Käthe Wohlfahrt (www.wohlfahrt.com) is Germany's top Christmas ornament and decor company and will be the largest vendor at the Vancouver Christmas Market. Over the years, the Käthe Wohlfahrt company has opened 10 Christmas stores, among them the world famous "Weihnachtsdorf”, the Christmas Village in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. All Käthe Wohlfahrt stores offer an atmosphere filled with the joyful experiences of Christmas. Visit any of our stores, and you will be filled – as all gift givers are – with the excitement and joys of Christmas. A similar store will be built up on the Vancouver Christmas Market – come and enjoy that special authentic Christmas experience!
For the Hoffmann Company from Dresden in Germany it is already a long tradition selling traditional German Christmas decorations at Christmas markets. After having operated several booths at different German Christmas markets they started expanding and exploring other markets in the UK and in North America. They have successfully participated in the Chicago Christmas Market for years now, and this year they will exhibit in Vancouver with their colorful selection of glass ornaments from Lauscha in Germany. Coming from the region where the glass bowls are still handmade, they can liaise directly with the crafters to bring the latest designs, colors and shapes in. You will be surprised at their great variety of glass ornaments, from classic Christmas ornaments for the traditionalists, to the more modern designs for the young Christmas crowd!
The Hoffmann Company brings also the typical Christmas decorations in that are produced in the Erzgebirge region in Eastern Germany. All the nutcrackers, smokers, pyramids and Schwibbogen are produced by the traditional producers in Germany which are famous for their century old style of wooden crafts. You will love the smell and the atmosphere in your house while lighting the candles at the pyramids or the incense cones in the smokers. Make your family be part of a traditional way of celebrating Christmas with these unique pieces of German Wood Art. Each nutcracker and smoker presents a special figure and has a different story to tell to your kids... These beautiful figures have fans of all ages around the world and will make you become a collector... or sooner or later....
Stein is an abbreviation of German Steingut "stoneware", the common material for beer mugs before the introduction of glass. The beer stein is originated around the 14th century in Germany. Thus German beer quickly became popular across Europe and demand for the beer increased as well. This demand made it a necessary search for inexpensive, yet durable material for the beer transport and for the beer stein. After all these centuries the most common materials used are still glass, stoneware, and porcelain. Beer mugs (0.5 and 1 litre) are typical for beer gardens and especially the Oktoberfest, where they are popular for their robustness. Considered collectible are traditional designs such as brewery emblems, Bavarian motifs such as Neuschwanstein or any other famous sight of German cities. Find your favorite motif which can make a great personal gift for any beer lover!
The traditional Plauener Spitzen company is situated in the "Vogtland" in Saxony. This region, the Vogtland, is located in the eastern part of Germany and is widely known for its embroideries and authentic "Plauen Lace". Long before the Second World War, "Plauener Spitze" was recognized for its excellent quality. In their company, embroideries and laces have been produced for more than 50 years. They guarantee handcraft of all their products, which range from tablecloths to accessories like pillows, window pictures, and also All-year- and Christmas tree ornaments made of laces. All their laces and embroideries are made in Germany and their excellent quality is the result of the finest German craftsmanship and the quality of the fabrics.
Gingerbread has been part of a traditional European Christmas for generations and is sure to create lasting memories for you and your family this year. At our Lebkuchenhaus you will find all types of gingerbread, marzipan and other sweet delights. With the smell of gingerbread and spiced hot beverages you will enjoy celebrating the Advent season. Among the nice gift boxes you will find just the right gift for each and every one of your loved ones.
Toy Wonderland is a Company, which sells wooden toys for all ages. There are wooden board games, wooden trucks and cars, but also wooden mind and patient games.We believe in imagination and creativity, therefore all our toys run by imagination and not batteries.
Meticulous precision. Fanciful inspiration. Unique refinement. These are just a few of the many qualities Arreola Designs company founder and chief designer Ewa Arreola brings to each of the hand-made glass ornaments she manufacturers in Poland, her birthplace. Her other line, Polish Handcrafts features Polish pottery from Boleslawiec, which is probably one of the finest potteries produced in the world. Lead and cadmium free, these high-quality stoneware table wares are renowned for their beautiful handcrafted decorations, original style and high practicality. They can go directly from the oven to the table. Polish ceramics have an individuality and "flavor" that has been cultivated for hundreds of years and is appreciated for its art and quality worldwide.
Wednesday: buy one mug get one at 20% off
Thursday: covered dishes 20% off
Friday: dishes with maple leaf designs 20% off
Saturday and Sunday: all casserole 20% off
For many people, the Advent season is their favorite time of the year. Snow, pine scent from the Advent wreath and homemade cookies are signs that Christmas is near. And together with a cup of warming tea, the waiting time for Christmas can’t be better. With its Christmas teas, SONNENTOR, the organic specialist from Austria’s Waldviertel, offers tea lovers enjoyment for all senses, when wonderfully soothing scents of aromatic Christmas herbs, fruits and spices fill the room while brewing a delicious cup of tea. The names of the teas foretell a magical Advent: “Advent Calendar Tea”, "Heavenly Christmas Delight Tea", "Bright Light", "Winter Night Fruit Tea", “Dancing Stars” and more. In 1988 Johannes Gutmann founded SONNENTOR Kräuterhandel GmbH in Lower Austria’s Waldviertel region and since then has focused on corporate values as sustainability, regional development and organic farming. The trademark with the “smiling sun” is looking forward to welcoming you at their booth at the Vancouver Christmas Market! SONNENTOR – Where joy grows, naturally!
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Hard candies with natural herb extracts and flavours have a long lasting tradition in Germany. A wide variety of our products originates from the candy producer Wilhelm Mueller, who maintains candy making tradition the same way as he did in 1949, when he started his family business. The recipies are over a 100 years old and throughout the century the producer has maintained recipies, techniques and utensils, such as original copper kettles to cook the dense paste that will then form our delicious candies. All this to ensure originality, tradition, consistency of the natural flavours and colours.
The Candy Hut offers more than 30 different varieties of candy among these there are our popular Mulled Wine, Raspberry, Herb and Crunchy Nougat candies as well as Lollies and sugar-free candies.
Braden Hammond began his journey as a lampworking glass artist in 2003 at Santa Cruz Art and Glass Studio in California. From that moment, he was hooked on the beauty of glass art and it’s endless possibilities. Hammond’s glass art is currently in galleries and boutiques across Canada and internationally. Come and see his wonderful collection at Vancouver Christmas Market and if you are very lucky you might see his fascinating glass art performances on stage…
The elves at “Its Posh Accessories” are twisting and shaping lots of funky new products for the holiday season. Up-cycling replaces recycling at the workshop, as every-day items are transformed into funky and unusual pieces that are wonderful for gift giving or to keep for yourself! Previously boring items enjoy a full-makeover with a bit of bling and a whole lot more pizzazz. It’s amazing just how funky something can really become without breaking the bank. Stop by and see us for that unique yet inexpensive gift for that fabulously fussy person on your shopping list.
Fruit Soap production in Turkey has a history of over 400 years. It started in the early 1600’s in the city of Edirne, the former Ottoman Empire. The soap has become especially popular in the beginning of the 19th century, as a result of the huge demand from the Emperors, High Officials as well as from the ordinary customers. Because of their wonderful long-lasting scent, fruit soaps were mainly used as ornaments or as a gift for ladies. All Fruit Soaps are 100% handcrafted and we guarantee that you can't find them anywhere else. If you are looking for a ''Unique Gift'' for this Christmas, this is what you are looking for!
Manfred Schauenburg, our “Woodman” on the market will amaze you what you can do with raw wood! He handcrafts colourful wooden pens with local Canadian maple and also with exotic woods from all over the world. His beautiful cutting boards and other kitchen utensils will make a great gift for foodies and his solid wooden toy train will last for generations of kids. Come and get some unique gifts of incredible high quality craftsmanship for your family members and dear friends! To personalize your gifts he will use a laser engraver “live at the market”! You name it – he’ll make it!
The Hartmont Candle Company features unique, hand crafted 100% Soy wax candles with wood wicks. They crackle as they burn! No two candles are exactly alike as each colored design in each candle is hand painted. They are truly one of a kind!
As seen at your local Farmers' Market! From tree to table, Maples' Sugar Shack brings you the finest artisan Maple Syrup Products made in B.C. Fresh maple taffy on snow, to unique infused Maple syrups, there is something for every sweet tooth, and every person on your holiday gift list! Ask about our BC big leaf maple syrup, and be ready to tip a cup of maplely hot sipping chocolate as you exchange recipes and holiday cheer with us!
British Columbia has some of the most desired wild mushrooms in the world. At Untamed Feast we believe it’s time for you to experience this fine food in your own kitchen.
Our Gluten- free products are made with non-cultivatable, dried mushrooms that have long been enjoyed in epicurean circles. They are gathered from wild forested regions the old fashioned way; with high hopes, hard hiking, and years of experience. Our ready to go line treats you to five distinct gourmet mushrooms dishes in under 20 minutes. Try our Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup, Porcini Risotto, Thai Morel Coconut Rice, Smoked Chanterelle Arroz, and our famous Wild Mushroom Gravy/Sauce mix.
West Coast Wild Foods is one of Canada's leading wild mushroom companies. Focusing exclusively on natures most exquisite wild foods, bringing wild mushrooms such as Chanterelle, Morel, Porcini, Pine and many others directly from the forests of North America. We will have a full selection of fresh as well as dried mushrooms on hand every day. Enjoy nature's finest food creations, Taste the Wild!
Preview our products www.untamedfeast.com where you can watch videos of your mushrooms being hunted and learn from our cooking demonstrations.
EcoFair Trading is a Canadian company specializing in the import, wholesale distribution and retail fundraising of eco-friendly fair trade handicrafts from around the world. More and more Canadian consumers are mindful of the social and environmental impacts of their purchases. All of EcoFair’s products are fair trade in the strictest sense, and all have an eco-benefit as compared to their “conventional" equivalent. They leave a small footprint on the environment, and have a big impact on the lives of the producers. You will like their unique products as the colorful Bolga baskets, woven by hand in Ghana, their beautiful holiday ornaments handcrafted in Kenya from banana fibre and wire, their rainforest candles which are hand-dipped and made from the seed of the Arrayán tree in the cloud rainforest of Guatemala. You can buy a nice Christmas gift for a dear friend or family member and at the same time support international organizations in social and community development projects all around the world.
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Winterbourne Alpaca is a line of handwoven alpaca wool winterwear, created through a partnership of Canadian designers working hand in hand with a family of indigenous weavers from nothern Ecuador. The alpaca fleece used in the scarves, shawls, mantles and reversible hats is bought directly from a co-operative of indigenous herdsman from Peru, although the spinning, dying and the creation of the scarves is done by a family of Quechewa weavers in Quinchuqui, northern Ecuador. Once you touched the Alpaca products you will love it! You have to touch and you will feel the great product!
Based in Minneapolis, MN, Sherpaknits is part of Namaste Natural Products, a company dedicated to promoting natural handcrafted products manufactured using environmentally safe and ethically sound practices. Namaste Natural Products is committed to bringing only the finest quality products to its customers, wholesale and retail. In sourcing its products, it tries to provide opportunities for business and employment especially to the underprivileged and those in need. Many of its products are handmade by women's coperatives and communities in developing countries in South-Asia and the world. The woolen hats presented by Sherpaknits are handknit by women in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
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.