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Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden

The Festival of Lights usually run from mid December to early January at Van Dusen Botanical Garden, every evening from 4:30pm to 9:00pm,  during the holiday season except on Christmas day (December 25).
Friends, couples and families can enjoy dancing light shows on Livingstone Lake every half an hour, meet Santa, watch performances and see over a million twinkling lights to get you into the holiday spirits.

Admission is $14.25 for one adult (prices are subject to change from year to year, please check their official site for current admission prices). It can get pretty chilly, so bundle up and take lots of photos :D

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The Chalet at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel

On Christmas, we went up to Whistler and experienced the Sleigh ride and fondue dinner combo (from $99).
We got there a bit late, around 7pm. It was already dark, and we were the only ones on the sleigh, so we got a private tour.

The sleigh was pulled by two working horses. We were given blankets, and boy was I glad, cuz I was freezing! It was too bad that it was so dark because we couldn’t see much, but we got a ride through the ‘night’ scene of Whistler. The tour guide also sang, making the ride more fun. Be dressed for the weather!

Then it was a 3-course dinner including cheese and fondue & dessert at The Chalet at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel.A very cozy and warm restaurant.

The dinner starts off with salad. Then the fun fondue dining begins with a cheese fondue with vegetables, followed by Fondue Chinoise (broth based) served with beef tenderloin, prawns and salmon. For dessert, chocolate fondue with fruits and marshmallows! :D

The server was very friendly and helpful, especially since our fire kept burning out. The taste was delicious, and since you can cook your meat as rare or well as you wanted, it was perfect. I am not really a chocolate person, but loved the chocolate fondue! Mmmmmm!




Start off with salad



Cheese fondue!


Main fondue Chinoise



An excellent experience during the winter holidays!

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