Christmas Events - Planning Ahead

This year, we're staying on top of our Christmas event planning, and you can too! Here's a list of the top Vancouver Christmas events that have caught our eye. 

The Vancouver Christmas Market

Photo from Vancouver Christmas Market

Each year, the Vancouver Christmas Market brings this festive Old World tradition to Vancouver. As Vancouver Christmas Market explains, "this cherished holiday event offers an authentic German feast for the senses. Stroll the twinkling pathways of a European-inspired Christmas village in the crisp winter air." Guests can discover unique gifts for stockings stuffers or to tuck under the Christmas tree at one of the 80+ artisan huts. Vancouver foodies can also sample mulled wine, a selection of German and Austrian beers, and a variety of sweet and savoury epicurean goodies! Click here to learn more about this years Christmas Market.

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge


This light display will be in full swing as of Saturday, November 20th and we can't wait to check it out! Canyon Lights will run through Sunday, January 23rd however tickets are expected to sell out quickly. Click here to learn more about Canyon Lights and to purchase your tickets.

VanDusen Garden at Christmas


Get ready for a magical winter wonderland with more than one million lights decorating 15 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden. An enchanting winter garden awaits with themed areas, tasty treats, unique light features, and holiday music from November 26 to January 3. Click here to learn more and to purchase your tickets.

PNE WinterLights Drive-Thru

Enjoy this entertaining experience from the warmth of your car!! You will be transported through nine enchanted lands filled with glowing lights, special characters and festive performers along the way at the PNE’s WinterLights. Click here to purchase your tickets and to learn more about what to expect as you head through this holiday journey.

Vallea Lumina in Winter

Photo from Vella Lumina

The Lumina Night Walks are a series of unique outdoor immersive experiences created by creative studio Moment Factory. Each Lumina Night Walk is a luminous journey that reveals the exceptional beauty of a natural site. They use seamlessly integrated multimedia to immerse visitors of all ages into an imaginative world and to spark emotion. Click here to book your tickets!

We hope these Christmas event suggestions help you plan ahead this year! If you have any suggestions as to other events we should check out this holiday season, send us a message on our Instagram page and let us know what they are.