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2017 VanDusen Festival of Lights

December 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - January 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2017

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden from December 1st to January 7th.

Get swept away on a Parisian musical experience as the ride gently spins you around the world at VanDusen Festival of Lights. Snap, share, and tag your photos on the ride on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, using the hashtag #AFxParisCarousel, for a chance to win two tickets to Paris, courtesy of Air France and YVR.

All tickets include a free ride on the carousel. (Suitable for ages 2 years and older and children 91 cm, or 36 inches, and taller. Parents are not permitted to hold babies on the carousel. Other safety restrictions may apply).

Read the contest rules and regulations 

Dancing lights

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

Storytime with Santa

Families, kids and couples alike can listen to holiday stories and take a selfie with Santa in the glasshouse until December 24. This is now a free experience included with entry!

Festival stage

Sing along to your favourite festive classics! Enjoy warm holiday beverages while listening to singers, choirs, bands and entertainers inside the Visitor Centre halls. This area is now fully licensed. Xmas Factor singing contest will be held by Studio Cloud 30 from December 11 to 14. Learn more and apply .

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.

Make-A-Wish® – Lego Room of Joy

In the Visitor Centre, learn about the Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon, get a glow star with a minimum $5 donation and enjoy the Lego display!

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

Buy #VanDusenFOL Tickets online.

Festival of Lights Tickets are valid for 1 evening only. 

Adult: $18.50
(incl. $0.76 GST + $2.50 service charge)

Senior (65 and older) : $14.25
(incl. $0.57 GST + $2.25 service charge)

VanDusen Members (must show membership card @ Gate) : $14.25 
(incl. $0.57 GST + $2.25 service charge)

Youth (13 – 18): $14.25
(incl. $0.57 GST + $2.25 service charge)

Child (4 – 12): $11.00
(incl. $0.43 GST + $2 service charge)

Children 3 and under: Free

We also recommend, and literally just around the corner, Bloedel Conservatory’s Holiday Heights 2017 – Arctic Oasis. Take a look!

Bloedel Holiday Heights 2017 - Arctic Oasis logo









December 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
January 7 @ 9:00 pm
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VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street (at W. 37th)
Vancouver,BCV6M 4H1Canada
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(604) 257-8335