Hoth for the Holidays – BC & Yukon Make A Wish Foundation – Van Dusen Gardens Festival of Lights

Two years ago, the BC & Yukon Make A Wish Foundation reached out to the VLC to help build a display that would attract more people to the Van Dusen Gardens Festival of Lights.

Years ago my five year old niece had an operation to remove a cancerous muscle tumour located in her brain.  A year and a half later, after rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, she got the all clear and was granted her wish to go to Disneyworld with her family.  She is all better now and about to turn 15.

So it seemed serendipitous to be able to give back to that same organization and help other children to have their wishes granted.   Over the past two years enough money was raised during the Festival of Lights to grant fifteen children their wishes.


From December 10th to January 4th (excluding Dec 25th) from 4:30pm till 9pm (10pm some nights), please do go visit our display and bring some extra money to donate and help support the BC & Yukon Make A Wish Foundation.  Making a donation (suggested $5) for a glow star necklace allows them to send kids who have had life threatening illnesses be granted a wish.   Also check out their serenely beautiful Candle Grotto.

As for the Hoth for the Holidays display, you’ll see Boba Fett taking a toboggan ride on an unusual sled.   The festive AT-ATs repurposed by Lego Friends, Santa’s workshop, the Rotator from Highway From Hell towing a Snowspeeder, Emmett in bit of trouble being rescued by Wildstyle and a whole lot more.


If for some reason, you’re unable to go see the Hoth for the Holidays display for yourself, please feel free to check out our Flickr page.

For more information on the Van Dusen Festival of Lights please visit their website.

Experience the Festival of Lights, a frozen winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Garden.

Stroll with friends and family through themed areas and enjoy the Dancing Lights show on Livingstone Lake, the gnome performance, and the shadow puppet show. Have photos taken with Santa, savour holiday treats, and delight in much more!

Take in the magic from Wednesday, December 10, 2014, to Sunday, January 4, 2015. The Festival of Lights is closed on Thursday, December 25 for Christmas.




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