Christmas and New Year events in Vancouver

CAPILANO CANYON LIGHTS at Capilano Suspension Bridge
Celebrate Canyon Lights November 24, 2016 to January 8, 2017.

Re-capture the feeling of wonder and excitement of the holiday season and be amazed by the hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment. See the world’s tallest living Christmas tree (153 feet tall!), go on a Snowy Owl Prowl, decorate gingerbread cookies and make your own Christmas card (by donation) in the Winter Pavilion, and sing-along with the holiday band.

The Enchant Christmas Light Maze and Market
Runs until December 31st

The event offers guests of all ages a magical escape to a Christmas wonderland complete with the world’s largest light maze (55,000 sq ft) featuring incredible light sculptures such as 64ft tree decorated with over 80,000 LED lights.
But the fun doesn’t stop there; after all, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a bunch of presents under the tree.
After exploring the maze you’ll get a chance to browse hundreds of artisanal goods from local craftsmen/women at the Enchant Christmas Market. Whether you’re looking for last-minute gifts, delicious seasonal food/drink, or even a treat for yourself, you’ll have plenty to choose from at this bustling marketplace.

Open daily from 11am to 9pm from November 26 to December 31, 2016 (Closed at 6pm on December 24th, and closed Christmas Day). Jack Poole Plaza (home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron). 1055 Canada Place.
Enjoy yourself in the surroundings of a traditional “German’ style Christmas market – here you will be greeted by vendors selling treats, handmade gifts and plenty of yummy food and beverages that sum up the festive season


CELEBRATE NEW YEARS EVE at Coal Harbour Vancouver
Situated on Burrard Landing and Coal Harbour, Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver on December 31, 2016 is downtown Vancouver’s only waterfront celebration to ring in 2017.
It features free live musical entertainment, sponsor exhibitions, over 20 food trucks, live on-site broadcasts, a Family fireworks display for families with young children, and a Midnight Countdown with spectacular fireworks over Coal Harbour.
Last year’s inaugural event attracted over 80,000 people, making it Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve event in terms of attendance.
This year’s event, kicking off at 6:30 pm, are officially part of the federal government’s Canada 150 festivities celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

102.7 The PEAK Stage
Come down to the 102.7 The PEAK Stage at Canada Place Way for nearly six hours of free family-friendly performances. Programming starts at 6:30 pm and ends at midnight with the countdown to the fireworks marking the official arrival of the New Year.

Family Fireworks
Celebrating Concord’s New Year’s Eve with young children, who are prone to dozing off early in the evening, can be a challenge. That is why Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver will include a Family Fireworks celebration option, an early countdown event that coincides with the East Coast’s midnight countdown.
Families with children can celebrate Family Fireworks, which includes a burst of fireworks from the offshore barge in the middle of Coal Harbour beginning at 9 pm.

Midnight Countdown Fireworks
Fireworks will erupt from a barge over Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver at the stroke of midnight to properly mark the arrival of 2017 in the West Coast.
The spectacular high-aerial 10-minute pyrotechnics display will be synchronized to music. A countdown to midnight will precede the fireworks.

Fireworks Viewing Locations
The fireworks will be launched from a barge in Coal Harbour just west of the Canada Place pier. The best community viewing locations are:
•RE/MAX Family Zone at Canada Place (Ticketed)
•Outdoor Fireworks Viewing Zone at the Vancouver Convention Centre North Seawall (Ticketed)
•TRUE NORTH Party and TRUE NORTH VIP Party at the Vancouver Convention Centre (Ticketed)
•Vancouver Convention Centre East Plaza
•Coal Harbour Seawall
•Stanley Park Seawall facing Coal Harbour between the Rowing Club and 9 O’Clock Gun
Important: Please note the fireworks are not viewable from English Bay and Kitsilano.