Vancouver Christmas Market - German Uber-Fun!

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Vancouver Christmas Market - German Uber-Fun!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Vancouver Christmas Market - 2011!  Want to reach down deep and access your inner German love for Christmas?  Well, you've come to the right place!  The Vancouver Christmas Market is like stepping into the Concorde (only way faster), and arriving in small town Germany.  Don your laderhosen, grab your beer stein, and check out this wonderful market. 

Vancouver Christmas Market 2011

The Vancouver Christmas Market is a joy to the senses. 

- The visual splendour of Christmas trees, lights, decorations, unusual, hard to find gifts

- The wonderful aroma of baked apples, hot cider, Swiss raclette and freshly baked pretzels

- The sounds of Christmas carols playing gently in the background and squeals of joy from Children, delighted with the Christmas carousel

- The explosion of flavour as Gluehwein slides deliciously down your throat, chased down by a scrumptious home make apple dumpling

- The soft touch of a hand-spun Alpaca wool scarf that slips like silk through your hands.

Vancouver Christmas Market 2011

We had a great time visiting this Market when it opened at 11am.  My friend, Amanda's husband's family is of German heritage, so we were on a mission to bring back some special German cookies, shipped in directly from Germany.  I'm happy to say we were successful in pinpointing these delightfully packaged cookies.  By 12 noon, the downtown crowd, breaking for lunch, descended on the market for a quick, delicious bite to eat. 

Vancouver Christmas Market 2011

I'd love to return to the Vancouver Christmas Market in the evening, as all the Christmas lights will be lit, and carolers will wander and entertain.  Yes, in fact, expect a follow-up post entitled:  Vancouver Christmas Market by Night.  I'll also be able to sample the wonderful hot, spiced wine called Gluehwein!  Until then, Fruhe Weinachten!

Vancouver Christmas Market 2011

The Vancouver Christmas Market runs from November 24 to December 24, 2011
Hours are 11am-9pm November 24 to December 23 and from 11am-6pm on December 24
Located in downtown Vancouver on the Plaza at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (on Georgia, between Cambie and Hamilton)

Admission is a twonie.

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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Group - Lake Mills, WI
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Oh that looks so cool!  We have a large German population here in Jefferson WI as well.  I've got der stein!!!

Nov 30, 2011 08:42 PM #1
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Kim Gaston
Colorado Home Sales LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor, (719)661-6987

Sally, how vunderful! I' love to take one of those little wooden smoker guys (not sure what you call them) home. :) Apple dumplings, yum... 

Nov 30, 2011 08:42 PM #2
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Sally-What a Yummy post-I love apple dumplings-what could be better-and those pretzels-it all smells so delicious!

Nov 30, 2011 10:56 PM #3
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Anna Dovger
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Sally, what  could be better than a cup of hot  Gluehwein on the cold winter day.

Dec 01, 2011 12:27 AM #4
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Sally Weatherley
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Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Laura - Well then you'd love it up here at the Market.  As for your Stein, "prost"!

Kim - Wunderbar, indeed!  Aren't they adorable?

Joanna - Seriously, I think the best thing about this market is the food and drink!

Anna - What could be better than a cup of hot Gluehwein?...  Two cups of Gluehwein, of course!!!

Dec 01, 2011 01:07 AM #5
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Roger D. Mucci
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Looking forward to the next post Sally............love this one!

Dec 01, 2011 07:00 AM #6
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Sally Weatherley
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Thanks, Roger, I may have a few more posts up my sleeve...

Dec 01, 2011 11:24 AM #7
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Joni Staples
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Sally: Your header looks GREAT as does the other photos in this post! YOU GO, GIRL!!! Now, why is this not posted in the Christmas Photo Contest group?! 

Dec 01, 2011 01:37 PM #8
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Sally Weatherley
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Joni - Thanks for checking my banner out - thank you, Teacher!  Ok, I just learned about the Christmas photo contest, so will run over and participate!

Dec 01, 2011 02:48 PM #9
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Sharon Tara
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Your pictures are fabulous, I feel as though I visited there with you.  Oh how I wish I could!  Have fun on your evening visit!

Dec 01, 2011 03:05 PM #10
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Malcolm Johnston
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Awesome Sally. Somehow European chocolate and pastries always seem to taste just a little bit better than the stuff we normally get here. I'd be there shopping if I lioved in Vancouver. My lederhosen are getting a little scruffy, so I'd be shopping for a new pair.

Dec 02, 2011 12:08 PM #11
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Sally Weatherley
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Sharon - I think Zac & Jack would love this Market - lots of fun for everyone!

Malcolm - I agree - what is it about European pastries?  There was lots of Stollen and everything seemed to be stuffed with Marsipan (which I love).  Ah yes, those Eastern winters must play havoc on the lederhosen - definitely time for a new pair!

Dec 02, 2011 12:42 PM #12
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Thank you!! Today is the last day so post any photos that you may want to enter. There is no limit!!

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