Experience VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights (Free Ticket Giveaway!)


Experience VanDusen Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open from December 1 to January 2. This year we’ve expanded the show and all tickets include a free ride on our new carousel! Stroll with friends and family through interactive themed areas, enjoy the famous Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, look for roving Scandinavian gnomes and reindeer in the garden, light a candle at the Make-A-Wish candle grotto, take a photo with Santa, enjoy tasty treats and much more!

Opening Hours:
December 1 to January 2 : 4:30pm – 9:00pm
Open late December 16 to 23: 4:30pm – 10:00pm
VanDusen Festival of Lights is closed December 25



Dancing Lights on Livingstone Lake – Marvel at Vancouver’s most unique light show programmed to modern and classic festive tunes.

NEW! Carousel – What else can bring on more holiday cheer than a ride on a carousel amidst a beautifully lit setting. From grandkids to grandparents, it’s family fun for everyone. All tickets include a free ride on the carousel. (Suitable for ages 2+ and children 36” and taller)

Photos with Santa – December 1 to 24 from 5pm to 9pm | Families, kids and couples alike can take photos with Santa indoors beside Shaughnessy Restaurant

Photo options:
Two 5” x 7” framed photos and one emailed photo for $15+tax
Three 5” x 7” framed photos and one emailed photo for $20+tax


Live Entertainment:

Look for roving Scandinavian Gnomes or Reindeer throughout the show!
December 16 and 17 – VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir will be performing in the Visitor Centre.

VPL Tales of a Winter’s Night:

Families are invited to join the Vancouver Public Library for themed storytelling inside the glass house.

Jardins de Paris:

Experience the romance of Paris right here in Vancouver. Stop by Eiffel Tower to take a selfie under the dazzling lights and share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #JardinsDeParis for a chance to win two tickets to Paris, courtesy of Air France and YVR.

Make-A-Wish Candle Grotto:

Make a donation to our charity partner, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and make a wish while you light a candle to fill this picturesque grotto.


Sound House:

Let your kids have some fun making music with recycled instruments.

Selfie spots and photo ops:
Look out for frames, sets, and other selfie spots throughout the show and make sure to share with #VanDusenFOL.

Food and Beverage:

  • Cin City Donuts
  • Community Pizzeria
  • Frosty’s Patio & Bar
  • Italian Roasted Chestnuts
  • Potato Tornado
  • Shaughnessy Restaurant
  • Santa’s Kitchen
  • Truffles Café
  • Truffles Pop-up Café
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387 Responses to Experience VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

  1. Sherry wolf

    We’ve enjoyed the van duesen several times over the years, but only in the summer, while visiting the city. We can’t wait to see it in winter!

    • Rosalie

      Looks delightful! Excited to see you now have a carousel.

    • lin

      Came here from Seattle and it was such a beautiful garden during Christmas. It was so peaceful with so many pretty lights during this time of the year. It was a great experience for us.

      • Joyce T

        Thank goodness that my family is going to visit Vancouver for the first time in Dec. Vancouver is an international grade tourist city. We can’t wait to see the VanDusen Garden which appears on every tour book we can put our hands on!

    • JacB

      Yes please, beautiful place.

  2. Amy

    Looking forward to another great season!

  3. Jane Graham

    Love going to this every year! It’s fantastic!

  4. Laura

    Visiting the Vandusen Gardens has been on my list of things to do but I haven’t gone yet. Winning tickets would be a wonderful way to get me motivated to go. It looks absolutely gorgeous and I have only heard the most wonderful things about the gardens.

  5. Grace

    Looks so merry and such a great time. Never been and would love to go!

  6. Gillian Meyer

    Every year on my birthday in July, my wish is to go to Van Dusen for the day and every year, at Christmas I want to see the Festival of Lights with my family so bad but it never happens. Winning tickets would be absolutely wonderful. It is such a magical place, especially at Christmas.

  7. Cora

    I’d love to go to this! Pick me please!

  8. Bonnie

    So colourful and festive.

  9. Alynne

    I have heard so many great things about this event! I would love to attend this year.

  10. evo

    always wanted to see this

  11. Rachel

    This is one of my favourite Christmas traditions. Just this week I while I dropped off my son for his practise at Hamber, I could see the lights and it made me happy on a dark rainy night!

  12. Trista

    I’ve never had the chance to enjoy the Vandusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights! I have a friend coming in from overseas for Christmas and would love to share this experience with him!

  13. Wendy

    Looks absolutely gorgeous. Can’t wait to see it!

  14. Diana McCutcheon

    Our must see experience of the season.

  15. Janet

    Huge thank-toys to the team who make Van Dusen Festival of Lights a magical experience for children and adults, enjoyed immensely last Christmas with my adult children, and 6 grandchildren, from Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Vancouver and Abbotsford!

    • Janet


  16. Wow can’t wait to visit with my family and friends…love it

  17. Mariana

    Would love to go!

  18. Josephine

    Van Dusen always has a special place in our hearts as it’s where we got married. This sounds extra magical, and it would be wonderful to bring our little girl there for it!

  19. Sheila

    Haven’t been to this event in years – would love to see it again!

  20. Susan Shyluk

    A beautiful to experience the garden in it’s slumber.

  21. Alicia

    Looking forward to this event with my family.

  22. Dema

    So fun!!!

  23. Julie Ferguson

    It’s always a joy to be transported to a twinkling, magical wonderland at Van Dusen!

  24. Jason

    We will be on holidays from Queensland Australia and our ?‍?‍?‍?will be having our first ever white Christmas in bc this year. Would love to visit the Festival of Lights whilst in Vancouver.

  25. Miranda

    It’s so beautiful! I love Christmas lights! :) I would love to go!

  26. cathy

    So beautiful and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit!

  27. Jackie

    Love it there!

  28. Linda

    ~ Wow! Looks amazing! …. hoping this will be the year I will experience it.

  29. Natalie

    I remember singing in my elementary school choir at the Festival of Lights. It was so much fun but so cold standing outside; thank goodness for the hot chocolate! Would love to get an opportunity to go again!

  30. peony

    love to win the tickets and go with my family.

  31. Patti

    I’ve never been , and would love , love these tickets

  32. Donna

    We so enjoyed our first time last Christmas! This year my Mom has moved here from Ontario and we would love to take her. She just loves all the Christmas lights! Thank you for the opportunity. :-)

  33. Hmic

    I haven’t been to this event since the world’s most awkward date, years ago! It’s not your fault, Van Dusen. You were lovely.

  34. Lavinia Lemnaru

    Cannot wait to share the magic with my kids there once again!

  35. Susanna

    I’ve never visited but am looking forward to taking my 2 year old this year ;)

  36. Archana Aggarwal

    Have not been to see the gardens at Xmas in ages, would love to check it out!

  37. Stefani

    Every year I wait for the magical xmas.
    I can’t wait to see the lights on Van Dusen. And it would be more magical if I get the tickets. ?

  38. Lisa

    Would love to take my family to this. Looks beautiful. Thank you.

  39. Martha

    Love it! Can’t wait!!!

  40. Nelson

    Looks good

  41. Shiela Reyes

    I hope this year is my chance to visit this place, I am turning 4 years here in Canada but never been there. I want to experience this highlights and lighten up my world, and share how great living in Vancouver especially Christmas season. Hope to see you this Christmas VanDusen Botanical Garden ??

  42. Natalie

    Pretty! I’ve never been!

  43. Marni Sutherland

    I would love to take my parents to this beautiful park at ?

  44. Sheryl

    Love Van Dusen garden! Would love to see all the Christmas lights!

  45. Kaye


  46. Stephanie

    It is a magical and wonderful event! I hope to be able to take it in this year and enjoy the new additions.

  47. Laurel

    I had my first date with my husband at the Festival of Lights, 6 years ago. We would love to experience the magic again!

  48. John S.

    Thanks for the chance. would like to visit the gardens this year

  49. Susan

    We would absolutely love to go to this! Sounds like the perfect place to spend the holidays as a family.

  50. Jill K

    What a magical winter wonderland

  51. Lisa

    Going to see the lights has been a longstanding Christmas tradition for my family!

  52. Dee K

    My favorite place to visit every season..especially during Christmas time.

  53. AmberL

    I’ve never been to see the lights at VanDusen. Would love to take the family. My little ones would love it!

  54. Alexandra

    I love this place. Is absolutely magical and makes me feel like a kid again :)

  55. Bonnie Bowen

    VanDusen Gardens is a magical place for the whole family to enjoy! The best and most beautiful place I have seen yet. I would love to see it this year with the new events. Thanks for making Vancouver more beautiful.

  56. Helena

    I would love to see the beautiful colors on a cold crisp night

  57. Jin

    It is extraordinary magical moment as you walk in to the garden. You can only see it in winter time. Secret Garden

  58. Gabrielle

    I moved to Vancouver in june and I am soooo excited to spend the holiday season here. I would L.O.V.E to win a pair of tickets to see your beautiful garden.

  59. Melissa

    Just moved to the city looking forward to Christmas out here.

  60. Ashley Cochrane

    This is our first Christmas out in Vancouver (we’re from Ontario) and can’t wait to get into the holiday spirit! :D

  61. Arnold Juan

    Nothing comes close to getting you in the holiday spirit than VanDusen’s Festival of Lights. #familytradition

  62. My birthday is Christmas Day and I love anything sparkley ❤…always have! Have gone and found it spellbinding with all the spatkle/lights. And I have taken a number of pictures but would love to go again, of course with my camera!! ? Looks like a lot of new events/things to see, too!! So very much a beautiful tradition in Vancouver . Thanks VanDusen ?

  63. christophe

    Me me me!

  64. Anna Murray

    The hi-light of the season. Wouldn’t miss it!

  65. Jenna

    I’ve never been to this event. I’d love to take my family and go to it!

  66. Kim Natsuhara

    Looks amazing!

  67. SC

    Can’t wait to take my family there! They’re visiting Vancouver for the first time, this year.

  68. Jessica

    Great Christmas Display!

    • lin

      After a long drive from Seattle to the garden a few years ago, it was definitely worth it. Had a great time walking around the garden with all the beautiful lights around us.

  69. Deb

    Can’t wait to see the lights this year!

  70. Praveena

    Never visited this place. Would love to go.

  71. Jean

    What a wonderful prize!!

  72. Derek

    It’s a great celebration of the holiday season!

  73. Annette

    I’d love to visit the gardens!

  74. Michelle

    Would love to win, thank you. :)

  75. Elaine

    An annual family favourite!

  76. Sharon

    A magical place to visit. Would love to go again this year!

  77. We love visiting the gardens for the light festivals! Truly a magical experience.

  78. Rybo

    Wow! This looks amazing !! The lights really lights up the Christmas vibe ! I’d really love to win the pair of tickets !

  79. Katherine

    I love the garden that time of year. It’s really festive and helps to kick start the holiday season!

  80. Watsa

    This will be my first Christmas in Vancouver! Looking forward to visiting the garden with the free tickets of course! ;)

  81. Joyce

    I’ve never been and would love to go!

  82. Margaret

    Would love to see the Xmas lights!

  83. Jessica

    Please, Please, Please!

    I absolutely love the van duesen gardens and have never had the chance to see it during Christmas.

    This would be amazing! I would love to have my family portraits taken here :)

  84. brandon forsyth

    sounds amazing

  85. Joseph

    The gardens were spectacular the last timer I went. Haven’t been back in a few years.

  86. Erin Mitchell

    I haven’t been in years, it would be so exciting to take my son ?

  87. Samriddhi Joshi

    I moved to Vancouver a month back. There is still a lot that I haven’t seen. Would love to go to the Festival of Lights!!! :D

  88. Karla

    Haven’t been to VanDusen during the Christmas season, looking forward to a visit!

  89. Sherie

    Would love to do this to get me in the holiday spirit!

  90. Harmindar Singh

    I have never been to VanDusen….I would like to go there….

  91. June Park

    It is going to be an amazing gift for my daughter’s first Christmas!

  92. Emi

    Truly enjoyed Glow in the Garden for Halloween.

    This will be my first Christmas in Vancouver! Looking forward to visiting seeing the beautiful the Christmas lights.

  93. Jamilla

    That sounds amazing! I would love to go!!

  94. Jackie

    What a wonderful place to bring our friends who are new to Canada and to Christmas!

  95. Renata

    Always beautiful!

  96. Laurel

    I would love a free ticket, me and my family go every year!

  97. Christie M

    I love Van Dusen at Christmas, its so pretty!

  98. Sarah

    Pick me!!! I’d love to go to this show!

  99. Fiona

    I would love to see the twinkly lights and feel ever so Chrstmassy

  100. Rebecca

    I would love to go again! It’s been three years…

  101. Bridget Clifford

    Van Dusen Gardens is one of my favourite places. Festival of Lights is something I look forward to every year.

  102. Eileen

    I’d love to go!

  103. Judy Warner

    Would love to take my parents for their first Christmas in Canada !

  104. Kate

    I would be very grateful for the opportunity to share this experience with my wonderful granddaughter. To see the delight on her face and the joy in her eyes as she explores VanDusen’s Festival of Lights would be a huge thrill for me. Many thanks to everyone who works so hard to create this magical spectacle every year!

  105. Linda

    Looks like a beautiful festive event. Happy holidays.

  106. Lee-Ann Dittrich

    Would love to go!! Have never been before!

  107. Jen

    I’d love the chance to take my family! Looks like a festive event!

  108. Michele Girling

    I Love Vandusen Gardens at Christmas time!

  109. Mandy

    Would love to go

  110. Patricia brine

    I will be visiting Vancouver at Christmas ( from the maritimes) and would really enjoy seeing the beautiful lights !!!! Looks amazing!!!!

  111. Kelly Chan

    It’s my first Christmas in Canada!! Looking forward to enjoy in Vandusen garden, looks gorgeous!

  112. Gitte

    I would love to see this!

  113. Elise

    Looks amazing! We will definitely go :))

  114. Kate Burns

    How magical does this look…Our family is visiting family in Vancouver in December from Queensland Australia…so looking forward to experiencing our first white Christmas and escaping the hot summer here

  115. Laura

    First time in Vanouver this Winter, would be great!

  116. Kym Soh

    This looks like a great event! Looking forward to it!

  117. Liezl

    ?? can’t wait to see it!

  118. Daina

    Love Van Dusen lights!! It’s a holiday staple in Vancity!!!

  119. Sandra T

    I love seeing these lights every year with my family! :)

  120. Chantel

    Looks great!

  121. Tram

    Amazing and beautiful displays and would love to go see this!

  122. Olivia Macatbag

    My family would surely love to witness this magical event!Merry Christmas indeed!

  123. Nina

    Looks amazing! I have never been and would love to visit with my family.

  124. Thien

    Beautiful display of lights!

  125. It’s pure magical to see the Christmas lights in a beautiful garden in Holiday.

  126. Christy Qualin

    This looks like a wonderful new family tradition! Hope we win!

  127. Abrianna Aguilar

    So excited to go visit Vancouver Canada. Never been there before!! This is a Birthday I will never forget

  128. barbara

    Looks amazing! Beautiful lights

  129. Sonia Virdi

    Such beautiful lights! Would love to see them this year :)

  130. Whitney

    Just moved to Vancouver and I’ve been telling my friends we must go check this out! Looks amazing :)

  131. Gaylene

    This would be a magical experience!!! This would be a fabulous event for my family ♡

  132. Valerie

    Would love to take my daughter and husband. Looks amazing.

  133. Alimama

    Never been to the Festival of Lights and it’s look awesome! Can’t wait to try it.

  134. Amanda Asturias

    I have lived here for over 5 years and have been dying to go to this event every year but have never gotten to go! I would absolutely love to take my son this year!!

  135. Sean McCaughey

    I’ve never seen the lights before but I’m looking forward to seeing them this year. Happy Holidays everyone?

  136. Shannon Gona

    Was a bit disappointed by the Halloween display – would love to see how spectacular this display is!

  137. Dixie Walls

    The Vandusen Botanical Gardens Festival-of-Lights has been a family tradition for many years. We take someone new with us every year and have never been disappointed.

  138. Shahee lakhani

    Love it

  139. Juliana

    Enjoyed this last year! Would love to go again!!

  140. Barb W

    My son would love this event!

  141. Nikki B

    Definitely need to make a trip there this year! Please pick me!

  142. Mary Yu

    Would love to win

  143. Alice C

    I have never been to this event and would love to with my husband this year.

  144. Bona

    wow looks so nice! nvr been to this hopefully can go this yr!

  145. Christina Ho

    It’s a Christmas tradition, Van Dusen Garden is a must visit. Share the experience.

  146. Lilian

    I’d love to go!!

  147. Mel

    This would make me and my two daughters magical Christmas. ?❤️

  148. Selina Sullivan

    I have never been, would love the chance to take my mom!

  149. Ryan W

    I enjoy going here every Xmas with my family

  150. Corine

    I went to the Vandusen garden 3 years ago with my then-boyfriend and we had a lovely time, would love to go again with him this time now as my husband!! :)

  151. Shannon

    Would love to go to this!!

  152. LMS

    I’ve never been and neither has my girlfriend so I’d take her for sure.

  153. Carly

    Vandusen is always a family favourite!

  154. Amy

    My brother and sister in law are coming back to visit during the holidays, I would love to give them tickets to see this!

  155. Victoria Jones

    This sounds amazing

  156. Aggie Chan

    I have experienced the magic some years ago. Now that we have a two year old, we certainly would love to bring her and let her be enchanted!

  157. Looks amazing! We are moving over from New Zealand and would love to go!

  158. K Wong

    Went last year for the first time. The light show is amazing!

  159. Angela

    I would love to win!

  160. Johnny P.

    I want to win!

  161. Kim

    I would love to see this! It sounds amazing!! ?

  162. Meena

    I would love to take my children to vandusen gardens Festival of Lights. The carousel sounds like a great addition.

  163. Carrie

    I would love to go!!

  164. Erica

    I would love to see the Jardins de Paris

  165. Kay

    Would be my first time!

  166. Lindy

    I haven’t been to any of these Christmas lights in vancouver , I would love too see it this year ?

  167. Cara

    We go see the lights every year. My kids just love it. Would love to win tickets.

  168. Rebecca

    Can’t wait to visit for the first time this year while visiting Vancouver for the first time!

  169. Jen

    Such a great event – thanks for the opportunity to win!

  170. M. Massoud

    Pooh, would love to win this prize! Being new to Vancouver it would be an amazing event YO see what happens here in the winter months. The pix look beautiful. I can hardly wait to go…one way or another my hubby and I will have to work it into the budget ? Loving yr tweeter feed and blog! Merry merry Christmas ?????❤️

  171. Rebecca

    Love the addition of the carousel!

  172. Deepa Bhargava

    It looks magical.cant wait to give my kids this magical experience.love the pics

  173. Caitlin

    Can’t wait!

  174. Chiara

    First time for me here..can’t wait to see the magic of Christmas!!

  175. Renelle

    I would love to win for my kids. We’ve never been to Vandusen Garden. It would be a fun family day of we win.

  176. Steve

    Looking forward to going! Thanks for posting about this.

  177. Jacqueline

    Looking forward to seeing the lights!

  178. Janet Bruce

    Thank you for the opportunity to WiN this will be my Grandson 2 nd Christmas what a JoY it would be to bring him here !

  179. Michelle

    Would love to go!

  180. sue

    Would really enjoy going!

  181. Christine

    With a potential out of Province move in the New Year, then what better way to say ‘au devoir’ to this beautiful place with an annual pilgrimage to Van Dusen. Some special memories to take away for sure

  182. Erin McGarrigle

    Looks so beautiful! We have never gone before so we would love to take our kids this year.

  183. Brock Barabash

    This is such an amazing time of year to see the gardens. Would love to have a visit!

  184. Shameem

    Over 1 million lights!! Can’t wait to see!

  185. Sal

    Would love to see the gardens all lit up. One of my favorite places in Vancouver.

  186. Brock Barabash

    The highlight of the season. I am very much looking forward to see the Festival of Lights.

  187. Cat

    This would be a wonderful birthday present for my person! He loves Christmas lights and has never been! :)

  188. juliet

    Never been and would love to go.

  189. patricia


  190. Himani

    This seems amazing, like a storybook come to life. I’d love to go enjoy everything and spend the day with my family.

  191. Kineret

    Can’t wait to see this Festival!!!!

  192. Linda

    This is one of the most magical experiences of the holiday season. I went last year and loved it…even in the rain.

  193. Eva

    I’d love to see this!

  194. Brenda

    I would love to go!

  195. Fareen

    It’s a magical place

  196. Melanie

    These pictures look absolutely beautiful, would love to see what they look like in person :)

  197. Kelly B

    Would love to go this year! I’ve actually never been.

  198. Rachel

    Beautiful! Would love to visit this year :)

  199. Holly

    Would love to finally check this out this Christmas!

  200. Lana

    It is such a romantic place!!!

  201. Kaleena

    Ive always wanted to see the VanDusen Botanical Garden its been on my bucket list forever? especially at christmas it’s like a winter wonderland dream come true!

  202. Heidi Clarkson

    A family tradition!

  203. Mona

    Would love to finally visit this beautiful place:)

  204. Miranda Gilmore

    We have never been, my 4 yr old would love to see all the glowing lights. Merry Christmas and thanks

  205. Tyson Zehner

    How I would love to take my amazing gf on a romantic date there! That would be a memorable night.

  206. Tyson

    How I would love to take my amazing gf on a romantic date there! That would be a memorable night.

  207. Chris

    Looking forward to this year’s Festival of Lights – haven’t been in a couple of years!

  208. James Inglis

    Wow, Christmas is coming fast

  209. Wynne

    I’ve never seen the Christmas lights and would love to go with free tickets!

  210. Diane

    This would be an amazing holiday highlight..

  211. would love to visit with my family.

  212. Julia

    Share an evening with the ones you love at the Festival of Lights at Van Dusen and start a tradition that reminds you each year to slow down and enjoy the magic of the season.

  213. Renee

    Our family loves this event! A beautiful experience! Thanks for the chance to win tickets. :-)

  214. Nick Massoud

    Looks amazing would love to take my wife S it is our first winter in the city!

  215. Rachel

    I absolutely loved the Halloween decor this year and can’t wait to return for the holidays!

  216. Christopher reddy

    I want the tickets ?

  217. Vanessa

    Potential first time attender….for a lifetime to remember xo

  218. Marie-Hélène Julien

    I didn’t get the chance to go last year. I would really love to experience it this Christmas!

  219. Parisa

    Love visiting VanDusen Garden every year on different occasion. They always put together a magical event.

  220. Michelle

    We love Vandusen Gardens Festival of Lights. It’s so beautiful and magical there. A fabulous event for all ages. ??

  221. Amman Hirji

    Magical … ❄️

  222. Marie Cris

    I will not miss it this year for sure?

  223. María


  224. Janet

    Would love to go to Van Dusen gardens!!

  225. Daniel

    Would love to go. Good luck everyone!

  226. Tracy

    I’ve never been before, but it looks amazing! Would love to get the chance to go!

  227. Tara

    Oh! Haven’t seen this yet. Would love to go. Looks beautiful.

  228. Denise MacNeill

    I would love to visit it looks magical!!

  229. Michelle

    It look like so much fun!! We would love to go.

  230. Charleen

    Ahhhh, it is a sight to behold! Absolutely stunning!

  231. Nancy

    Van Dusen makes the holidays even more merrier.

  232. Leanne

    Can’t wait!! So much fun!

  233. Helene

    Visiting Van Dusen gardens at Christmas time to see the beautiful light displays is part of our Christmas traditions. It would be wonderful to win these tickets.

  234. Shaun

    This is amazing!! What a great Christmas gift and treat this would make.

  235. Deb

    A great way to keep my promise to my daughter and make things more “Christmasy” this year!

  236. Lindsey

    We’d love to go while on vacation over New Years!

  237. Stephanie

    I heard it is very pretty. I have not been yet and would love to go this year.

  238. Sarah

    Would love to go!

  239. Rachel

    My 18-month old son’s eyes would light if he saw this! I’ve heard wonderful things about VanDusen’s Festival of Lights!!!

  240. Shannon

    This looks amazing!

  241. maria

    Never been, would love to go!

  242. Hannah

    Me please!

  243. This looks so incredibly beautiful <3

  244. Teresa

    I have lived in Vancouver all of my life and never been, maybe this would help get us in the Christmas spirit

  245. Cindy Smith

    Sounds like fun!

  246. Jacklyn

    We look forward to seeing the lights and getting into the Christmas mood.

  247. Sherry

    The light display is always wonderful.

  248. Linda

    So beautiful, would love to share it with my husband!

  249. Glenda Beaulieu

    Have never had the chance to visit during Festival of Lights! Good luck to everyone!

  250. Charlene

    Such a magical place, would love to go again!

  251. Michelle

    I have never been, though my boyfriend and I say we will go every year. Hopefully the is the year!

  252. Edwin Naidu

    Haven’t been here in 10 yrs. Looks amazinh

  253. Erika McDiarmid

    Absolutely love this place especially at Christmas. Feels like a fairytale ❄️

  254. Kylie

    Would like to bring my family and see it! Thanks.

  255. Jennifer

    I’d love to attend, the lights are gorgeous!

  256. Tina

    Would love to go and experience the magic.

  257. Melissa

    We haven’t been to visit the Botanical garden, but we have always wanted to. It looks amazing and it would be so lovely to make some Christmas memories with the family this year!

  258. Lisa Yuen

    Bring on Christmas Spirit!!!

  259. Lisa Gottloeber

    Never been here before, would love to take my 3 years old to see the Christmas Lights!

  260. Stephanie

    I’ve never been before and would love to go!

  261. Bayan

    Always fun at Christmas time! Would live the tickets.

  262. Linda

    Van Dusen is the best, best, best garden in Vancouver. I love it during the holidays.

  263. Esther L.

    I have been once 10+ years ago with my boyfriend (now husband), and would love to take my 3 year old to the gardens for this magical experience!

  264. David Chuy

    I would love to win the tickets and experience the beauty of your light displays.

  265. David Chuy

    I would like to win the tickets to see your whole Christmas display

  266. Laura Candy

    It looks so beautiful, I have been to the gardens in 25 years.
    I did a photo shoot there. It’s so pretty at night.
    Happy ? Holiday to all. 2016

  267. Wendy

    Would love to see this with my favourite person :)

  268. Rebecca

    Thanks for the chance to win. Would be such a highlight this holiday season to check out.

  269. Shafiyah

    This garden is absolutely beautiful, would love to see it with Christmas lights and theme. I would take my boyfriend and make a date out of this ! So nice!

  270. terri moore

    Sounds like a blast. We love Christmas lights. Would love to visit.

  271. Randy

    Would love to go to this!

  272. Elaine

    Would love to visit this!

  273. Kaoru

    Love to go since my husband and I are both working over the holiday and never been.

  274. Mabel

    Oh I really want to go there again. Love those Christmas lights. And more to play with Carousel. Nice.

  275. Ritu

    Enjoy the little miracles life has to offer:)

  276. Jessica

    It’s just me and my husband (without family) here in Vancouver. Would love to go see this during the holiday season, thanks!

  277. Muzammel Aamer

    Look forward to enjoying the Christmas Lights.

  278. Muzammel


  279. Lorraine Irvine-Roberts

    We would love to visit the Christmas lights. We have started a new Christmas tradition with our daughter. Coming to Vancouver either the week before or week after depending on work to see some Christmas activities. So far we have done Christmas at Canada Place and the Christmas train at Stanley Park.

  280. Ella

    Look forward to it!!!

  281. Jess L

    So.pretty! Would love to go!

  282. Fay

    Awesome, really wanna see it.

  283. Olivia

    I would really love to check this out with my family

  284. Michael Santos

    Glad the Van Dusen Garden is bringing Christmas cheer to Vancouver!

  285. Meg M

    Love everything Christmas!

  286. Theresa Tang

    My family’s favourite holiday event and the best lights in the city!

  287. Gloria wu

    Wish to come visit this year

  288. melissa w.

    Love this annual event! Great place to get into the spirit of Christmas!

  289. Emil

    Always love the lights they are so beautiful

  290. Andrea

    Christmas wish

  291. Nicole

    I just arrive in Vancouver and i would love to enjoy this experience! Vancouver is amazing!!!

  292. Mei M.

    Visiting the VanDusen Botanical Garden will definitely be on the list for our visit to Vancouver next month. Thank you for sharing the info!

  293. Zivile

    Oh, I would love to visit this event for the first time! :) Also, I would take my best friend with me. This would be the best gift for us because memories are for ever.

  294. Kristine

    I would love to go! Never been here and it looks amazing!

  295. Denise

    I’m looking forward to another enchanting evening at Vandusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights!

  296. Hima Zaidi

    We would love to go with our new baby! It would make for the perfect Christmas!

  297. Amer Qureshi

    This would be the perfect experience with our new baby!

  298. Melissa Hoffmann

    Sounds like an imazing event this year. Would love see it.

  299. Gordon

    I’ve love to go to Van Dusen Garden for Christmas lights!

  300. Linda


  301. Peggy

    I love Christmas!

  302. Shoren

    Super excited about this! Love this season, lighting everying up and the mother-to-be gets ready to pop:)

  303. Donna Hale

    Would love ❤️ to experience this magical event!

  304. Carol

    This is a tradition for our family! Excited for my relatives visiting from out of town to see the carousel this year!

  305. Lisa

    I would love to take my little guy. It would be his first Christmas visit!

  306. Sylvia

    Would really love to go!!

  307. Yvonne

    So festive and so much fun

  308. Donna L.

    This would be a great place to celebrate my newborn’s 1st Xmas.

  309. Val

    I’ve never been. Would love to though!

  310. Sunny

    Looking forward to the day! ???

  311. Sandra

    Looking forward to this event!!

  312. Zuzana

    It looks amazing! I really need to see it! :)

  313. Beth

    After moving to Canada and missing my family during the holidays ny husband brought me to the lights festival and we’ve made it a yearly tradition. It would be wonderful to win tickets and surprise HIM this year.

  314. Maica

    Hope to win. This is a great Christmas gift. Thanks.

  315. Lucky

    Would love to bring my family to VanDusen Festival of Lights.

  316. Kaylee

    I would love to go to the gardens !!

  317. Angela

    ‘Tis that time of the year that brings so much joy and love to everyone’s life. Festival of Lights and VanDusen had always been on my bucket list and having had experienced what was offered, I cannot wait to come back to stroll down the paths and just embrace. Thank you for having brought and spread the holiday spirit!

  318. Jacqueline

    One of my favourite Christmas traditions. So beautiful :)

  319. Teena

    Hope to win.

  320. Coral Seabrook

    This is amazing!!! I’ve never been, but we would love, love, LOVE to go!

  321. Milynne

    Would love to win tickets and ride on the carousel!

  322. Sally

    I love the pictures ❤
    I can’t wait to take some awesome pics
    I would love to win tickets for my family 10..what a gift that would be.? to experience ?

  323. May

    Can’t wait to visit!!

  324. Stephanie

    The carousel looks like a great addition!

  325. Thais Campos

    Can’t want to visit! What a welcome gift a pair of tickets would be for me and my husband.. See you in a couple weeks, Vancouver!

  326. Diane

    I would love to go to this! The new carousel would be fun!

  327. David Dickson

    The jewel of Vancouver. We used to love spending time at Van Dusen every chance we got. Times are far fewer since we moved to Langley, but It would be a nice trip in for Chrstmas.

  328. Liliana

    Can’t wait to see all those beautiful lights again. ?

  329. Nishita

    Vancouver!! You beauty ❤️
    I really wanna go there!!

  330. Melissa

    Would love to surprise my 3 yeqr old daughter who loves Christmas lights!

  331. Kayla price

    I haven’t been in quite a few years and would love to go again!

  332. Lester

    This would be fun, I like the addition of the carousel

  333. Tricia Collingham

    wow you have a carousel now! I didn’t think this could be any better but now I can’t wait to take my kids to the carousel!! I would LOVE to win tickets to this magical experience!

  334. Debbie

    We have been meaning to get to see the gardens. It would be awesome to see it at Christmas!

  335. Meghann

    I have gone to the light display since a child , and now look forward to bringing my daughter to see it for the first time this year to create a new tradition… And you can’t leave without getting a bag of chestnuts !! The best ❤️

  336. Sandy allen

    What a magical place Van Dusen Gardens I have never been would love to take my two granddaughters

  337. Raluca Lungu

    It looks amazing, I’d love to go!

  338. Thomas

    Great wintertime tradition!

  339. Maryanne

    We would love to go!

  340. Sam Zhao

    Moved to Vancouver last year and haven’t been to here, would love to check it out!

  341. Connie

    Love this event!

  342. Joèl Adrienne

    We’ve only seen the garden in the summer… would love to go in the winter!

  343. Michelle Hanshaw

    Never been but always wanted to go. Would be a lovely outing to take my husband on. ?

  344. Gunny tennese

    My husband and I attended last year. This year we have four visitors…two from Germany and two from Winnipeg and would love for them to see the best that Vancouver has to offer!

  345. Shelley

    This would be fantastic!

  346. Kasia

    I’ve never been there, but always wanted to go! It must be very magical at this time of the year!

  347. Katina

    So excited to see these magical lights. It’s always so beautiful!

  348. Nicole Harris

    Looking forward to spending an evening there with my boys as part of our family Christmas vacation.

  349. LMS

    This would be wonderful – I’ve never been.

  350. Nina Hill

    Looks like a magical place and would like to bring my entire family! There s a lot of us..
    Any suggestions as to time and date for a large group?

  351. Lizzy

    Nice place, will bring my mom go there. It is her first Christmas in Vanvouver.

  352. Debbie

    Thank you for allowing me to never grow up and keep the Christmas spirit

  353. Tracy

    I’d love to visit when I come home for Christmas!

  354. Marisa

    This will be my first time in Vancouver ever. I was to see as many fun and pretty sites as possible. The Festival of Lights sounds like a great opportunity!

  355. Delsy

    Nice place! I’d like to go with my parents in law who are coming in few days.

  356. Saba

    Would love to take the kids for this!

  357. Steve

    Simply magical. Went a long time ago, and would love to take my wife.

  358. Laura

    We love Van Dusen.

  359. Colleen

    I have never been, but would love to see this!

  360. Tammy m

    We live south of the border. Even though I’ve grown up in Vancouver, I’ve never been to the gardens. Now I have two little ones and came across this site. I would LOVE to win tickets and show my kids the beauty that is Vancouver.

  361. Steve

    Can’t wait to check out the beautiful lights!

  362. Tessa Lewis

    I haven’t gone in to Vancouver much for Christmas activities but I’m determined to hit some spots this year. This would be a great place to start!

  363. Joanne

    I’ve lived in Vancouver my entire life and I’ve never been. Would love to go this year!

  364. Marlene

    I’ve never been, looks amazing :) would love to do this with my niece and nephew soon :)

  365. Kerry

    I’d love to surprise my family with this. Great Christmas atmosphere

  366. Debbie

    It’s been six years since I’ve been back to this lovely city I once called home! The Christmas spirit in Vancouver has always amazed me. Unfortunately, I’ve never had the chance to experience this through the Festival of Lights. I would love the opportunity to see the Festival of Lights this year during my short visit back!

  367. Bev Hunt

    Visiting Vancouver in 10 days, and this is certainly on our must see list!!

  368. A. Cuervo

    Looking forward to talking my kids there! Looks beautiful!

  369. Lisa

    Three of us made this our Christmas rendez-vous event last year and it was enchanting! Highly recommend everyone go!

  370. Stephanie

    Can’t wait to be home for the holidays and indulge in all the Christmas activities we have in Vancouver! This looks absolutely gorgeous

  371. Roboan

    This looks great!

  372. Vlada

    Would like to go

  373. Sonja

    So excited to take my boyfriend for the first time! Such a beautiful place+

  374. Greg

    would love to go and see all the lights

  375. Victoria

    I really enjoyed this last year! Would love to go again!

  376. Would love to come here with my family. ❤️❤️❤️ My kids would absolutely enjoy the experience

  377. Melina Buechert

    Took my children years ago. Looking forward to taking my grandchildren

  378. Erik Buechert

    Took our children years ago now looking forward to taking our grandchildren.

  379. It is a new family tradition for us!

  380. …it luks amazing and i would love to bring my kids to see the magical garden

  381. Julie Gregory

    Looking forward to seeing the gardens as it’s been several years since we were last able to come. The last time there was lots of snow! Wonder if there will be some this time, fingers crossed!