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The Vancouver Christmas Market Returns With An Expanded Season

After a one-year hiatus, the Vancouver Christmas Market is delighted to return to its seaside home at Jack Poole Plaza (downtown at the Olympic Cauldron). Vancouver’s largest and longest-running Christmas Market – and only European Christmas Market – invites families and friends to reconnect and celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with an expanded six-week schedule from November 13th to December 24th.

To help spread the cheer, the German style Vancouver Christmas Market is releasing a limited number of reduced-price tickets for guests to purchase by October 31st. Pre-sale tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com/tickets

The 11th year of the outdoor, traditional German-inspired Market will introduce new vendors and activities with schedules launching over the coming weeks. Traditional mulled wine, savoury treats and baked goods, carousel rides, festive music, and magical lighting displays are all a part of this year’s event.

“Many Vancouverites and visitors make it an annual holiday tradition to visit the Vancouver Christmas Market with friends and family,” says Denise Wegener, President of the Vancouver Christmas Market. “As it’s been a tough time for many, the Market is offering a reduced ticketing rate so that more people can visit us this year.”

Photo: @vanchristmas / Instagram

The Vancouver Christmas Market is implementing COVID-19 safety measures to protect everyone involved with the Market. This year’s Market will see a new online reservation system to ensure the Market is not crowded and social distancing is possible. Upon purchasing online tickets, guests are prompted to select a date and half-hour arrival time slot. Once they enter the Market, visitors are invited to stay as long as they like. The Market asks that all guests over the age of 12 present a valid COVID-19 vaccination passport. Adults aged 19 and over will also need to present a government-issued photo ID. Hand sanitizer will be supplied on site. The Vancouver Christmas Market follows all recommended COVID-19 guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Vancouver Convention Centre, with precautions listed on the Vancouver Christmas Market website.

Location: Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron), 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Dates: November 13 – December 24, 2021
Times: Open daily from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm November 13 to 18, Market opens at 4:00 pm and December 24 closes at 6:00 pm
Pre-Sale Online Tickets: Purchase pre-sale tickets online from Oct 14 to Oct 31 (when full ticket prices return)
$10.39 Adult (18-64 years)
$8.79 Seniors (65+ years)
$5.59 Youth (expanded age band for the 2021 market – 7-17 years)
Free for children (six and under)
Season Pass: $15.99
Parking: Street parking and several public parkades are nearby
Public Transit: The Market is a short walk from Waterfront Station and several bus routes

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