VanDusen Festival of Lights

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Step into a botanical wonderland at VanDusen Festival of Lights featuring over a million lights spread across 15 acres including a glowing display inspired by the vibrant colours and unique plants and animals of BC.

VanDusen Festival of Lights
A rainy night is still bright at VanDusen Festival of Lights!

Festival of Lights at VanDusen 2023

  • Date: November 24, 2023 to January 7, 2024
  • Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251 Oak St, Vancouver)
  • Admission: Tickets available for purchase online for designated time entry.
    • Tickets must be purchased online in advance for a designated entry time. Tickets are not sold on-site

There are 3 Dancing Lights sets this year. Enjoy the show every 20 minutes from the top of the hour. In addition to the Dancing Lights feature that continues to be a crowd favourite, visitors can expect themed light areas to explore. Enjoy vibrant colours reflecting the biodiversity of Garry oak meadows, the feature of this year’s festival. This luminous display is inspired by the camas flowers, buttercups, and other wildflowers found in these endangered Southern BC ecosystems.

The event will also feature an array of food vendors, offering a range of sweet and savoury options, including gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian choices. A full list of food vendors is available online.

VanDusen Festival of Lights

The Vancouver Park Board is pleased work with Make-A-Wish Canada for the 22nd year. Since 2001, the event has raised more than $640,000 has been raised for the charity. Last year alone, the event generated $50,415, which is equivalent to five wishes being granted to children with critical illnesses. Visitors can show their support by stopping by the Scottish Shelter to light a candle and offer a donation. Online contributions are also welcome.

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