Some of my favourite memories from Christmas time when I was a little kid involved packing into the car, all bundled in our warmest winter clothing, and driving to Stanley Park so that we could ride the Christmas train. I loved it. All of the twinkling lights everywhere, my mom had hot chocolate in a thermos for us to help keep us warm, and of course the whistle sounding from the train. Going to Bright Nights in Stanley Park is an annual tradition for many.
We are now entering our third Christmas with our own children, and the tradition is continuing. We will be heading out to Bright Nights in Stanley Park to see all the lights again this year. I cannot wait, it will be our youngest first Christmas, and first time going to this. I’m certain the lights are going to be getting her attention. It is the 18th year of Bright Nights. What I cannot believe is that they just had the Halloween train end a few weeks ago, and they are going to be ready at the end of this month with over 3 million lights all set and ready to go. It takes a lot of help to set everything up, but oh does it ever look incredible. Each year the train has a different theme, I’ve seen everything from Charlier Brown to Frosty and Friends. I cannot wait to discover what the theme is for this year.
If this is something you are wanting to check out here are the event details:
November 26, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Nov 26 – Dec 17: Mon-Thurs: 3pm – 10pm / Fri-Sun: 10am – 11pm
Dec 18 – Dec 27: Everyday: 10am – 11pm
Dec 28 – Jan 2: Everyday: 10am – 10pm
Matinee Trains run 10am – 2:30pm Fri-Sun and daily from Dec 18-27. Closed Christmas Day, December 25, 2015 Free Parking! Donations accepted at the front gate benefit the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Suggested donation is $4 per person.
Adult (18 – 64 years) $11
Child and youth (3 – 17 years) $8
Small child (2 years and under) Free
Senior (65 years and over) $8
Matinee (All ages) $6
We have been provided with tickets for a group of 4 individuals to get to go ride the Bright Nights train. If you would like to attend this annual tradition, enter through the rafflecopter giveaway below.