VanDusen Festival of Lights

Dec. 1, 2018 to Jan. 6, 2019

By The City of Vancouver

Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Address:

5251 Oak Street
at West 37th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6M 4H1

Hours of operation

Dates Hours
December 1 to December 20 4:30pm – 9pm
December 21 to 24 4:30pm – 10pm
December 25 Closed
December 26 to January 1 4:30pm – 10pm
January 2 to 6 4:30pm – 9pm

Prices from December 1 to 20 and from December 27 to January 6

Age Online price At the gate
Adult
19 – 64 years
$18.50 $20
Senior
65 years and up
$14.25 $15.50
Youth
13 – 18 years
$14.25 $15.50
Child
4 – 12 years
$11 $12
Garden (VBGA) members
With valid card
$14.25 $15.50

Prices from December 21 to 26

Age Online price At the gate
Adult
19 – 64 years
$21.25 $23
Senior
65 years and up
$16.50 $17.75
Youth
13 – 18 years
$16.50 $17.75
Child
4 – 12 years
$12.50 $13.75
Garden (VBGA) members
With valid card
$16.50 $17.75
  • Free for children ages 3 and under
  • Parties of 25 adults or more can receive a group discount
  • Listed prices include GST and/or Tickets Tonight service fees
  • Coupons, discount offers, and admission vouchers are valid for regular daytime garden admission, but not for special events including VanDusen Festival of Lights. These include the Tourism Challenge Privilege Pass, Vancouver Inspiration Pass, Leisure Access Pass, and Entertainment Book coupons, Viator vouchers, and VanPass vouchers
  • VBGA member rates are available online only for those with current memberships
  • Hard copy tickets are priced at gate admission rates and are available for purchase from admissions at VanDusen Botanical Garden during regular day time garden hours. They are valid for any event night except from December 21 to 26. Tickets for December 21 to 26 are only available online and at the gate on event nights, space permitting.

Festival Highlights

Carousel

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.

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 Cabin

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

To buy tickets and for more info, go to http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/festival-of-lights.aspx

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