VanDusen Festival of Lights is brightening up this year’s unusual holiday season in Vancouver!
2020 hasn’t been anything like what any of us were expecting it to be, and many holiday events have been cancelled this year. Fortunately, VanDusen Festival of Lights will still be going ahead this winter despite being postponed due to the recently announced provincial health orders. Each year, Festival of Lights transforms 10 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden into a magical winter wonderland with over 1 million lights twinkling into the night, and this year’s reimagined version will run from December 8, 2020 to January 3, 2021.
The event organizers have been working closely with local health authorities to offer a safe holiday experience for all. In particular, the 2020 edition of Festival of Lights will consist of a new one-way path with plenty of space so that attendees can keep a healthy distance from one another. The entrance to the festival is at Gate 2 (at the west end of the parking lot) and visitors will exit through the Visitor Centre. Of course, just like in previous years, the garden will feature enchanting light displays and holiday music for you to enjoy as you wander through.
Tickets are available for purchase online only, and there is a maximum of 6 people per household group. The price before tax is $14 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and youth (13–18), and $8 for children (4–12; children 3 years old and younger enter free with a reserved ticket). The festival’s hours of operation are from 4 pm to 9:30 pm, however you must enter at your designated time and the route is estimated to take 45 minutes.
A visit to the VanDusen Festival of Lights is guaranteed to brighten up your holidays.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
[Featured Image Source: Instagram / VanDusen Botanical Garden]