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Christmas Lights 2019-2020

Millions of twinkling lights bring a festive atmosphere to the city

Christmas Lights in Vancouver 2019 - Best Time
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Vancouver looks exceptionally beautiful during Christmas holidays when dazzling lights transform the city's parks, central squares and residential neighbourhoods.

One of the most unusual displays is Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Thousands of LEDs illuminate the suspension bridge, Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventure—a series of seven suspension bridges. The rainforest and canyon are entirely transformed into a winter wonderland with huge decorated Douglas firs.

Walking across Capilano Suspension Bridge with Canyon Lights 2019
Walking across Capilano Suspension Bridge with Canyon Lights

The Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony takes place in early December at Jack Poole Plaza. Not one—four magnificent trees are lit up with thousands of LEDs! There are live entertainment and music, Santa, free cookies, and lots of fun activities for the whole family.

Christmas tree and Olympic cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza 2019
Christmas tree and Olympic cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza

Every winter VanDusen Botanical Garden hosts Festival of Lights, one of the most popular Vancouver Christmas lights displays. The VanDusen Botanical Garden gets completely transformed into a fairy tale with the festive decor at every turn. Candy cane trees, gingerbread walks, Santa's workshop and dancing lights are favourite attractions at the botanical garden.

VanDusen Festival of Lights 2019
VanDusen Festival of Lights

Lafarge Winter Lights in the city of Coquitlam is one of the most prominent displays in the Lower Mainland. It is located about 30 km (18 mi) from downtown Vancouver, at the picturesque Lafarge Lake. An enchanted forest decorated with 100,000 twinkling lights. The display is easily accessible from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas Sky Train Station.

Lafarge Lake Lights 2019
Lafarge Lake Lights
Winter lights of Lafarge Lake 2019
Winter lights of Lafarge Lake
Lafarge Lake Lights 2019
Lafarge Lake Lights

Stanley Park features Bright Nights, a favourite of the Vancouver's Christmas lights displays. Every December Stanley Park launches the Christmas express which takes visitors through a sparkling winter forest. Stanley Park also has Santa's workshop and the Parade of Trees.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2019
Bright Nights in Stanley Park
Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2019
Bright Nights in Stanley Park

You can also find one of the best-decorated houses in the city at 4967 Chalet Pl, North Vancouver. Every year the local family puts out an amazing light display with hundreds of LEDs that can be seen from far away. Moreover, the Chalet Light raises money for three charities. So you are welcome to leave food or monetary donations in the driveway.

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