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, 2017Β 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.Β 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

Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Lights up this Saturday

Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Vancouver 2013

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The dance of the sun and earth has inspired celebrations of the human spirit, expressed through art and music, throughout the ages. Honouring many cultural traditions, the annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival illuminates the longest night of the year with lanterns, fire, singing, drumming, music and dancing!

Celebrate the longest night of the year this Saturday, December 21st at the 20th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, theΒ “secret” December event takes place across multiple neighbourhoods throughout the city. This mostly free community event works to transform four Vancouver neighborhoods to celebrate the returning of the sun.

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Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Lights up this Saturday