Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2018


Bright Nights in Stanley Park is often referred to as the Christmas Train. If in Vancouver at Christmastime, come down to the Stanley Park and take in the massive Christmas light display.

I did some Internet research and, apparently, there are 250,000 plus visitors each year. The charity that benefits from all this is the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. About 800 fire fighters put in 8,000 hours over 3 months to set up and tear down 3 million lights and associated decorations.

We visited on Boxing Day and, by 5 PM, the woods and light are wonderfully magical. The train’s route through the forest goes over water and you can see the reflection of the lights in the water. Seasonal music and actors-as-elves and other Christmas creatures will greet you.

On the grounds that has the ticket booth and food trucks, there are amazing displays as well.

If are feeling like Vancouver is a bit too wet and not Christmas-feeling, this is the place to go to change that!

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