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

#VanKiss Mistletoe Popping up in Vancouver for the Holiday Season

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Image courtesy of VanKiss Facebook page

What would the holidays be without a little mischief under the mistletoe? Mysterious sprigs of mistletoe are starting to pop up around the city with only a #VanKiss label on their bright red post.

This fun, annual tradition first began in 2013 when a group identified only as the “#VanKiss Elves” first tweeted about the smooching stations. Since then, several hundred kisses have been photographed and posted on social media.

The mistletoe is back for the 2016 holiday season, so we’re challenging you to take a selfie with your sweetheart at one (or all) of the 2016 locations!

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#VanKiss Mistletoe Popping up in Vancouver for the Holiday Season

Get into the Christmas Spirit with Free Movies at the Vogue Theatre

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This upcoming weekend, The Vogue Theatre will be getting into the holiday spirit and will be screening two Christmas classics to help collect for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The movies will be shown on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11.

Admission to the movies is FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Vancouver Food Bank. Cash donations will also be accepted. Best of all, all ages are welcome – so it can be a family affair!

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Get into the Christmas Spirit with Free Movies at the Vogue Theatre

Grouse Mountain Light Walk Returns to the Peak of Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas atop Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain. The wet weather the past few days has helped transform the mountain into a winter wonderland. It’s a great time to dust off the old ski jacket, mittens and snow boots because like it or not – winter is here!

This weekend marks the start of Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas, which brings Santa Claus, reindeer, and outdoor skating pond and more. One highlight of the event is the dreamy Light Walk feature that is coming back for a second year to guide you on a magical adventure through the snow-covered trees.

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Grouse Mountain Light Walk Returns to the Peak of Vancouver

Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Light up the North Shore

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The Capilano Suspension Bridge is getting a dazzling makeover this Thursday, November 24, 2016 to kickstart the holiday season in style. Now in its 11th year, the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has become one of the most popular events of the season.

Hundreds of thousands of miniature lights transform the park into a sparkling winter wonderland that keep both local residents and visitors from all over the world returning, year after year. When you enter the park, it’s no surprise why!

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Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Light up the North Shore

Pucker Up! #VanKiss Mistletoe is Back in Vancouver

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Feeling more romantic than usual? It may be due to the mysterious mistletoe that has been popping up in various locations around Vancouver thanks to a anonymous artist collective group known as #VanKiss.

What started as a small effort of ten red sign posts with bushels of mistletoe hanging from them has blossomed into a local Christmas tradition. This year, there are more locations than ever to get your PDA on with around 40 sign posts being put up across Vancouver.

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Pucker Up! #VanKiss Mistletoe is Back in Vancouver

Scuba Claus is Coming to Town

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Image courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium

There’s a new red and white-coloured species being featured underwater at the Vancouver Aquarium this holiday season. Santa’s distant cousin–Scuba Claus–will be appearing for daily dives in the Canada’s Arctic gallery with the beluga whales to help get things into the Christmas spirit.

This underwater phenomenon is just one of the festive celebrations scheduled during December at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Scuba Claus is Coming to Town