The giant dinosaurs are surrounded by Halloween and Christmas decorations. (Grace Kennedy)

UPDATE: Giant dinosaurs at Cloverdale park part of upcoming Vancouver International Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival set to open mid-October

Are you one of the many Cloverdale locals wondering where the giant dinosaurs at Cloverdale’s Bill Reid Millennium Park came from?

The Jurassic decor was not, in fact, set up by the Museum of Surrey in anticipation of their Sept. 29 opening, featuring Dinosaurs Unearthed.

The dinos are part of the upcoming Vancouver International Lantern Festival that will be hosted at the park. The giant jack o’lanterns and Christmas decorations will also be incorporated into the display.

Organizers say that the festival is set to open in mid-October, and will run until early January.

The event website bills the festival as a “large-scale cultural event” that will “delight” residents of the Greater Vancouver area. The festival will be a fusion of past tradition and modern life.

It will offer more than “just a display of glorious lamp groups.” Festival-goers will also take in acrobatic performances and tea art, as well as traditional crafts and food tasting.

It will be open in the evenings, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and admission will cost $25 for adults and $13 for kids and seniors. Tickets are now available at an early bird price of $11.95 at

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


The giant dinosaurs are part of an upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival. (Grace Kennedy)

The details for the festival are not yet set in stone, but organizers say more information will be available closer to the opening in mid-October.(Grace Kennedy)

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Snoozing seal pup captures attention at White Rock Pier

Dozens of seals spent the day at White Rock’s iconic structure

‘Stuff the Sleigh’ event aims to collect 5,000 Christmas toys for Surrey children

The Surrey Central Lions Club event will support the Surrey Christmas Bureau

Surrey RCMP seeking help to find man missing since Nov. 7

Hyung ‘John’ Lee was last seen in the 13300-block of Old Yale Road

Call for better security follows fuel thefts at South Surrey Park & Ride

White Rock man says someone used a drill to drain his fuel tank Wednesday

Abortions rights advocates urge Liberals to turn politics into policy

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was pressed to clarify his stance abortion over several weeks

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants blank Cougars 4-0

Goaltender David Tendeck turned aside all 38 Prince George shots for his WHL-leading third shutout

Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care

Dr. Day said he illegally opened the Cambie Surgery Centre in 1996 in order to create more operating-room time

MacLean says “Coach’s Corner is no more” following Cherry’s dismissal from Hockey Night

Cherry had singled out new immigrants in for not honouring Canada’s veterans and fallen soldiers

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Dallas Smith, Terri Clark to perform on CP Holiday Train’s B.C. stops

Annual festive food bank fundraiser rolling across province from Dec. 11 to 17

Poole’s Land finale: Tofino’s legendary ‘hippie commune’ being dismantled

Series of land-use fines inspire owner Michael Poole to sell the roughly 20-acre property.

Paul Bissonnette joins Vancouver Warriors after tweeting he could walk on to an NLL club

Bissonnette will join the Warriors for their final week of training camp at Rogers Arena

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Most Read