Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas in Vancouver

I have wanted to go to the Vancouver Christmas Market for a couple of years. The stars finally aligned  and we headed down there yesterday.

If you buy your tickets online, they're good all season. Which is only till Christmas Eve, but you know. Info  you might like to know :)

So, the VCM is set up in the square by the Queen Elisabeth Theatre. There's a ton of little cedar sheds, and loads of food vendors. Another piece of information: lots of boozy vendors. It is a German market after all.

There's also a Christmas Carousel. We love carousels!

The Haribou Bear was there giving out samples of Haribou gummies.

Thank you Haribou bear!

So,  my recommendations for if you come - bring lots of money and go hungry.

They advertise children's crafts, but they all cost money.

(Thanks, little photo bomber!)
This was my favorite stall.

David got a pretzel. He as slightly happy about it.

They also have a little market there - with all kinds of traditional toys and ornaments. You can't take pictures in there, but that part was pretty interesting.

Moving on...we didn't spend much time at the market, so we decided to walk down to the conference centre to check out Christmas at Canada Place.

We had to take a picture in front of the library.

And by the bull. The kids were super impressed about that one :)

Vancouver is really pretty.

We arrived at Canada Place where there were FREE crafts, the Woodwards window displays, and Christmas Tree Alley.

The kids coloured.

So we took selfies.

Then we went outside and met with Salty the Sea Gull.

We looked at the window displays. They're my favorite.

And the kids watched Frosty the Snowman in Rudolph's Theatre, so I took pictures.

Then we walked down to the Craft tent, so I took pictures of the window displays.

The reindeer was a little creepy.

The Seaspan tree.

The kids made Santa beards.
And Reindeer hats. The volunteers were amazing.