VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Festival of Lights

See over one million lights shine at one of Vancouver’s most beloved Christmas events this holiday season.

The Festival of Lights will take over the VanDusen Botanical Garden from Friday, December 1st – Sunday, January 7th, 2018.

You can stroll through the garden and enjoy dancing light shows, photos with Santa and so much more. Dancing Lights occur every 20 minutes at Livingstone Lake.

Back by popular demand, the Air France Carousel will take you on a Parisian musical experience around the world. All tickets include a free ride on the carousel.

Not to mention, there will be plenty of live entertainment – head over to the Festival Stage and sing along to your favourite festive classics

Other activities include:

  • Fireside Lounge
  • Make-A-Wish® – Candle Grotto
  • Make-A-Wish® – Lego Room of Joy
  • Recycled Rythms
  • Tinsel Tunes
  • Selfie Spots and Photo Ops

A delicious lineup of food trucks will also be on site for you to choose from. They include:

  • Cin City Donuts
  • Urban Wood Fired Pizza
  • Frosty’s Patio & Bar
  • Potato Tornado
  • Shaughnessy Restaurant
  • Santa’s Kitchen
  • Truffles Café
  • Truffles Pop-up Café
  • Big Dogs
  • Fireside Lounge

Tickets are on sale now, ranging from being free (kids 3 and under) to $18.10 (adults). Wanting to come with a party of 25 or more? VanDusen offers group rates to take advantage of.


VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden - 5151 Oak Street, Vancouver

Admission: Free (Children ages 3 and under), Garden (VBGA) Members ($11.43-$13.81), Children ($8.57-$10.95), Youth ($11.43-$14.05), Adult ($15.24-$18.10), Senior ($11.43-$14.05)

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (December 1 - 14); 10:00 p.m. (December 15 - 24); 9:00 p.m. (December 26 - January 7)

Date: Friday December 1st, 2017 - Sunday January 7th, 2018

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