Last year we were voted as the number one vendor at the Vancouver Christmas Market! We were offering delicious gluten free candies all the way from Germany, ranging from fan favourite mulled wine candy, to a great selection of herbal candies.
This year, we’re so excited to be returning to the Vancouver Christmas Market and to offer even a wider selection of, not just hard candies, but cute delicious marshmallow candies in different shapes and forms.
And if you tried our all natural, gluten free candies from last year, then you’ll love the marshmallow treats as well, because those are also gluten free! This way, the little ones that may not be able to enjoy our traditional hard candies, will get a chance to try candies that are soft and chewy that will bring a smile to their face.
These marshmallow candy treats will be coming in all sorts of fun and cute shapes, and are definitely a delectable treat to try. Make sure you try them when you see us at the Vancouver Christmas Market this year.
This year, the Candy Meister will be offering their very own Advent calendar, and we’re going to be sharing all the details in an upcoming blog post!
The Vancouver Christmas Market opens on Friday November 22nd and goes to Dec 24th. The Vancouver Christmas Market is well known for it’s outdoor Christmas carousel ride. The only one in Vancouver. It’s guaranteed to make your children smile as they line up and then spin, spin, spin with laughter and glee.
But don’t just grab a carousel ride for your children, make sure you bring yourself and the grandparents on the ride as well. It’s too much fun to leave just for the kids.
Another wonderful activity planned for children this year are the scavenger hunts. When the scavenger hunts are completed children can be entered into a draw for a very special prize. The scavenger hunt will be designed for two different age groups. The first is for younger children who will be asked to collect stamps from different vendors, for the older children will have something just a bit more challenging.
The scavenger hunt will focus on educating children about the different types of Christmas traditions from all over Europe.
That’s right, you read that correctly, or should it read Gingerbread people for all? Holly and Jolly, the two amazing mascots from the Vancouver Christmas Market will also be there. The only thing sweeter than these two, is our wonderful candy. Make sure your children take a photo with them as it’s guaranteed that they’ll look back on it when they’re older and make them smile.
The Vancouver Christmas Market is definitely filled with wonderful kids’ activities but it also offers something for adults as well. If you’ve never had gluhwein before then we highly suggest that you give it a shot to keep you nice and warm after. (If you’re worried about your breath, we’ve got some amazing eucalyptus candy for that)
Gluhwein is a traditional German drink served during Christmas. It consists of red wine with cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and citrus flavours. It’s a must try for all first timers to the market.
One of the great debates about those that attend the Vancouver Christmas Market is the Pickle Ornament tradition? Is it actually German. You get more of the details of the story here. But whether it’s true or not, it’s always a wonderful tradition.
Families would hide a pickle in their Christmas tree, and the first child that’s able to find it on Christmas morning would receive an extra gift. Even though the roots of the tradition are not German in origin, the legend has slowly started to spread around Germany where Christmas pickle ornaments are sold.
This year, make sure you pick up a Christmas pickle ornament, and make that extra special gift a candy bag from the Candy Meister.
If you happen to be curious about the food the serve there, here are some reviews from some Vancouver food blogs from last year.
Foodology’s review of the Vancouver Christmas Market
Gastrofork’s review of the Vancouver Christmas Market
Dianne Chow’S Fabulously Frugal’s Vancouver Christmas Market Adventure
Don’t be a stranger, make sure you come by and say hi to us at this year’s market and try some our candies. My suggestion is to try some herbal candies and be adventurous, and bring some hot water and make your own candy tea with the herbal candy! See you all there!