Vancouver’s massive Aurora Winter Festival is returning at a new and bigger venue

Aug 12 2019, 9:25 am

The Aurora Winter Festival, now one of the largest events of its kind in Western Canada, has announced its return to Vancouver for the 2019 holiday season.

Organizers say that the six-week, North Pole-inspired festival will be expanding its event to fifteen acres in size. As such, they have chosen to relocate to Hastings Park to accommodate the expansion.

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“The 2019 event, beginning November 22, will be four times larger than the previous year,” organizers said in an email.

Upgrades from last year include a larger surface for ice skating, a longer tube park, and double the number of rides and games.

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“Guests will be able to visit the Mystical Worlds which feature giant sculptures, animated sets, brilliant light displays, and a number of fun characters,” reads the email.

Other attractions include a light tunnel showcasing the Aurora Borealis, a story-time theatre with Santa for kids, a giant tube park, ice skating on a frozen pond, six amusement park rides, games, some of Vancouver’s best food trucks, and a market with 40 holiday-inspired vendors.

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Aurora Winter Festival Vancouver

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Aurora Winter Festival Vancouver

Brandon Artis Photography

The 2019 Aurora Winter Festival will run from November 22, 2019, to January 5, 2020.

Pre-sale tickets will be available to the general public on Tuesday, September 24 at 10 am.

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Aurora Winter Festival 2019

When: November 22, 2019, to January 5, 2020
Where: Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street
Tickets: Pre-sale tickets available on Tuesday, September 24 at 10 am