Events



JANUARY 19

MINK ON THE AIR: The Best of Food and Wine Show starring Anthony Gismondi and Kasey Wilson start things off by interviewing one of the Festival’s most popular vendors, Marc Lieberman of Mink Chocolates. Marc will explain how he made such a f-ASS-inating flavour choice for this season, and what Canada Customs had to say about it. Tune your dial to TSN 1410 at 3 p.m. For a recording post-interview, go to http://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040-i-1410/shows (click on Best of Food and Wine Show)

JANUARY 20

OFFICIAL FESTIVAL LAUNCH DAY: The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival begins at all vendor locations. See under “Flavours” to find out who is serving what flavour on each day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JANUARY 20

NAT BAILEY FARMERS MARKET: The Vancouver Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium celebrates the Hot Chocolate Festival with special hot chocolate drinks and sweet edibles. Visit the booths of The Bean Buggy, Maples Sugar Shack, Sarcastic Bean, Take a Fancy Chocolates and Nuez Nut Milks for festival themed drinks. Printed Festival Walking Maps are available at the market info booth (while supplies last). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JANUARY 21

HASTINGS PARK FARMERS MARKET: The Vancouver Farmers Market at Hastings Park celebrates the Hot Chocolate Festival with special hot chocolate drinks and sweet edibles. Visit the Maples Sugar Shack booth for a taste of their Cashmere Hot Chocolate and a piece of maple taffy. Printed Festival Walking Maps are available at the market info booth (while supplies last).10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JANUARY 21

COOKING CLASS: Learn how to make authentic Italian Hot Chocolate and the traditional cookies that are served with it at the Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan St., East Vancouver). $35. Today’s class takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. To purchase tickets and for more information, see the ICC’s profile on the Sponsor’s Page.

JANUARY 24

POP-UP TASTING: The Vegan Supply store in Chinatown (250 East Pender St.) invites their supplier, Castle Kitchen, to demo the four flavours of their vegan chocolate mix as in-store hot chocolate samples. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

JANUARY 27

NAT BAILEY FARMERS MARKET: The Vancouver Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium celebrates the Hot Chocolate Festival with special hot chocolate drinks and sweet edibles. Visit the booths of The Bean Buggy, Maples Sugar Shack, Take a Fancy Chocolates and Sarcastic Bean for festival themed drinks. Printed Festival Walking Maps are available at the market info booth (while supplies last).10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JANUARY 27

POP-UP TASTING: The Vegan Supply store in Chinatown (250 East Pender St.) invites their supplier, Nutmeg Mylk, to serve hot chocolate drinks with a healthy twist – preservative free and made with raw, organic nut milk. Amani Vegan Treats supplies the goodie. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

JANUARY 28

HASTINGS PARK FARMERS MARKET: The Vancouver Farmers Market at Hastings Park celebrates the Hot Chocolate Festival with special hot chocolate drinks and sweet edibles. Visit the Maples Sugar Shack booth for a taste of their Cashmere Hot Chocolate and a piece of maple taffy, Take A Fancy Chocolates for a Vietnamese-inspired Hot Chocolate, and the Bean Buggy for a cup of Hot Mexican Chocolate. Printed Festival Walking Maps are available at the market info booth (while supplies last). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JANUARY 29

COOKING CLASS: Learn how to make authentic Italian Hot Chocolate and the traditional cookies that are served with it at the Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan St., East Vancouver). $35. Tonight’s class takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To purchase tickets and for more information, see the ICC’s profile on the Sponsor’s Page.

JANUARY 31

POP-UP TASTING: The Vegan Supply store in Chinatown (250 East Pender St.) invites their supplier, Castle Kitchen, to demo the four flavours of their vegan chocolate mix as in-store hot chocolate samples. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2

POP-UP TASTING: The Vegan Supply store in Chinatown (250 East Pender St.) invites their supplier, Zimt Chocolates, to demo their hot chocolate mix – vegan, raw, organic, nutrient-dense and served with a choice of nut milk. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

FEBRUARY 3

NAT BAILEY FARMERS MARKET: The Vancouver Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium celebrates the Hot Chocolate Festival with special hot chocolate drinks and sweet edibles. Visit the booths of The Bean Buggy, Maples Sugar Shack, Sarcastic Bean, Take a Fancy Chocolates and Nuez Nut Milks for festival themed drinks. Printed Festival Walking Maps are available at the market info booth (while supplies last). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FEBRUARY 4

HASTINGS PARK FARMERS MARKET: The Vancouver Farmers Market at Hastings Park celebrates the Hot Chocolate Festival with special hot chocolate drinks and sweet edibles. Visit the Maples Sugar Shack booth for a taste of their Cashmere Hot Chocolate and a piece of maple taffy. Printed Festival Walking Maps are available at the market info booth (while supplies last). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FEBRUARY 4

COOKING CLASS: Learn how to make authentic Italian Hot Chocolate and the traditional cookies that are served with it at the Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan St., East Vancouver). $35. Today’s class takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. To purchase tickets and for more information, see the ICC’s profile on the Sponsor’s Page.

FEBRUARY 7

POP-UP TASTING: The Vegan Supply store in Chinatown (250 East Pender St.) invites their supplier, Castle Kitchen, to demo the four flavours of their vegan chocolate mix as in-store hot chocolate samples. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

FEBRUARY 10

NAT BAILEY FARMERS MARKET: The Vancouver Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium celebrates the Hot Chocolate Festival with special hot chocolate drinks and sweet edibles. Visit the booths of The Bean Buggy, Maples Sugar Shack, Take a Fancy Chocolates and Nuez Nut Milks for festival themed drinks. Printed Festival Walking Maps are available at the market info booth (while supplies last). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FEBRUARY 10

POP-UP TASTING: The Vegan Supply store in Chinatown (250 East Pender St.) invites their supplier, Kapow Now, to serve their customers some “Chocolate Glop” It’s gluten-free and sweetened with dates, then mixed with a choice of hot nut milk to make a tasty HC! 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

FEBRUARY 11

HASTINGS PARK FARMERS MARKET: The Vancouver Farmers Market at Hastings Park celebrates the Hot Chocolate Festival with special hot chocolate drinks and sweet edibles. Visit the Maples Sugar Shack booth for a taste of their Cashmere Hot Chocolate and a piece of maple taffy, Take A Fancy Chocolates for a Vietnamese-inspired Hot Chocolate, and the Bean Buggy for a cup of Hot Mexican Chocolate. Printed Festival Walking Maps are available at the market info booth (while supplies last). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FEBRUARY 14

FESTIVAL CLOSE: Valentines Day and the official closing day of the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival.

FEBRUARY 14

POP-UP TASTING: The Vegan Supply store in Chinatown (250 East Pender St.) invites their supplier, Castle Kitchen, to demo the four flavours of their vegan chocolate mix as in-store hot chocolate samples. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

FEBRUARY 15

FESTIVAL PHOTO CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT: Entries for the Festival Photo Contest are drawn and winners announced.