Time for a warming perk-up. The next time you are visiting one of the 39 participating vendors you will be able to choose from their menu their own unique contribution to some 87 fantastic hot chocolate creations, instead of that same old latte.
When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide initiative in the world to use hot chocolate beverage as a way to support small, local business.
This January it returns for its 12th year, rechristened as The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. Bigger and better than ever, it features our region’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes and ice cream makers joining forces to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before.
The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival will run from January 15 to February 14, 2022.
All drinks will be available as takeout. And some vendors will be offering hot chocolate goodie bags that you can purchase to take or mail to the friends who won’t be with you this year.