Vancouver Christmas Market
Nov 22 - Dec 23, 11am-9pm
Dec 24, 11am-6pm


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Kids' Market

A magical Christmas experience for kids of all ages

Every day, the Vancouver Christmas Market offers a variety of activities for our younger visitors. In our Kids' Market area, children can:

  • Enjoy a Christmas carousel ride
  • Learn how to personalize their own ginger bread
  • Decorate a chocolate bar
  • Meet Holly & Jolly, our gingerbread mascots
  • Decorate candles
  • Have fun with our Christmas Traditions Scavenger Hunt

Be sure to check out our entertainment schedule - we will host many school performances and organize lantern parades for your children!

Ride Vancouver’s Only Christmas Carousel

The one and only Christmas Carousel in Downtown Vancouver can be found at the Vancouver Christmas Market. For the young and the young at heart, a Carousel is a special treat for the Christmas season, and it is SO much fun! Please note that children must be 2 years of age or older to ride the Carousel.

Meet Holly & Jolly, our gingerbread mascots

Have fun with our gingerbread mascots and take some pictures with the cute characters! They love kids and their hugs… Every day from at 4 pm – Holly & Jolly are on the market and are happy to dance with you on the stage!


Christmas Traditions Scavenger Hunt

The Vancouver Christmas Market is happy to introduce a fun and educational ‘Christmas Traditions Scavenger Hunt’ for all visiting kids. At various stations around the market we are presenting different Christmas traditions from Europe and beyond.

Depending the level of difficulty chosen, the challenge will be to find the stations and either collect individual stamps or answer questions about Christmas traditions. While adding some extra learning and fun to your visit, particpants will also have a chance to win a great prize as part of our weekly draws.






  • This year the market will have a marvelous tall Christmas Tree with fairy lights which creates a unique Christmas atmosphere surrounded by dozens traditional wooden booths, performance stages and festive decorations.

  • Colourful décor. Authentic gifts. Family entertainment. Tasty authentic food. The aroma of mulled wine. A truly enchanting atmosphere.

  • Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city with a rich history of hosting world-class events. The Vancouver Christmas Market will change the way Vancouverites celebrate the Christmas season.

  • Christmas markets are a delightful way to begin holiday festivities. The crisp, cold air fills with the fragrance of sizzling sausages, sweet pastries, spices and hot spiced gluhwein. Booths sell sweet treats, such as chocolates, cakes, pastries, cookies and candies. Music of Christmas fills the air, in preparation for Christmas.