During December, VanDusen Botanical Garden is decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights for the Festival of Lights. Enjoy the twinkling lights and light show, take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane, hear the sweet sounds of carolling, and get in to the spirit of the season. There is so much to see and do at the VanDusen Festival of Lights. Have a look at some of the highlights:
Dancing lights: Be mesmerized by lights dancing to classic, disco, and soul music sets on Livingstone Lake, every 20 minutes.
Santa’s Lodge: 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. Santa will be on-site from 4:30pm to 6pm and 7pm to 8:30pm every night. This area is licensed. Choirs, singers, and bands will be performing on select nights. Check back for the full entertainment schedule.
Fireside Lounge: Gather around the fire pits and warm up. There’s fondue nearby to enjoy.
Make-A-Wish® – Candle Grotto: Make a donation to 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
This is an incredibly popular event, so it is advisable to buy tickets in advance. All admission tickets include 1 FREE ride on the carousel.
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden:
When: November 30, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (except December 25 when the Garden is closed)
Time: 4:00pm – 9:30pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Address: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver (on the north west corner of 37th Ave)
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.