The Christmas Season is upon us! Beat the chilly weather by jumping in your warm car and touring some of the best Christmas light displays in your surrounding neighborhoods. Over at Momentum we have loved watching our neighbors put up their displays and have already checked out a number of the homes on the following list! One of our favorite spots is Glow. If you haven't already checked it out, do so while you still can! With Thousands of lights, food trucks and more, this is the hottest spot in the Valley to tour this Christmas Season!
Explore four Christmas-themed light gardens and take a stroll through the musical light tunnel, where you’ll feel the warmth and wonder of the Christmas season, under the glow of over 500,000 lights. Includes four Light Gardens, a 210-foot Musical Light Tunnel, food trucks and bar, and a 40+ vendor Christmas Market. • Langley’s Milner Village Garden Centre, 6690 216 St., Langley • Until Dec. 30, glowchristmas.ca
Surrey: 154th Street & 85A Avenue
The Kelly family has put up their annual Christmas light display. It features approximately 35,000 lights. You’ll find this festive home in the cul-de-sac off the corner of 154th Street and 85A Avenue in Surrey.
Surrey: 6116 163A Street This display features 5,000 lights with 3,000 of them sequenced to music. The music plays at the top of the hour for 30 minutes. Accepting donations for the Parkinson Society of B.C.
The Chang’s Xmas 2017
This display has been going up annually for a number of years now. Includes many lights and displays, and Candy Cane Lane is a favorite with the kids. • 11804 91st Ave., Delta • The display is on daily from 4-11 p.m.
Bonneteau Christmas Winter Wonderland
This annual display includes thousands of lights and a hand-made wooden Nativity scene. Enjoy dozens of characters in the yard, including plastic blow molds, new modern characters, air blown characters and a whole lot more. • 16951 Jersey Dr. (cross streets are 169th and 60th Ave.), Surrey • Until Jan. 3, the lights are on nightly from 5:30-10:30 p.m. • Collecting donations for the Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU
Cloverdale: 19056 63B Avenue
The lights at holiday display are set to music. The musical program lasts 30 minutes and starts on the hour. All the neighbours have participated with outstanding displays, and hot chocolate and candy canes will be available for the kids every weekend. • 19056 63B Ave., Cloverdale • Until Jan. 1, lights are on from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Surrey: 15097 90A Avenue Walk through or just drive past to enjoy more than 10,000 lights, and bring the kids and see the North Pole and take in the Nativity scene. Santa and friends will coming for a visit on Dec. 23 from 6-9 p.m., bringing candy canes for the kids and coffee for the grownups. Bring your camera and have some fun! The lights are on from 6-10 p.m. until Jan. 1
Wish Upon A Star
This Christmas display features more than 44,000 lights, Santa and his sleigh flying overhead, an interactive musical snowman, a 13-foot spinning tree and many animated characters. Sip hot chocolate (by donation) and watch a classic Christmas movie. Santa visits on December 23 from 6-9 p.m. Accepting donations for B.C. Children’s Hospital. • 20681 44th Ave., Langley • Until Dec. 31, the lights are on daily from 5 p.m.-midnight • http://www.facebook.com/wishuponastarchristmas
Delta: 11548 86A Avenue
Bob and Maureen want you to have a wonderful bright light Christmas at their display that includes thousands of lights and lawn ornaments. Come out and take a look – you’ll be feeling a lot like Christmas! • 11548 86A Avenue, Delta • The lights are on from 5-11 p.m.
Surrey: 17022 62nd Avenue This house is all decked out for the holidays with lots and lots of beautiful Christmas lights, and inflatable Frosties, Santas and much much more. The lights are on from 5-10 p.m.
Surrey: 2513 141st St.
This log home is decorated with 40,000 lights. Other highlights include a large blowup Santa and snowman, a huge Christmas tree, Santa and his sleigh with many reindeer, a Nativity scene, a candy cane driveway, and large, three-foot ornaments hanging from the house. • 2415 141st St., South Surrey • The lights are on from 5-10 p.m.
George Family Lights
This annual holiday display gets bigger every year! The yard and house are all decked out with many colourful lights synchronized to Christmas music. • 9277 132nd St., Surrey
Surrey: 15499 22nd Avenue
For approximately 20 years Ken and Bonnie have been decking out their home for the holidays, and this year they’re hoping to make it the biggest and best year ever! The yard is full of many displays and decorations including huge inflatable Santas, a polar bear, decorated trees and a whole lot more. The house twinkles with lots of colourful lights, including Santa and his reindeer on the roof, and a large Canadian flag. • 15499 22nd Ave., Surrey • The lights are on Sundays-Thursdays 5-10 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays 5-11 p.m. • Accepting donations for Sources, SSWR Food Bank
3224-3228 W. 37th Avenue
Highlights include 18 animals, a one-meter Santa in his sleigh pulled by four reindeer, a peacock and a magnolia with changing lights. New additions this year are clear and colour changing icicles, a seven-meter high red star, a 1950s retro plastic poster of choir children, and more white LED light strings on the bushes. Other features include a large wooden Santa and reindeer, and one house has a brighter version of the old-style bulbs. Families are welcome to enter all sidewalks to see the candles, flamingos, and more.
Lights of Hope
St. Paul’s Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign for the hospital’s greatest needs celebrates 20 years of giving this holiday season. The iconic lighting display illuminates Burrard Street with more than 100,000 sparkling light bulbs. The display will be up until January 8th, shining every day from dusk till dawn. • St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard St. • Until Jan. 8, lightsofhope.helpstpauls.com
The Christmas spirit is alive and well on Trinity Street. For well over a decade the homes along this street have been known for going all out with their holiday displays. The annual Trinity Street Festival has been cancelled, but it’s still worth taking a stroll to enjoy the many decorated homes. • 2600-2900 blocks of Trinity Street, East Vancouver
Bright Nights Christmas Train
Celebrate 20 years of Bright Nights in Stanley Park! During the holiday season, the miniature train and the train plaza will sparkle with three million twinkling lights. Experience the lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the train route, or view the displays at the train plaza by donation ($5 suggested). Proceeds benefit the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. • Stanley Park Miniature Railway • Until Jan. 6 • $6-$12 at ticketleader.ca
Karaoke Christmas Lights
Join The Vancouver Trolley Company and sing your favourite holiday carols while visiting two of Vancouver’s most spectacular light displays. Festively decorated Trolleys equipped with TVs and karaoke machines for your seasonal singing enjoyment will depart every evening from Canada Place at 6:30 p.m. Sing your way past the city lights of downtown before stop at Bright Nights at Stanley Park. Then tour past the English Bay Christmas Tree, Hycroft Manor and Canuck Place. The second stop of the evening will be at VanDusen Botanical Garden for the Festival of Lights. Hop aboard one last time for the return trip to downtown Vancouver and viewing of St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope. • Canada Place, 999 Canada Place • Until Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m. • $45 for adults, $30 for children, 604-649-5506, vancouvertrolley.com/tours
VanDusen Festival of Lights
A magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden. Highlights include Dancing Lights Show, roving performers, Santa, music, a Festival Stage, the Air France Carousel and more. • VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St. • Until Jan. 7, vandusengarden.org
Transit Museum Christmas Lights Tours Climb aboard one of the Transit Museum’s historic city buses and enjoy a tour of the many festive and decorated homes around the Lower Mainland. Proceeds benefit the Transit Museum Society. • Dec. 15-30, departs at 7 p.m. from the 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station. • $25/$15, under 13/$5 • 604-219-8430, TRAMS.ca
6980 Napier Street
The master of exterior illumination, Jim Barazzuol, sparkles the sky once again with his annual light display. Santa and his reindeer, the nativity scene, interactive display, twinkling pathways and a 40-foot Christmas tree are just some of the highlights you may witness this holiday season. Most impressively the entire yard is programmed to provide colour combinations amongst the thousands of lights that will leave every light goer in awe and astonishment. A must see for light aficionados!
The Sherwood Christmas: 5951 Baffin Place This beautifully lit home is decked out in many sparkling lights for the holidays. Accepting online donations for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Donations can be made here: http://bit.ly/2g3LeEV • The lights are on from 4:30 p.m.-midnight until Jan. 6
5335 Moreland Drive
Find a vibrant and creative winter wonderland display that rests at the corner of Moreland Drive and Gatenby Street in Deer Lake Place. The display is set up by a gentleman who has lived in our neighbourhood for over 40 years and he and his partner take great pride in all they do.
4187 William Street
This beautiful Christmas display features lots of colourful lights and many themes, including a Nativity scene.
Winters Wonderland: 6357 Neville Street, Burnaby
This home is totally decked out for the holidays! Enjoy lots of twinkling lights, a manger scene, lots of characters on the lawn including snowmen, a train, elves and lots more to help get you into the Christmas spirit.
8222 Burnlake Drive This annual holiday display has added a few new items this year including a full size sleigh and reindeer on the front deck. The tropical parade has been spiced up this year to add a little more colour, and a snowman feature wall has also been added. The large cedar trees are decorated and the trunks are wrapped in hundreds of lights. Tune into radio station FM 92.3 to listen to the music of this display from the warmth of your vehicle. Accepting donations for the B.C. Children’s Hospital. Lights are on from 4:30 p.m.-midnight until Jan. 7
Langley: 19646 49th Avenue
This Langley home is all lit up with more than 20,000 Christmas lights that flash and play along to music. • 19646 49th Ave., Langley • Until Jan. 7, The lights are on from 6-11 p.m.
The Land of Christmas offers an abundance of holiday cheer. Tucked away in rural Langley you will experience an extraordinary collection of magic under a blanket of stars. Enjoy overflowing cups of hot cocoa and ginger bread bites, sparkling fires, and brilliant light displays. Santa’s Christmas Castle display is a big hit every year. Santa visits nightly from 6-8 p.m. • (Note from the owners: Please do not feed the fish!) • 20169 32nd Ave., Langley • Open to the public from 5-9 p.m. until Dec. 30, http://www.the-land-of-christmas.webs.com
Loft Country Christmas
Live Carousel, carriage rides, bumper cars, entertainment, a Nativity, treasure hunt, Western town, and so much more. • Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. • Loft Country, 2640 248th St., Langley, loftcountrychristmas.com
North Vancouver Christmas Lights for Charity
More than 100,000 lights including a star that hangs 86-feet in the air, plus lights that move to music and a driveway walking path with many blowups for the kids to enjoy. Accepting donations for three local charities: Harvest Project, Shriners Care for Kids and B.C. Epilepsy Society. • 4967 Chalet Place, North Van • Dec. 2 until Jan. 2, lights are on nightly from 5:30-11 p.m., facebook.com/events/375007716288118/
28th Annual Hi-Light Festival
This annual event features more than 150,000 lights on display over three acres. Be sure to head out to one of the Family Friday Nights on Dec. 8, 15 and 22 to enjoy a variety of live entertainment, and take a selfie with Santa! • Park & Tilford Gardens, 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Van • Dec. 1-31 • By donation, vancouversnorthshore.com/events/hi-light-festival
Dundarave Festival of Lights
Celebrate the season and admire the festival’s Christmas trees and holiday decorations. The North Shore festival features a Forest of Miracles, comprised of dozens of decorated Christmas trees. Enjoy free afternoon concerts on Dec. 9, 16 and 23. • Dundarave Park, 150 25th St., West Van • Until Dec. 31, .dundaravefestival.com
The Ho Ho Ho House! The Woodmans have been lighting up their Steveston home for more than 30 years. Known as the Ho Ho Ho House, they create a little piece of the North Pole. This display showcases thousands of lights, a candy cane walkway, multiple picture locations and Santa’s sleigh for that perfect holiday picture. Accepting donations for the Wigs For Kids Foundation. • 4280 Garry St. The lights are on nightly from 6-10 p.m. until Dec. 31 • Facebook.com/thehohohohouse
Richmond Glows with Holiday Lights
Approximately 650,000 holiday lights and festive displays will gleam around the city. Holiday lights will be on display throughout Richmond including these locations: 320 strings at Richmond City Hall, as well as deer and snow globe displays at the Annex building | 3,920 strings in the City Centre | 40 strings and icicle displays around Minoru Park | 300 strings around Britannia Heritage Shipyards, National Historic Site | 350 strings and 12 snow globe displays around Steveston Park, Steveston Interurban Tram Building and Visitor Centre | 100 strings at Gulf of Georgia Cannery, located at Moncton Street and Third Avenue | 40 strings at City’s Works Yard | 405 strings at London Plaza • Richmond • Dec. 1 , lights are on from 4 p.m.-8:30 a.m. • 604-244-1208
Maple Ridge: 21232 Cutler Place
This fun and festive display includes lots of animated inflatables including snowmen and more, plus lit-up lawn decorations, reindeer and lots of twinkly lights decorating the house, yard and gardens. • 21232 Cutler Place, Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge: 12505 Izon Court Lots of lights all synced to Christmas music. Be sure to roll down your window when you drive by!
Port Coquitlam: 1228 Oriole Place Thousands of lights dance to music, plus blow molds, cutouts and a 20′ tall mega tree. Accepting donations for the Royal Columbian Hospital NICU. The lights are on until January, from 5:30-10 p.m.
1417 Garibaldi Place, Coquitlam (Westwood Plateau): For 36 years this home has been decked out for the holidays. John and Trudy invite you to come and enjoy their home-made Christmas featuring more than 120 hand-painted display pieces on the house and in the yard. The display features two themes: A traditional Christmas with a manger scene, shepherds, wise men and angels; plus a contemporary Christmas scene with Santa, reindeer, toy trains, nutcrackers and singing snowmen. The whole display is lit up with more than 5,000 lights. The lights are on from 4:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Lit up with over 5000 lights-on from 4:30pm to 1:00am.
Santa’s North Pole Village
This walk through display in 1/12 miniature will be a delight for the entire family. See Santa’s ten room mansion, the reindeer barn, toy factory, an ice cream parlor and dance hall, and so much more. See Rudolph and all of his animal friends, and more than 100 elves all busy at work and play. The fun-filled display is set in a beautiful winter wonderland of snow and lights. Free admission but donations to the local SPCA are welcomed. • 23643 112B Ave., Maple Ridge • Dec. 16-24, open 5-8:30 p.m.
Port Coquitlam: 1642 Greenmount Avenue
All is bright at this Port Coquitlam home. This annual display includes lots of lights, festive ornaments and animated characters. Santa and his sleigh are ready for flight, plus Olaf, Polar bears, Charlie Brown, Peanuts and friends, and of course the Grinch. Accepting donations for the Tricity Share Society Food Bank. Stop by with your family and enjoy this festive display. • 1642 Greenmount Ave., Port Coquitlam
Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display
The largest free winter lights display in the Lower Mainland, with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights illuminating the lake and forest in a spectacular natural setting. Expect stunning light displays, live entertainment and activities for the whole family. • Lafarge Lake, Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam • Until Jan. 21, 5:30-11 p.m. • Free, coquitlam.ca/lights
Coquitlam: 927 Lillian Street
This large house and yard sparkles with Christmas cheer. The yard features many lit characters including Santa, reindeer, holiday trees, snowmen and more; and the house is all decked out with hundreds of colourful lights. • 927 Lillian St., Coquitlam • Until Jan. 1, lights are on 4:30-10:30 p.m.
Miracle on Rae Street
This magical holiday experience features more than 200,000 lights synced to music, plus ground displays. The highlight is the 90-foot decorated tree. (As a courtesy to neighbours please don’t block or turn around in driveways. You can park on Prairie Avenue, just a few steps away). • 3313 Rae St., Port Coquitlam • Until Jan. 2, Sundays-Thursdays: 5-10 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays: 5-11 p.m. • Contributions to the Food Bank gratefully accepted
The CP Holiday Train
This annual tradition sees CP rail cars are decked out for the holidays, travelling across Canada raising food and funds for local Food Banks. The 2017 edition of the Holiday Train also concludes CP’s Canada 150 celebrations and the train will feature the Spirit of Tomorrow car, which was part of the Canada 150 Train this past summer. Come out and see the beautifully-lit train, support your local Food Band and enjoy a concert by Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band. • Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.: Haney-Maple Ridge, across from the Billy Miner Pub | Dec. 16, 8:45 p.m.: Pitt Meadows, corner of Harris Road and Advent Road, at the railway crossing | Dec. 17, 4:20 p.m.: Port Moody, 300 loco Rd, behind Arena and Rec Centre | Dec. 17, 6 p.m.: Port Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam West Coast Express Station, cpr.ca/holiday-train/schedule-canada
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