The Christmas season starts for me the second we start seeing Christmas lights around our neighborhood, there is nothing more exciting for a little one it seems then the lights twinkling, the ornaments shining and the excuse to have some delicious hot chocolate while walking around! We have some amazing houses in our neighborhood who seem to be in a competition to out-do each other every year; but.. they don’t have a train, a band, and tons of fun things for Alivia.
Bright Nights at Stanley Park returns for it’s 17th season this year, taking over the forest with a dazzling display of lights, decorations, music and of course the memorable train ride!
It absolutely amazes me each year that it takes over 8,000 hours donated by countless fire fighters to create this eye-catching display of over 3 million lights, this will be our 3rd year attending with Alivia and each year leaves us yearning for lights all year round.
Every year, the money raised from a portion of ticket sales and donations received at the entrance (by all those firefighters!) directly benefits the Burn Fund, a charity that does everything possible to give burn survivors the best possible chance at recovery, they also believe heavily in preventing life alternating trauma from ever occurring by offering education on fire safety and prevention. This event is one of the largest annual fundraisers for the Burn Fund, so please give generously! 1.4 million dollars has been raised over the past 16 years by this event, how inspiring is that? You can also make a Greater Vancouver Food Bank donation at the same time which is highly encouraged!
Where: Stanley Park
When: November 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Mon-Thurs: 3pm – 10pm
Fri-Sun: 10am – 11pm
Matinees (before Dec 19) will be: Fri-Sun 10am-3pm
As of Dec 19: Open every day from 10am – 11pm
Closed Christmas Day, December 25, 2014
Entrance to the plaza to enjoy the lights is by donation; donations accepted at the front gate benefit the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, please give generously! I especially love letting Alivia give the donations. Suggested donation is $4 per person.
Train ticket pricing; Adults – $11, children and seniors $8, children 2 & under free. All matinee tickets are $6 (all ages) tickets sell out quickly so get yours fast – Grab your tickets!
Snacks: Purchase snacks, hot and cold drinks, and light meals at the Railway Café stand.
For more information visit www.brightnights.ca
Is Bright Nights a tradition for your family?
(Disclosure: We were provided with media passes to promote this event. No additional compensation was received.)