Bright Nights In Stanley Park

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).

35 thoughts on “Bright Nights In Stanley Park”

  1. Ganesh says:

    Nice decorations. But here in India, we don’t celebrate Christmas. I wish I could though. I love christmas trees and gifts. 🙂

    1. May you don’t celebrate Christmas but many people do celebrate

      1. Li Weng says:

        probably because hardly anyone’s christian there… and it’s not commonly accepted so there’s no market for it.

        1. There is actually about 25 Million Christians in India.

          1. No matter what you believe of the truth behind Christianity it should be celebrated for the fact that because of the world view it pushed for the rights off every man and women.

      2. and the lights are sooooooo pretty. I love christmas light decoration…and I can stare at them all day long

    2. Ben Pei says:

      Hows the condition in Mumbai?

  2. Love all the colors also good video quality for it being night time!

  3. Rick Vaughn says:

    Good video!

    I always wondered how long it takes them to do all that stuff.

    1. It takes a few seconds to hand over the money to have someone else do it

  4. AverageGal says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this! I love Christmas decorations 🙂

  5. Very nice. I took the family to see the lights at Alum Creek in Central Ohio this Friday.

  6. Wow that is amazing, nice video thanks.

  7. Dwayne says:

    Nice Decorations and good video, I have over a hundred blogs in my reader and John Chow is the only one that has posted anything today. You go John Chow. LOL

  8. Trevor says:

    Yup. That’s the nice part of living in vancouver!

  9. Li Weng says:

    That’s very impressive 1.2million.

  10. moses says:

    Nice event! It’s always great to welcome Christmas with many wonderful activities

  11. Ben Pei says:

    Impressive.. I wish there is such thing in my country.. But too bad..

  12. Mario says:

    Christmas is my favorite holiday.


  13. game-girl says:

    I also look forward to the holiday.I think the park will be the most beautiful place on the earth.

  14. d3m0nb0y says:

    Finally Christmas is soon arriving.

  15. uwak says:

    thanks for great video………….christmas coming soon

  16. We have something similar to that which is sponsored by Toyota.

    Data points, Barbara

  17. Karl Hadwen says:

    wow thats amazing, we have nothing like this in england 🙁

  18. SEO Genius says:

    500 million!!! you being serious!!!

    Fun video!

  19. WoW… this is so beautiful. millions of lights, amazing. it is better than rockfell center in new york city 5th ave.

  20. That looks amazing. I love it when different colored lights are put together like this.

  21. Bright lights opens at 3pm? Is it dark then?

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s starting to get dark since there’s no more daylight saving time.

  22. BusinessX says:

    What an awesome event (cause and attraction). More John Chow shows of Vancouver, more I want to move there.

  23. Takumi86 says:

    Oh my God, christmas is nearly come, can’t wait for that. Its so beautiful when christmas time, does it?!

  24. MLDina says:

    That looks gorgeous! As long as I’m not the one setting them up, I love looking at Christmas lights.

  25. I love when people write about a good cause. I can’t wait for Christmas is my fav time of the year..but people should remember that Christmas is everyday! 😉

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