Hot Chocolate Festival returns to sweeten 2018 in Vancouver


Back for its eighth year, the delectably sweet Hot Chocolate Festival will fill Vancouver’s mugs once again in early 2018.

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The month-long event is undoubtedly the sweetest way to count down to Valentine’s Day, as restaurants, cafes, and treat shops all around town come up with original cocoa concoctions and specials to please your sweet tooth.

This year’s Hot Chocolate Festival will run from January 20 to February 14, 2018, and will once again give lovers of winter’s most drink-able treat their ultimate city-wide bucket list of hot chocolates to savour.

Look for an announcement soon of all the participating spots, along with what incredible cocoa creations they’ll be pouring this winter for the fest. In the meantime, you can pre-game by checking out these five places in Vancouver that serve up heavenly hot chocolates.

Hot Chocolate Festival 2018

When: January 20 to February 14, 2018
Where: Participating Vancouver locations TBD

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom