Top 10 Christmas Events for Vancouver

When you want to enjoy the Christmas season in Vancouver, you will have many options. Events with Christmas lights, gorgeous decorations, and amazing food are all over the place. To help you select the ones worth attending, here’s a list of the top 10 Christmas events for Vancouver.

1.       Vancouver Christmas Market

If you are looking for something unique, we suggest Vancouver’s original German-themed outdoor holiday market, where you can find fabulous festive products sold by real artisan vendors. It also has food stalls, a carousel ride, and live entertainment. It’s located at Jack Poole Plaza beside the Convention Centre and will be open daily between November 13 and December 24, 2021. Read more here.

2.       Canyon Lights at Capilano

Do you know which Christmas lights win the top prize? Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. So, they are unmissable. They enhance the bridges and unique walkways and give you a one-of-a-kind Christmas experience. This year this event will be there from November 20, 2021, until January 23, 2022. Read more here.

3.       VanDusen Festival of Lights

This one is another event with hundreds of thousands of sparkling Christmas lights that you can enjoy with your family. Here, you can also do more fun things like visiting Santa or getting on a carousel ride. It will last from November 26, 2021, to January 3, 2022, from 4:00 to 9:30 pm (except Christmas day). Read more here.

4.       Christmas at FlyOver Canada

Get to fly over Canada from the Atlantic Ocean and up to the Arctic. It has an amazing winter holiday theme where you will follow Santa and get entertained by elves. The Christmas-themed film will run from December 9, 2021, until January 3, 2022. Read more here.

5.       PNE WinterLights

The Pacific National Exhibition will host an event where you can drive-thru and see magical lands, Christmas lights, and live entertainment from your car. Priced between $37 and $42 for a carload of people, it will run on select dates between December 3, 2021, and December 31, 2021. Read more here.

6.       Vallea Lumina in Whistler

For those who are unaware, Vallea Lumia is a light attraction where guests walk through a forest filled with stunning illuminations and marvelous multimedia decorations. This Christmas, it will have a winter edition that runs from November 26, 2021, to April 18, 2022. It will cost about $25 for youth and $30 for adults. Read more here.

7.       Christmas Glow in Langley

 When looking for a fun family event, you can try this one. It has scores of lights, many activities for kids. It will be a drive-thru event where you can enjoy yourself from your vehicle. It will be organized from November 18, 2021, to January 1, 2022, and the spots are running out fast. Read more here.

8.       Forest of Miracles

This event takes place on the four Saturdays leading up to Christmas. Here you can enjoy beautiful lights, family-friendly activities, and live entertainment. The decorated Christmas trees will take your breath away. Read more here.

9.       Surrey Holiday Lights

It’s a new attraction that was added this year and will be organized outside Surrey City Hall between November 25, 2021, and January 2, 2022. It will have high-quality lights and decorations. Read more here.

10.   Lights by the Lake

Ideal for people who live in the Harrison area, this event will start in late November and last till January next year. In this event, the waterfront in the resort town will be lit up with holiday lights and illuminations, and there will be an ice rink to add to the fun. Read more here.


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