Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden 2016

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Vancouver’s harbinger of all seasons, VanDusen Botanical Garden, is a delight to visit for the new blossoms in the spring, full foliage in summer, and the bright bursts of colour in the fall. When winter approaches, the garden is adorned with over one million sparkling bulbs during the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden.

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden
Photo credit: Ann Hung on Flickr

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden

This family-friendly festival features both indoor and outdoor activities and attractions, plenty of photo opportunities, holiday treats, and much more.

  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
    5251 Oak St (37th and Oak) in Vancouver
  • When: December 1, 2016 to January 2, 2017
    December 1 – 15 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm
    December 16 – 23 from 4:30pm to 10:00pm
    December 24 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm
    December 25 Closed
    December 26 – January 2 from 4:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Admission: Buy in person or online in advance
    New! All Festival of Lights tickets include a free carousel ride.
  • Happy Holidays! (VanDusen Botanical Garden at Night)
    Photo credit: TOTORORO.RORO on Flickr

    Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas, enjoy the famous Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, look for roving Scandinavian gnomes and reindeer in the garden, light a candle at the Make-A-Wish candle grotto, take a photo with Santa, and much more.

    Experience the romance of Paris right here in Vancouver at Jardins de Paris. Stop by the Eiffel Tower to take a selfie under the dazzling lights and share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #JardinsDeParis for a chance to win two economy tickets to Paris, courtesy of Air France and YVR.

    Since there’s so much to see and do, you’ll probably need some holiday treats and warm beverages. Dining and snack options include Cin City Donuts, Community Pizzeria, Frosty’s Patio & Bar, Roasted Italian Chestnuts, Potato Tornado, Shaughnessy Restaurant, Santa’s Kitchen, Truffles Café, and Truffles Pop-up Café.

    Follow VanDusen Botanical Garden on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

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