A Holiday Guide to what’s Open around Metro Vancouver in 2020

A Holiday Guide to what’s Open around Metro Vancouver in 2020

The holidays are going to look very different around Metro Vancouver this year. A lot of events were cancelled, but there are a lot of businesses that have figured out a safe way to open up for the holidays this year. I’ve put together a list of events and attractions that will be open this year.

Holiday Attractions that are open in 2020:

PNE WinterLights

Dec.11th- 13th & 17th- 23rd

4:00 pm- 10:00 pm

A fun filled 2 km drive thru experience at the PNE. You will get to drive through nine magical lands to try to find Santa. There will be dazzling light displays, Christmas carols, special characters and more!

Admission: $39 for a carload of 4 or less. $49 for a carload of 5 or more

Get tickets here: WinterLights

Glow Gardens Langley-
Home for the Holidays

PSA- postponed until Dec.8th- Jan.2nd

5:00 pm- 10:00 pm

This year Glow will be a drive thru event at their original home of Glow. There will be lots of light displays to get you in the Christmas spirit, holiday music, tasty treats and more.

Admission: $29 per vehicle (up to 7 ppl)

Get tickets here: Glow Langley

Best Buy’s Tech Wonderland:

PSA: this event has been cancelled.

Get refunds for your tickets here: Tech Wonderland

VanDusen Festival of Lights

PSA- postponed until Dec.8th

4:00 pm- 9:30 pm

Guests will get the opportunity to experience a magical lit up wonderland with a variety of themes paired with holiday music. Everything will take place on a one way path this year.

Admission:$16.35 for adults and $11.80 for children

Get tickets here: Festival of Lights

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

PSA: cancelled until further notice

Wednesday-Friday, 1-5:30pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 1-9pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Admission: Free. advanced reservations are strongly recommended since there will be limited entries.

For more info: Burnaby Village

Bright Nights Christmas Train

PSA: postponed until Dec.8th

4:00 pm- 10:00 pm. There are very limited spots still available.

Admission: $10 plus fees per person. Children under age 3 are free.

Get your tickets here: Bright Nights

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

PSA- postponed until Dec.8th- Jan.3rd

2:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Canyon Lights will have extra precautions in place to ensure a safe visit. There will be limited spots available.

Admission: $115 for a family pass for four. Check out their website for a full list of admission.

Get your tickets here: Canyon Lights

The Peak of Christmas on Grouse Mountain

Nov.24- Jan.3rd

You will get to experience the twinkling lights of the Light Walk, ice skating and real reindeer.

Admission: they have a deal right now- $99 for a family of four. Check out their website for a full list of admission.

Get your tickets here: Grouse Mountain

Aldor Acres Christmas Tree Farm

Nov.28- Dec.20th

Visit Aldor Acres to pick and cut your own Christmas tree. You will also get to visit resident farm animals with the purchase of a tree. The farm market will be open as well.

Visit their website for more details: Aldor Acres


Lights to the Lodge at Cypress Mountain

Opens in December!
5:00 pm- 9:30 pm

Lights to the Lodge is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a one kilometre walk through a LED lit old growth forest. You can finish your trek with some hot cocoa at Hollyburn Lodge.

Find out more information here : Cypress Mountain

Christmas in Williams Park

Nov.28th – Dec.20th

5:00- 9:00 pm

This will be a drive thru holiday light experience.

Location: 238 Street and 68 Avenue, Langley

Find more info here: Christmas in Williams Park Society

More Holiday Events/ Attractions:

~ Christmas at Fly Over Canada

Nov.19- Jan.3rd – get tickets here

~ Lumiere

Nov.5th- 30th

There are two artistic installations at English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza. Check out their website for more details: Lumiere

~ Cloverdale Christmas Tree Festival

Dec.1- Dec.18th

Where: Museum of Surrey

Find out more info here

~ Dogwood Christmas Tree Farm

Nov.28 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

Find out more info here

~ Festival of Trees

Nov.27- Jan.3rd

Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Find out more info here

~ Christmas Store at Potter’s

Open mid October- Dec.24th

Find out more info here

~ Granville Island Festive Lights

Nov.12- Jan.3rd

Find out more info here

~ Steveston Festival of Trees

Dec.1st- Dec.24th

Find out more info here

~ Glow Maple Ridge at Memorial Park

Nov.27- Jan.8th

Find out more info here

The following events and attractions have been canceled this year:

  • Lafarge Lights
  • Vancouver Christmas Market
  • Vancouvers Santa Claus Parade
  • Bear Creek Christmas Train

* Some of the above events/ attractions may have been cancelled or postponed. Please check the establishments website to see if they are open before visiting.

Check out this article for more ideas on what to do this year to get into the holiday spirit: 10 Ways to get into the Holiday Spirit in 2020.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Bright Lights edit: its free for children 2 AND under.

    1. Thank you! I’ll fix that typo

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