Christmas fun this holiday season!

Living in the city there are tonnes of fun things to do this holiday season. Even if you don’t believe in “Christmas” its still fun to get into the pretty lights the warm food and drinks that Christmas brings along with it. Some of the things we enjoy in in the winter is visiting all the festive light displays and Christmas markets.

First is the Vancouver Christmas market which is a German inspired Christmas market located at Jack Poole Plaza which is in town December 24th. Serving hot cider and mulled wine and German favorites for everyone, even those pesky vegans! there is live music all night, when we went there was a lady singing Christmas carols the whole time.


Tickets are only $10 for a seasons pass so you can go as many times as you like until December 24th. Its pretty quiet the earlier on in December you go and then it gets a lot busier the nearer to Christmas you get. They also have a Santa that you can meet and have photos with. Don’t forget to go on the carousel! yes even adults can ride it!

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German Christmas market 2017


xmas market cauldron
Olympic Cauldron
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Enjoying out hot apple cider.

Next,  Stanley Park Bright nights

stanly lights 3

This is great fun, a great display of lights and the best part is the train ride through the park showing display after display of fun Christmas characters. Entrance is by donation, and all the proceed go to the fire brigade. The little train ride is $12 per adult. It takes about 10 minutes and has Christmas tunes playing along the way and you get to see a tonne more lights!

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Bright nights at Stanley park

Then, Fly over Canada

Fly over Canada is great it’s $30 per adult (we get to go for free!) and at Christmas time they change it slightly so you are helping gather Santa’s elves to get them back to the workshop in time for Christmas. Fly over is a 4D ride/short movie. You sit in a chair with you feet dangling, in front of you is a huge IMAX screen and it feels as though you are flying over as the movie plays, we won’t say anymore in case you haven’t been to experience it for yourself!  They have a small pre-show as well and changed this year as well its a lot more fun then previous years. They also had “real” elves there when we went, see the elves below!

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Del with the Elves!

Finally, VanDusen festival of lights!

Wow! now this is one heck of a display of lights! its like a magical winter wonder land, the place is huge and every square inch is covered in lights its literally like Christmas puked up onto VanDusen gardens. Be sure to wrap up warm as you will want to stay there for as long as possible. They also have a musical light display near the entrance over the pond. Tickets are $18 per person which you may think is expensive if you have a whole family to pay for but if you haven’t done it before its worth it just once!

Reaching for the lights

There is so much more but we just don’t have the time this year to try everything!!

You may want to look in to Capilano bridge canyon lights. Its also very festive!




One Comment Add yours

  1. Dad says:

    Looks fantastic, wish I was there with you!!.– Dadxx


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