If you're already in the festive mood and counting down the days to Christmas (47 days, but then again, who's counting?), you are probably in search of holiday events coming to the city. When you get tired of rewatching holiday movies and listening to Christmas music in preparation, it's time to venture out and find the most festive events in the city. So you will definitely be stoked to hear that Canada's biggest indoor Christmas lights display is coming to Vancouver this holiday season.
For those who can't wait until December to get into the holiday spirit, your prayers have been answered, because this magical Christmas event is starting this month! No need to wait another month because the holiday magic is already upon us, Vancouverites.
Glow Christmas is coming to the Greater Vancouver Area and they are bringing one million lights with them. It's going to be a magical holiday light show and we can hardly wait. Vancouver is only one of three cities that will be brightened up by Glow Christmas this winter. They will also be hosting holiday events in Edmonton, Alberta, and Barrie, Ontario.
Last year, Glow dazzled Vancouverites with hundreds of thousands of lights and tons of festive decorations and activities. Their event was such a success last year they decided to return for second time to make BC even more festive.
Glow Christmas will be held in Langley starting Thursday, November 22nd –that is exactly two weeks away. We cannot contain our excitement! The event will run for two months, all the way until January 19th, 2019 – so if you're nostalgic for the holidays after Christmas ends, you will know where to go.
There will be tons of special displays to get you in the holiday spirit. The whole space will be decked out with one million twinkling Christmas lights. There will be Light Gardens, consisting of various lighted trails and themed rooms. You'll also be able to walk through interactive paths of light and take pictures with towering light sculptures.
Aside from the magical, extravagant light show, there will also be other holiday themed attractions to entertain you. The Christmas Market will have over 40 vendors, so you can get some holiday shopping done and be dazzled at the same time!
No event is complete without food and drinks. Glow will have several local food trucks and even alcoholic beverages from not one, not two, but three different bars!
There will also be playgrounds and LED illuminated swings for you to express your inner child. And in addition to daily live entertainment and visits from Santa, Glow has an indoor trackless train for visitors to ride!
If you're looking to grab tickets before they sell out, now is the time. Tickets are available on their website, where they cost $22.99 for adults and $16.99 for children and seniors. These prices are about $2 cheaper than those at the gate.
Right now, there's even a special deal going on. You can get 25% off tickets for visits Mondays to Thursdays from November 22nd to December 13th. This means you'll only pay around $17. To get the discount, make sure to use code 'LANGLEY25' at checkout.
Christmas Glow will be at the Milner Village Garden Centre in Langley. It is roughly a 45-minute drive from downtown Vancouver. According to the organizers, the best way to reach Glow is by car. You can take the Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 E and it is around five minutes from the 232 Street Highway 1 exit. There is free parking on site.
For more information on the festival, check out Glow Garden's website here.