Win a holiday staycation from the Vancouver Christmas Market (CONTEST)

Nov 18 2019, 6:18 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Vancouver Christmas Market, one of the city’s signature seasonal events, opens this week at Jack Poole Plaza for its 10th anniversary. The holiday tradition runs from November 20 to December 24, with extended holiday hours (11:30 am to 9:30 pm) for all who attend.

The market is even open on Christmas Eve until 6 pm!

Christmas Market

Vancouver Christmas Market/ Lindsay Elliott

The authentic German market makes for a perfect date night, with more than 80 huts of authentic German sweets, treats, and treasures to explore. Invite that special someone to enjoy more than 55,000 square feet packed with festive activities and live entertainment.

Warm things up by walking through Lovers’ Lane featuring 20,000 sparkling lights, mistletoe, and a “love lock” installation. Then go for a magical ride on downtown Vancouver’s only Christmas carousel.

Vancouver Christmas Market / Lindsay Elliott

Then treat yourself to one of Vancouver Christmas Market’s tasty food and drink offerings, including¬†Gl√ľhwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), German Bratwurst, Schweinshaxe, Waffles, Schnitzel, Perogies, Strudels, L√°ngos, Transylvanian Chimney Cakes, poffertjes and aebleskivers, a selection of German beer, wine and cider, Kaffee schnapps, and more.

Vancouver Christmas Market 2018

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As well as all these delicious treats, Vancouver Christmas Market also serves up live entertainment from the Flying Stage on the second storey of the Christmas Pyramid. Sing along to holiday classics from 4:30 to 9:30 pm on weekdays, and 12 to 9:30 pm on weekends.

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Vancouver Christmas Market / Lindsay Elliott

Make sure to also visit the stunning Walk-In Christmas Tree, with over 36,000 beautiful lights and new glowing gifts for that perfect date at the “Winterdeck.”

Inside the Vancouver Christmas Market walk-in tree (Vancouver Christmas Market)

Inside the Vancouver Christmas Market walk-in tree (Vancouver Christmas Market)

This year, Daily Hive, the Vancouver Christmas Market, and The Westin Bayshore are teaming up to give one lucky reader a Deluxe Date Night for two, to kick off the holidays in style.

The winner will receive a one-night stay for two at The Westin Bayshore, plus VIP entry and treatment at the Vancouver Christmas Market.

The Westin Bayshore/Facebook

The evening begins with the Mistletoe Combo, which includes adult admission for two to the market, complimentary 10th-anniversary souvenir mugs, traditional beverages of your choice, a Love Lock to use at Lovers’ Lane, as well as Fast Passes and unlimited carousel ride day passes. The winner will also receive two Season Passes to return to Vancouver Christmas Market anytime they need to rekindle the Christmas spirit!

Here’s how to win:


To enter for your chance to win a #VanChristmas VIP experience plus one-night stay at The Westin Bayshore, do the following:

1. Follow @dailyhivevancouver and @vanchristmas

2. Tag who you would bring here

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until November 29, 2019. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through Instagram.

Contest Guidelines

Vancouver Christmas Market

When: Daily from November 20 to December 24, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (November 20 to December 23), 11:30 am to 6 pm (December 24)
Where:¬†Jack Poole Plaza ‚Äď 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Online. Adult, $12.99; seniors, $10.99; youth $6.99 (online) / adult, $15; seniors, $13; youth, $9 (gate admission). There is also free admission for children six and under, $8 Early Bird Admission on weekdays before 2 pm (gate admission), and $10 admission all day every Tuesday (gate admission)

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the 10th annual Vancouver Christmas Market 

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