A friend encouraged me to make a quick little post on some of my top events that our family either enjoys or are looking forward to and that have great reputations. If you haven’t read my Enchant Vancouver Light Maze post and are considering going to that one I would really recommend reading it before you decide or buy tickets. Unfortunately, seeing how this is their first year it seems like they have MANY kinks to work out.
Here is what we know to be well organized and that we are very much looking forward to this Christmas season.
1.) Timberline Country Christmas
We were introduced to this event last year and were able to attend twice and it was a blast both times. Timberline Country Christmas is held on Timberline’s 73-acre ranch in Maple Ridge, BC. It is usually a year-round camp and retreat centre but in the Christmas season they transform it into a beautiful old-fashioned Christmas experience.
- Bakery: Your kids will love this part and for any other big kid that still has that sweet tooth. Grab a large cookie, decorate it and then enjoy munching on it while taking everything else in at the ranch
- Covered Wagon Ride: Get a chance to see around the ranch in a covered wagon!
- Hay Maze: This is an indoor hay maze where you need to find a few treasures along the way
- Petting Zoo
- Pony Ride: this is an activity that will need to be pre-booked when you make your reservation for an extra $5.25 fee for each child.
For a complete list of activities check out the EVENT DETAILS page on their website.
Adults (13+) $9.45
Children (2-12) $11.55
Infants (0-1) FREE
Pony Rides (2-12) $5.25
Dates and Times vary check the website for booking
2.) Bright Nights in Stanley Park
|photo by Bright Nights Facebook Page|
This is one that never disappoints and has been running for 19 years this year. With a Christmas Train and three million lights displayed everyone that comes will be dazzled and feel the Christmas spirit.
Tickets for the train must be purchased in advance. Entry to the plaza to view the lights is by donation to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. They recommend about a $4 donation per family member.
Bright Nights have an on-site and overflow parking that is free Friday-Sunday nights.
If you get hungry while checking out all the lights and train they do have a cafe available to purchase food and drink.
Train ticket prices:
|Adult (18-64 years)||$12.00|
|Senior (65 years and over)||$9.00|
|Youth (13 – 17 years)||$9.00|
|Child (3 – 12 years)||$8.00|
|Matinee (All ages)||$6.00|
|Small child (2 years and under)||Free|
3.) Capilano Canyon Light
|photo by: Louise Chapman from Talk Nerdy to Me blog|
This will be our first time going to this event! We are all soo extremely excited about this one as we have been wanting to visit Capilano for a while now. I have heard nothing but great things about this event. It is very reputable.
Canyon Lights is held at, of course, Capilano Suspension Bridge. “The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest, and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.”
They also have a few extra attractions added this year like an interactive lighting display called “Fireflies” which is sure to be a fun and magical experience.
|photo by Louise Chapman from Talk Nerdy to Me Blog|
November 24th-Janurary 8th, 2017 (Closed Christmas Day)
Adult (17-64 years) $39.95
Senior (65+) $36.95
Student (17+ with valid id) $32.95
Youth (13-16 years) $26.95
Child (6-12 years) $13.95
Kidde ( under 6 years) FREE
Family Rate $85.00
On their Insider Tips, they suggest to visit during a weekday before December 16th to avoid line ups and crowds. Strollers are also not permitted on the attractions. Feel free to use a baby carrier that keeps baby below railing level.
There are plenty of great events going on this season! Other events that I know of are and that we might check out this season are:
Vancouver Christmas Market
Christmas in Williams Park (Langley)
VanDusen Festival of Lights
Is there one that I didn’t list here that you are looking forward to? I would love to know about it, maybe we will check it out as well!