12 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Holiday Lights Around Vancouver

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Holiday lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Celebrate the holiday season with thousands of twinkling lights. This Christmas, Vancouver has tons of options for festive illuminated experiences. Walkthrough brightly lit displays, ride a train past sparkling decorations, experience Christmas lights in a snowy landscape, or enjoy Vancouver’s first drive-thru holiday lights event. Here are 12 places to enjoy outdoor holiday lights around Vancouver.

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12 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Holiday Lights Around Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Places To Gaze at the Glowing Holiday Lights

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden | Photo: navci erfrefefer (Flickr)

As the holidays swiftly approach and the city chills with falling snow, the festive family fun is in full swing in and around Vancouver. Kids love to stare at twinkling lights and there’s no better time than the holidays to see the city shine under the Winter night sky. Here are just 5 of the best places in Vancouver to gaze at the glowing holiday lights this month.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Places To Gaze at the Glowing Holiday Lights

St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope Display Shines Bright

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St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation delighted thousands last night at its 18th annual Lights of Hope community celebration. While a spectacle of lights and fireworks lit up the sky above St. Paul’s hospital, it was announced that St. Paul’s staff and volunteers had collectively pledged $400,000 and challenge the community to raise the remainder of the $3 million campaign goal to support the hospital’s greatest needs.

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St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope Display Shines Bright

Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s Hospital, Thursday, November 15th

photo: St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation

Join the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation for an annual holiday tradition, when the Lights of Hope display returns to St. Paul’s Hospital for a 15th year! They will kick off this year’s campaign with a special Lighting Celebration on Nov. 15, which will culminate in fireworks and a festive outdoor community celebration for the entire family.
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Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s Hospital, Thursday, November 15th

Vancouver’s Best Holiday Light Displays? You make the call!


Maybe it’s because it gets dark so early in December and we need something to brighten things up.  Maybe it’s because the holidays are such serious business around here.  Or maybe Canadian Tire just had a really great special on Christmas lights.

Whatever the reason, there’s no shortage of incredible holiday light displays sparkling in Vancouver these days.  Among the perennial heavy hitters, you’ve got Bright Nights in Stanley Park, two million brilliantly colored lights hung along the park’s miniature train line.  Then there’s the Festival of Light in VanDusen Botanical Garden, another 1.4 million lights twinkling on the lavishly manicured grounds of the park.

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Vancouver’s Best Holiday Light Displays? You make the call!