The Bright Walk in White Rock takes place along the White Rock waterfront. It features Christmas trees and thousands of festive illuminations.
The event runs from December 10th until January 8th during the winter of 2022/23.
Bright Walk in White Rock
2019 marked the first year of the White Rock Festival of Lights. Over 40 thousand people visited and supported the event. The festival happened again in 2020. Folks were treated to an impressive display of festive Christmas lights set against a natural backdrop of the beautiful coastline.
The event was originally created by members of the local White Rock community, but with the help and support of various partners and organizations.
As of 2021, the event is now organized by the City of White Rock. The festival has a new name as well. Bright Walk in White Rock took place from early December in 2021 until mid-February in 2022.
Bright Walk in White Rock returns this season from December 10th, 2022, until January 8th, 2023.
What to Expect
Bright Walk in White Rock begins with a launch event on December 10th, 2022. The festivities on opening day run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Memorial Park. There’s a tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Knight and council members. Family-friendly activities at the event include live entertainment, games, cookie decorating and a Christmas market with over 30 vendors. There’s also free hot chocolate and Santa Claus is on site for family photos.
The main display of thousands of lights is right along the White Rock waterfront. There is a large Christmas tree almost 40 feet tall in Memorial Park. In previous years there was also a section of lights called The Magical Meadow which was full of lanterns painted by students from the area. In 2022/23 there are new light structures to admire, including a tunnel of lights and other beautiful installations.
The Christmas illuminations are expected to remain up until January 8th, 2023. During the extended winter holiday season, Christmas lights and decorations can be seen around the White Rock Beach waterfront along Marine Drive and at the pier.
For additional information about the attraction, visit the White Rock City website.
Other communities with especially pretty displays of Christmas lights that are free to enjoy most (but not all) years include the following (as well as many other places):
- Vancouver at Granville Island, Stanley Park and Canada Place
- Maple Ridge at the Memorial Peace Park
- West Vancouver at Dundarave Beach
- North Vancouver at the Shipyards and Gardens at Park & Tilford
- Burnaby at the Burnaby Village Museum
- Coquitlam at Lafarge Lake
- Harrison Hot Springs at the Waterfront
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