Vancouver Christmas Market 2011
Hello Christmas season! This morning we woke up to snow in Vancouver!
I decided that it would be a great day to visit the Vancouver Christmas Market to enjoy the snowy atmosphere! We traveled via the SkyTrain + my Tokyo born + bred mom was so pumped about it.
We exited the Chinatown/Stadium station + it’s a short 5 minute walk – across from the CBC station! Here I am bossing my poor older sister around giving her stage directions or something.
I should’ve been bossing around the girl taking our picture! What kind of framing is that?!
The little guy’s mom took the picture for us. She did oooookay. Didn’t get the star on the tree. Geez! SO critical! That’s what happens when you have a cameraman for a father.
Technically this is a “German” Christmas market. My sister-in-law Deb recommended it, claiming it was good cheesy fun! I love cheese! You know what I love more????!!! Folk art!!!! I LOVE this Polish aluminum foil church + pottery!!!
German markets have been around since the late Middle Ages, the oldest documented market was held in 1434. I love me some Germanic Christmas traditions. In some parts of Germany, families still follow an old tradition. The children leave their shoes outside the front door. These shoes are filled with carrots and hay to feed St. Nicholas’ horse as he rides by. If the children were good all year, St. Nicholas leaves apples, nuts, and candy for them. How much do you love that? North American kids would be like, “Wha? Like, that’s so weeeird. What-everrrrrr.”.
Mom loves her some Jesus. But not enough to get one of those creepy ornaments!
I didn’t take many pictures because I was over the picture taking at that point. Next time, homies!
My mom bought me a nativity scene at the Christmas Market + it is feeling right at home for my first Christmas in Vancouver! Deb warned me that there are some ornaments at the market that are made in China, so make sure yours is authentic + made in Germany!
Check out the Vancouver Christmas Market! Good, clean fun! Unless you go at night + drink too much mulled wine!!!! Ho ho ho!!!