The Festival of Lights is an extremely popular event, so it’s advisable to buy tickets in advance.
You can buy them online through Tickets Tonight (service charge will apply) or in person at the Garden Shop at VanDusen Garden as of 1 November.
Snacks and meals
There is both light fare and full meals available at VanDusen Botanical Garden during the Festival of Lights.
- Dinner is served every night at the Shaughnessy Restaurant during the Festival of Lights. Reservations are recommended
- Dr. Waffle serves both sweet and savoury waffles, real apple cider and Thomas Haas Hot Chocolate – cash only
- Hot dogs, smokies, popcorn, chicken fingers, turnovers and sweet treats including hot and cold drinks are served at both Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen (next to Santa’s Living Room) and Shaughnessy’s Patio – cash only
- Dr. Waffle’s Gourmet Hot Chocolate bar – cash only
Call the Garden Shop at VanDusen Botanical Garden for more information.
In the event of heavy snow storms or extraordinary weather, the Festival of Lights may be closed. Call the Garden Shop to confirm that the Festival of Lights is open if you are not sure.