Vancouver's Aurora Winter Festival announces early 2019-20 season closure

Dec 27 2019, 12:14 pm

One of Vancouver’s largest winter festivals has announced that it will be closing early for the 2019-20 season.

Aurora Winter Festival announced on Friday that its last day of seasonal operation would be December 31, 2019. The North Pole-inspired festival was originally scheduled to run until January 5, 2020.

According to a Facebook post from event organizers, “guest feedback and post-New Year’s Eve advance ticket sales confirmed this is a pre- and immediately post-holiday experience.”

Organizers add that suboptimal weather conditions over the first few days of January were also a deciding factor.

“We will open at 4 pm for each of the remaining days of the Festival,” reads the post. “Those who purchased tickets for January 1 to 5 will be contacted by TicketLeader.

Event organizers also thank the guests who attended this year and say that planning for the 2020 Aurora Winter Festival will now begin.

Aurora Winter Festival 2019

When: Now until December 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: General admission passes start at $17.99, senior and child passes start at $12.99, family passes start at $49.99, available online