Things to do in Vancouver
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2013 Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden
December 11, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - January 4, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
2013 Festival of Lights at VanDusen Garden, Vancouver
Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanic Garden in Vancouver is a magical Winter Holiday experience for the whole family with 1.4 million twinkling lights. Spend a special Christmas holiday evening strolling the garden paths among hundreds of thousands of brightly twinkling lights while sipping on hot spiced cider or chocolate, listening to the sounds of seasonal music.
Work starts in July for this spectacular light events. Light elves start checking bulbs in October.
Dates and times
4:30 to 9 p.m. every night, December 11, 2013 through January 4, 2014 except December 25th when the Garden is closed.
Food, Drink and Quick Bites
Food is available and offers a complete one-stop Holiday evening. Shaughnessy Restaurant is open for full-service, (reservations recommended 604-261-0011). The garden also operates snack bars – one on the covered deck adjacent to Santa’s Living Room and the other next to the Gnome Home. Truffles Café inside the Visitor Centre will be operating outdoor kiosks (with hot chocolate stand and a soup) in addition to offering hot drinks and warm snacks at the entrance to the Visitor Centre for those waiting to buy tickets. Truffles Café inside the Visitor Centre will also be open for more substantial fare.
Festival of Light Prices – Avoid the line-ups and purchase advance tickets at the Garden starting November 1st or call Tickets Tonight at 604.684-2787 to order by phone or on-line at www.ticketstonight.ca
Available at Tickets Tonight, the Garden Shop or at the gate: (prices per Oct 2013 – subject to change)
Adult (19-64) $14.25
Senior (65+) $10.50
Youth (13-18) $10.50
Child (3-12) $7.75
Children under age 3 free
Family (2 adults + children age 18 and under) $32.50
VanDusen Members $11.25
VanDusen Family Members $27.25
Prices include taxes