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

Nov 12 2019, 4:08 pm

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

The festival begins with a Christmas tree decorating beach party on Saturday, November 30, at 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 7, 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 angels, shepherds, and kings of every race.

Saturday, December 14 is World Christmas Day at the festival and will feature Mariachi, Celtic chords, and Francophone beats.

Finally, the Dundarave Festival of Lights wraps up on December 21, with a Christmas Wassail and Bonfire for all.

Dundarave Festival of Lights 2019

When: Saturday, November 30 to Saturday, December 21

Time: Every Saturday afternoon

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

Admission: Free