Bright Nights in Stanley Park

Nov. 29, 2018 to Jan. 5, 2019

By The City of Vancouver

During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza sparkle with three million twinkling lights.

Buy tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train and experience the lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the train route. Or view the displays at the Train Plaza by donation ($5.00 suggested).

Your donations at the front gate and a portion of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. $1.4 million has been raised to help burn survivors and their families since 1998.

Opening hours

Bright Nights is open Thursday, November 29, 2018 to Saturday, January 5, 2019 and is closed on Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.

Dates are subject to change.

November 29 – December 13 Friday to Sunday
10am – 2:30pm
3pm – 10pm
December 14 – 23 10am – 2:30pm 3pm – 11pm
December 24 10am – 2:30pm 3pm – 10pm
December 25 Closed Closed
December 26 10am – 2:30pm 3pm – 11pm
December 27 – 31 10am – 2:30pm 3pm – 10pm
January 1 Closed 3pm – 10pm
January 2 – 5 (train only, no live actors) Closed 4pm – 9pm

Matinee train

Our matinee train ride is a great daytime activity for families, school groups, and groups with children. Journey through the forest and enjoy the magical lights and holiday music.

There are no live performers during the matinee train.

Night train

Our classic night train ride includes a 14-minute experience filled with beautiful displays, holiday lights, and a live performer.


Bright Nights is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.

Take public transit ride your bike, or walk.

Free parking compliments of the Vancouver Park Board

Bright Nights has on-site and overflow free parking lots Friday-Sunday nights. Vancouver Aquarium lots are paid lots during Bright Nights operations.

Overflow lots include the Info Booth, North Pipeline Road, and Beaver Lake lots. These lots are free parking after 3:00pm only.

Stanley Park Railway parking lots are free during all operation hours.

For more info and to buy tickets, go to

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