Explore a colourful forest with ever-changing lights at this FREE Metro Vancouver festival


Light Festival at Bear Creek Park
Photo: City of Surrey

While there are a number of breathtaking places to see light displays during the holiday season, not all of them free.

At Van Dusen, for example, visitors will pay up to $20 at the gate to enjoy the Festival of Lights. The Light Festival at Bear Creek Park, however, is completely free and offers thousands of sparkling lights and illuminated trees.

Not only will visitors have the opportunity to stroll through an ever changing display of illuminated colours in the tall trees and shrubbery, but they will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of fun, seasonal activities.

The Light Festival starts on Sunday, November 4th and runs until Saturday, November 10th.

Light Festival Schedule 

Sunday, November 4th

On the first night, guests will have the chance to enjoy a range of activities that are fun for the whole family including:

  • Activity Zone,
  • Food Trucks,
  • Roving Performers
  • and much more!

Tuesday, November 6th

Guests can enjoy Diwali-inspired music, food and performers. In addition, guests may construct collaborative lanterns with mentoring artists Roxanne Charles and Debbie Westergaard Tuepah at nearby Surrey Art Gallery from 4 to 5pm. Afterward, they may take their lanterns with them on a stroll.

Saturday, November 10

On the final night, guests may enjoy a range of family fun activities including:

  •  Kid’s Zone,
  • Food Trucks,
  • Roving Performers,
  • and much more!

The other nights will just offer quiet nights will the dazzling displays and sparkling lights throughout the garden.

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Light Festival at Bear Creek Park

Date: November 4th to November 10th

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Bear Creek Park – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey

Find out more information here.