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2023 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting

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Poster for Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting with a background that has large Christmas tree lit up outside at night

Back for its 17th year, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on Friday, December 1 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Standing at 76 feet tall, the magnificent Vancouver  Christmas tree is Western Canada’s tallest Christmas tree.

This free family-friendly event hosted by Fred Lee features live entertainment and music, free hot chocolate, and of course, Santa! Come experience holiday magic at its best! 

The annual Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting celebration presented by Amacon continues to be one of the biggest community holiday events in downtown Vancouver. This celebration brings the community together to view the tree lighting and marks the start of the holiday season. Watch the Vancouver Christmas tree come alive with hope and light. 

DATE: Friday, December 1, 2023

TIME: 6:00pm

LOCATION: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

Buy a Bulb

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