Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

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 ($4.00 suggested).

Your donations 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.

Bright Nights is open from Thursday, November 27, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015 and is closed on Thursday, December 25 for Christmas.

Opening hours

Bright Nights is open Thursday, November 27, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015, but is closed on Thursday, December 25 for Christmas.

Dates Matinee train Night train
November 27 – December 18  Friday to Sunday
10:00am – 2:45pm
Daily
3:00pm – 10:00pm
December 19 – 24 Daily
10:00am – 2:45pm
Daily
3:00pm – 11:00pm
December 25 Closed  Closed
December 26  10:00am – 2:45pm  3:00pm – 11:00pm
December 27 – January 4 Daily
10:00am – 2:45pm
Daily
3:00pm – 10:00pm

Matinee train

Our 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.

There are no live performers during matinee train rides.

Night train

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

How to buy tickets

Buy advance tickets early to avoid sold-out rides.

Tickets are sold in half-hour time slots. Tickets are good for one train ride during the time slot shown on the ticket, and for one entry to the Train Plaza attractions.

Line up at the start of your time slot for shorter waits. Several trains leave in each time slot.

Tickets are only good for the date and time shown on the ticket, and are non-refundable.

Advance tickets

Buy online or phone 604-252-3700 with TicketLeader. Service charges apply.

Buy tickets now on TicketLeader

Same-day tickets

Is the time slot you want sold out online? Buy same-day tickets in person at the Train Plaza. At least half of each day's tickets are set aside.

Come early to avoid sold-out time slots. Ticket sales start at 10:00am (12:00 noon when there no matinee trains).

Prices

Prices include tax.

Matinee train

Our 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.

There are no live performers during matinee train rides.

Age Price
All ages $6.00

Night train

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

Age Price
Adult (18 – 64 years) $11.00
Child and youth (3 – 17 years)  $8.00
Small child (2 years and under) Free
Senior (65 years and over)  $8.00

 

Group bookings

Buy tickets for your group with TicketLeader, online or by phone. (Sorry, group tickets aren't sold in person at the Train Plaza.)

Corporate group bookings

For corporate groups with over 10 people, phone 604-252-3663 or email groupsales@pne.ca.

 Corporate bookings are available on limited dates only, and must be confirmed five days before arriving.

Getting here

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

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Free parking and free shuttle trolley

Bright Nights has on-site and overflow parking lots. All parking is free.

Overflow lots include the Info Booth, Yacht Club, Totem Poles, Brockton Point, North Pipeline Road, and Beaver Lake lots.

A free shuttle trolley takes you from the overflow lots to Bright Nights. The shuttle trolley operates on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm every twenty minutes.

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Accessibility

Accessibility parking spots are located near the main gate to the Train Plaza.

The entire site is wheelchair accessible. 

The train has a specially designed carriage for two people in wheelchairs and their companions.

Staff can help passengers board the train, if needed.

Please help our partner charities

When you visit Bright Nights, please give generously to our partner charities, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund.

Bring non-perishable food items for the food bank and a suggested $4.00 donation for the Burn Fund. Thank you.

Greater Vancouver Food Bank Burn Fund

Save 10% on Vancouver Aquarium tickets

Show your Bright Nights ticket or proof of purchase and get 10% off admission to the Vancouver Aquarium.

Celebrate the holidays with your aquatic friends. enjoy festive activities, interactive displays, shows, and decorations to make your season merry and bright.

Plus, don’t forget to hop on board The Polar Express 4-D Experience for an exhilarating adventure to the North Pole (November 27 to January 4).

Your discount is good for the number of Bright Nights tickets you purchased. Not valid with any other offer. Redeemable in person only. No cash value. Expires January 4, 2015.

Snacks

Purchase snacks, hot and cold drinks, and light meals at the Railway Café concession stand. Or buy hot buttered popcorn at the Stanley Park Ecology Society's Cob House in the plaza.

Dinner packages

For a more substantial meal, take advantage of Old Spaghetti Factory dinner packages.

Packages are available through TicketLeader when you buy your train tickets. Add the dinner package after choosing the time slot for your train ride.

When you complete your order, we recommend you contact the Old Spaghetti Factory to make your dinner reservation in advance.

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Phone: 604-257-8531

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@vancouver.ca

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Last modified: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:09:28