Christmas & Holiday Lights on Granville Island (updated Dec 3, 2020)

12 novembre 2020


From November 12th to January 3rd, daily from sunset, we invite visitors to stroll our warm and elegant holiday light display. With complimentary parking, and of course no entrance fee, family and friends can walk the expansive grounds of Granville Island’s almost 40 acres, under the stars, or under an umbrella (after all, it is winter in Vancouver), and take in a relaxed  evening without crowds among the lights, restaurants, bars and taprooms.

Come early to check out the many retail shops, unique local goods and artist studios, open until 6 pm, and of course, the famous Granville Island Public Market – and if you’re coming from downtown, why not take one of the little ferry boats over from the west end.  

Highlights include a stunning oversized star in the center of the Public Market courtyard, giant musical notes among the trees that surround the theatres, Granville Island’s historic yellow crane all lit up, and a canopy of lights hidden in a secret location - or simply enjoy all the trees wrapped in warm lights making Granville Island glow.

Live music is on nightly at the Sandbar restaurant and “All Aboard” returns in December, offering kids and youth a free mini skateboard ramp, covered and secured,  supervised by volunteers from the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition from 4 pm – 7 pm daily. (check website as hours subject to change)   


Restaurants, cafes and Public Market food stalls are open daily, with dozens of excellent takeout options - and  many restaurants and bars open late. Those include;  


Artisan Sake (Railspur Alley) Daily 11:30 am - 6 pm with Japanese appetizers and sake tastings. Winter patio open    

Bridges Restaurant   Mon-Fri 11:30 am - 10 pm; weekends 10 am - 10 pm. Winter patio open

Beanstock (kids) Bistro (upper floor, Kids Market) Daily 10 am - 6 pm

Blue Parrot (Public Market) Daily 7 am - 8pm (own entrance after hours)

Dockside (Granville Island Hotel) Daily 11:30 am - 9:30 pm. Happy Hour 3pm-5pm

Granville Island Brewery Tap Room + Winter Patio, Daily 12 pm - 8 pm 

Granville Island Gelato & Coffee House (Creekhouse) Daily 11: 30 am - 8 pm

Kaisereck Delicatessen (Public Market) Covered patio open until 7 pm (own entrance after hours)

The Keg   Daily 4 pm - 10 pm

Liberty Distillery   Mon-Thurs 12 pm - 6 pm; Fr i- Sun11 am - 8 pm. Bottle sales and cocktails

Off the Tracks Bistro Mon- Fri 9 am - 4 pm; Sat/Sun 9 am - 5 pm. Both patios open

Pedro's Organic Coffee (beside Kid's Market) Mon – Fri 9 am – 3 pm; Sat/Sun 9 am - 6 pm. Patio open at rear

Pizza Pzazz (Public Market) open daily, 10 am - 6 pm - Takeout/delivery available until 9 pm

Popina Canteen   Wed-Sun 12 pm - 6 pm.  Patio open

Popina Cantina (NEW in the Net Loft) (Taco and Mexican cantina) Wed-Sun 10 am - 5 pm

Sandbar Restaurant Mon-Thursday 3 pm -10 pm; Fri-Sun 11:30 am - 10 pm.  Patio open/Happy Hour 

Tony's Fish and Oyster Café   Daily 12 pm - 7 pm. Dine in + Takeaway

Vancouver Fish Co.    Mon-Fri 11:30 am - "late"; Sat/Sun 11 am - "late” Expanded patio


All Covid-19 protocol and current restrictions* in affect across Granville Island exterior and interior locations. Social distancing must be observed.  No tours, groups or busses.

Please enjoy the holiday season with care and consideration. Remain in your bubble and keep Granville Island safe for everyone.

*November 7-23 - Temporary Covid restrictions include no visitors from the Fraser Health Region.  Visitors may socialize, walk and/or dine up to a maximum of 6 persons, only with those in your immediate family, household or core bubble. 



Join us each evening, November 12 – January 3rd, to enjoy Granville Island’s Festive Lights, restaurants, bars and taprooms


Holiday Hours in the Public Market

December 1st – December 23rd 9 AM – 6 PM

December 24th- 9 AM – 5 PM

December 25th & 26th Closed

December 27th - 30th 9 AM - 6 PM

December 31st 9 AM – 5 PM

January 1st Closed


Net Loft Hours

December 1st – December 23rd 10 AM - 6 PM (individual store hours may vary)

December 24th:  10 AM – 4 PM

December 25th & 26th:  Closed

December 27th - 30th 9 AM - 6 PM

December 31st:  10 AM – 4 PM

January 1st Closed