Where to see the best Christmas lights displays around Vancouver (MAP)

Nov 1 2021, 5:00 pm

From subtle and sophisticated to sensational and completely over the top, Christmas lights are starting to go up around Vancouver, and Daily Hive wants to help you find the best lights, displays and events around the city!

You can add any homes or businesses where you see twinkling holiday displays to help people around the region get into the holiday spirit.

We have also put together a list of the best holiday events around the city.

Events List


Vancouver Christmas Market

When: November 13 to December 24
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Time: Nov 13 – 18: open 4 pm to 9:30 pm, Nov 19 – Dec 23: open 11:30 am to 9:30 pm, Dec 24: open 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Tickets: Online

VanDusen Festival of Lights

When: November 26, 2021, to January 3, 2022
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online only, $17.50 for adults

Bright Nights 2021 at Stanley Park

When: November 26, 2021, to January 2, 2022
Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver
Tickets: Tickets available online, $13 for train tickets and Christmas train tickets available on Ticketleader, from $6-$12

PNE WinterLights Drive-Thru

When: December 3 to 5, 9 to 12, 16 to 23, and 26 to 31, 2021 — 4:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: The Pacific National Exhibition — 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online, starting at $42

Deck the Halls in South Granville

When: Now until early January 2022
Where: South Granville Street from the Granville Bridge to 16th Ave.
Cost: Free

Tinseltown Christmas pop-up bar

When: Now until December 31, 2021
Time: Seatings available from 1 pm to 9 pm
Where: 904 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $17, purchase online

Christmas with Chor Leoni

When: December 17, 18 and 20, 2021
Time: Various times
Where: St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church – 1022 Nelson St, Vancouver
Tickets: $20-$50 plus fees, purchase online


When: December 11 and 12, 2021
Time: 12 to 8 pm (Saturday), 12 to 6 pm (Sunday)
Where: Yew Street at West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano, Vancouver
Cost: Free

Big Elf Run

When: December 11, 2021
Time: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park — 3301 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Registration: Online

FlyOver Canada – Soar With Santa

When: December 9, 2021, to January 3, 2022 (Closed on December 25)
Time: Various times
Where: 999 Canada Place, Canada, Vancouver, BC
Tickets: Available on-site or online. Booking online beforehand is advised.

Robson Square Ice Rink

When: Daily from Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm, Holiday hours vary.
Where: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver (Robson Street and Howe Street)
Cost: Free for all ages if you bring your own skates. (Skate rentals are $5, and rentals end 30 minutes before closing time.)

North Vancouver

Skate Plaza at The Shipyards

When: Daily until the end of season
Time: 1 to 8 pm
Where: The Shipyards Commons, North Vancouver
Admission: Free, skate rentals are available at a cost of $7 (quantities are limited)

NS Craft Market

When: December 10 and 11, 2021
Time: 12 – 10 pm
Where: Wildeye Brewing, 1385 Main Street, North Vancouver
Cost: Free

Canyon Lights

When: November 20, 2021, to January 23, 2022
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: TBA

Photos and Visits with Santa at Capilano Mall

When: Now until December 24, 2021
Bookings: Walk-ins on the day, or book an appointment online ahead of time
Where: Capilano Mall’s Grand Court – 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Price: Starting at $19.99

Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas

When: Now until January 3, 2022
Time: Various times
Where: Grouse Mountain – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Complimentary with an annual Locals or Snow Pass, a Mountain Admission Ticket, or a special family ticket rate of $109 for two adults and two children.

Port Moody

The Holiday Festival at the Museum

When: December 1 to 24, 2021
Where: Port Moody Station Museum – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
Time: 12 pm to 9 pm daily, closed at 6 pm on December 24
Tickets: Admission by donation


Christmas Glow in Langley Drive Through

When: November 23, 2021, to January 1, 2022
Where: Darvonda Nurseries – 6690 216 Street, Langley
Time: TBD
Tickets: $29.99 per vehicle


Cougar Creek’s Xmas of Chaos

When: December 3 – 23, 2021
Time: Various options between 6-10 pm
Where: 12530 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC
Tickets: Online

North Vancouver house on Chalet Place with Christmas lights (Michael Iwasaka)

North Vancouver house on Chalet Place with Christmas lights (Michael Iwasaka)

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