s Studio Cloud 30. Every Friday evening from 6:00pm to 6:30 pm, contestants will take to the stage to give their interpretation of Christmas classics and try to win the Grand Prize, including a studio recording worth approximately $10,000. The finale will take place December 22nd from 2:00 pm. To participate, visit

Smell the authentic aromas of Gluehwein (mulled wine) and pine trees perfuming the air; taste specialty foods like the German Bratwurst, Swiss Raclette, Brataepfel (stuffed baked apples), Schupfnudeln (German noodles), Bavarian Leberkaes (meatloaf); and so much more.

2012 Vancouver Christmas Market 

Dates: November 24th to December 24th
Time: 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza


Adults (13+ years): $5 General Admission
$2 Monday to Friday 11am-4pm
Youth (7-12 years): $2
Child (0-6 years): Free

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