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ABOUT THE EVENT
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
DECEMBER 1, 2023 AT 6PM
The Annual Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration presented by Amacon continues to be one of the biggest community holiday events in downtown Vancouver. This celebration brings visitors together to view the tree lighting and marks the start of the holiday season. The projected attendance for the 2023 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration is anticipated to be well over 100,000 viewers through an in-person event and a live TV broadcast.
Standing at 76 feet tall, the Vancouver Christmas tree is Western Canada's tallest Christmas tree. Tourists visit from far and wide to see this incredible monument.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Help us to give back to the people of Vancouver with this free public holiday event highlighting local charities and their efforts in our community. Your generous support will provide funding for many great community projects such as; BC Children's Hospital Foundation and the Vancouver International Children’s Festival.
100% of the proceeds from the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration are put directly back into our community.
Last year in 2022 with the help of our loyal sponsors we were able to have a record-breaking year for donations and over the past four years have raised over $1.4M.
We look forward to continuing this success through 2023.
OUR VALUED CHARITIES
BC CHILDREN'S HOSPTAL
Your donation will fund the groundbreaking research and advanced technologies that are needed to conquer childhood illnesses.
BC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Vancouver International Children’s Festival presents the world’s finest music, theatre, dance, puppetry, acrobatics and storytelling, as well as creative arts activities for the entire family.
Honour House is a refuge for members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care.
BUY A BULB
The Buy a Bulb initiative supports charities such as the B.C. Children’s Hospital and Vancouver International Children’s Festival. When you give a donation you are giving a child in need an opportunity to benefit from one of these amazing charities. Your donation will bring children across British Columbia joy and hope and will put a smile on their faces this holiday season.
BUY ONE BULB FOR $5, THREE BULBS FOR $10
BECOME A SPONSOR
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I attend the event?The event will be held in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver. The ceremony will start at 6pm and end with the lighting of the tree.
Is the event free?Yes the event is free! There will be hot chocolate and other vendors who sell items for an extra charge.
Who can go to the Tree Lighting?The Tree Lighting is for everyone and is a family-friendly event. People of all ages are welcome.
Who will be at the event?The event will be hosted by Free Lee, CBC Contributor and Personality. There will also be appearances from City Council, live entertainers, dancers, and Santa.
How can I donate?Donations big and small are welcome! For larger donations in excess of $500, please complete the form and we will get back to you shortly on next steps. For smaller donations, we welcome people to donate through the Buy a Bulb program. It costs $5 to buy a virtual bulb and $10 for three bulbs.
What is Buy a Bulb?Buy a Bulb is a donation drive that raises money for several charities including BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver International Children's Festival, and Honour House. When you buy a bulb your name will be added to a list of donors who helped keep the tree lit for the entire holiday season.