The ninth annual Vancouver Christmas Market is officially opened, until December 24. This year I got a chance to attend its media preview, and I was amazed by all the new attractions. And of course, I also did some digging and tasting to compile a list of best food stalls and new attractions in this German-themed holiday market.
How can a Christmas Market with no Christmas-y songs? Every Sunday, there will be an amazing chore, The Gingerbread Men, standing on the Christmas Pyramid. And they sing beautifully, and though they are up on the pyramid, they are very fun to watch!
The aroma from the freshly-baked pretzels is heavenly. While waiting for your pretzels, it is fascinating to see the dough-rolling process. If you have not tried Mr. Pretzels in Vancouver, here is your chance. With your choice between sweet and savoury, cinnamon sugar coating is always a popular choice to add an extra sweetness to the night.
Another new food vendor surprises us in the market – Mr. Hotcakes. Freshly made mochi-texture pancakes are filled with chocolate syrup. This is the best spot to satisfy some sweet tooth out there.
You can now enjoy a sip of the seasonal cocktails with some bites in this warm and cozy new attraction. I found the Charcuterie board is in good value, and this is just the perfect place to rest and get some warmth.
Bon Macaron Patisserie
Another famous macaron shop also arrives to this year’s Christmas Market. To match the seasonal vibe, they have some unique flavors, such as candy cane and mulled wine, etc. Since I found Bon Macaron is always out of the way for me, I am very happy to see them in here this year.