December 21st is the shortest day of the year which marks the Winter Solstice, this means it is the peak of the long dark nights in the northern hemisphere and in a few weeks time the longer days will be noticeable and celebrated.
It is also Christmas day on Friday and it is going to be a special one as we have the rare event of a Full Moon dazzling the night skies for the first time since 1977, the next Christmas full moon will be way into the future in the year 2034!
There are still many events to look forward too during the Christmas week – here are some highlights we feel you and the families will all enjoy!
Flyover Canada at CANADA PLACE
Fly over Canada has transformed itself into a Christmas Winter wonderland and continues to wow the masses with their 20 minute experience including a visit to the North Pole where we visit Santa himself. It is just as well too as you will be helping Santa with a problem as his Elves are missing, so while you are up there saying hello and enjoying the scenery you will be helping him find his missing elves!
Hours of Operation
Daily 10AM until 9PM
December 24 10AM until 6PM
December 25 Closed
December 26 10AM until 9PM
Enchanted Nights at the Bloedel Conservatory
Enchanted Nights at the Bloedel Conservatory starts at 4:30 every day (save Christmas Day) until January 3rd. Here you will visit an enchanted Forest wonderland that is home to magical Sprites and Fairies. You will be walking through gorgeous Art installations of Jelly Fish and Dragons – this will be spectacular and sure to fire up anyones imagination!
Vancouver Christmas Market – open until Christmas Eve
The Vancouver Christmas Market has become known as one of British Columbia’s most delightful holiday attractions. The much-anticipated event is a magical outdoor experience, featuring more than 50 traditional wooden huts decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, all showcasing an assortment of vendors selling authentic food, handcrafted decorations, sweets and gifts.
We hope you all have a great holiday season and a prosperous new year!
And as a bonus if you want to know where the best place to see the Northern Lights in Vancouver, we’ve got all your insider tips!