Over a million lights will sparkle at VanDusen Festival of Lights


Vancouver’s celebrated VanDusen Botanical Garden will once again flip the switch on a stunning holiday lights display for their annual Festival of Lights.

Featuring over a million lights set up on the garden grounds, the Festival of Lights will dazzle kids and grown ups alike.

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Lighting up December 1, 2017 to January 7, 2018, the Festival of Lights will not only be a celebration for the eyes, but also a winter wonderland full of fun things to do and experience.

Every ticket includes a ride on the carousel, which evokes a true Parisian experience. There will be light shows timed to music every 20 minutes on Livingstone Lake, storytime with Santa (until December 24), a fireside lounge offering special holiday beverages, live entertainment, donation opportunities, music-making, and heaps of picture perfect selfie ops.

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There are plenty of things to eat and drink at the Festival, too, from the onsite Truffles Cafe and Shaughnessy Restaurant to pop-up vendors like Cin City Donuts and Big Dogs, and more.

Ticket sales online and in-person at VanDusen are already underway. If you’re buying at the gate, take note that ticket sales will end a half hour ahead of closing each night.

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VanDusen Festival of Lights

When: December 1 to 14 (4:30 to 9 pm); December 15 to 24 (4:30 to 10 pm); December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018 (4:40 to 9 pm)
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden –
Tickets: $8.57 to $18.10; children 3 and under are free