Originally Posted by whatnext
There is going to be a German Christmas Market in Queen Elizabeth Theatre plaza from Nov 24 to Dec 24, 11am to 9 pm. At least it will help animate that sterile location (maybe they should have held it at the Olympic Village!).
Hey, that's fantastic! Last year, in another thread, I was musing about a traditional German Christmas Market happening here in Vancouver. The ones in Germany, esp. the ones in Munich, Nuremberg, and Dresden are something to behold.
Looks like they will be importing huge German nutcrackers, the traditional huts decorated in pine branches, rows of Christmas tree strung up with thousands of traditional white lights, traditional Christmas carolers, Gluewein!, gingerbread, bratwurst on a bun, etc., etc.
The centre piece of the Christmas Market will be a festively decorated stage which creates a unique Christmas atmosphere when surrounded by more than 30 traditional wooden booths and rows of Christmas trees with thousands of fairy lights.
Fantastic food at the Vancouver Christmas Market. There will be a mix of food and merchandise booths including some specialties such as German Bratwurst, suckling pig and Swiss Raclette, traditional Christmas cookies, Lebkuchen, roasted chestnuts and spiced Christmas Cake (Stollen). Beverages will include hot spiced apple cider and authentic hot spiced red wine (Gluehwein) and a selection of German beers.
The merchandise will include authentic wood carvings and wooden toys, knitted clothes and scarves, Christmas pyramids and tree balls, tin toys, stain glass, and nutcrackers in various sizes as well as live glass blowing demonstrations.