It’s the one-month countdown to Christmas, and Metro Vancouver is lighting up for the season, as people and places put up holiday light displays all around. Most of the bright and festive displays are now open or opening soon. Here’s a few of the illuminating ways to bring some twinkle to your Holiday Season:
(visit individual attractions websites for COVID-19 protocols and ticket details, where applicable)
Lumière Vancouver – While not designed as a Holiday event, Lumière Vancouver is on now to brighten our spirits in these dark (and wet) nights. In its 8th year, the brilliant series of interactive light displays illuminate outdoor locations in Vancouver’s West End, Downtown and Granville Island.
Nightly until November 30, 2021 (with some installations in place until February 2022) – Free
Lights of Hope at St Paul’s Hospital – The downtown tradition, St Paul’s Lights of Hope, lights up the West End helping to raise funds for the St Paul’s Hospital Foundation and the thousands of fellow British Columbians who make use of the hospital throughout the year.
Nightly on Burrard Street – Free Admission but donations encouraged
Christmas Glow Langley – This year, Glow Langley invites you to “A Fairytale Christmas“: a magical world surrounded by our beloved fairytale characters. Take a family-friendly, socially distanced, leisurely 20-minute drive-thru an illuminated wonderland that brings winter dreams to life.
Daily until January 1, 2022 – Admission: Weekdays $34.99 / car (max 8), Weekends $39.99
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – Canyon Lights are back to light up the park. New for this year, the world-famous bridge will be lit, end to end, with a multi-colour changing display. The “Arc de Lumina” light tunnel wraps its way along a portion of Cliffwalk, as you walk amongst the eight tallest Christmas trees in the world surrounded by the Treetops Adventure.
Daily until January 23rd, 2022 (closed December 25th) – Timed Admission Tickets: Adults $54.99
Lights at Lafarge – Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge, returns to Town Centre Park, with lights turning on slowly throughout the season. Modified to meet provincial health orders and public safety, this year’s Lights at Lafarge winter lights display create two walking loops around the Park.
Illuminated nightly until Jan. 31, 2022 – Free
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden – The Garden’s million+ lights turn the botanical gardens into twinkling winter wonderland. Strolling along the lakeside, shimmering in the glow of northern lights, or wander into the Rose Garden – reawakened and illuminated in spectacular winter brilliance making this one of the city’s most popular Christmas Light displays.
November 26, 2021 to January 3, 2022 – Timed Admission Tickets: $17.50
Bright Nights, Stanley Park Christmas Train – For a 24th year, Bright Nights train will once again be sounding its whistle and chugging through the sparkling magically-lit forest of Stanley Park this year. Kids of all ages will be singing along to their favourite carols as they take in the whimsical displays along their ride.
November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022 – Timed Admission Tickets: $7.50 – $15.30
Heritage Christmas presented by Concord Pacific at Burnaby Village Museum – Wander the village and take in all of the seasonal entertainment and activities. Take part in an animal-themed scavenger hunt including a menagerie of adorned Eco-sculptures like salmon, herons and Hawks. Enjoy a meal or treat at the Ice Cream Parlor or take a ride on the restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel.
Open November 27th 2022 until January 3rd, 2022 Gate Admission is Free.
*Carousel rides $2.65 each. Advanced reservations are not required.
PNE Winter Lights – Load your family into the sleigh for a magical holiday drive-through journey around Hastings Park! Sip your a hot cocoa, sing-along to the carols, and enjoy a safe and entertaining experience from the warmth of your car, as you drive-through nine enchanted lands filled with glowing lights, special characters and festive performers along the way.
Select nights throughout December 2021 – Timed Admission Tickets: $37-$42 / car (max 8)
Lumagica Surrey – Making its Canadian debut this year at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Surrey, BC. Lumagica Surrey is a 1km light walk through diverse lands to capture and believe in the spirit of the Holidays. Stroll through a light tunnel to Gingerbread Lane, leading to the magical North Pole Village. Soak up the magical atmosphere with interactive displays, animation, photo opportunities and surprises galore for all ages.
December 3 – 30, 2021 4pm – 10 pm (closed December 25th) – Timed Admission Tickets: Adults $22
Christmas at Canada Place – Port Metro Vancouver presents the annual Christmas at Canada Place holiday event, a family-friendly, outdoor experience featuring the historic Woodward’s Windows and Avenue of Christmas Trees, delicious holiday recipes, a special holiday-themed Sails of Light display, Canada’s North light display and more. While you’re there, take in the Christmas fun at Fly Over Canada*.
Christmas at Canada Place December 3, 2021 until January 2, 2022 8am – 10pm daily – Free Admission
*Fly Over Canada requires additional ticketed admission.
Lights on the Lake – Harrison Hot Springs Village’s Lights by the Lake are temporarily delayed due to the recent storms and flooding. Hopefully by December 4th the Village will light up the lakeside to bring the Holiday spirit back to the promenade. Stroll along the glow of Christmas lights and charming winter window paintings. Each business has decorated has decorated their store front with Holiday cheer, Christmas trees and old fashioned lamps grace the village square.
Nightly (pending opening) – Free