Mark your Calendar! VanDusen Gardens Festival of Lights is almost here!


‘Tis the season to get outside and enjoy those twinkling lights currently blooming across the Lower Mainland! Once again VanDusen Botanical Gardens is lighting up the night with a fantastic display of twinkling lights sure to warm your heart, even on the coldest day!

The Festival of Lights is back! Opening this Friday December 9th, and running until January 2nd, excluding Christmas Day, this light show is not one to miss. Yes, I said show! On top of the numerous, skillfully decorated light displays, VanDusen puts on one heck of a light show! Accompanied by music, the Dancing Lights come alive on Livingstone lake on the hour and half hour, every evening! They create a can’t miss Christmas experience that sure to become a tradition for you and yours.

Whether your just there for an evening stroll with your honey, or if you brought the whole family out to see the lights, there’s something for everyone! Santa will be on scene, making sure his elves have got all of those lights working perfectly. He’ll be making appearances in his living room at 530, 630, 730 & 830pm every night until Christmas! The Sparkling spruce is back in centre court! A huge hit with my kids last year! They loved pushing the buttons and causing the tree to illuminate in vibrant colour! Make-a-wish will be lighting candles, the choir will be singing, and of course there will be delectable goodies to tempt and tease you! Don’t forget to bring your coin purse! Many of the food stands only accept cash.

We’ll be making a full evening out of our adventure this Friday! It is my Mother-in-laws birthday, and the garden is the perfect place to celebrate it! While we’re there we plan on checking out Truffles Cafe, who opened their doors for the first time this week! They are VanDusen Gardens first casual dinning option, and I am very excited to check out their full menu! We had the pleasure of enjoying some of their tantalizing appi’s this past summer at the grand opening of Zimsculpt. My husband is still talking about them. They were that good!

I hope to see you there!

 The Deets:

Open December 9th- January 2nd from 430-9pm. Tickets are available in advance at the Garden Shop or online. You can also purchase them on the evening, at the gate.

Adult (19-64): $13.50 Senior (65+): $10.00 Youth (13-18): $10.00 Child (3-12): $7.50 Family (2 adults & their children under 19):$31.00 

VanDusen Members: $10.75 VanDusen Family Member (2 adults & their children under 19): $26

Children under age 2 are free!


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