December 8, 2020 UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
Due to Covid-19, this event will basically be the train ride this year. Masks are mandatory for all ages 3 and up. Tickets go on sale on November 6, 2020. Santa will not be visitings. You will need a ticket to enter the site. The site will be one-way from when you enter to the train then after the train to the exit. The Stanley Park Junction parking lot will be mainly used as a staging area for people waiting to get on the train. There will be limited disabled parking and a drop-off/pickup zone. Additional parking is across Pipeline road, Beaver Lake, and Information Booth parking lots. Parking is free at these lots after 3pm. Note that the Aquarium parking lot is a paid lot during this event. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled train ride time. Trains will run every 20 minutes with limited tickets per train. The last train is scheduled for 9:40pm. There will be some food vendors in the parking lot.
Cost: $10 +GST(ages 3 and up), Children 2 and under are free.
2020 is the 23nd consecutive year of Bright Nights.
In 2017, the family of Beverley O'Toole donated her extensive Christmas decorations to Bright Nights. Beverley had been decorating her Shaughnessy home for over 30 years. Her display were so extensive that they filled a 50 foot shipping container! They include giant cutouts of a christmas train, cartoon poodles, Santa with his sleigh, etc. Beverley passed away at the age of 87. Her family decided to donate her collection to Bright Nights so the displays could be enjoyed for years to come!
Also, in 2017, Perry and Paula Blascak from Maple Ridge donated their extensive christmas displays and lights to Bright Nights. These displays include 42 handmade pieces including 2 3D mooses, Santa, igloo, among others displays.
You can get to Stanley Park Junction by walking, bus, or car. Stanley Park Junction is about a 15 minute walk up Pipeline Road into Stanley Park from the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park. The Stanley Park (#19) bus stops at the Bus Loop just in front of the Stanley Park Junction. There is a large Parking lot just off of Pipeline Road that is in front of the Stanley Park Junction. This lot is free for parking. After 3pm there are overflow parking lots that are also free. The overflow parking lots are across Pipeline Road next to the VPD Horse stables, the Information Booth and Beaver Lake parking lots.
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