Where to view dazzling Christmas lights across Vancouver?
Christmas is around the corner and is considered the perfect time to view the most magical lights and beautiful decorations in and around the city. Here is a list of a few places in the lower mainland where you can witness the most dazzling and sparkling Christmas lights with your friends and family and enjoy a perfect holiday stroll!
Granville Island Festive Lights
You will be mesmerized to view one of the most elegant holiday light displays at Granville Island. Walk at the well-lit and beautifully decorated Granville Island and enjoy your evening among the twinkling lights with your loved ones. You can find a lot of restaurants and enjoy some of the delicious foods offered in various food joints. The entrance fee is free, along with complimentary parking, which will surely attract many tourists this season!
Date – November 12, 2022 – January 3, 2023
Location – Granville Island, 1661 Duranleau St., Vancouver
It is the perfect season to experience Heritage Christmas presented at Burnaby Village Museum, where you can enjoy the festive lights and the traditional Christmas & new year decorations. The museum’s venue is spread over 10 acres and packed with seasonal entertainment and activities. Entry for this event is free.
November 26-December 18, 2022
- Monday-Friday, 1-5:30 pm*
- Saturday-Sunday, 1-9 pm
- *December 5, 1-4 pm
December 19, 2022-January 2, 2023
- Daily, 1-9 pm
- Closed December 24 and 25
Location – Burnaby Village Museum
6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Do you want to experience lights at heights? Then this place is perfect for you as you will be able to see the Suspension bridge transformed into an illusion or a magical world where one can immerse themselves. The moment you lay your eyes on the beautiful view here, you won’t want to come out. Cross the bridge with end-to-end colour-changing lights with a view of the beautiful & calm illuminated Capilano river. Overall, logging into Instagram is a must to capture the beautiful scenery from this event!
Ticket Price: CAD 62.95 for adults.
Students above the age of 18 must show their Student ID to be eligible for a discounted ticket of $49.95 + tax CAD.
Date – November 19, 2022 – January 22, 2023
Timings – 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (will be closed on Christmas Day)
Location – 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC
Click here to book your tickets.
VanDusen Festival of Lights
Enjoy the magical moments this holiday season at VanDusen Botanical Garden, which is converted into a winter wonderland with more than one million dazzling and twinkling lights. Take your friends and family and stroll along the lakeside, making it perfect for the holiday mood. Take beautiful pictures at this winter garden which includes themed areas, tasty treats, unique light features, holiday music and much more!
Ticket Price: CAD 21 + tax for adults.
Book the tickets online well in advance before going to the location.
Date – November 25 to January 2, 2023 (will be closed on Christmas Day)
Timings – 4 pm-10 pm
Location- VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Surrey Tree Lighting Festival
Watch Surrey’s 60 ft Christmas tree light up the sky. Enjoy the Christmas festivities suitable for all age groups at the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival, along with food joints, food trucks, live performances, rides, choirs, DJs, dance, holiday season decorations and much more! Entry is free!
Date – November 19 onwards 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location – Surrey Civic Plaza
13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC
Experience a family-friendly outdoor Christmas festival in these beautiful well-lit gardens and landscapes, all under the roof of a million lights in the Christmas Glow Langley festival. Attractions include a kids scavenger hunt, food trucks, a holiday train ride, pictures with Santa, holiday treats and much more! Click here to book your tickets well in advance.
Ticket Price: CAD 25.19 for an adult (inclusive of service fee and tax)
Date – November 23 to December 31, 2022
Milner Village Garden Centre, 6690 216 St, Langley City
Glow Maple Ridge
When we talk about the holiday season, Maple Ridge is no less magical. You can enjoy an evening in Memorial Peace Park and the Maple Ridge Town Centre this festive season. You can view beautiful glowing streets with sparkling decorations, a twinkling tunnel, and a fabulous Christmas tree, making it a perfect backdrop for your pictures. No entry fees!
Click here to find the highlights.
Date – November 26, 2022 – January 6, 2023
Location – Memorial Peace Park, 11930 224 St, Maple Ridge
So, what are you waiting for? Take your family and friends for a perfect festive season stroll and immerse yourself in the dazzling and twinkling lights of Christmas festivities. Don’t forget to dress warm and take pictures in these Instagram-worthy locations!
Please note that it is always advisable to buy the tickets online beforehand as they may be unavailable at the venue. Keep checking the websites of these venues for updated dates and timings of the events. If you have a vehicle, check for parking facilities, as in some locations, parking may be sparse, so you may be encouraged to take public transport.*
The information has been gathered as accurately as possible at the time of writing, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please check the official website and digital channels.
Source: Granville Island Christmas Lights Burnaby Village Museum Heritage Christmas Capilano Suspension Bridge Tickets VanDusen Festival of Lights Tickets Surrey Tree Lighting Festival Glow Gardens Glow Maple Ridge