The best Christmas markets in Canada

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The best Christmas markets in Canada

Where do you find the best Christmas markets in Canada? Few countries are home to as many cultures from around the world as Canada does. There is no city that is not home to people from all over the world - one of which is particularly diverse, such as Toronto, where almost exactly half of the residents were born in other regions of the world, and less in the other.

There are cities and regions in which ethnic groups have settled that have a decisive influence on what happens there. I'm not just referring to the French-speaking regions in eastern Canada. There are areas in Alberta with a particularly large number of Ukrainians. Vancouver is known for its Chinese population. And there are certainly other regions in which one or the other group of settlers is in the majority. It is therefore hardly surprising that several Canadian cities can afford a German Christmas market. This is usually organized by the German community of the city, which wants to arouse a little German feeling of home or at least want to promote the community of citizens of German origin in the respective city.


Nutcracker as a Christmas tree decoration
Nutcracker as a Christmas tree decoration

One of the best Christmas markets in Canada is in Kitchener, Ontario

The small town of Kitchener about 100 km west of Toronto and 133 km west of Niagara Falls is certainly the city in which one would most likely expect a German Christmas market, as the place was once called Berlin. The city was founded by German Mennonites who are still out and about in the area with their horse-drawn carriages and are known for their agricultural and home-made products. When strolling through Kitchener, I notice the German names everywhere. And I'm happy about the German bakery, which not only offers German rye bread, but also types of cake such as crumble cakes and, of course, stollen and Christmas cookies for Christmas.


Nutcrackers of all kinds
Nutcracker of all kinds - of course with moose antler



The Christmas market is probably one of the best Christmas markets in Canada and is most likely to have its German roots. There is even a living crib, a post office for the Christkindl and a servant Rupprecht. Christmas carols can be heard above everything, among which “Silent Night” should not be missing. The Kitchener Christmas Market takes place every year and lasts for four days.

Next date: 1.-4. December, 2022

Thursday 1 December: 10.00 a.m. – 20.00 p.m
Friday 2 December: 10.00am – 20.00pm
Saturday 3 December: 9.00 a.m. – 20.00 p.m
Sunday 4 December: 9.00am – 16.00pm

Further information you will find out here.


Best Christmas markets in Canada - with a cowboy as Santa Claus
Best Christmas markets in Canada - with a cowboy as Santa Claus


Quebec City has one of the best Christmas markets in Canada

The German Christmas market in Quebec City lasts ten days. Perhaps it is because Quebec is considered the most European city in Canada with its cobblestone streets, numerous churches and picturesque squares that a German Christmas market is held there. In any case, the location of the event is well chosen: in front of the City Hall of Quebec City and the basilica in the old town of Quebec, the smells of Mulled wine, Cookies, sausages and roasted chestnuts through the air. If you like, you can choose a suitable Christmas present for the family at the stands of Quebec artisans and artists. And in the Quebec Christmas shop, the Boutique de Noel, which is also in this square, you can stock up on typical Quebec Christmas decorations.

German Christmas Market

November 24 to December 18, 2022

Sunday -11.00-18.00
Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 11.00-21.00

December 21-23, 2022

Wednesday, Thursday -11.00-21.00
Friday- 11.00-20.00



Best Christmas markets in Canada with Christmas tree decorations from Canada
Best Christmas markets in Canada with Christmas tree decorations from Canada


Vancouver has one of the best Christmas markets in western Canada

The city where you would least expect a German Christmas market is Vancouver. With its large number of Chinese residents, Asian influences tend to dominate there. But the German community in Vancouver must also have its Christmas market. Therefore, the Pacific metropolis has one of the best Christmas markets in Canada's west. There, on the square in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theater, a Christmas village will be built out of log cabins, from which Christmas aromas will flow. Christmas carols, bells and trumpet sounds reinforce the atmosphere in Advent. Of course, you can also buy handicrafts here. Incidentally, the German Christmas market in Vancouver is the only one that takes place during the Advent season until December 24th. further information you can find it here.

Vancouver Christmas Market

12 November to 24 December 2022 at Jack Poole Plaza.

12-25 Nov. 12 – 25: 16.00 – 21.30 (Fri.-Sat. open until 22.00)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 23: 11:30 a.m. to 21.30:22.00 p.m. (Fri-Sat open until XNUMX p.m.)
24 Dec: 11:30 to 18.00:XNUMX


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The best Christmas markets in Canada

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn