PNE WinterLights

Select Nights through January 3

All dates for PNE WinterLights are now SOLD OUT.


Buckle up for this safe, holiday experience that you can enjoy with your family from the warmth of your car along a 2-kilometre route. You will be transported through nine enchanted lands filled with glowing lights, with special characters and festive performers to guide you along your way.

The Merry & Bright Forest will be lit up in dazzling colours with the musical sounds of your favourite Christmas songs so you can join in on the CAROL-oke. In Polar North you’ll feel the chill of the iceberg cave, igloos, polar bears, seals and penguins. The Teddy Bear Brigade will bring Dreamland to life along with a magical Pegasus and Unicorn. The 50-foot purple Christmas tree will show you the way to dancing elves in Candy Cane Lane.

Vancouver’s only drive-thru holiday experience shouldn’t be missed!

WinterLights adheres to all safety protocols developed in consultation with Vancouver Coastal Health. Everyone over the age of 2 must wear a facial covering or mask. 


Thank you for all your support!


Admission for 2 or less, after 9pm (Late Night Date Night deal) $25
Admission for carloads of 4 or less $39
Admission for carloads of 5 or more $49

Food Offerings

Get a hot drink at the start of your journey; then stop at one of the participating food trucks at the end to get something yummy for the drive home! View menu

Additional info

Access to the event is Gate 9 – east of Playland, off Bridgeway Street.


Guidelines for a Safe Experience

  1. Purchase tickets online, in advance.
  2. To comply with provincial health guidelines, please only travel to the event with your family/household unit, and remain in your vehicle.
  3. Enter the PNE site at Gate 9 (east side of Playland/Empire Fields), off Bridgeway Street.
  4. Your ticket will be scanned through your window by a TicketLeader staff member. Please remain in your vehicle.
  5. After ticket confirmation, proceed as directed to the queue and through each of the nine enchanted lands.
  6. There will be opportunities to stop to get hot drink purchases at the start of the route and you can make food truck purchases at the end of the route. There will also be merchandise and PNE Winter Lottery 50/50 tickets for sale.
  7. Please don’t gather on site. Proceed to the exit and enjoy your food in a safe manner.
    *Remember to wash or sanitize your hands first before eating.


Share in the Celebration

We encourage you to decorate your car for PNE WinterLights, and share your photos/caroloke videos with #pnewinterlights


How long is the experience?

The experience will vary from guest to guest depending on some of the optional portions; however, we estimate it will be approximately 30-45 minutes.  Guest options such as food or lottery ticket purchases, and high volume times may extend the time spent in the experience.

When should I arrive for my timeslot?

Guests are encouraged to arrive at close to or anytime within their timeslot.  If you have purchased a 5pm arrival time, please arrive as close to 5pm as you can.  Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your timeslot.


Is this event appropriate for young children?

Yes, this is a family friendly event and designed to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Are pets Allowed?

Your family pet is allowed to travel to WinterLights with you in your vehicle.

Can we take pictures or videos of the light displays?

Yes, feel free to take as many pictures as you wish.  The driver of the vehicle must not use a phone to take pictures or video while driving. You cannot leave your vehicle to take a photo.

What are your safety and COVID protocols?

For safety reasons, tickets will be scanned through your car window for a fully contactless experience.

Vehicle drivers, or those interacting with our scanning or food staff, are asked to wear a mask.  It is recommended that all guests wear masks for the opportunity to safely have windows open through the experience.

Are there washrooms available?

To comply with our safe operating guidelines, we are not permitted to allow guests to exit their vehicles. We ask that washroom arrangements are made prior to arriving to the event.  Please allow for up to 90 minutes of time spent on our site.

Are there any vehicle restrictions?

  • OVERSIZED VEHICLES will have limitations to the experience.  Raised pickup trucks or wide vehicles will need to bypass some attractions, such as the light tunnel.

What if my vehicle breaks down along the route?

If your vehicle breaks down on the route, call 604-505-4135 (Site Security) for assistance. Please remain in your vehicle and wait for assistance.

Anything else I should know?

  • Tune into the PNE WinterLights pre-show on your car radio at FM channel 100.9
  • Please ensure your vehicle has enough gas to wait in line and to travel the show route
  • Maximum speed 5km/h
  • In case of a medical emergencyplease call 604-505-4135 (Site Security)
  • Absolutely no alcohol or smoking is permitted while visiting
  • Please keep all waste or recyclables in your vehicle and properly dispose of them after the event
  • All persons entering the event grounds, do so at their own risk. No liability for loss, injury or damage to any person, property or vehicle will be assumed by the PNE or City of Vancouver.

How does the pricing work?

Tickets for WinterLights are per CARLOAD and not per person.

Admission for 2 or less, after 9pm (Late Night Date Night deal) $25
Admission for carloads of 4 or less $39
Admission for carloads of 5 or more $49

Partner with us!

Partner with PNE WinterLights

Get your brand in front of many young families by sharing your message with our guests!

Our partnerships are a unique opportunity to integrate your brand into the event. Each will be customized to your unique partnership objectives.

Email PNE Partnerships to discuss the various opportunities including our Presenting Partner or Zone Partner programs.