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2013/2014 Festival of Lights at the VanDusen Garden

Event Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens is back for another year! Loaded with lights and magical suprises, this is one event you don't want to miss.

Whether you are a family, a couple, or group of friends, this is the perfect event to get your Christmas spirit soaring.

This year's event features:
  • Dancing Lights on Livingstone Lake: starting at 4:30 p.m. Two different shows - one show on the half hour and a different one at the top of the hour. Two different shows repeating in sequence throughout the evening.
  • Photos with Santa and the backdrop of a million twinkling lights: Dec. 11 - 24
  • Svend and Jens, our Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes appear nightly in three performance areas 
  • Mischievous Grinch and his secret hut 
  • Shadow puppet performance by the talented duo Mind of a Snail
  • Community Choirs on the Performance Stage (Dec. 11 – 20)
  • VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir on the Performance Stage (Dec. 21)
  • The Christmas Revelers on the Performance Stage (Dec. 22 and 23)
  • Make-a-Wish Candle Grotto
  • Candy Cane Express model train
  • Make-A-Wish 'Room of Joy' featuring a Parade of Lego creations by the Vancouver Lego Club
  • Special themed areas; Gingerbread Wood, Golden Chain Walk, Candy Cane Lane
If you get hungry, be sure to stop by Mrs. Claus' Kitchen as she'll be serving hot dogs, chicken fingers, apple turnovers, and everything in between.

When: December 11, 2013 - January 4, 2014 (except December 25)
Time: 4:30-9:00pm
Where: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street

Tickets: may be purchased in advance, online, which can save you a bit of time when first entering the gardens. Buy advance tickets through Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 (service charge applies) or in person at the Garden Shop (no service charge) as of November 1

Visit http://www.vandusengarden.org for additional info!

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