Photo credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge
Now that we’ve made it through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there’s nothing left to do but admit it: Holiday season is officially here.
Over the next month, expect to see the streets, parks and even ships of Vancouver come alive with millions of multicoloured lights in celebration of the season. Here are the top five holiday light displays around town:
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden: Every year, the stately botanical garden in the heart of Vancouver is decorated with thousands of strings of coloured lights. The centrepiece is a “dancing lights” display over Livingstone Lake, a choreographed light dance set to seasonal music that illuminates every half hour. Also on hand are roving elves and food vendors serving holiday treats. Dec. 7 – Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Closed Christmas. Adult $14.25; Senior and Youth $10.50; Child $7.75.
Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge: The iconic, 137-metre suspension bridge is decked out with lights every December – forming a glittering string of pearls over the Capilano River. Walk across and step into an enchanted rainforest, bedazzled with hundreds of thousands of lights. There’s also a scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, glass blowing demos and sing-along carols. Dec. 1 – Jan. 5, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Closed Christmas. Adult $31.95; Child $12; $65 per family (2 adults and 2 kids). Continue reading:
Top 5 Holiday Light Displays in Vancouver for 2012