Van Dusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights runs December 9th through 31st from 5:00pm to 9:00pm (except Christmas Day). The Festival of Lights is a Vancouver tradition now in its 21st year. Over a million lights decorate the Garden’s 12 acres, and it’s really quite a magical scene. You can’t help but get into the Christmas spirit … especially with the scent of roasting chestnuts and the sound of carollers.
On a more practical note, the event is also one of the year’s biggest fundraisers for the Botanical Garden, which plays a huge role in botanical education and conservation. If you’re lucky enough to be in Vancouver this month, you must check it out.