My coworkers and I decided to check out the Vancouver Christmas Market since it’s only $2 from 11am – 4pm on weekdays. It’s located on the Plaza of Queen Theatre. It usually cost $5 to get in and you get to check out delicious authentic German food, snacks and ornate crafts.
I went to the Christmas Market last year and I found that going during the daytime and night time are 2 different experiences. During the daytime there are no lines, but at night time there are more….especially for food.
What I found super cool is there are 2 gingerbread characters running around interacting with the crowds. There is also live singer in the middle of the Christmas Market, so it was neat. This year they also have a small carousel too.
One of the most popular places to eat here is the Black Forest Meats and Sausage booth. They serve up delicious bratwurst and other types of sausages.
Grilled Bratwurst with onions and sauerkraut ($8) was really good and the addition of the onions and sauerkraut. This is probably one of the cheaper items there and most popular. Highly recommended.
Baked Potato ($9.50) was quite expensive! Prices definitely increased from the previous year. AvocadoGirl liked it.
You can find this at the Potato Hut vendor.
Coffee-Flavoured Roasted Almonds ($8) was really good! The price was a bit steep, but it’s something quite unique. It has a strong coffee flavour, which all coffee lovers will definitely enjoy!
You can find these at Haerthe Roasted Almonds Booth.
Overall, the Christmas Market has some unique eats, but the prices are quite steep. It’s a good experience to go with a bunch of friends.
Words of Wisdom:
- Go at night
- Bratwurst is a must!
- Dussa’s Ham & Cheese is very good!!!
- Coffee Flavoured Almonds are also good!
- Bring cash!
- Wear a warm jacket because it’s outdoors
Georgia St and Hamilton St.
- NOV 24 – DEC 23, 11AM-9PM
- DEC 24, 11AM-6PM