The PNE Winter Fair Is Bringing The Festive Spirit To Vancouver This Year
The Pacific National Exhibition just announced the PNE Winter Fair, and it’s set up to be the most unique winter fair in the province. Part of this spectacular exhibition is also going to be the PNE Winter Lights, which feature the “enchanted lands” of Hastings Park.
The entire space is going to be filled with glowing lights and elaborate displays. It’s something you’ll definitely want to check out if you’re in Vancouver during the holidays this year.
When & Where Is PNE Winter Fair?
PNE Winter Fair will run from December 14 to December 23 this year. Each night during this period, you can go and experience an immersive holiday experience from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
You’ll find all of the magic at the PNE Exhibition grounds located in East Vancouver.
How To Tap Into The Holiday Season This Year
The best way to tap into the holiday season this year is by surrounding yourself in this magical environment. With all the lights, performances, and even the other people in a holiday spirit, you’ll have no choice but to step out of Grinch Mode.
Seriously though, the entire vibe of this place has been created to put you in the holiday spirit. If it doesn’t succeed you may want to explore your relationship with Christmas and address any unresolved trauma there.
PNE Winter Lights
The winter lights are so sparkly and glorious, you’ll barely believe your eyes. However, you’ll likely have so many photos of yourself in front of the lights (super flattering by the way) that you’ll be forced to believe your eyes. Photographic evidence helps with that.
PNE Winter Fair includes sculptures in lights, trees covered in lights, and a trippy tunnel of lights to walk through. There are also light-oriented entertainment options for the kids too… those are always a hit!
Seasonal Concerts For The Whole Family
You won’t believe the concert lineup for this year! Seriously. You’re looking at seeing Jann Arden, Dallas Smith, Holly Cole, Dionne Warwick, and even a special Boy Band Christmas. That last one sounds like a hoot.
The live entertainment is one of the main features of the PNE Winter Fair. You can go here to see the full lineup, and purchase tickets.
Take Care of Your Shopping
With so many incredible vendors and local artisans, you will leave this fairground with your entire Christmas present list complete. That’s a solid promise, but just wait until you see all of the amazing vendors on display this year. There will be something for everyone on your list, no matter how particular they are.
Nightly Tree Lighting Ceremony
The PNE Winter Fair will come alive with the nightly tree lighting celebration. Every evening of this enchanted festival will have a ceremonial lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree. Ignite the spirit of your holidays, listen to the joyful musical countdown, and check out all the festive performances.
This ceremony is not to be missed!
Do I Need Tickets In Advance?
You’re recommended to book tickets in advance. It makes things easier at the door, and it also ensures that you get a spot. However, if you purchase tickets to the concerts, they include admission to the fair.
It’s going to be so fun!