Festival of Lights 2019

VanDusen Festival of Lights

COVID-19 update: Festival of Lights opening night postponed

November 24, 2020: The Festival of Lights opening night will be postponed until December 8 due to current Provincial health orders.

November 27 to December 7 ticket holders can choose to:

  • Exchange your ticket: check availability online first to ensure the date and time you want to exchange for has availability. Email info@ticketleader.ca or phone at 604-252-3700 to exchange. 
  • Receive a refund: you will automatically be refunded after November 27, no need to contact us. It may take between 10 to 14 days for the refund to appear on your credit card.

If you purchased tickets for Dec 8 to Jan 3, you do not need to contact us as your tickets remain valid.

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Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with more than one million lights decorating 10 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Reimagined for 2020, visitors will have the opportunity to take in the festival and experience the wonder of the winter season in a magical outdoor garden setting with themed areas, unique light features, and holiday music. A new one-way path will take visitors through a memorable holiday experience with ample outdoor space for attendees to physically distance from others.

VanDusen Botanical Garden staff have worked closely with Vancouver Coastal Health and the Provincial Health Officer to ensure the event can be experienced safely.

Sold out dates

Tickets are sold out for: December 11 to 13 and 18 to 23.

If the date you are interested in are sold out, please select another date and entry time. Tickets are not sold on site this year and capacity is limited

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Tickets must be purchased online in advance. There will be a limited quantity of tickets available each night for designated entry times only.

Tickets will not be sold on site to limit contact between visitors and staff.

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Hours of operation

Dates Hours
December 8 to 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​​​​​​​

Review the Festival of Lights event map (3 MB)

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Sponsorship or media inquiries

Influencer and marketing inquiries 
Taylor Shewfelt 
taylor.shewfelt@vancouver.ca 

Sponsorship and activation inquiries
Leeza Woo
leeza.woo@vancouver.ca

Media inquiries only
PB.Communications@vancouver.ca

​​​​​​​Ticketing
TicketLeader
info@ticketleader.ca or call 604-252-3700