Vancouver’s Magical ‘Winter Lights’ Drive-Thru Returns This Winter

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An enchanting holiday drive-thru is returning this winter but with more food, fun, and festive displays to get you excited for Christmas.

This whole festive experience at PNE/Playland is perfect for a safe and entertaining experience with your family. Without having to leave your car you can enjoy nine enchanted lands filled with glowing lights and live performers. The best part is you don’t even have to take a step outside.

PNE’s Winter Lights will be on through select nights in December 2021.

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The idea of Winter Lights started last year, when major festivals could not proceed. However, this year the PNE/Playland is bringing it back with more cheer, more features and even more lights.

There will be a snow globe village, as well as multiple light tunnels, Santa street, and more to check out. Along with drive-thru fair food options, there will also be extra treats available for the trip back home.

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Dates and Prices

The event will start on December 3 and on through select dates in December 2021. Depending on the day you choose, the price per vehicle is $37 or $42.

  • $37 per vehicle on Dec 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31;
    $42 per vehicle on Dec 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26.

Tickets go on sale November 3, 2021 online.

No Car, No Problem

If you don’t have a personal vehicle to attend this magical event, you can still check it out. PNE WinterLights has partnered with TransLink to provide shuttle services that’ll drive you through..

A Reindeer Shuttle is available December 9-12 and again 16-23 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Costs varies by date between $10 – $14.


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PNE Winter Lights: A Magical Holiday Journey

Location: PNE Grounds, At Hastings Park - 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission: Price Per Car is $37 or $42 depending on the day you choose to go.

Date: Friday December 3rd, 2021 - Friday December 31st, 2021

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