Van Dusen Botanical Gardens – Festival of Lights - December Season of Celebrating & Sharing

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Home Stager with EXIT STAGE RIGHT

 

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens – Festival of Lights - December Season of Celebrating & Sharing

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens is transformed into a magical garden during the Festival of Lights.  Everywhere you look, thousands upon thousands of lights adorn trees, bushes, rocks and pretty much every nook and cranny you can think of.   Each path is well marked, and one is able to stroll leisurely down Candy Cane Lane, or Gingerbread Wood and gaze at the beautiful display before you.  The background music is sure to get you humming along and into the Christmas spirit!

Van Dusen Gardens - Festival of Lights

 

One of the highlights is definitely the light show, called Dancing Lights on Livingston Lake, where lights seemingly “dance” to the accompanying music. 

These shows start at 4:30pm, and play every half hour.  Another highlight is visiting Santa’s Living Room, where Santa appears nightly up to and including December 24th.  You can also find Svend and Jens, the Christmas Elves appearing at Centre Court.  

Don’t worry, you also won’t starve.  Gingerbread waffles and mint hot chocolate are served in various area of the park.  Just remember to bring some good old fashioned cash, as this is all that is accepted in these kiosks. 

Proceeds go to maintaining the gardens for the community to enjoy for years to come.

“The role of a botanical garden is to foster a greater understanding of the crucial importance of plants to life and the value of conserving the earth’s biodiversity for future generations”

Dates:  December 9 – January 2, 2012  Closed December 25th

Times:  4:30pm – 9pm

Tickets: http://vancouver.ca/parks/parks/vandusen/website/events/fol.htm

 

 

Comments (6)

Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Sally, I can just imagine what it would be  like to see that display in person....Happy Holidays.

Dec 23, 2011 07:04 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Magical indeed............the festival of lights at the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens looks amazing Sally.  I hope you attended.  Merry Christmas my dear friend, and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Dec 23, 2011 07:43 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Ronald - It really was much better looking in person than in this photo.  Have a very Happy Holiday!

 

Dec 24, 2011 02:15 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Roger - Oh yes, I was there with my brother and his niece.  I hope you have a very Merry Christmas too.  Enjoy!

Van Dusen Gardens - Festival of Lights

Dec 24, 2011 02:18 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Valerie - Yes, I was up late - so much to do, so little time!  The ginger waffles were scrumptious.  Ahhh, Beaver Tails, they serve those up at the top of Grouse Mountain.  Have a Very Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noel!

Dec 24, 2011 02:21 AM