Dundarave Festival of Lights offers biggest outdoor display of Christmas trees in BC

Nov 15 2017, 5:42 am

The Dundarave Festival of Lights is back for another Christmas, offering four days of festive, free concerts, a Christmas fair, and a Forest of Miracles.

The festival, which supports the Lookout Emergency Aid Society’s North Shore Shelter, begins on Saturday, December 2 on Dundarave Beach.

You’ll be able to enjoy concerts in the Longhouse and the Nativity Pavilion for free, decorate the festival Christmas Tree, and shop at the Christmas Fair.

Dusk will see the official lighting of the Festival’s Forest of Miracles, the largest outdoor display of Christmas trees in British Columbia.

It’s free to wander among the 100 Christmas trees, which are decorated and sponsored to help raise funds to end homelessness.

The following week, on Saturday, December 9, you’ll be able to attend the Dundarave Nativity and Paddle Songs, featuring ancient music of Squamish elders.

Meanwhile, the Dundarave Nativity, a group of carvings made from old growth cedar, evoke the features of an Aboriginal Holy Family with Angel, Shepherd and Kings of every race.

Master Storyteller Wendy Charbonneau will be available in the Dundarave Nativity Pavilion to share her deep spiritual connection to the beach and the Christmas season.

Saturday, December 16 is World Christmas Day at the festival, with free concerts ranging from francophone roots, to the heat of mariachi and foot-stomping Celtic chords.

Finally, the Dundarave Festival of Lights wraps up on Saturday, December 23, with a Christmas Wassail and Bonfire for all.

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2017

When: Saturday, December 2 to Saturday, December 23

Time: Every Saturday afternoon

Where: Dundarave Beach – 25th Street at Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver

Admission: Free

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