2017 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting!

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 1.44.34 PMBack for its 11th year, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on Friday, December 1st at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street). Join us to watch four magnificent holiday trees, one of which is 76 feet tall, come alive with hope and light. This free family-friendly event features live entertainment and music from Side One, free cookies and hot chocolate, local food trucks and fun activities for kids!  Come experience holiday magic at its best! Complete your night with a visit with Santa, or stop by the Canada Post station to write a letter to the Big Man himself!  Come experience this festive Vancouver tradition!

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 1.44.52 PMIn addition to the festivities, the tree lighting ceremony in Vancouver is for a great cause. Before and at the event, we encourage you to make a donation to the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. Your charitable donations help the Children’s Festival enrich the lives of children and ensure the Festival remains affordable for everyone. Your contribution directly impacts the amazing outreach programs the Vancouver International Children’s Festival provides such as the Good Neighbour ProgramAdopt a Class and the Hospital Outreach Program.  Help us keep the Vancouver International Children’s Festival vibrant in our community.

BannerLights2Buy a Bulb

Help us light the trees! Buy a Bulb to help us bring deserving kids to this year’s Children’s Festival! You can purchase 5 bulbs for $5 or 15 bulbs for $10.

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival is pleased to partner with Amacon, Founder of the Vancouver Tree Lighting Celebration, for this memorable event.

Thank you to our Partners:


Show Times

Friday, December 1, 2017
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm Robson Square (Tree Lighting at 6:30-6:45)


Free public event, no ticket required.