There's something so magical about the holiday season and Christmas in Vancouver is one for the books. If the snow-capped mountains and crisp air isn't enough for you, take advantage of these magical holiday events throughout the city.
The Vancouver Christmas Market sets up shop at Jack Poole Plaza for about a month during the season. This traditional German market is fun for the entire family. Adults can enjoy a warm mug of mulled wine, while children can tuck into a few Christmas sweets and ride the holiday-themed carousel. This market is open throughout the day, so go for lunch, dinner, or to hang out.
The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic and Ballet BC's rendition is nothing short of exquisite. This year, Ballet BC is partnering with Alberta Ballet to bring Vancouver this stunning performance. While you should put this on your must-do list, there are also a number of other performances and plays that are also worth checking out.
Close out the year with Vancouver's New Year's Eve Celebration Society as they host an epic display of fireworks in Coal Harbour. For families, there's a countdown earlier in the evening so that the little ones don't miss out on the excitement, but the main attraction is at midnight when fireworks light up the sky. Throughout the evening there will be live music, entertainment, and food trucks.