Canada’s cities gear up for the holiday season with European-style markets replete with mulled wine, local crafts, and live performances. What do they have in common? Tons of atmosphere. And the shopping doesn’t stop after Christmas. In March, Montréal’s Underground City, which connects hundreds of stores through a subterranean network of walkways, gets taken over by awesome art installations.

Photos: Mike Kniec, dangaken, Samuel Boisvelt for Art Souterrain Festival 2016, Jordan Kutev Architect Inc. for Vancouver Christmas Market, St Jacobs Country





The 7th annual Vancouver Christmas Market will see more than 70 traditional wooden huts come to Jack Poole Plaza. There’ll be crafts, traditional German food, and hot Glühwein for sale. This year, you’ll also see a 23ft-tall Christmas pyramid and daily Feuerzangenbowle demonstrations — the making of this mulled wine and rum punch features eye-catching preparations that include the caramelizing of a giant sugar cone.


Vancouver, BC


November 26 – December 31, 2016

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