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Vandusen 2018 Festival of Lights

December 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - January 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm PST

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2018

Experience a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden from December 1 to January 6 for the Vandusen 2018 Festival of Lights.


What else brings on more holiday cheer than a ride on a carousel amidst a beautifully lit setting. From grandkids to grandparents, it’s family fun for everyone.

All tickets include a free ride on the carousel.

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please note Suitable for ages 2+ and children 36” and taller. Parents are not permitted to hold babies on the carousel. Other safety restrictions may apply.

Dancing lights

Be mesmerized by lights dancing to classic, disco, and soul music sets on Livingstone Lake, every 20 minutes.

Santa’s Place

Families, kids, and couples alike can take photos with Santa in the Visitor Centre halls until December 24. This is now a free experience included with entry.

Fireside Lounge

Gather around the fire pits and warm up with a specialty holiday beverage in this new outdoor licensed area.

Make-A-Wish® – Candle Grotto

Make a donation to our charity partner, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and make a wish while you light a candle to fill this picturesque grotto.

Recycled rhythms

Let your kids have some fun making music with recycled instruments.

Tinsel tunes

Play the piano and sing along to holiday tunes in the garden.

Selfie spots and photo ops

Look out for frames, sets, and other selfie spots throughout the show and make sure to share with #VanDusenFOL

View a map of all the highlights, vendors, and amenities  (1.1 MB)

While visiting, don’t miss Bloedel Conservatory’s Holiday Heights 2018, open from December 14 to January 6. VanDusen 2018 Festival of Lights and Bloedel Conservatory are closer than you think. You can visit both attractions in the same day and enjoy a scenic walk (18 minutes), bike (8 minutes), or bus ride via W 33rd Ave (18 minutes) in between. See map here: https://goo.gl/maps/xoFRUm4kHhx


December 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm PST
January 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm PST
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VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street (at W. 37th)
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1 Canada
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(604) 257-8335
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