The VanDusen Festival of Lights returns this holiday season

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      The COVID-19 pandemic might have made 2020 one of the worst years ever, but the fine folks at VanDusen Botanical Garden aren't about to let it wreck Christmas as well.

      The garden has just announced that "the show will go on". In other words, its annual Festival of Lights--where more than one-million lights decorate its beautiful 10 acres--will continue for the 36th year.

      The magical holiday event will run from November 27 to January 3, with various safety protocols in place.

      Steve Newton

      "Staff have worked closely with Vancouver Coastal Health and the Provincial Health Officer to ensure the event can be experienced safely during the COVID-19 pandemic," reads a press release sent out today.

      "The event will operate at approximately 20 percent of its typical capacity. A new one-way path will take visitors through a memorable holiday experience with ample outdoor space for attendees to physically distance from others."

      Steve Newton

      Tickets will go on sale in early November at newly reduced rates. For more info look here.