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december, 2017

01dec4:30 pm06feb(feb 6)9:00 pmFestival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens

VanDusen Festival of Lights


Event Details

This is a evening great adventure with kids. Huge parts of the gardens are lit up  (1 million lights in fact) in a dazzling display. There are the “dancing lights” on the central pond, a carousel, sweet treats, real food, and hot chocolate on offer, as well as a lovely Santa in his living room.

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens website

Event Highlights include:


What else brings on more holiday cheer than a ride on a carousel amidst a beautifully lit setting. From grandkids to grandparents, it’s family fun for everyone.

Dancing lights
Be mesmerized by lights dancing to classic, disco and soul music sets on Livingstone Lake, every 20 minutes.

Santa’s Place

Families, kids, and couples alike can take photos with Santa in the Visitor Centre halls until December 24. This is now a free experience included with entry.

Vancouver Puppet Theatre (December 26 to January 7)
Meet the puppets in the glasshouse at this interactive musical puppet show with singing, clapping, music, and laughter!

Festival stage
Sing along to your favourite festive classics! Enjoy warm holiday beverages while listening to singers, choirs, bands and entertainers inside the Visitor Centre halls. This area is now fully licensed. Xmas Factor A holiday singing contest will be held by Studio Cloud 30 from December 11 to 14. Learn more and apply .

Fireside Lounge
Gather around the fire pits and warm up with a specialty holiday beverage in this new outdoor licensed area.

Make-A-Wish® – Candle Grotto
Make a donation to our charity partner, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and make a wish while you light a candle to fill this picturesque grotto.

Recycled rhythms
Let your kids have some fun making music with recycled instruments.

Tinsel tunes
Play the piano and sing along to holiday tunes in the garden.

Selfie spots and photo ops
Look out for frames, sets, and other selfie spots throughout the show and make sure to share with #VanDusenFOL


December 1 (Friday) 4:30 pm - February 6 (Tuesday) 9:00 pm


VanDusen Gardens

5251 Oak Street at West 37th Avenue

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