Christmas lights are going up on the streets now that the holiday season is almost here.
It’s making our rainy winter weather feel like a wonderland, and you’ll feel it stronger than ever at VanDusen Gardens’ annual Festival of Lights.
On December 1, the botanical garden will be covered in more than a million lights to bring in the Christmas season. Reindeer and Scandinavian gnomes will be roaming the trails, walking through the gingerbread wood, lantern alley, and Make-a-Wish candle grotto.
All tickets include a free ride on the Air France Carousel. Visitors can also stroll through interactive themed areas, watch the famous dancing lights show on Livingstone Lake, sing along to your favourite holiday classics at the Festival Stage, listen to stories and take a selfie with Santa, light a candle at the Make-A-Wish candle grotto, or simply warm up with a specialty beverage at the new licensed fireside lounge.
When: December 1 to January 7, 4:30 to 9 pm. Between December 15 and December 24 4:30 to 10 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street
Price: $15.24 for adults, $8.57 for children. Available online.