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: 

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

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

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!

Aug 18

Canada 150 Fair Foods 2017

Fair Gate Admission JUST $1.50

By wearing Red or a Maple leaf you can get Fair Gate Admission for just $1.50 on both Aug 19 and 20 from 11am to 1pm!

Opening Day 1.50 Gate Admission

We want to keep the Canada 150 party going with our selection of Canada 150 Fair Foods coming to the Fair at the PNE THIS WEEKEND!  Don’t miss out on some of the tastiest Fair Foods and treats coming to Vancouver this year!

Chicky’s Chicken – Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls

Canadian Bacon Pickle Dog

Bacon is wrapped around a hot dog and pickle, cut in half, battered and then deep dried. Each is served on a stick.

Corndog King – Maple Bacon Corndog

Maple Bacon Corn Dog

The Maple Bacon Corndog is a Real Canadian twist on a fair classic. Starting with the original Corndog King batter, infused maple chunks of premium center cut bacon to give it a sweet, salty and smoky crunch. This corndog includes a side of 100% real Canadian Maple Syrup for your dunking pleasure!

Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ – Maple Bacon Cornbread

Maple Bacon Cornbread

This honey-scented cornbread is baked on site with the flavor of sweet Quebec maple syrup infused throughout the batter. Mix in real Alberta bacon for a smoky, porky, salty accent to this delicious bread.

Funnel Cakes – Funnel Cake Poutine

Funnel Cake Poutine

Signature Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake with a Canadian twist, you can’t go wrong with cheese and gravy.

Maple Bacon Ice Cream
Maple Bacon Ice Cream
Rocky Point Ice Cream’s creamy Canadian maple syrup base with locally sourced bacon that’s candied in brown sugar, chopped, and sprinkled throughout.

Looking for some ways to save when coming to the Fair at the PNE? Check out our Ways To Save page on our website!

Be sure to come check out all the great foods coming to the Fair at the PNE this year! Purchase your Fair Gate Admission online and SAVE! Don’t forget to share all your Fair adventures on social media and tag us for a chance to be featured!





Aug 10

The Fair at the PNE Community Spotlight

Festival Park Community Spotlight

With the Fair at the PNE a little over a week away, we want to share with you the mixture of cultural festivals, summer pop-up markets and community showcases happening this year! Check out the schedule below for the Community Spotlight Programming!


Heroes Weekend

August 19 and 20
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

The Fair is honoured to salute the First Responders in our community who help keep Vancouver safe! Come see a number of different Ambulance, Firefighter, Police, RCMP, Search and Rescue, and Coast Guard vehicles on display the entire weekend!

Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase

August 22 to 25
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase

Car lovers UNITE! The Hot Vancouver Nights Car Showcase presented by 360 Fabrication Inc. will have you drooling with envy as you make your way around some of the most beautiful classic cars and hot rods in Vancouver.

Spirit of India Summer Festival

August 26 and 27
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

Spirit of India at the Fair at the PNE

This summer festival is presented by the Gujarati Society of BC. It celebrates the best of South Asian culture. Bring your friends and come explore the beautiful colours, smells, and atmosphere of the Spirit of India Summer Festival!

Fall for Local Summer Market

August 23 to September 3
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

Fall for Local at the Fair at the PNE

The Fall for Local Summer Market is a pop up market filled with local entrepreneurs displaying a number of great products including Jewelry, Clothing and Cosmetics! Local vendors include: Tamara Phillips ART, Granola Girl, Luna Nectar, and many more!

Caribbean Carnival

September 4
11:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Park

The Caribbean Carnival is presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC. It brings the rhythm, art, and costumes of the Trinidad and Tobago culture to the Fair at the PNE! Featuring III Steel Band, Parade of Costumes, Limbo Dancing, Arts & Crafts, and much more!

Don’t forget to follow us on social media (@PNE_Playland) to stay informed on everything happening at the Fair at the PNE this year!