10 Vancouver food events happening this week: December 2 to 8

Dec 1 2019, 8:00 am

If you’re anything like us, the hunger for unique and delicious food-and-beverage-centred events is as strong as ever. It’s a good thing Vancouver always delivers them in excess.

Here are the food events happening in or around Vancouver this week.

Big Day BBQ at The American

The Big Day BBQ at The American tailgate will take place every Sunday until the end of the year. Enjoy Texas-style brisket, ribs, pulled pork, Tex-Mex pasta salad, smokey slaw, and pit beans too.

When: Every Sunday until the end of 2019 at 10 am
Where: The American – 926 Main Street, Vancouver
Prices: Start at $20

Vancouver Christmas Market 2019

We did some digging and painstaking taste-testing to bring you this list of the best epic eats to enjoy at the Vancouver Christmas Market for 2019.

When: Now until December 24
Time: Daily, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (November 20 to December 23), and 11:30 am to 6 pm on December 24
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place
Price: Adult, $12.99; seniors, $10.99; youth $6.99 (online); adult, $15; seniors, $13; youth, $9 (gate admission)

Nutcracker Afternoon Tea

Held in the eatery’s Private Dining Room, this new tea service will be offered from now until December 31, 2019 (excluding December 24 and 25). There will be daily sittings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Adult tickets cost $79 and children $39.50 (ages 12 and under).

When: Now until December 31, 2019 (excluding December 24 and 25), seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: Adults, $79; children, $39.50 (ages 12 and under); reserve online

Festive Afternoon Tea at H Tasting Lounge

H Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore has an extra-festive service for people to indulge in this month. The eatery now offers a Festive Afternoon Tea during weekends from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm until December 29.

When: Weekends from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm until December 29
Where: H Tasting Lounge (Westin Bayshore) – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $55 per person; reserve online

Bells and Whistles’ Sunday Night Movie Series: Christmas Edition

This month Bells and Whistles is getting festive with screenings of Die Hard (December 1), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (December 8), Home Alone (December 15), Elf (December 22), and The Apartment (December 29).

When: December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 9 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Vancouver Humane Society X Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary Giving Tuesday

The two charities have teamed up with 26 businesses in Metro Vancouver offering plant-based fare to raise $15,000 — which will be used to help farmed animals in BC.

When: December 3
Where: 26 participating businesses

Taco Tuesday Fundraiser for Growing Chefs! at Ocho

Tacofino Ocho will be hosting a Growing Chefs! Taco Tuesday Fundraiser from 6 to 9 pm on December 3. Guestlist is available by donation online.

When: December 3 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Tacofino Ocho – 8 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver

Krampus Market at Strange Fellows Brewing

The second annual KRAMPUSMARKT at Strange Fellows Brewing returns this season. The market will feature goods from over 30 artisans including jewellery, baked goods, leather, wall art, and more alongside beer tastings.

When: December 6, 7, and 8
Time: December 6 (opening reception) from 6 to 10 pm; December 7 from noon to 8 pm; December 8 from noon to 4 pm
Location: Strange Fellows Brewing – 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Admission: Opening reception tickets are $15; general admission, $2 online and $3 at the door (under 18 free)

Kensington Holiday Craft Fair

The 12th annual Kensington Holiday Craft Fair features holiday gifts and stocking stuffers crafted by local artisans. In addition to free parking, the event hosts a raffle and door prizes for attendees.

When: December 7, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Location: Kensington Community Centre – 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Got Craft? Holiday Edition

Got Craft? works to create a community supporting handmade and do-it-yourself culture. Since being founded in 2007, their bi-annual fairs bring together more than 75 designers and craft workshops, tasty treats, music, free bags, and a collective attendance of more than 5,500 per year.

When: December 7 and 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver