Hours and admission
Bright Nights operates from Thursday, November 27, 2014, to Sunday, January 4, 2015, and is closed on Thursday, December 25 for Christmas.
The last train leaves 30 minutes before closing time.
|November 27 – December 18
||Monday to Thursday: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday to Sunday: 10:00am – 11:00pm
|December 19 – 24
||Daily: 10:00am – 11:00pm
||10:00am – 11:00pm
|December 27 – January 4
||Daily: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Admission fees include tax.
Matinee train (Friday to Sunday, 10:00am – 2:45pm)
The matinee Bright Nights Train includes displays, but no live actors. Some plaza activities may be closed during the matinees.
Night train (Daily, 3:00pm – close)
|Adult (18 – 64 years)
|Child and youth (3 – 17 years)
|Small child (2 years and under)
|Senior (65 years and over)
You must buy tickets to ride the train. Your ticket is valid for one Bright Nights train ride and other attractions in the plaza.
Train tickets are sold in half-hour time slots. Several trains will depart within each time slot.
You can buy tickets in two ways:
- In person at the Miniature Train Plaza
Buy early online
Online sales start November 3, 2014. Popular dates sell out in advance so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Buy day-of at the Miniature Train Plaza
At least half of the tickets for each night are reserved for on-site purchase, so even if online tickets are sold out for that day, there will still be tickets for sale on-site. However, since this event is so popular, tickets for the day can sell out quickly. Come early!
Only same-day tickets are sold at the Train Plaza.
- Matinee train ride: day of, 10:00am to 2:45pm
- Evening train ride: day of, starting at 10:00am
Would you like to bring a larger group to the Bright Nights Train? Make an advanced reservation online.
For corporate groups of 50 people or more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Group bookings are available on limited dates only, and must be confirmed prior to November 26.
The entire site is wheelchair accessible, and the train has a specially designed carriage that accommodates up to two wheelchairs with seating for companions. Staff will help passengers in need of assistance board the train.
Snacks and Bright Nights dinner packages
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.
For a more substantial meal, take advantage of Old Spaghetti Factory dinner packages. Packages are available through Ticketmaster: when buying your train ticket, add the dinner package to your purchase after choosing your train ride time slot.
Call the Spaghetti Factory and make dinner reservations in advance.