Christmas Glow Won’t Return To Langley; Moving To Vancouver & Abbotsford

Christmas Glow

One of Langley’s largest annual events won’t be returning this fall. Organizers have announced Christmas Glow, the world’s largest indoor Christmas festival, is moving to downtown Vancouver and Abbotsford this year.

The event will not be returning to Langley this year due to a recent ruling by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC), forcing Glow Langley to potentially shut down. According to the Agricultural Land Commission, the Glow events (Christmas and Harvest) do not meet ALC requirements for farm use.

In an email, organizers also stated that the ALC has enacted new legislation preventing Glow from appealing their decision.


Nonetheless, this won’t impact Glow’s expansion to 11 cities in Canada, the United States and Europe in 2019.

Cities include Abbotsford, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Pittsburgh (USA), Seattle (USA), and Odense (Denmark). Furthermore, two more locations will be confirmed at a later late.

One of its new homes will be inside the Harbour Convention Centre, where visitors can escape the winter elements and enjoy nearly 50,000 sq. ft. of family-friendly and festive holiday activities, while walking through the twinkle of a million lights.

Interactive activities and festive playgrounds entertain kids for hours, while adults kick back at licensed bars and enjoy seasonal beverages and live music.

Not to mention, the 2019 theme for Vancouver is “Santa’s Lost Presents”.

Visitors will “explore lighted trails and help our elves uncover Santa’s lost presents. With traditional holiday-themed illuminated structures, including Santa’s sleigh and his glowing reindeer, guests will be sure to get into the holiday spirit!”

Think that’s it for Christmas Glow?

Not even close!

Organizers are also expanding the festival to Abbotsford this year. It’ll be set up inside the Tradex, where visitors can enjoy nearly 90,000 sq. ft. of activities.

Just like the Vancouver festival has its own theme, the 2019 theme for Glow Abbotsford is “Santa’s Sleigh Adventure.”

Guests will “help Santa and his elves find his reindeer as they explore fun new ways to deliver presents using hot air balloons, planes, trains, motorcycles and more!”

Glow Vancouver will run from November 21st, 2019 to January 5th, 2020. Likewise, Glow Abbotsford will be open from December 5th, 2019 to January 4th, 2020.

Glow Christmas Tickets

To celebrate this announcement, Glow’s Season Pass promotion is available online from April 3rd – 10th for the first 1,000 people.

With a season pass, visitors will enjoy unlimited visits to Christmas Glow, flexibility and no-hassle rescheduling, along with a 56% discount on ticket prices for the whole family.

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