If you haven’t been to Vancouver Christmas Market, you’ve probably been wondering what all the fuss is about. Back for its third year, the German themed pop-up market outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre has been attracting big crowds, with people from all over the Lower Mainland flocking for its unique selection of hand-made crafts, ornaments and festive foods.
This year’s festival has 55 vendors, filled with German goodies, trees lined with twinkling lights, and even a children’s carousel for when parents want to enjoy their Glühwein (they have a non-alcoholic version available too).
The Vancouver Christmas Market is pure foodie heaven, offering up everything from traditional German candies, waffles on a stick served with your choice of fresh whipped cream, syrup, cherries or chocolate – to hurricane potatoes, fried and dipped in different flavors. Our ultimate fave had to be the ‘bratapfel’ from Das Apfelhaus, which are traditional baked apples stuffed with crumbled cookies and strawberry jam, smothered in vanilla sauce. Seriously killer.
If you are looking to be a little healthier during the holiday season, there are still some options for you. The Soup Meister was a great stop for a hearty and delicious split pea soup that we’re still talking about (Jeremy is seen in the photo right by Robert Burrows, getting ready to tuck into the soup).
Or check out Canadian Kettle Korn Extreme , who were poppin’ some delicious kernels in assorted flavors. And who says that chocolate covered fruit isn’t healthy? Fountains & Fruits have delicious fresh fruit skewers covered in milk chocolate … need we say more?!
The Vancouver Christmas Market is on until December 24, so if you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the season, do check it out. Entry is just $5, and it’s a great way to spend an afternoon or evening out with family or friends.
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