VanDusen Garden – Festival of Lights

Van Dusen Festival of Lights 2013 Photo by Ross G. Strachan/CC, Flickr

VanDusen Festival of Lights in 2013
Photo by Ross G. Strachan/CC, Flickr

Adapted from City of Vancouver by Nila Gopaul

Visit the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden.
There are over one million lights decorating the garden.
This year, the garden is celebrating its 30th Anniversary
of the Festival of Lights.

What to do

Dancing Lights show 

  • Schedule for modern set: 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, and 9:00pm
  • Schedule for classic set: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, and 9:30pm (December 19 – 23 only)
  • Show length: 8 minutes

Photos with Santa

  • Schedule: 5:00pm to 8:45pm from December 10 to 24
    (closed every hour from :45 to :00)

Scandinavian Gnome performances

  • Schedule: 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm, and 8:45pm
  • Show length: 15 minutes
  • Indoors

Make-A-Wish candle grotto

  • Light a wish candle
  • Donations welcome

Themed areas

  • Gingerbread Wood
  • Lantern Alley
  • Mistletoe Mischief
  • Candy Cane Lane

Shadow puppet show

  • Schedule: 5:15pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm, and 8:15pm
  • Show length: 15 minutes
  • Indoors