Dundarave Festival of Lights and the Forest of Miracles in West Vancouver

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On a quiet beach in West Vancouver, a dazzling sight appears after dusk each night when hundreds of Christmas Trees are lit up in the “Forest of Miracles” on display as part of the annual Dundarave Festival of Lights.

This family-friendly display is the largest outdoor display of Christmas trees in coastal BC. Each of the trees are sponsored, lit, and decorated by community groups, businesses, schools, churches and families in order to raise funds to alleviate homelessness on the North Shore.

The trees are free and displayed for everyone to enjoy 24/7 until December 31, 2017.

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Dundarave Festival of Lights and the Forest of Miracles in West Vancouver

Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Lights Up Downtown

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If you’re looking for an event to kickstart the holiday season, look no further than the 11th annual Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting celebration happening this Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street).

This free festival is a highlight for kids of all ages and includes music, crafts, free hot chocolate and cookies. In addition, Santa will be there to help light the trees (there will be four in total)!

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Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Lights Up Downtown

Christmas in Vancouver – The Inside Edition

When the cold (or wet) of Metro Vancouver’s Christmas season gets a little too much, it might be time to head indoors for a restorative warm-up. Luckily, there are dozens of undercover festive-season happenings to check out in and around the city – so long as you know where to go.

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Christmas in Vancouver – The Inside Edition

Lights at Lafarge is the Largest Free Outdoor Light Display in the Lower Mainland

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Image courtesy of the City of Coquitlam

Just a quick trip out of the city will take you into a dazzling display of lights at the annual Lights at Lafarge installation set up by the City of Coquitlam.

Wander around the waters edge of Lafarge Lake for some fun this winter with the lights shining from November 25, 2017 until January 21, 2018. There will also be a special pre-lighting event on opening night (November 25th) to celebrate the return of the fantastic light display!

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Lights at Lafarge is the Largest Free Outdoor Light Display in the Lower Mainland

VanDusen Glow in the Garden is a Fun, Kid-Friendly Halloween Activity

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If Halloween is a little too scary for your tastes, VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver will be the place to celebrate the season without the usual chainsaws, fake blood, and costumed clowns… From October 24 – October 31, 2017 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm daily VanDusen Botanical Garden will be hosting “Glow in the Garden”, a whimsical garden adventure inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

You’re invited to take a trip through the looking glass on what will surely be an unforgettable Halloween walk in the woods at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

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VanDusen Glow in the Garden is a Fun, Kid-Friendly Halloween Activity

Look Out! There’s an Alien Invasion at the Stanley Park Ghost Train

Beware: alien invasion at the Stanley Park Ghost Train!

Each year, Halloween revellers of all ages flock to a magical corner of Stanley Park where fog enshrouds the landscape, Jack-o-Lanterns grin toothily and a much-loved train winds through the forest to an enchanting world whose theme changes annually.

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Look Out! There’s an Alien Invasion at the Stanley Park Ghost Train

All-teen cast rocks 13: The Musical, starting tonight

Cast of Bring on Tomorrow Co.’s 13: The Musical. Anita Alberto photo.

Either 13: The Musical is a phenomenal entertainment, or there’s a lot of young musical theatre talent in town—or perhaps both. Because, for the second time this year, a local theatre company is mounting the show.

Jason Robert Brown’s 13: The Musical was a hit when it opened on Broadway with an all-teenage cast in 2008. The show offers a rare opportunity for an adolescent cast to show what it can do in a laugh-and-song-filled story about the trials and tribulations of the teenage years. In July, Eternal Theatre Collective presented its version; beginning tonight (Sept. 28), Bring On Tomorrow Co. is presenting its take on the musical, featuring a cast of TV-vet teen actors and a live band.

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All-teen cast rocks 13: The Musical, starting tonight