Ready for a truly magical Christmas? On November 25, The Enchant Christmas Light Maze and Market made it’s debut in Vancouver.
The event offers guests of all ages a magical escape to a Christmas wonderland complete with the world’s largest light maze (55,000 sq ft) featuring incredible light sculptures such as 64ft tree decorated with over 80,000 LED lights.
But the fun doesn’t stop there; after all, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a bunch of presents under the tree.
After exploring the maze you’ll get a chance to browse hundreds of artisanal goods from local craftsmen/women at the Enchant Christmas Market. Whether you’re looking for last-minute gifts, delicious seasonal food/drink, or even a treat for yourself, you’ll have plenty to choose from at this bustling marketplace.
Below is a sneak peek at just some of the vendors you’ll find spread throughout the market. To get your tickets to Enchant 2016, click here. But be quick, tickets are selling fast and some key dates have already sold out.
Inside The Market
The Enchant Christmas market will be complete with handmade goods from local craftsmen/women, seasonal food/drink, food trucks, a licensed eating area, and much more.
Here are some of the vendor who’ll be displaying their goods at Enchant 2016:
Abbey Lane Farms
Image: Abbey Lane Farms.
Abbey Lane Farms specializes in creating affordable non-toxic alternatives to commercial B&B products.
Founded on a vision for sustainability, the company creates handmade beauty products from a wide variety of natural ingredients, including everything from Adzuki Beans and Borage Oil to almost every kind of essential oil under the sun.
All the ingredients for Abbey Lane Farms’ products are organically grown in a farm in Lister, BC. For more information, click here.
Bits & Keys
Image: Bits & Keys.
Founded in May 2013, Bits & Keys is focused on creating local artisanal jewellery by reusing upcycled bits and pieces of, well, just about anything.
It’s founder focuses on taking apart anything from old watches and clocks to chandeliers and keys to create modern jewellery with a twist.
For sample photos and more information, check out the Bits & Keys Facebook page here.
Image: Jackson Rowe.
Jackson Rowe is a clothing and accessory label dedicated to creating timeless threads for the free spirited.
From go-to favorites like black buddha pants to unique, standout pieces like overcoats and capes, there’s something here for everyone.
All the threads are crafted here in Vancouver and will be on sale at the Enchant Christmas market throughout all of November and December.
For pics and more info, click here.
Image: Ardillas United.
While Ardillas United first hit the internet in 2014, the story behind this curated fashion and home accessories brand is based on a 20 year friendship between Kora and Karolina.
Originally from Poland, the girls share a strong passion for music, fashion, wine, and travel. Today, they provide Canada and beyond with a vast variety of stylish threads, unique jewellery, and home accessories.
For more info and to browse some of their products, be sure to check out their stand at the Enchant Christmas market. For more info, click here.
The Wood Shop on Granville Island
Image: Yellow Pages.
Located in the Coal Shed Studios in the Railspur District of Granville Island, The Wood Shop creates stunning custom ornaments for homes and businesses.
Using a wide variety and combinations of exotic woods (such as Yellow Cedar, Honduran Mahogany, Douglas Fir, and African Zebrawood), Doug, the shop’s owner, crafts beautiful pieces for any space.
Whether you’re after one of the shop’s read-made products (like The Granville Island Deck Chairs and The Woodshop Birds) or looking to get something custom-made, Doug has got you covered. Click here for more info.
The Food and Drink
Image: Wikimedia Commons.
Once you’re done checking out the market, make sure to stop to refuel. The Enchant Market will also feature 12 food trucks serving up a delicious menu complete with all the hearty seasonal food and drink you could wish for.
Here are just some of the food options available throughout the event:
Twisted Pretzel Company
Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or you’re more into savoury foods, the Twisted Pretzel Company has something for you.
Choose from a wide variety of pretzels and dipping sauces, all made right on the spot. For a complete breakdown of all the pretzels and dipping sauce options, check out the Twisted Pretzel Company website.
Image: Dougie Dog.
Looking for a delicious alternative to the tasteless hot dogs you find at some of the venues around town? Dougie Dog has got you covered.
These guys specialize in creating delicious, all-natural gourmet hot dogs, and there’ll be serving up all their most iconic dogs, like the Poutin Dog (above), right outside the Enchant market. For more info, click here.
Taters: The Baked Potato Co
Image: Taters Facebook Page.
Is there any better way to warm up in winter than with a hearty baked tater?
Head on over to the Taters food truck for a wide variety of baked potatos with delicious and healthy toppings. Some of our favorites include the Sea Ya Later Tater (lobster, crab & cod in a Cream Sauce) and the Wild West Chili Tater (smokehouse chili with beef brisket).
For the full Tater menu, click here.
Get Your Tickets Today
Ready shop and eat your way through the Enchant Christmas Market? Make sure you get your tickets to the Enchant Christmas Light Maze and Market today.
But be quick, some key dates have already sold out and others are selling fast.
For tickets and pricing info, click here. Merry Christmas!
When: 4pm – 10pm from November 25th until New Year’s Eve, 2016.
Where: 1st and Crowe Street, in-between the Cambie Street Bridge and Olympic Village.