The Vancouver Christmas Market is an event the whole family can enjoy this Christmas season. Located outdoors on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre grounds, this can be enjoyed both rain and shine. As it is located in the 604, there are many places undercover, and a shop indoors, where you can escape the rain. There are over 50 booths where you can explore different foods, crafts and drinks.
At this event you are able to experience many different things. First, you are able to take in the live entertainment, such as bands and performers. One act is the drag queen performances, which is a family friendly performance. These drag queens lip sync and dance to holiday songs, as well as some of your favourite songs from over the years.
If you aren’t there for the live performances, there are many different options for food. While it is a German Market, there are ethnic foods from all over. Of course you can find schnitzel and other baked german pastries, but if it’s something completely Canadian that you are craving frozen maple syrup on a stick.
If you need something to wash down all of the food you’ve been tasting, there are plenty of options here as well. If you want something warm you can grab hot apple cider or hot chocolate. For the legal folks, you can have your warm beverage spiked, or grab a stein of German beer.
There isn’t just food and drink at the Vancouver Christmas Market. If you are wanting to get unique Christmas gifts or decorations, there are many handmade crafts in the booths surrounding the market.
As it is an event for all ages, there are many things for the children to do as well. The children are able to make their own gingerbread man or ornament, get their faces painted and take part in a scavenger hunt around the market grounds. Before you leave, make sure either you, or the kids, take a ride on the carousel. It is guaranteed to be fun for all who ride.
This year, if you want to go more than once, if you buy a ticket you are able to put the ticket code online and use your $7 ticket again. If you can’t make it this year, it does run until December 24, this event is annual. If you want to be more involved, the Vancouver Christmas Market is looking for volunteers.
Vancouver Christmas Market 2014 Review by Megan Renaud