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The Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park is a minature train ride among millions of Christmas lights with Christmas carols playing. Unfortunately, the train ride is cancelled for 2022, but the Christmas Lights displays will still be on(see below)!
Each year, except this year, the Stanley Park Minature train has operated with a Christmas theme. Millions of Christmas lights were put on the train route. Christmas music played during the train ride.
The Stanley Park Junction area is decorated with millions of Christmas lights and Christmas displays to raise funds for the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.
2022-2023 will be the 25th (almost) consecutive year of Bright Nights!
December 21, 2022: Bright Nights is Re-opening today from 4pm to 10! Dress warm. It is cold outside!
December 19, 2022: Due to the upcoming heavy snow tonight, the event has been cancelled for tonight and maybe longer. Check back daily to see when it reopens.
December 18, 2022: Due to the heavy snow today, the event has been cancelled for tonight and maybe longer. Check back daily to see when it reopens.
November 3, 2022: The train will not operate this year. However, the Christmas Lights and Displays in the Stanley Park Junction area will be on from December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023 from 4pm to 10pm. Come out and support the Burn Fund!
OCTOBER 31, 2022: We just confirmed with the BC Professional Firefighters Fund that there will be the huge lights display at the Stanley Park Junction put up by the firefighters. It will be FREE (by donation) to enter the plaza area to see the lights!
OCTOBER 28, 2022: No word from the Parks Board yet on whether the train will be running. NOTE: IT IS NOT LOOKING FOR THE TRAIN TO BE OPERATING DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES!
The 2022-2023 Bright Nights Christmas Lights and Displays is on for 2022! The Stanley Park Junction area is decorated with millions of Christmas Lights and many Christmas Displays!
The 2022 Bright Nights Christmas Lights and Displays are on daily from December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023 4pm-10pm, except closed on Dec 5, 6, and 25.
This is a fundraiser for the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund! Please come out and support this charity!
Entry to the area with the lights and displays is BY DONATION!
There will be an antique fire truck, giant reindeer, and a light tunnel.
Santa's Workshop is back in the barn after a few years absense.
Also, there will be live music and food vendors.
The 2022-2023 Bright Nights Christmas Train has been cancelled for 2022. See updates above.
NOTE: The Train ride has been cancelled for 2022. The Christmas Lights and Displays put on by the Firefighters for the Burn Fund WILL BE ON FROM DECEMBER 1, 2022 TO JANUARY 1, 2023. Entry is by donation!
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.
The Bright Nights Christmas Miniature Train is located at the Stanley Park Junction in Stanley Park.
Here is an old video that we found from 2011. The quality isn't great, but we thought it would be fun to post it!
If you are driving, enter Stanley Park via the Georgia Street entrance heading westbound. At the traffic circle take the 2nd right to up Pipeline Road past the Rose Garden. About a half kilometre past the Rose Garden, take the 1st right into the Stanley Park Junction parking lot. The entrance to the train is just off of the parking lot.
If you are taking the bus, get off at the Bus Loop which is just off of Pipeline Road. Walk north about 100 metres to the entrance to Stanley Park Junction.
If you are walking, enter Stanley Park near the end of Coal Harbour. Walk up the Entrance Bridge (not the seawall) and continue walking straight past Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park Park Pavilion, and the Bus Loop until you reach Stanley Park Junction. Note, it can be very dark on this sidewalk so take a flashlight!
The train ride is approximately 15 minutes in length.
No,there is a cost to ride the train.
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