Festival of Lights 2019

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2021

COVID-19 update

December 21, 2021: Indoor highlight locations #18 – 20, and food location #3 will be closed starting December 21, due to the new PHO order.

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Ensure that you have your proof of full vaccination ready for scanning and your physical government-issued photo ID ready at the entry.  

Take the perfect holiday Instagram picture and share it with #vandusenFOL.

Bundle up and bring the family to your favourite winter festival where the joy and magical moments of the holidays begin November 26.

Experience a magical winter wonderland with more than one million lights decorating 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden. Stroll along the lakeside, shimmering in the glow of northern lights, or wander into our lush Rose Garden – reawakened and illuminated for a spectacular winter replica through the artistry of our garden stewards. Be sure to stop by the Scottish Shelter to light a candle and donate to Make-A-Wish.

An enchanting winter garden awaits with themed areas, tasty treats, unique light features, and holiday music from November 26 to January 3.

Proof of full vaccination is required for those 12 years and older. This must be accompanied by a piece of physical, government-issued photo ID (images of ID will not be accepted). Tickets are not sold on site and must be purchased online in advance. Capacity is limited so we recommend purchasing tickets early.

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Tickets must be purchased online in advance for a designated entry time. Tickets are not sold on site. 

Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and physical government-issued photo ID. Youth aged 12 to 18 are not required to show government photo ID.

Buy tickets

 Online ticket purchases for VanDusen Festival of Lights will be directed to our third party ticketing provider, MyZone. The City of Vancouver is not liable for the security of the information shared with MyZone.

Hours of operation

Dates Hours
November 26 to December 24 4pm - 9:30pm
(last entry time 8:30pm - 9pm)
December 25 Closed
December 26 to January 3 4pm - 9:30pm
(last entry time 8:30pm - 9pm)

Event details

Location and event map

VanDusen Garden is located at 5251 Oak St at West 37th Ave. Find directions and parking information

View the Festival of Lights event map (8.7 MB) and follow the highlights in order to experience the show with our suggested route.


Read our Festival of Lights FAQ sheet (226 KB) or send us a message on social media.

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Ticketing questions

Influencer and marketing inquiries 
Taylor Shewfelt 

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Sponsorship and activation inquiries
Leeza Woo