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Vandusen 2018 Festival of Lights
December 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - January 6, 2019 @ 9:00 pm PST
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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Suitable for ages 2+ and children 36” and taller. Parents are not permitted to hold babies on the carousel. Other safety restrictions may apply.
Be mesmerized by lights dancing to classic, disco, and soul music sets on Livingstone Lake, every 20 minutes.
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.
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.
Let your kids have some fun making music with recycled instruments.
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
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