St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope in Vancouver

Lights of Hope Community Celebration

Help us celebrate the return of an annual holiday tradition. Join us on the streets of downtown Vancouver for our special Community Celebration and see this year’s Lights of Hope display lit for the first time during a festive outdoor celebration featuring fireworks, food trucks and fun for the whole family.

When: Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 1081 Burrard Street, outside of St. Paul’s Hospital

You can continue to see the Lights of Hope display until January 6, 2014.

St. Paul's Hospital Lights of Hope Christmas Campaign in Vancouver
St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope Christmas Campaign in Vancouver

About the Lights of Hope display

Lights of Hope must be seen to be fully appreciated. The display is built by volunteers using donated materials – including ten kilometers of lights!

According to BC Hydro, despite its size and scope, Lights of Hope uses very little energy. To operate the full display results in an energy bill of just $65 each night. A big part of this energy efficiency is the use of LED bulbs, which account for 60% of the lights. LED bulbs last for 4000 hours, which is twice as long as incandescent bulbs; and strings of LED bulbs use only 1 to 3 kilowatt hours of energy, while strings of incandescent bulbs use anywhere from 12 to 105 kilowatt hours.

You can view and share photos and videos of the display on social media by following us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #LightsOfHope.

Food trucks

Save room for some of the tasty street food that will be available at our Community Celebration. Food trucks at the event include:

Aussie Pie Guy
Big Red’s Poutine
McDonald’s McCafe
The Reef Runner
Reel Mac and Cheese


Entertainment at the event includes performances by the Sing City choir and VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir.

Watch last year’s lighting ceremony here: