Everything new at the Vancouver Christmas Market for 2023

pyramid building at the vancouver christmas market

The Vancouver Christmas Market is back at Jack Poole Plaza this season.  Nothing says “the holidays” like feasting on tasty treats or shopping for handmade gifts in winding alleys of alpine-style huts and what’s ever better is this year, the beloved European-style holiday village has a ton of new foods, goodies and fun to explore.

New Market Food:

  • Thomakis Greek Yogurt (handmade yoghurt snacks)
  • Strudel Haus (assorted strudels and black forest cake)
  • Spätzle Haus (German noodles dish with diverse toppings)
  • Vogue Bakery Haus (European baked goods)

New Pre-packaged Food:

  • Churchkhela (Georgian, vegan chewy fruit snack with walnuts)
  • Crimp and Crumps (hand-painted chocolates)
  • Freeze Yum (gourmet freeze-dried treats)
  • Das Charcuterie Haus (prepackaged charcuterie deli by Das Smoked Meat Haus)
  • Mead Haus (alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey)

New Market Merchandise:

  • Waldorf and Wood (handmade dolls and wooden toys)
  • Papier Haus (handmade decor products with storage-friendly design)
  • Hook & Yarn Atelier (handmade Crochet and micro crochet products)
  • Belamy Leder Haus (handmade premium leather products and belt station)
  • Manites Flower Haus (flowers, bouquets, Christmas wreaths, and flower decor pieces)
  • Words and Wood Dekor (wooden signs, book stack decor, and calendar cubes)
  • Global Porcelain Haus (Japanese porcelain kitchenware)
  • Art Haus by Atelier 284 (handmade art and decor)
  • Syria Ukrainian Christmas Decor (hand-painted Christmas ornaments and decor

New Market Decor

Looking for the perfect photo op, or new ways to get all wrapped up in the magic of Christmas? This year’s Market is going bigger and brighter on lighting and decor:

  • Fully re-designed Christmas Sleigh featuring Nobis
  • Angel Wings – a classic and beloved photo opportunity
  • Added thousands of lights to new and traditional decor pieces to lighten up the hearts of all our guests.


Besides nightly live entertainment, the daily event calendar is packed with activities for all ages – all free with admission.

Photos with St. Nikolaus

The one and only(ish) Jolly Ole Saint Nikolaus for a free photo on Wednesdays (4 – 8pm) Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6 and Dec 13.

Christmas Karaoke

From Bing to Mariah and everything in between, the Christmas Karaoke show features ONLY Christmas classics and runs Mondays / Fridays (6 – 9pm) on Nov 24, Nov 27, Dec 8 and Dec 11.

Christmas Trivia

Gather up the dream team and win some yuletide prizes. Head to the Alpen Haus Tuesdays (6 – 7pm) on Nov 28 and Dec 12 for 4 x 15 min rounds of holiday trivia.

Lantern Parade

Purchase a lantern or make your own and then parade-goers will then walk together around the Seawall, sing carols, and return to the Market. Find all the details here.


The American version of Vancouver, Seattle is also getting one.  From the same founders, the Seattle Christmas Market is happening at the Fisher Pavilion and South Fountain Lawn at Seattle Center.  You can expect artisan crafts and gifts from 60+ vendors, interactive installations, entertainment, seasonal decorations, a free carousel and a 50-foot walk-through Christmas Tree. And of course there will also be traditional European foods like Bratwurst, Schnitzel, pierogies,
roasted nuts, and Stollen and Glühwein (hot mulled wine).

When | November 16 – December 24 // Monday – Thursday 4pm-930pm // Friday – Sunday 11am – 10pm
Where | Jack Poole Plaza (downtown at the Olympic Cauldron), 1055 Canada Place
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