December food events in Vancouver

Christmas is coming! Stuff yourself and the turkey with these festive food events around Vancouver.

Credit: Flickr / Charles Tilford

Gingerbread Houses are one of the great edible treats of Christmas.

December is a time for Christmas spirits (on ice) and stuffing yourself silly like a turducken


There’s not a lot going on this time of year in terms of public Vancouver-area food events because everyone’s too busy with private celebrations or the slightly less private make-a-fool-of-yourself-in-front-of-your-colleagues celebrations.


The Christmas Market got off to an explosive start but is now running smoothly, and the Baker’s Market winds down with its (hopefully less explosive) finale for the year on Saturday, December 11.


Food events coming up in December


Nov 24–Dec 24 – Vancouver Christmas Market

Dec 12–Jan 2 – Irish Heather Long Table Series

Dec 11 – Holiday Market & Winter Farmers Market

Dec 11 – Baker’s Market



Vancouver Christmas Market

The smells of mulled wine and gingerbread take me back to Christmas markets in Europe. The plaza at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre has been transformed into a traditional German Christmas market. Though not strictly a food event, I predict the Vancouver Christmas Market will be worth the visit.


Irish Heather Long Table Series

The Irish Heather Long Table Series is a great way to feel like you’re at a big family dinner. They run on Sunday through to Wednesday with a different meal each night. $15 gets you a meal and a pint.


Winter Farmers Market

December 11 sees the 15th annual Holiday Market. It’s on at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also still check out the Winter Farmers Markets; on as usual by Nat Bailey Stadium [map].


Baker’s Market continues

December 11 is your final chance to check out the Baker’s Market (now at the Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village). You’ll find them there on Saturday offering fresh baked goodies of all varieties.


Restaurants opening soon

If you’re constantly on the lookout for the newest place to eat, you can either stalk me or check out Vancouver Foodster’s blackboard of upcoming restaurant openings.