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Metro Vancouver Christmas Lights

St. Paul’s Lights Of Hope

Photo: Sam Zhao / Flickr

About: This spectacular display will be up until Monday, January 7th, 2019, shining every day from dusk till dawn.
Cost: By donation
Time: dawn to dusk

Surrey Christmas Tree

surrey tree lighting - christmas festival market

Photo: City of Surrey

About: Surrey City Hall is decked with lights for the holiday and is home to a 60-foot Christmas tree. Both will shine bright throughout December.
Cost: Free

Vancouver Christmas Market

About: The city’s signature yuletide celebration offers its largest festivities to date. It will feature more than 80 huts of authentic German sweets, treats and treasures.
Cost: $5 – $50
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (6:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve)

Aurora Winter Festival

Aurora Winter Festival

Photo: @little_jennay / Instagram

About: The family-friendly festival will offer elements inspired by the North Pole, including mystical characters, captivating light displays, ice-skating on a frozen river, Santa’s workshop and carnival rides among other attractions.
Cost: Free – $19.99
Time: Various

Heritage Christmas

About: Stroll through Village streets in Burnaby to see wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that change colours to sound.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Glow Christmas Light Garden & Market

Glow Christmas

Photo: @glowlangley / Instagram

About: Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play with under their twinkling lights. Glow’s playgrounds and interactive features will entertain the kids for hours, while the illuminated sculptures are the perfect backdrop for selfies and holiday family photos.
Cost: Free – $71.99
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour

About: Guests will find each trolley fully-loaded with TV’s, karaoke machines and only the best Christmas carols!
Cost: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Canyon Lights

Vancouver events

Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

About: The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.
Cost: Free – $46.95
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hi-Light Festival

About: Park & Tilford is set to light up the season with the 30th annual holiday Hi-Light Festival at Park & Tilford Gardens.
Cost: By donation
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Peak Of Christmas

Peak of Christmas

Photo: @vancitywild / Instagram

About: Feel the enchantment and radiance of twinkling lights, the calm echo of the snow, the warmth of Santa’s smile as he greets you in his workshop and the joy of witnessing real reindeer.
Cost: Free – $149

Christmas at Canada Place

About: Presented by the Port of Vancouver, the public is invited to experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, a magical holiday lighting display, the Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Christmas Trees.
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. on December 31st)

Lights at Lafarge

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About: The route will take visitors through a dazzling 1.2 kilometres of festive lights with ten themed zones. This family-friendly event is free to attend and is located near the Lafarge Lake SkyTrain station.
Cost: Free
Time: Dusk – 11:00 p.m.

Dundarave Festival Of Lights

About: Over 100 Christmas trees are decorated, lit and sponsored by community groups, businesses, schools, churches and families.
Cost: Free
Time: Noon – Dusk

Bright Nights Christmas Train

Vancouver events

Photo: Bright Nights in Stanley Park / Facebook

About: This family-friendly holiday attraction features lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the 14-minute train ride.
Cost: $8 – $12
Time: Various

Yaletown Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

About: The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival will illuminate the night with lanterns, fire, singing, dancing, music, storytelling,and the gorgeous Labyrinth of Light.
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

VanDusen Festival Of Lights

Vancouver events

Photo: VanDusen Botanical Garden / Facebook

About: Soak in over one million lights at one of Vancouver’s most beloved Christmas events this holiday season. Guests can stroll through the garden and be mesmerized by lights dancing to classic, disco and soul music. Dancing Lights occur every 20 minutes at Livingstone Lake.
Cost: $12.50 – $23
Time: Various

Chalet Lights Charity

Chalet Lights Charity

Photo: Chalet Lights Charity

About: From 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily, the Chalet Lights Charity will be illuminated and 100% of both the cash and food donations go in support of the Harvest Project, Shriners Care for Kids and BC Epilepsy Society.
Cost: By donation
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Granville Island Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

About: The Winter Solstice Lantern Festival will illuminate the night with lanterns, fire, singing, dancing, music, storytelling,and the gorgeous Labyrinth of Light.
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Vancouver Christmas Tree

Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting

Photo: Jenn Chan Photography / Flickr

About: Similar to past years, there are four Christmas trees erected, with the tallest standing 76 feet tall – 16 feet taller than the massive Christmas tree in Surrey.
Cost: Free

CP Holiday Train

CP Holiday Train

Photo: @CPHolidayTrain / Twitter

About: The train will make four stops near Vancouver on December Monday, December 17th and Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Cost: Free
Time: Various

McArthurGlen Christmas

About: McArthurGlen is home to a 45 ft. tree with 3,000 ornaments and 25,000 lights. The mall will be fully decked out in festive decor, featuring 12 life-sized nutcrackers throughout December.
Cost: Free
Time: Shopping hours

Vancouver Light Dome

Vancouver Light Dome

Photo: @downtownambassadors / Instagram

About: The glowing light dome is back at Pacific Centre and that means it’s time for Instagram photos.

Notable Mentions

Richmond Centre Illuminated Display

Photo: @leannerenee / Instagram

About: The massive moose stands 20 ft. tall with 35,500 glittering lights. The giant display was designed by Studio Artefact, based out of Montreal.
Cost: Free
Time: Shopping centre hours

Fridays On Front Holiday Edition

About: Organizers are bringing the event back for one night only and it’s absolutely free! The Friday’s On Front Holiday Edition market is coming to Downtown New Westminster on Friday, December 14th, 2018.
Cost: Free
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Christmas In Kerrisdale

About: Enjoy free horse and carriage rides, Santa and roving quartets, all set in the beautifully decorated village.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Christmas at the Cannery

About: Merchants and community groups from the Steveston area will show off their creative talents by decorating their own Christmas trees, which will be on display inside the historic cannery, for a friendly competition to earn your votes!
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


About: The primary attractions of the event will be two trains: the Santa Express and the Christmas Night Train.
Cost: $10 – $35
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Harrison Hot Springs Winter Light Festival

About: Harrison Hot Springs has a new holiday touch this year with a new winter light festival called Lights on the Lake, the Christmas Tree Trail, a Cabin Style New Year’s celebration and much more.
Cost: Free
Time: Various

Source: 604Now