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The PNE will transform into a sparkling holiday wonderland for 'WinterLights'

The tickets are now on sale for this illuminated holiday experience
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Holiday light display at WinterLights in Vancouver. Photo: Pacific National Exhibition.

Are you ready to get your merry on?

The Pacific National Exhibition will be transformed into a glistening winter wonderland this holiday season with a magical, family-friendly drive-through experience called WinterLights - A Magical Journey to Santa. 

Guests may enjoy the elaborate displays from the warmth of their car as they travel along a 2-kilometre route. They'll journey through nine enchanted lands filled with glowing lights in their mission to discover Santa, with special characters and festive performers to help them along your way.

"The Merry & Bright Forest will be lit up in dazzling colours with the musical sounds of your favourite Christmas songs so you can join in on the CAROL-oke," explains the PNE.  "In Polar North, you’ll feel the chill of the iceberg cave, igloos, polar bears, seals and penguins. The Teddy Bear Brigade will bring Dreamland to life along with a magical Pegasus and Unicorn."

After that, guests will discover a staggering 50-foot purple Christmas tree that leads them to Santa and his dancing elves in Candy Cane Lane.

WinterLights will also adhere to full social distancing protocols developed in consultation with Vancouver Coastal Health, and offering guidelines for a safe experience. 

Guidelines for a Safe Experience

  1. Purchase tickets online, in advance.
  2. To comply with provincial health guidelines, please only travel to the event with your family/household unit, and remain in your vehicle.
  3. Enter the PNE site at Gate 9 (east side of Playland/Empire Fields), off Bridgeway Street.
  4. Your ticket will be scanned through your window by a TicketLeader staff member. Please remain in your vehicle.
  5. After ticket confirmation, proceed as directed to the queue and through each of the nine enchanted lands.
  6. There will be opportunities to stop to make food truck purchases at the end of the route.
  7. Please don’t gather on site. Proceed to the exit and enjoy your food in a safe manner.
    *Remember to wash or sanitize your hands first before eating.

PNE WinterLights--A Magical Journey to Santa

When: Dec. 11 – 13 and 17 – 23 from 4 to 10 p.m.
Where: 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Cost: For carloads of 4 or less: $39 / For carloads of 5 or more: $49

For more information, visit here.