Celebrate the holiday season at the top of Vancouver with Holiday Heights at Bloedel
December 8 2016
“The Holiday Heights ferris wheel will give residents and visitors spectacular and unique views of Queen Elizabeth Park, Bloedel, the city and mountains on the North Shore … at 152 metres above sea level,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung.
Experience a winter wonderland in Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park and celebrate the holiday season with a ride on a Ferris wheel at the highest point in the city!
Holiday Heights at Bloedel runs every evening 4:00 to 9:00pm between December 9 and January 2 except December 25. The new event includes festive lights by MK Illumination (the same agency behind Luna the Lumiere Whale in Morton Park), music, a holiday scavenger hunt, 200 free-flying birds, and 500 exotic plants and flowers, including poinsettias. A ride on the ferris wheel, located on the plaza outside Bloedel Conservatory, is included with admission.
Spectacular views from Ferris Wheel
“The Holiday Heights Ferris wheel will give residents and visitors spectacular and unique views of Queen Elizabeth Park, Bloedel, the city and mountains on the North Shore … at 152 metres above sea level,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung.
Bloedel Conservatory and the Dancing Waters fountain on the plaza will also be lit up throughout the run of Holiday Heights.
VanDusen Festival of Lights
While in the neighbourhood, check out Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver’s premier and longest running holiday event.
More than 15 acres of the garden will be decorated with one million lights. The event includes the Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, roving Scandinavian gnomes, music, tasty treats and drinks Santa and, new this year, a holiday carousel. A ride on the carousel is included in every event admission.
Festival of Lights runs nightly between December 1 and January 2 and is closed December 25. Festival of Lights visitors will receive a free ticket to Holiday Heights at exit points in the garden.
The garden and Bloedel are both jointly operated by the Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Botanical Garden Association.