Bright Nights in Stanley Park features more than a million twinkling lights that transform the forest of Stanley Park into a winter wonderland. The main highlight is the Christmas train, which wends its way through the forest past Santa’s workshop, an international village and the much loved Moose in the middle of the glistening waterway.
Bright Nights is co-produced by the Vancouver Park Board and the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. All donations collected at the event, and partial proceeds from the sale of tickets for the train, go to the Burn Fund to help burn survivors and their families. Bright Nights has raised over $1.2 million for the Burn Fund. This achievement is supported by more than 500 off-duty professional firefighters from the Lower Mainland and around BC who donate their time to set up, operate and take down the annual display.
If you’re in Vancouver and looking for something safe and fun to do with the whole family, Bright Nights in Stanley Park is well worth checking out. Admission to the plaza is free but a donation to the Burn Fund is appreciated. Tickets are required to ride the Bright Nights Train and visit the Children’s Farmyard. Bright Nights in Stanley Park opens daily from 3PM to 10PM until January 3, 2009 (closed Christmas day).