VanDusen Garden Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden

Experience the Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Garden open from December 1 to 31. This year we’ve expanded the show and added 5 new acres to Vancouver’s premier holiday event!

Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas and enjoy the Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, the gnome performance and the Vancouver Public Library's Tales for a Winter's Night.

Have photos taken with Santa, savour holiday treats, and delight in much more!

Enjoy 2 events for the price of 1

All Festival of Lights tickets include free entry to Enchanted Nights at Bloedel.

Opening hours

  • December 1 – 17, 24, 26 – 31: 4:30 to 9:00pm 
  • Open late December 18 – 23: 4:30 to 10:00pm 

Festival of Lights is closed on December 25.

See regular hours for VanDusen Garden and services during the Festival

Buy tickets online now

Buy early and skip the line-ups. Service charges apply.

Buy tickets now on Tickets Tonight

Ticket includes entry to Enchanted Nights at Bloedel.

Plan your visit

Tickets and prices


Food and beverage

Washrooms, weather, and accessibility

You can also get Festival Lights details by calling our recorded information line at 604-257-8335.

Getting to the Festival of Lights

Location and hours

VanDusen Garden is located at 5251 Oak St and open daily. Find directions, parking information, and opening hours.

Enchanted Nights at Bloedel Conservatory

A miniature world of artisan fairy and sprite villages with lights, holiday , and entertainment amongst the dome’s tropical plants and exotic birds. Free entry with tickets for VanDusen Festival of Lights.

Event sponsors

Last modified: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:45:36