Bloedel Conservatory gives the dome a little sparkle over the holiday season
It's been a challenging year for the Bloedel Conservatory and its fans. Threatened with closure by the Vision Park Board, a group of supporters rallied public support and developed a business model to get visitors to return to the iconic Vancouver attraction.
What we saw during the year is that the public does like Bloedel Conservatory, and properly marketed (with all Canada Line / water reservoir construction barriers removed) the crowds will come back. During the upcoming holiday season the Conservatory is hosting its first ever Jewel Box of Lights, turning the dome into a sparkling jewel with thousands of little "guilt-free" LED lights.
I call LED lights "guilt-free" because of how little power they draw. I'm addicted to the little things, and end up buying a string or two more each winter. The LED hues will add colour within the tropical floral garden within, and during the cool evenings it will look spectacular from outside. I can see many fans of night photography setting up to take shots there now.
The Jewel Box of Lights at the Bloedel Conservatory is taking place beginning today (Dec. 3rd), and running until January 2nd 10am to 9pm, or 8pm on Sundays (the facility is closed only on Christmas Day, and closed at 5pm on Dec. 16, 30 & 31).
There will be a "special opening event" taking place this Sunday, December 5th 11am - 4pm. There will be music from the Trio of Tubas, Quartet of Carolers, and there's even a rumour Old Saint Nick will make an appearance.
Get out and see this great holiday time attraction. For more information call 604-257-8584. Due to a minor traffic detour, be sure to use the Ontario Street/33rd Avenue entrance.
- post by Mike