Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden 2012


Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 — 10:47am PST
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Covering 55 acres, VanDusen Botanical Garden is a year-round destination for those looking for a peaceful stroll or natural photo opportunities, attending fundraising events, taking in the beauty of spring and summer foliage or the colours of fall, and especially basking in the glow of thousands of twinkling lights during the annual Festival of Lights.

VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights - 2011 VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights - 2011
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Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden at 37th Ave and Oak St in Vancouver
When: December 7, 2012 to January 1, 2013 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm (closed Christmas Day)

VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights - 2011
Photo credit: Vancouver4Life.com on Flickr

Favourites each year include Community Choir Concerts, the Dancing Lights on Livingstone Lake. Every half hour on the half hour, the show bursts to life with thousands of lights. Kids also love meeting Santa in his loving room (December 7th to 24th) and spotting the jolly Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes. There’s also the Make-A-Wish Candle Grotto and the Make-A-Wish’s Room of Joy, located in the Visitor Centre along with a display from the Vancouver Lego Club.

VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights - 2011
Photo credit: Vancouver4Life.com on Flickr

Truffles Café inside the Visitor Centre will be serving up treats along with three satellite locations around the garden, Dr. Waffle, and the Shaughnessy Restaurant.

VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights - 2011
Photo credit: Vancouver4Life.com on Flickr

Tickets are currently on sale through Tickets Tonight online, by calling (604) 684-2787, or stopping by the service desk at the Visitor Centre. Tickets are also available at the gate every evening. Prices are adult (19-65): $14.25; senior (65+): $10.50; youth (13-18): $10.50; child (3-12): $7.75; children under age 3 are free. Family passes (2 adults + 2 children age 18 and under) are $32.50.

Follow VanDusen Garden on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates and information about the Festival of Lights.

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