Filled with light sculptures, rides, games and magical characters — Vancouver's Aurora Winter Festival is shaping up to be one of the most fun holiday events in the city this year. It's about to finally open Friday, November 22 and if you love fairytales and the storybook magic of the holidays, then you can't miss out.\nWhen we first heard that Aurora would be coming back for a 2019/2020 season, we were excited because they announced that it would be four times larger than its first year.\nFan favourite features from last year are back including the massive 200-foot tube slide.\nPlus, with the event being almost four times larger than last year, expect there to be even more games and rides. Aurora is even calling it Canda's largest winter festival.\nThere's also going to be a Christmas Market, skating rink, dozens of giant light displays and a ton of cute and fun wintery activities.\nThis year, there are four mystical worlds that will each transport you into a different magical winter world.\nThere's a part called the Luminous Gardens where you'll see trees and plants made of lights like giant weeping willows.\nIts the massive tube slide that can't be missed because we don't have anything like this in Vancouver and it's an excuse to feel like a kid again.\nView this post on Instagram Sliding into the weekend like… The tube park is just one of the many things you can look forward to enjoying at Aurora this holiday season! #aurorafestvan A post shared by Aurora Winter Festival (@aurorafestvan) on Nov 2, 2019 at 10:00am PDT\nThis event is one of the few festive places to go that isn't Christmas-centric or overly traditional, too.\nAnother fun place to go that's unique this holiday season is the Bloedel Conservatory because they're having a Festivale Tropicale event that's like Christmas in Hawaii.\nView this post on Instagram Let the lights guide you! ✨✨✨ A post shared by Alan Calimbas | Vancity 4 Sale (@vancity4sale) on Jan 10, 2019 at 6:04pm PST\nAnother part of Aurora called the Whimsical Forest will be like a Fairyland crossed with Candyland filled with animals, a Gnome Village and a Fairy Hollow.\nIt looks a little bit like the Dr. Seuss-inspired maze that's coming to Seattle soon.\nView this post on Instagram Tfw your bf says he'll go skating with you but he's about to leave and still hasn't 💔 📸: @nat.a.li3 #vancouver #vancity #vancouverite #yvr #britishcolumbia #explorebc #vancityhype #westcoast #canada #potd #iceskating #frozenriver #aurorawinterfestival #ferriswheel #lights A post shared by Camilla (@__miss___c__) on Jan 3, 2019 at 2:59am PST\nWhether you go with a date or with a group of your closest Holiday-crazy friends, you're going to have a seriously fun and magical time.\nAurora Winter Festival\nPrice: Tickets from $17.99 for an Early Start Pass, Ride tickets are $3 each \nWhen: Various dates from Friday, November 22, 2019, to Sunday, January 5, 2020\nAddress: Hastings Park, 2901 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Wander a through the magical and mystical worlds at this giant winter festival and go down the massive tube slide.\n View this post on Instagram Can't get enough of the pretty lights! Next stop on my List of Christmas festivities is @aurorafestvan. Great spot for the fam and especially for the kiddos. Check out the Tube Park, skate on the Frozen River, visit Santa's Workshop and ride on the Choo Choo Train or Ferris Wheel. For the parents and adults, visit the Entertainment Tent and watch live performances or dance it up at the Disco Den. There's also plenty of options for eating and shops at the market. #aurorafestvan #aurorawinterfestival A post shared by Trendmebeauty-M E R R Y L (@trendmebeauty) on Dec 9, 2018 at 3:26pm PST\n\nWebsite\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.