These dazzling light displays in and around Vancouver will stay open a little longer


Christmas cheer will last a little while longer in Vancouver, with some dazzling light displays set to remain open into January.

Dates and open times for the displays vary, but there’s still plenty of time to check out some of the most breathtaking festive exhibits.

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

Considered one of the largest annual holiday celebrations in the area, Heritage Christmas is a free, family-friendly festive event that spreads holiday cheer — and puts a smile on your face.

Thousands of twinkling lights adorn the charming vintage storefronts of Burnaby Village Museum, as carol singers and familiar characters like Buddy the Elf roam its streets. You'll be able to walk through the village until Jan. 3.

When: Now through to Jan. 3. Daily from 1 to 9 p.m. 

Where: Burnaby Village Museum - 6501 Deer Lake Ave.

Cost: Gate admission is free, carousel rides are $2.65

Festivale Tropicale

Vancouver's iconic Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park is marking a milestone birthday this year as they hit the big 5-0. As part of the ongoing celebration, Bloedel Conservatory's Festivale Tropicale, a holiday season event that promises fun for all ages, will be open until Jan. 5.

Much like what we've come to know as Holiday Heights, Festivale Tropicale has 150 free flying exotic birds, magical lights, colourful plant displays, festive music, a scavenger hunt and much more.

When: Now through to Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Dec. 25

Where: Bloedel Conservatory - 4600 Cambie St. (Queen Elizabeth Park). The main entrance to the Bloedel Conservatory is located off 33rd Ave. between Cambie and Main streets.

Cost: Admission fees are $3.30-6.75. Discounts for large groups available. Kids 4 and under and VanDusen Garden members are free. Visitors to VanDusen Festival of Lights will receive free admission tickets to Festivale Tropicale