Bright Nights train at Stanley Park

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

Nov. 28, 2019 to Jan. 1, 2020

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.


For more info and to buy tickets, go to


Bright Nights is open November 28, 2019 to Saturday, January 1, 2020 and is closed on December 25 for Christmas.

Dates are subject to change.


Evening train

November 28 to December 19 3pm to 10pm
December 20 to 29 3pm to 11pm
December 24 3pm to 10pm
December 25 Closed
December 30 to January 1 3pm to 10pm

Matinee train

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

November 29 to December 1
December 6 to 8, 13 to 15, and 20 to 24
11am to 2:30pm
December 25 Closed
December 26 to 29 11am to 2:30pm

Night train

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

Photos with Santa

Get photos with Santa every day until December 24 at the Railway Plaza’s North Pole. The cost is $10 each with all proceeds to the Burn Fund.

Food and Beverages

They’re teaming up with amazing food vendors in the plaza to offer full meals and holiday treats.

Reindeer Roadstop and Café

Enjoy classics like burgers, hotdog, churros, hot chocolate, and seasonal treats.

Insomniac’s Coffee

Serving up their specialty coffee concoctions for moms and dads. Grab a bag of their traditional roasted chestnuts too.

The Praguery food truck

Featuring mouth-watering Chimney Cakes – traditional rolled and baked to order pastries with a range of toppings and fillings.

Cob House by Stanley Park Ecology Society

No train ride is complete without a bag of delicious organic popcorn from the CobHouse.

Food vendors will be open for both matinee and evening show times.

Bright Nights and Old Spaghetti Factory dinner package

Book your dinner package when you purchase your advanced train tickets online.

Package includes:

  • Spaghetti dinner of your choice
  • Ticket to ride at Bright Nights
  • Bonus $10 Gift certificate to the Old Spaghetti Factory when you dine in!

A portion from each meal sold during the month of December will be donated to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

The Old Spaghetti Factory will close early on December 24 and will not be serving dinner that evening.


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

Take public transitride 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.


The entire site is wheelchair accessible.

The train has a special carriage with room for two people in wheelchairs and seats for their companions.

They help passengers in need of assistance to board the train.

Stroller parking is also available.

Dogs at the Stanley Park Train

Please note that dogs of any size are not permitted on the train out of consideration for visitors with allergies or who are fearful of dogs.

Certified service animals are permitted.


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