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Bright Nights in Stanley Park sparkles with 3 million lights

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 17, 2015 8:35 am

Metro Vancouver’s most magical Christmas light display located in the heart of Stanley Park is opening its doors on November 26 for the holiday season.

Over three million dazzling lights decorate acres of the dark forest, reaching as high as the forest canopy for Bright Nights in Stanley Park. The attraction is also accompanied by a train ride, musics, snacks, entertainment, and even visits with Santa and his elves.


The annual tradition, now in its 18th year, is operated and installed by 800 firefighters – it is a task that requires 8,000 hours of set-up over three months. Bright Nights attracts 200,000 visitors every year.

Admission into Bright Nights is by donation (suggested amount is $4) with all proceeds benefiting the Burn Fund, which provides life-saving, life supporting and life enriching services to people in B.C. To date, Bright Nights has raised more than $1.4-million for burn survivors.

Bright Nights 2015 at Stanley Park

  • Dates and Times:
    • November 26 to December 17: 3 to 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday; 3 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    • December 18 to 24 and December 26 to 27: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily (closed on December 25 – Christmas Day)
    • December 28 to January 2: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Location: Miniature railway area at Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Cost: Admission by donation at the gate (suggested minimum donation of $4). All gate admission proceeds go towards the B.C. Burn Fund.

Bright Nights Train 2015 at Stanley Park

  • Dates and Times:
    • November 26 to December 17
      • Matinee Train: 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. from Friday to Sunday
      • Night Train: 3 to 10 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 3 to 11 p.m. Friday to Sunday
    • December 18 to 24 and 26 to 27
      • Matinee Train: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily
      • Night Train: 3 to 11 p.m. daily
    • December 25: closed
    • December 28 to January 2:
      • Matinee Train: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      • Night Train: 3 to 10 p.m.
  • Location: Miniature railway area at Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • Cost:
    • Matinee Train: $6 all ages (no live actors)
    • Night Train: Adult (18 to 64 years) – $11; Child (3 to 17 years) – $8; Small child (2 years and under) – Free; Senior (65 years and over) – $8
    • Purchase train tickets online at: Please note that Night Train tickets are in high demand.
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