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!
All Festival of Lights tickets include free entry to Enchanted Nights at Bloedel.
Festival of Lights is closed on December 25.
Buy tickets online now
Buy early and skip the line-ups. Service charges apply.
Ticket includes entry to Enchanted Nights at Bloedel.
Festival of Lights tickets make a great stocking-stuffer for friends, family, co-workers, and clients.
We recommend you buy tickets online using the above link to avoid line-ups.
You may also buy tickets in person at the VanDusen Visitor Centre in November from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and in December from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Or you can buy tickets at the at the gate on the night of your visit.
Prices include tax.
|Adult (19 – 64 years)||$16.00|
|Senior (65 years and over)||$12.00|
|Youth (13 – 18 years)||$12.00|
|Child (3 – 12 years)||$9.00|
|Child (2 years and under)||Free|
|Family (2 adults and their children 18 and younger)||$36.00|
|Adult group rate (10 or more)||$13.00 per person|
|Senior group rate (10 or more)||$11.00 per person|
|Garden members (with valid card)||$13.00|
|Family with garden membership (with valid card; 2 adults and their children 18 and younger)||$31.00|
This year at the Festival of Lights, enjoy these highlights:
Marvel at Vancouver’s most unique light show programmed to modern and classic festive tunes.
Families, kids and couples alike can take photos with Santa indoors beside Shaughnessy Restaurant.
Don’t miss the hilarious singing and dancing duo, Svend & Jens, performing every hour inside the Visitor Centre halls.
Experience the romance of Paris right here in Vancouver. Stop by Eiffel Tower to take a selfie under the dazzling lights and share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #JardinsDeParis for a chance to win two tickets to Paris, courtesy of Air France and YVR.
Families are invited to join the Vancouver Public Library for themed storytelling inside the glass house.
Take in a performance from the famous Bach Choir inside the Visitor Centre halls.
Enjoy a special one-time only performance from the Thunderbird Choir inside the Visitor Centre halls.
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.
Check out the lego display created by the Vancouver Lego Club inside the Visitor Centre and get your Make-A-Wish glow star necklace for a minimum $5 donation.
Stop by the deck beside Shaughnessy Restaurant to see our electric toy train.
Let your kids have some fun making music with recycled instruments.
Change the lights with your hands at this brand new interactive light display.
Look out for frames, sets, and other selfie spots throughout the show and make sure to share with #VanDusenFOL
Full-service washrooms are located in the Visitor Centre.
Portable toilets are outside the garden entrance and inside the garden.
If there is heavy snow or extreme weather, the Festival of Lights may close. To check our updated hours, phone 604-257-8463.
Most paths are paved and fully accessible for wheelchairs. The Heather Garden, Black Garden, and Gingko Garden are not fully accessible.
The garden does not rent or loan wheelchairs during the Festival of Lights.
Dogs and pets are not permitted into the garden, except for certified guide dogs.
You can also get Festival Lights details by calling our recorded information line at 604-257-8335.
VanDusen Garden is located at 5251 Oak St and open daily. Find directions, parking information, and opening hours.
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.
Last modified: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:45:36