When the holidays roll around, we Canadians tend to think of snow, warming up by the fireplace and wrapping our hands around a cup of Timmie's hot chocolate. If you've ever wanted to escape the snow and lose yourself in a tropical paradise, you can do that In B.C. without stepping foot on a plane. Vancouver's Bloedel Conservatory is transforming into a holiday wonderland that will make you feel it's Christmas in Hawaii.\nThe conservatory is itself no secret. It's right in the middle of Queen Elizabeth Park overlooking the city and it's a popular place to go when you need a break from Vancouver for an afternoon.\nBut this place often gets overlooked during the holiday season for places like Canyon Lights and VanDusen Gardens which is a shame because it's super toasty and beautiful inside.\nUnderneath a groovy glass-like dome, the conservatory is basically an oasis garden in the heart of the city.\nFilled with 150 birds who fly free and call the magical dome home, you'll feel like you're wandering through a jungle rather than being in cold and rainy Vancouver this holiday season.\nThis year is the 50th anniversary of the Bloedel Conservatory and they're celebrating with what's going to be their most magical holiday event yet.\nCalled Festivale Tropicale, this is a super affordable event that you have to slip into your calendar this season if you're craving a tropical escape.\nView this post on Instagram Be honest with me: are you sick of Christmas music yet? (I’m on Team ‘No Such Thing as Too Much Bublé) but I figured I would rewrite some Xmas classics for you guys over the next few days to be a tad more relevant for 2018. Here’s my #InstagramChristmasCarol ⤵️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎶 Deck the halls with pics of Bali Falalalalalalalala Candid pics in hotel lobbies Falalalalalalalala Don we now sponsored apparel Falalalalalalalala Hashtag blessed my heart is full Falalalalalalalala 🎶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Which songs would you like a rewrite of? I’ll post my attempts on Stories & tag you! 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Also: can I just say how wonderful it is to be home for holidays? I forgot how magical Vancouver was this time of year. Sure I miss the European Xmas markets and their bottomless supplies of hot alcohol, but there’s something nice about being home. It’s familiar, cozy and I’m able to do things like eat Japanese hot dogs, photograph tropical birds in a Christmassy Conservatory, and eat hipster donuts in the span of 2 hours. I think I kinda maybe missed this place ❤️🙌🏼 #Vancouver #HolidayHeights A post shared by Christina 🇨🇦 Europe Travel Wiz (@happytowander) on Dec 19, 2018 at 12:01pm PST\nThe tropical dome filled with exotic and lush plants will be dripping with holiday lights.\nIt's as close as you can get to a tropical escape without needing your passport.\nView this post on Instagram Warm up in a tropical wonderland at #holidayheights at Bloedel, open from 10am to 9pm daily until January 6. (Closed December 25) A post shared by Bloedel Conservatory (@bloedel_conservatory) on Dec 17, 2018 at 1:33pm PST\nThe conservatory is home to birds like parrots and even budgies and it's amazing to hear them chatter and watch them flit around their home.\nWhen the dome is decorated with lights, it becomes even more magical and it's a perfect evening because you get to warm up inside the warmth of the dome.\nView this post on Instagram Birdies and Christmas lights 🎄 #queenelizabethpark #holidayheights #christmaslights #christmasthings #conservatory #parrots #vancity A post shared by Coleen (@hellocoleen) on Dec 18, 2018 at 7:33pm PST\nIf you are checking out the holiday lights at VanDusen garden, then you'll actually get a free pass to Festivale Tropicale when you leave.\nIt's an easy way to save money during the holidays while still having a blast and catching all the magic that the season has to offer.\nFestivale Tropicale\nPrice: $6.75\nWhen: December 7, 2019, to January 5, 2020, from10 a.m. to 9 p.m., closed on December 25\nAddress: 4600 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC\nWhy You Need To Go: Explore a warm and lush tropical paradise dripping with holiday lights this season and imagine that you're in Hawaii.\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.