Lumiere is an arts and lights event featuring installations that illuminate Vancouver’s West End in winter. It’s outdoors, free and pretty to see.
In 2023 the event ran from November 2nd until the 6th.
It’s not a Christmas event per se, although it does usually take place just prior to the start of the holiday season. Lumiere does, however, involve Christmas-y lights. Last year there were also performances, workshops and parades to enjoy. 2024 will likely be similar, although exact details are to be confirmed.
Vancouver’s Lumiere Lights and Art
Lumiere is an annual event that showcases illuminated art installations within the City of Vancouver. Each year, large works of art are outdoors around the West End for folks to admire and photograph. The event always offers pretty sights to see during dark winter days, and it’s free to check out.
In 2023 there are displays to see at the following locations:
- Jim Deva Plaza at 1200 Bute Street
- Morton Park at 1800 Davie Street near English Bay Beach
- West End Community Centre at 870 Denman Street
- Robson and Cardero
- šxwƛə̓ nəqXwtl’e7énḵ Square (outside the Vancouver Art Gallery)
- Lot 19 at 855 West Hastings Street
- Bentall Centre at 505 Burrard Street
- Helmcken Plaza at 338 Helmcken Street
- Bill Curtis Square at 1198 Mainland Street in Yaletown
- Maple Tree Square in Gastown
For more details about the art installations and events, visit the Lumiere Vancouver website.
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