Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Dec. 29, 2017

Roll your post-holiday cheese and cookie-filled self on out to enjoy the last weekend of the year! There are a lot of chill things to do during the day with family, as well as opportunities to wear that glitzy garb and champagne yourself rosy until until the first hours of 2018.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: Dec. 29, 2017

Lumiere to Illuminate West End’s Public Spaces Starting December 3

Luna the Lumiere Whale

Luna the Lumiere Whale

This December, experience Lumiere… an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, driven by community and connection.

Lighting up Vancouver’s iconic West End, Morton Park and Jim Deva Plaza will come alive with a series of light art installations, performances and community building initiatives. Continue reading:
Lumiere to Illuminate West End’s Public Spaces Starting December 3

Top Holiday Light Displays in Vancouver, 2015 Edition

Photo credit: janheuninck | Flickr

Photo credit: janheuninck | Flickr

There’s snow on the mountains, Christmas music is blaring in every mall and Starbucks has brought out its bright red cups: It’s officially holiday season in Vancouver.

That also means that the city’s streets, trees, parks and buildings are once again aglow with millions of twinkling Christmas lights. Here’s a peek at the can’t-miss holiday light displays in Vancouver this season.

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden: Vancouver’s 55-acre botanical garden is the setting for this elegant display, with millions of twinkling lights strung on trees above a central reflecting pond. Also enjoy gnome performances, photos with Santa and more. Dec. 1-Dec. 31; adults $16, youth 13-18 $12, kids 3-12 $9. Note: Tickets include free admission to Enchanted Nights at the nearby Bloedel Conservatory.  Continue reading:
Top Holiday Light Displays in Vancouver, 2015 Edition

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Merry Christmas!  Start planning the weekend after your Christmas get-togethers… read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver from Boxing Day Friday to Sunday!

Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre and Tickets Tonight are closed for the holidays on December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Coquitlam Light Display

The City of Coquitlam is proud to present the largest free seasonal light display in Metro Vancouver! Now in it’s 4th year, the display takes 5 weeks to construct from from start to finish. Visit the light displays at Coquitlam City Hall, Spirit Square, Lafarge Lake and the Inspiration Garden. In addition to the light display, there will be caroling events through December and on Monday, December 22 at 7pm join in helping to form the largest group signing of Jingle Bells (the first 100 people there will receive free jingle bells)!

Top 5 Holiday Light Displays in Vancouver for 2012

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 GardenEvery 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 BridgeThe 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