Over a million dazzling lights will shine at VanDusen Festival of Lights this December

Nov 27 2018, 7:36 pm

One of Vancouver’s largest holiday light displays is right around the corner.

VanDusen Festival of Lights returns from Saturday, December 1, 2018, to Sunday, January 6, 2019.

The dazzling botanical garden will be covered in more than a million lights to help ring in the Christmas season.


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Grab a hot chocolate and walk through 15 acres of lit trails including gingerbread woods, lantern alley, and the Make-a-Wish candle grotto.

All tickets, which can be purchased online or at the gate, include a free ride on the Carousel.


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Visitors can stroll through interactive themed areas, watch the famous dancing lights show on Livingstone Lake, take a photo with Santa, light a candle at the Make-A-Wish candle grotto, or simply warm up with a specialty beverage at the licensed fireside lounge.

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2018

When: December 1, 2018, to January 6, 2019

Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver

Time: Operating hours are as follows:

December 1 to 20: 4:30 to 9 pm
December 21 to 24: 
4:30 to 10 pm
December 25: 
December 26 to January 1: 
4:30 to 10 pm
January 2 to 6: 
4:30 to 9 pm

Pricing: Adults $18.50 online and $20 at the gate. Prices vary for youth, children and seniors.

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