Dec 4

Festive Events in Vancouver

With the holiday season just around the corner, we put together a list of Festive Events in Vancouver! Check below and let us know which events you want to go to this holiday season.


Vancouver Christmas Market – November 22 – December 24, 2017


The Vancouver Christmas Market returns to Jack Poole Plaza – home of the Olympic Cauldron – November 22 – December 24, 2017. The city’s signature yuletide celebration offers its largest festivities to-date, with more than 75 huts stuffed with sweets, treats, and treasures. Wander the market’s winding alleys and discover authentic German delicacies: sizzling sausages, warming Glühwein (mulled wine), old world confections, and so much more! Be dazzled by the glittering carousel, a 30-foot tall walk-in Christmas tree boasting 36,000 twinkling lights, live entertainment, and a multitude of festive family activities.

Tickets: Adult $10, Seniors $9, Youth $5, Children Age 0-6, FREE.
Purchase online to receive a complimentary Season Pass! Ticket bookings, Christmas Combos, and further details at: www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com 


Bright Nights Train in Stanley Park – November 30 – January 6, 2018

During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza sparkle with three million twinkling lights. You can purchase tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train and experience the lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the train route. If train rides are not for you, you can view the displays at the Train Plaza by donation.
All donations at the front gate and a portion of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. $1.4 million has been raised to help burn survivors and their families since 1998.

Tickets: Adult (19-64 years) $12+GST, Senior (65 years and over) $9+GST, Youth (13-18 years) $9+GST, Child (3-12 years) $8+GST and Small Children (2 years and under) FREE. Purchase your tickets at www.ticketleader.ca


Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival at the PNE – December 15 – January 21, 2018

This world renowned lantern festival makes its Canadian debut December 15th at the PNE grounds. The Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival will brighten our winter nights with 35 spectacular silk structures, some nearly 200 feet in length. Continuing through January 21, 2018, the nightly event features Chinese cultural performances including acrobats, dancers, musicians, and storytelling. There will be a market place, food trucks, warming tents, and as an extra perk, guests can enjoy special coffees and hot chocolate with their choice of Kahlua, Baileys, bourbon, or rum!

Gate price: ADULT PASS (13 – 64 years old) $22; SENIOR PASS (65 years and over) $17.00; CHILD PASS (4 – 12 years old) $15.00.
Save up to $3.00 per ticket when you purchase in advance online at www.ticketleader.ca


Don’t forget to share your Festive Adventures on social media and tag @PNE_Playland for a chance to be featured on our social channels!

Oct 25

Fright Nights Final Weekend!

Listen up Fright Fans… This weekend is the final weekend for you to check out Fright Nights at Playland.

Come out and enjoy all of the screams and scares that Fright Nights has to offer!

Check out some of the awesome photos that people have shared already…

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Don’t miss your last chance to experience Fright Nights this year! Purchase your tickets online at www.frightnights.ca and SAVE!

 

 

 

Oct 12

Fear Friday the Thirteenth

Paraskevidekatriaphobia is not a word one comes across on a regular basis. In fact, at most, it would only matter to someone with this particular issue a few times a year. That’s because, this word means “the fear of Friday the Thirteenth.”

According to Wikipedia:
The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, ‘originating from the story of Jesus’ last supper and crucifixion’ in which there were 13 individuals present in the Upper Room on the 13th of Nisan Maundy Thursday, the night before his death on Good Friday.   While there is evidence of both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky, there is no record of the two items being referred to as especially unlucky in conjunction before the 19th century.

It could be that the 1907 publication of Thomas W. Lawson’s novel Friday, the Thirteenth contributed to the dissemination of the superstition. As the story goes, a stock broker takes advantage of the superstition to create a Wall Street panic on a Friday the 13th

The Friday the 13th horror movie franchise – which began in 1980 – is now up to a dozen films as well as comic books, video games and merchandise. The films mainly focus on the character Jason Voorhees, who drowned as a boy at camp due to the negligence of the staff.  In each of the movies, Jason is either the killer or the motivation for the killings. His hockey mask has become one of the most recognizable images in horror and popular culture. In the eighth movie New York is the setting, however Jason spends a third of the film on a boat. Vancouver stood in for NY in most of the city scenes. Watch the scene below to spot some local locations.

Friday the Thirteenths happen every year. In 2017 there was one in January, and again this month. While this occurrence happens about equally in all months, it’s especially creepy when it occurs as we approach Halloween. It should be noted that it won’t happen again in October until 2023, and then 2028.

Naturally, the best place to celebrate this dark day is at Fright Nights at Playland. Twenty rides and eight haunted house will be open to until midnight to thrill the fear out of you!