Heritage Christmas - Late Nights

Date: December 13, 2014 - January 2, 2015 (1:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

2014 Hours - note new 1:00pm opening time

November 22 - December 12*
     Monday-Friday, 1-5:30pm
     Saturday-Sunday, 1-9pm
     *December 2, early site closure, 4:30pm
December 13 - January 2, 2015,
     Daily, 1-9pm
     (closed December 24 & 25)


Free gate admission,
Carousel rides $2.50 each.

Daily Entertainment Schedule [PDF - 536 KB]


Ride for the Bureau


Come support a great cause. From 5-9pm on December 13, 2014, all proceeds from carousel ride tickets purchased will be donated to the Burnaby Christmas Bureau.



Enter the Burnaby Spirit of Christmas Photo Contest



The 2014 Experience

 The illuminated displays are back:

  • the multi-coloured lights on the huge sequoia tree by the carousel,
  • the tree-wraps in the Farmhouse orchard,
  • the lacy white lights on the maple tree near Hill Street,
  • warm-white lights across the bridge
  • light that twinkle and change colours to sound at the Bandstand
  • enchanted lit path between Elworth and the Bandstand

There are more shimmering lights to enjoy this year. New lighting around the parking lot welcome visitors and sets the mood for what's to come inside the gates

The new menagerie of transformed Eco-sculptures is creative and fun: our Eagle musicians are dressed in a 1920s jazz-style, parked on Elworth lawn is a unique team ready to pull a sleigh, look for a partridge hiding in a tree,

Special entertainment is scheduled throughout the season including theatre and marionette performances, choirs, and musicians. Several family favourites are back including a craft for children, storytelling sessions, baking in the Farmhouse and, of course, visits with Father Christmas. Daily Entertainment Schedule [PDF - 536 KB]

A stroll through the streets of the Village uncovers wreaths, cedar swags and vintage-themed displays. At the bandstand, visitors can create their own magical holiday show with lights that twinkle and change colours to sound.

A great way to see the entire site is to take on the challenge of our Twelve Days of Christmas scavenger hunt - clues are sure to surprise and delight.

Bring your cameras! There are several photo-stop opportunities:

  • with Father Christmas
  • in the old-fashioned sleigh on the Elworth lawn
  • at the Royal Oak Garage, as part of the Explore 150 fun


To view some highlights, head to our Photo Gallery.


There are times when parking spaces in our lot are at a premium. Here are some alternate suggestions [PDF - 380 KB].

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