Enchant Christmas officially starts tomorrow. We were invited to attend the media night yesterday. We were counting down the days and crossing our fingers that it would not rain. We did not win on the rain part but we had an interesting time checking out Enchant.
We arrived early to get parking close to the entrance. There is a lot right in front of Enchant, but be warned that with Raincouver weather it will be very muddy and there are lots of puddles. Otherwise, there are pay parking areas available nearby. Have your tickets printed out and ready to go to be scanned for entry; so much easier than finding your tickets on your phone.
Upon entry, you will immediately see food trucks and the market. We headed straight to the maze on the other side of these. WE could not wait to go and check out the world’s largest light maze. It was beautiful inside the maze. The reindeer structures are magical. You’ll love seeing the giant tree and the icicles. You might even bump into Santa Claus.
When you enter Enchant you are given a piece of paper with the names of all of the reindeer on it. As you go through the maze you want to locate all 9 of them. There is a staff member that will stamp your paper for you as you go through and locate them. It makes for a cute little activity. While you may think it’s easy to find all of them because the reindeer are so big and you can see them often above the walls, it is not so easy!
Have your camera ready, there are lots of photo opportunities throughout the maze. Our favourite spots were in the light tunnels and hanging lights. Evie would argue that the reindeer were the best to take photos by. While you are in the maze you may even get to experience some “snow” fall.
If you are planning to attend Enchant, do go dressed for the weather. If it’s raining, bring your rain boots. You will also want to dress warmly, as everything is outside and there is limited covered space.
Strollers can go into the location, but you may find it challenging to manoeuvre them throughout the area unless the stroller has large tires. We’d recommend an all terrain stroller or jogging stroller, but really baby wearing is the way to go in there.
There are 12 food trucks on location with a wide variety of food items. We enjoyed some classic mini donuts that were made fresh and coated in cinnamon sugar. We also shared some chicken tenders and fries. Evie picked out some a bag of cheese popcorn to enjoy.
If you plan to attend with younger children I do recommend you try to go on a day with no rain. It did put a bit of a damper on things as there were puddles around. Evie ended up with her pant legs being completely soaked despite wearing rain boots and Addie was in the stroller under the rain cover our whole visit.
We are hoping to go back again this season, hopefully on a night with no rain so we can fully enough the Enchant. I have some serious love for all things Christmas light this. I am looking forward to hearing from friends of ours as they attend Enchant and finding out their thoughts too.
Are you planning on going to Enchant this holiday season?
Enchant Christmas starts November 25th and runs til New Years Eve. The maze is open daily from 4pm – 10pm. These hours are great for families who want to visit with their children but do not want them staying up too late. Enchant features the world’s largest Christmas light maze with spectacular illuminated sculptures. There is also a Christmas market and with over 40 local vendors and 12 Food trucks will be on location. Have a family adventure and enjoy some holiday treats while there.
1st & Crowe Street Vancouver
Adult (16+) Day Pass $19.95
Senior (65+) Day Pass $14.95
Child (6-15 years) $14.95
Family Day Pass (2 adults and up to 3 children) $59.95
*All ages to the market only $4.