Park Board’s Festival of Lights at VanDusen enjoys most successful year ever!

January 5 2016

Holiday lights at VanDusen Garden

An expanded Festival of Lights (FOL) at VanDusen Garden enjoyed its most successful year ever in 2015.

Almost 110,000 people visited the 31st annual FOL, about 1,000 more than in the previous year.

Lights on for two more weekends

Although FOL is now over, many of the holiday lights will remain on for two more weekends – January 8-10 and 15-17 until 8:00pm. Some extra FOL features such as Dancing Lights on Livingstone Lake will not be available.

“We’ve decided to keep the lights sparkling so that visitors can enjoy them in a more tranquil atmosphere,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung. “The Garden is a great place for dates, family outings, and to burn off a few holiday pounds!”

Regular admission

The extended light show comes without the holiday crowds and is included with regular admission price. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5.75 for seniors and youth, $4.25 for children, and $17 for families. Children two and under are free. Parking is also free.

FOL ran nightly in December 2015. A million lights decorated 15 acres – five more acres than in previous years. The Festival is one of Vancouver’s most iconic holiday experiences.

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Bloedel Conservatory artisan villages and glass art

Because of an overwhelming response to this first-ever Enchanted Nights holiday event at Bloedel Conservatory, the artisan ceramic fairy villages and glass art displays will remain on site through January for an enhanced daytime experience during regular operating hours from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Tickets are $6.50 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and youth, $3.25 for children, and $15 for families. Children three and under are free.

Final attendance figures for December's Enchanted Nights event are not yet in.

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Bloedel Conservatory and VanDusen Garden are jointly operated by the Vancouver Park Board and VanDusen Botanical Garden Association.