Aurora Winter Festival – Nights Benefiting Variety

Aurora Winter Festival at Concord Pacific Place

This holiday season, a magical winter wonderland will transform Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. The Aurora Winter Festival inspires the festive spirit through magical winter experiences.

Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating Christmas light displays and magical characters. Enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, in addition to plenty of other exciting activities. From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen River, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival. The festival takes place at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place and runs from November 23rd to December 30th.

Beyond the Mystical Worlds and magical characters, the Aurora Winter Festival is also home to many exciting attractions and rides. Climb the stairs to the 200-foot tube park, bring out your inner child on our choo-choo train, or climb on our 60-foot ferris wheel to get the best vantage of the entire festival. Discover all the attractions here.

How you can help Variety

Keep Variety in mind when you’re having fun this holiday season! When you visit the Aurora Winter Festival, use the promo code “VarietyClub” for part of your ticket price to go to kids with special needs in BC! Promo code screengrab

This Christmas season, experience Canada’s Largest Winter Festival. Escape to a hidden village with a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters as well as other exciting activities.

For more information or to support Variety, visit our financials page, get involved with us or donate today!

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Concord Pacific Place Concord Pacific Place, Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada View on Google Maps
  • Use the promo code "VarietyClub" when purchasing your tickets for partial proceeds to benefit families and children with special needs in BC.

  • Go to Ticket Portal

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Dear Variety Family,

During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global situation, our highest priority is the health, safety and well-being of our Variety donors, families, members, supporters, volunteers and all British Columbians.

Variety BC has been here for more than 50 years ensuring kids with special needs thrive. I would like to assure you that during this uncertain time, we will continue to be here for BC’s kids with special needs.

I also would like to provide you with an update on our response to date and our commitment to you moving forward:

  • In keeping with the BC Centre for Disease Control’s recommendations, we will be postponing all Variety events between March 16th and April 30th including our One Night in the Valley Gala on Saturday, April 4th at the Glass House Estate Winery
  • We have closed the Variety Office as a precautionary measure and are having employees set up to work-from-home. All in-person meetings will be moved to teleconference. We will evaluate working “virtually” on a week-to-week basis while actively monitoring the evolution of this global pandemic and returning to regular operating procedures once health authorities deem it safe for our staff to do so.
  • Due to our office closure, we have postponed the shipping of Robert Bateman’s Woodworkers – Pilated Woodpeckers posters and our Variety water bottles. Anyone looking for tax receipts will receive them via email
  • With the closure of BC’s schools, the need to ensure our kids are supported has never been so great. As such, our Heart of Variety Fund will continue to accept grant accept applications by e-mail.
    Like all of you, we will monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate with you on important health and safety measures and decisions regarding events regularly.

We encourage you to stay informed by visiting BC Centre for Disease Control’s website at www.bccdc.ca and the Government of Canada’s website at www.canada.ca/en/publichealth/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

We are grateful for your support as we navigate through this uncertain time.

Thank you,


Cally Wesson
CEO – Variety BC