Grab a cup of hot chocolate and explore beautiful VanDusen Botanical Garden during the 32nd annual Festival of Lights (FOL), Vancouver’s premier and longest running holiday event.
More than 15 acres of the Garden will be decorated with one million lights. The event includes the Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, roving Scandinavian gnomes, music, tasty treats and drinks, Santa, and new this year, a holiday carousel. A ride on the carousel is included in every event admission.
Garden visitors can also experience the romance of Paris right here in Vancouver! Stop by the Eiffel Tower to take a selfie under the dazzling lights and share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #JardinsDeParis for a chance to win two economy tickets to Paris, courtesy of Air France and YVR.
There is also a photo contest this year. Visitors can use #VanDusenFOL and post event photos on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win prizes, including a one-year membership to VanDusen Garden.
Share to win!
Tag #VanDusenFOL for your chance to win one of 4 great prizes including:
A 1 year membership to VanDusen Botanical Garden
Afternoon Tea for Two at Truffles Café
$100 gift certificate to Shaughnessy Restaurant
VanDusen Festival of Lights Toque
FOL runs nightly between December 1 and January 2 and is closed December 25. More information can be found at vancouver.ca/VanDusenFOL.
December 1, 2016 to January 2, 2017 4:30pm – 9:00pm
December 16 to 23 OPEN LATE 4:30pm – 10:00pm
Closed Dec 25
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)
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)
Family (2 adults + 2 children 18 and under): $40.00 (incl. $1.71 GST + $4 service charge)
Children under 3: Free
Located at 5251 Oak Street in the heart of Vancouver, getting to VanDusen Botanical Garden is easy.
Make use of sustainable transportation options: walk, bike, or take public transit.
Parking is free – but limited – with electric vehicle charging stations available.
VanDusen Botanical Garden, located in the heart of Vancouver, spans across 55 acres with more than 7,500 unique species and varieties of plants arranged in 50 distinct collections. The Garden is jointly operated by the Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Botanical Garden Association.
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