Can't-miss Vancouver food events happening in December

Nov 22 2018, 9:04 pm

December is coming, and that means it’s the unofficial month of eating and drinking, and we’re totally okay with that.

Cleary, Vancouver bars and restaurants are prepared to feed us well for the next 31 days, because this lineup of dinners, festivals, and food-centric events is pretty epic.

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Make the last month of 2018 a delicious one, here are all the can’t-miss food events happening in December.


Vancouver Christmas Market

As always, the Vancouver Christmas Market will feature a wide array of mouth-watering treats including Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), German Bratwurst, Gulasch, Spätzle, Schnitzel, Strudels, Transylvanian Chimney Cakes, a selection of German beer, award-winning German-style wine, and much more.

When: November 21 to December 24, 2018, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (closes at 6 pm on December 24)
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online and at the gate

Eastside Flea Holiday Markets

Boasting a DJ, beer, and a wide selection of eats from a variety of food trucks, this flea market plays more like a party than anything else. Find plants, collectibles, handmade items, and vintage clothing from over 5o vendors. On-leash dogs are permitted at the market.

When: November 17 and 18; December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16
Location: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
Price: $3 for single-day entry, $5 for the entire weekend

Disco Dumplings at Burdock & Co

This weekly series features a savoury dumpling menu, DJ Chris Allen spinning vinyl, and a flashy disco ball setting the mood. Plates are $10 and guests can choose from an assortment of decadent dumplings including nettle and ricotta with wild greens and pork and burdock with charred chili sauce.

When: Mondays at 8 pm (walk-ins only; reservations on Mondays will only be accepted until 6:30 pm)
Where: Burdock & Co – 2702 Main Street, Vancouver

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H2 Rotisserie & Bar + Walter Craft Caesar Brunch

H2 Rotisserie & Bar has a special collaboration with Walter Craft Caesar on December 2. ‘The Best & the Brunchiest’ will be a six-course long-table brunch that will be paired with with six cocktails featuring Walter Classic Spice Caesar mix.

When: December 2 from noon to 2 pm
Where: H2 Rotisserie & Bar at the The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online

Vin Van Sunday Roast Pop-up

Enjoy a Sunday roast with all the sides at this event on December 2. Tickets are $55 per person and include a welcome drink and three glasses of wine paired with the entree and a dessert course.

When: December 2 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Dock Lunch – 152 E 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $55; buy online

Meet and Eat with Mark Singson

Top Chef Canada runner-up Mark Singson creates a one-of-a-kind five-course dinner. This event will feature a cash-only bar and a treat to take home.

When: December 2 at 6:30 pm
Where: Iron Keel at the Whole Foods Market – 120 E 13 Street, North Vancouver
Price: $120; buy online

Nk’Mip Cellars at My Shanti

Join Vikram Vij and experts from award-winning BC winery, Nk’Mip Cellars, on December 3 for a five-course menu with wine pairings.

When: December 3 at 6 pm
Where: My Shanti – 15869 Croydon Drive, Surrey
Price: $99; buy online

Foodie Tuesday at Vancouver Christmas Market

Have you ever wanted to devour all the market’s delicacies, but your belly’s been too full? This year the market is offering you the chance to sip and sample with smaller portions for a lower price during Children’s Wish Weeks’ Foodie Tuesdays. Participating vendors throughout the market will be offering exclusive discounts and trial-size tastes so you can curate your very own festive food tour.

When: December 4
Where: Vancouver Christmas Market – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Price: $10 entry, additional cost for samples; buy online

Fanny Bay Seafood & Brews Dinner

Enjoy a four-course seafood menu paired with beer from Parallel 49 Brewing at Fanny’s downtown Vancouver oyster bar location.

When: December 5 from 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Fanny Bay Oyster Bar & Shellfish Market – 762 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Price: $77; buy online

Holiday Baking Master Class at H2

H2 chef Caitlin Mark will be leading attendees through a leisurely holiday baking class which kicks off with a complimentary festive beverage and snacks. Learn to make classic sugar cookies and Guinness gingerbread loaf to name a few before you take home some treats at the end of the event.

When: December 13 from 6 to 8 pm
Where: H2 Rotisserie & Bar at the The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $75; pre-register at [email protected] or call 604-691-6966

Fridays on Front Holiday Market

New West’s weekly summer night market Fridays on Front wrapped up in August, but the much-loved event is returning for a one-night holiday version this winter. On Friday, December 14, marketgoers can head to the festivities happening under the parkade on Front Street and enter for free to enjoy a selection of delicious local eats and drinks available for purchase.

When: December 14 from 4 to 9 pm
Where: Under the parkade on Front Street in New West
Price: Free entry

Vancouver Babes Who Brunch

Enjoy a brunch and connect with other ladies at this monthly event in Vancouver. Each brunch has a speaker who will chat with guests about their personal and professional journey.

When: December 15 from 10 am to noon
Where: Per se Social Corner – 891 Homer Street, Vancouver
Price: $45–$55; buy online

Brewery & The Feast

Enjoy a beer-based cocktail with charcuterie boards from Oyama as soon as you arrive, followed by your small group tour of how the beers from Granville Island Brewing are created. After this, attendees can dig into a communal beer-makers dinner and enjoy so small batch beer.

When: December 19 at 7:30 pm
Where: Granville Island Brewing – 1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Price: $45; buy online

Feast of Seven Fished at Cibo Trattoria

Enjoy a seven-course Italian-inspired menu this month for two nights only at Cibo. Features on the spread include slow-cooked octopus and tons of local seafood.

When: December 23 and 24
Where: Cibo Trattoria – 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Price: $88; $163 with wine pairings

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