This magical light festival offers biggest outdoor display of Christmas trees in BC

Nov 7 2018, 8:25 am

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

The festival begins on Saturday, December 1 on Dundarave Beach.

You’ll be able to enjoy concerts in the Longhouse and the Nativity Pavilion for free, decorate the festival’s 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 magical Christmas trees, which are decorated and sponsored to help raise funds to end homelessness.

The following week, on Saturday, December 8, you’ll be able to attend the Dundarave Nativity and Paddle Songs, featuring the 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.

Saturday, December 15 is World Christmas Day at the festival. Featuring Mariachi, Celtic chords, and Francophone beats.

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

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2018

When: Saturday, December 1 to Saturday, December 22

Time: Every Saturday afternoon

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

Admission: Free

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