Vancouver’s Favourite Holiday Traditions


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Vancouver truly lights up during December for the holidays and our city has a few festive traditions that are so spectacular you will not want to miss out. These holiday favourites can be great romantic outings or fun for the whole family.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

During this event, two million twinkling lights illuminate the park.

Enjoy a train ride through the magical forest including animated holiday scenes. This is a favourite holiday spot and tickets sell out early. Buy tickets in advance or at the event itself. Bright Lights in Stanley Park is on now, until January 1 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Vancouver Christmas Market

Our city’s Christmas Market has been called one of the 10 most spectacular Christmas markets in the world. The authentic German market is composed of row upon row of wooden booths decorated for the season. It is more than just a shopping trip; it is an experience. The market is open daily until December 24 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the plaza of Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

The Peak of Christmas Festival

This Winter festival at Grouse Mountain hosts endless holiday activities and it also has one of the best views of Vancouver. In addition to all the regular winter activities that Grouse mountain has to offer you can meet Santa, sake a sleigh ride and visit with real Reindeer. Grouse Mountain is open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more holiday events and entertainment in Vancouver this season take a look at Vancouver Sun’s Holiday Guide.


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