It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Carols are playing, lights are twinkling and there’s a little bit of magic in the air. If you’re looking for the most festive events in the city, we’ve got a list of the best holiday events in Vancouver.
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During the holiday season, Stanley Park twinkles with over three million lights that decorate the park. While you’re there, don’t miss a ride on the Christmas Train and be sure to catch a visit with Santa himself! Reserve your tickets for the train and find a full schedule here.
Where: Railway area at Stanley Park
When: Open daily until January 1st, 2017 (closed December 25th)
The suspension bridge, Cliffwalk, Treetops Adventure and canyon are all transformed into an enchanting world of festive lights. Standing at 153 feet tall, see the world’s tallest living Christmas tree, experience the voice-activated light show and go on a scavenger hunt throughout the park.
Where: 3735 Capilano Road
When: Open daily until January 8th, 2017 (closed December 25th)
Over the holiday season, this botanical garden is covered in more than a million lights. Reindeer roam the trails and visitors can walk through the gingerbread wood, lantern alley and candle grotto.
Where: 5251 Oak Street
When: Open daily until January 2nd, 2017 (closed December 25th)
The 7th Annual German-inspired Christmas Market provides the perfect backdrop to get into the holiday spirit. Enjoy traditional food and beverages (hot Gluehwein anyone?!) and cross a few names off your shopping list with a selection of authentic, unique gifts. Tickets are $8 per person and $4 for kids, available here.
Where: Jack Poole Plaza- 1055 Canada Place
When: Open daily until December 31st, 2016 (closed December 25th)
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Lose yourself in one of the most unique holiday events that Vancouver has ever seen. Enchant brings the world’s largest Christmas light maze right to the heart of the city. Complete with local vendors, live performers and warm treats- the whole family will have fun searching for Santa’s nine missing reindeer. Skip the lineup and reserve your ticket online.
Where: 1st and Crowe Street
When: Open daily until December 31st, 2016 (closed December 19th and 25th)
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