The dark winter nights are about to get a lot brighter as Metro Vancouver lights up for the Holiday season. The city’s brightest and most festive displays are opening soon to the public, here’s a list of light displays to enjoy the twinkle of the Holiday Season: (note many are closed Christmas Day)
Sparkle Brighter at McArthur Glen Vancouver November 16 5pm – 8pm
McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Vancouver flips the switch to kick off their winter wonderland, towering Christmas tree, life-size Nutcracker, Letter to Santa workshop and entertainment. Free Admission
Lumiere Festival November 17 to 27, 2022 4pm-8pm with show at 4:30pm various venues
Follow Lumière throughout Downtown Vancouver, West End, Yaletown and Gastown, and discover 55+ artists and performers, illuminated Dream beacons, pop-up performances, workshops and demonstrations, as well as illuminated neighborhood parades throughout the course of the festival. Free Admission
Lights of Hope at St Paul’s Hospital Opening November 17th with performances by St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church Choir and Sarabande, from the Vancouver Bach Family of Choirs.
St Paul’s Lights of Hope, on Burrard Street, in the West End helping to raise much needed funds for the hospital. Stroll past, enjoy the lights, donate to Lights of Hope, Sponsor a Star, or purchase a Hope at Home Star. Where there is light, there is hope. Free Admission
Canyon Lights Winter Festival at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park runs November 19, 2022 to January 22, 2020 11am-9pm.
Hundreds of thousands of lights spread throughout the Park, the bridge, Treetops Adventures, the mesmerizing “Arc de Lumina” light tunnel, amongst the tallest Christmas Trees bring holiday spendor to the nature of the park. – All-day Adult park admission is $62.50, or $24.95 or $34.95 for children or youth respectively; includes the holiday activities, crafts and entertainment begin at 4pm each day.
Lights by the Lake November 19, 2022 to January 8, 2023 Daily from Dusk to 11pm
Follow the enchanting 2km long holiday displays along the Harrison lakefront promenade with the weeping Christmas trees and old fashioned lamp standards gracing the village square Plaza. Custom built light displays highlight local wildlife and the elusive Sasquatch – Free Admission
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden run November 25, 2022 to January 2, 2023 gates open 4pm-10pm (closed Christmas Day). Experience a magical winter wonderland with more than one million lights decorating 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden. Stroll along the lakeside and get in the holiday spirit with the return of Dancing Lights, wander through the romantic Rose Garden, and be sure to stop by the Scottish Shelter to light a candle and donate to Make-A-Wish. – Adult Admission $21, Children $11
Heritage Christmas presented by Concord Pacific at Burnaby Village Museum – Opens 1pm, until 5:30 or 9pm (depending on dates) November 26, 2022 until January 2, 2023
Wander the Heritage Burnaby Village museum’s 10 acre venue and take in all the seasonal entertainment, demonstrations and activities. Search for clues in a bird-themed scavenger hunt including a menagerie of adorned larger-than life Eco-sculptures, create children’s crafts, listen to wandering carollers, ride the classic Carousel. – Free Admission to Village + add-on Carousel Rides $2.65
Lights at Lafarge – runs November 26, 2022 to late January 2023
Metro Vancouver’s largest free Christmas light display, Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge kicks off November 26th from 5 – 8 p.m. at Town Centre Park, stroll the 1.2km trail illuminated with hundreds of thousands of lights, enjoy food vendors, arts activities, live entertainment and performances just steps from Lafarge Lake – Douglas Skytrain Station – Free Admission
Bright Nights in Stanley Park– Opens 4pm to 10pm from December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023
The 25th Anniversary of Bright Nights makes a change as the vintage train will remain in the station and not roll out this season but millions of lights continue to twinkle throughout the plaza. Food vendors will offer a selection of comfort food like churros, pretzels, popcorn and hot chocolate to enjoy as you stroll around the plaza taking a selfie with a firefighter, visit Santa’s workshop and enjoy the live entertainment. Admission to Bright Nights is by donation benefiting the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.
Christmas at Canada Place – From December 2, 2022 to January 2, 2023
Port Metro Vancouver’s annual Christmas at Canada Place invites visitors to experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, Canada’s North light display including “Chrismoose,” our 15-foot tall moose light sculpture, the iconic Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Trees at this free, family-friendly event. Free Admission 8am – 11pm daily
Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting – December 2, 2022 6pm downtown Vancouver Art Gallery
Presented by Amacon the 16th Annual Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration join host Fred Lee as the city’s tree comes to light with entertainment and free admission and hot chocolate
PNE Winter Fair: December 14 – 23, 2022 4:30pm to 10:30pm daily
Vancouver newest Holiday highlight, features nightly Christmas-themed concert series, an indoor skating rink, holiday theatre shows,, a winter market, tasty food and beverages, and a sparkling walk-thru WinterLights display! Adult Admission $15 – Holiday Night Concerts additional fee
Chanukah in the City – December 18th 5pm downtown Vancouver Art Gallery
Join the Jewish Community for the Year of Hakhel and celebrate the 8 Days of the Chanukah Festival Of Lights with lighting of the Silber Family Agam Menorah, Canada’s tallest. Free