The Aurora Winter Festival inspires the festive spirit through magical winter experiences. Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating Christmas light displays and magical characters. Enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other exciting activities. From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen River, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival. The festival takes place at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place and runs from November 23rd to December 30th.

Getting to the Aurora Winter Festival

Concord Pacific Place
811 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC

Skytrain

Upon exiting the Stadium/Chinatown Skytrain Station on the Expo Line, walk down the stairs to Expo Boulevard towards Abbott St and turn right. Continue walking down Abbott St to the South towards Pacific Boulevard and you will see the lights of the Aurora Winter Festival shining in the distance.

Parking

If you plan on driving to the event, we recommend the following parking lots: the EasyPark parkade at 180 Keefer St, the Costco parking lot at 605 Expo Blvd, or the International Village parkade at 88 W Pender St. Please note that the World Juniors Competition will be occurring during some of our festival days, so is likely to cause more congestion. If you are planning to consume alcoholic beverages, we recommend finding other means of transportation or planning a safe ride home.

Drop Off

The Aurora Winter Festival is located on the busy causeway of Pacific Boulevard. Because of this, we suggest all guests who will be getting dropped off proceed to the main entrance of Concord Pacific Place at 811 Carrall Street for drop offs.

Tube Park

Tube Park

Standing over 30 feet tall and 200 feet long, the Tube Park is a must do at the Aurora Winter Festival. Tube park rides cost extra (tickets are available on site).

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Santa's Workshop

Santa’s Workshop

Join Santa as he shares his favourite holiday stories in a magical story telling show and make your holiday gifts with his elves!

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Food Gardens

Food Gardens

Visit our Food Gardens for a holiday treat or delicious meal from one of our curated food trucks.

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Amusement Rides

Amusement Rides

Bring out your inner child on our choo-choo train, or climb on our 60 foot ferris wheel to get the best vantage of the entire festival.

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Main Street

Main Street Market

Peruse through our Christmas market on Main Street for the perfect holiday gift from one of our market vendors!

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Frozen River

Frozen River

Lace up your skates (or rent ours!) and take to the beautiful frozen river.

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Mystical Worlds

Mystical Worlds

Weave your way through the Disco Den, Arctic Retreat, Luminous Gardens and Whimsical Forest. Keep your eyes open for Yin the Yeti and Thyra the Ice Queen!

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Entertainment Tent

Entertainment Tent

Snowy tube ride have you chilled? Head over to our heated entertainment tent to enjoy your mulled wine or hot chocolate during some joyous performances.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does my ticket include?

All Aurora Winter Festival tickets include access to the entire festival site including the Mystical Worlds, Santa’s Workshop, The Ice River (must bring skates, or rent ours!), access to Main Street Market Vendors and Food Trucks as well as the heated Entertainment Tent.

What are your hours of operation?

The Aurora Winter Festival is open from 4 pm to 10 pm. During the course of the festival there are some days we are not open, and will remain closed on those days. For more information, visit our Tickets page here.

When is the Aurora Winter Festival?

The Aurora Winter Festival runs from November 23rd – December 30th. As there are some days we do not operate during the week, please visit our Tickets page for all the information.

What can't I bring into the festival?

Entry may be refused if any of the following prohibited items are in your possession: illegal drugs, weapons, firearms, knives/dangerous items, glass (including bottles), alcohol, outside food or beverages unauthorized vending flyers, giveaways, promotional items, pets or other animals (excluding service animals), drones, professional recording equipment

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The Aurora Winter Festival App

It’s time to take your experience at the Aurora Winter Festival to the next level. Introducing our official festival app! Our trusty sidekick includes the Mystical Worlds Quest, an interactive venue map, schedule of events & story time with Santa, and an exclusive opportunity to book a time to meet Santa! The app will allow you to make the most out of your time at the festival. Download now through the buttons below!