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Blogmas: Guide To Christmas Festivities in Vancouver, Or ‘Good Places For A Photo Op’ ;)

Welcome to the final day of blogmas! Today’s post is another one of those “why didn’t I write this ages ago?” topics. I’ve pretty much went to every possible spot in Vancouver with Christmas lights (haha!), but I haven’t compiled a list of all these places into a blog post for you all!

This list may be helpful for those living in Vancouver already, or if you’re visiting Vancouver in the future, hopefully you’ll get to explore some of these places, because they are very festive, and I love going around the city to see old displays or new ones!

Annual Christmas Light Displays

VanDusen Botanical Garden


Such a classic. VanDusen has been putting on beautiful light displays for as long as I can remember. I used to volunteer with them in my high school days, and it was a big part of my Christmas tradition. The light show by the pond is my favourite part!

Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights


Although this one is located a bit further away from central Vancouver, just to see the bridge with all the lights alone is worth the trip. The rest of the area is filled with beautiful lights as well. The tree walk is also really pretty! If you’re not driving, there are shuttles in front of Canada Place that take people all the way here! Very convenient indeed.

Flyover Canada


I did a full review of this Christmas festivity for one of my previous blogmas posts. There are lots of beautiful backdrops and lights inside this attraction, and outside at Canada Place, perfect for some festive photos here!

Vancouver Christmas Market


I’m so happy Vancouver has brought some German Christmas market spirit to this city. Walking around each vendor, eating bratwurst, drinking apple cider, and live song performances, are just a few of the things I like to do at the market.

Bright Nights at Stanley Park


Bright Nights has to be my top favourite for festive fun and Christmas light displays in Vancouver. Each year their displays are very well designed, and the train is the best part! The train ride lasts approximately 15 minutes, and the whole ride you get to comfortably enjoy some beautiful lights, and everyone ends up singing Christmas songs together! Just remember to buy your train ride tickets in advance, as many time slots are sold out quickly.

Richmond City Hall


Each year, Richmond City Hall has beautiful lights in the area. Perfect for a night stroll, or to get some photos taken , without having a bunch of people waiting for you to quickly finish, as with the other popular light displays.

*This display is free

New 2016 Additions

These light displays are in their first year, and I hope they bring it back for Winter 2017!

Enchant Christmas Light Maze and Market



If light mazes are your kind of thing, then you have to check out Enchant! Throughout the maze, the goal is find the ‘lost’ reindeers in the maze. The lights along the way are incredible.

Pacific Center Mall Ball

Pacific Center mall installed a giant ball that lights up, right in front of Nordstrom. Love the little touch of a mistletoe hanging in the middle. Great for a quick photo op after shopping? 🙂

*This display is free

Lafarge Lake

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This is the only display that I haven’t been to yet. The photos I’ve seen so far, and feedback from friends is that it is worth a trip there. Be sure to check out the table that is all decked out with lights!

*This display is free

Glowbal Restaurant



Glowbal Group has some of the most beautiful decor for a restaurant. Located at the Glowbal/TELUS Garden building. I spent a good 15 minutes here taking photos since the trees make amazing backgrounds!

*This display is free

On that note, blogmas is officially over! Thank you for being apart of it ♥ I’ve enjoyed every day of blogmas and I plan to do it again next year! That’s it from me at the moment until Christmas is over, so I wish you all and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas 🙂 Have a great one!

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