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Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park is back on track

COVID-19 update: Bright Nights opening night temporarily suspended

November 23, 2020: We're temporarily suspending the opening of Bright Nights until December 8 as a result of the new Provincial health orders. 

Ticket holders for November 26 to December 7 will have their tickets automatically refunded by TicketLeader. Refunds take 10 to 14 days to appear in credit card statements.

Our Bright Nights train will once again be sounding its whistle and chugging through the sparkling magically-lit forest of Stanley Park this Christmas. Kids of all ages will be signing along to their favourite carols as they take in the whimsical displays along their ride.

We're excited to welcome you back to a nostalgic and much loved family event to help create a bright Christmas memory in a very challenging time. We've focused our efforts on making sure the train will be a fun, happy, and safe experience. This year, there will be no plaza lights and Santa won't be visiting. All the decorating efforts will be concentrated on the train ride itself. All the same memories of riding the train through countless twinkling lights will still be there.


Tickets available online in advance only. There will be no same day tickets available on site.

Only valid ticketholders will be admitted to the site.

Due to limited capacity, we are not able to accommodate group bookings.

All dates are sold out

If tickets are refunded, they will be placed back into our inventory.

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Service fees and charges apply.

Hours of operation

Dates Times
November 26 to January 1 4pm to 10pm

Closed December 25, 2020

There will be one train every 20 minutes with limited tickets per train. The last train is scheduled for 9:40pm.

Ticket holders must board the train at the time specified on their tickets due to restrictions on capacity. 

Ensure that you are at the front entrance 30 minutes in advance of your train ride to join the queue in the designated waiting area. Be prepared to enter the site as soon as the preceding train has boarded and is en route. 

Latecomers may not be accommodated.

Ticket prices

Age Price
All ages 3 and up $10 + GST
Children 2 and under Free

Service fees and charges apply to advance ticket sales.

Plan your visit

Burn FundBC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund

A favourite holiday tradition for the community and fire fighters alike, Bright Nights is also the single largest fundraiser for the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund . While a full-scale light display is not possible this year, fire fighters will add some holiday spirit by hanging lights from the gate entrance to the Christmas Train. Be sure to stop by the gate and make a cash donation in support of burn survivors and their families.

The Burn Fund has launched a Bright Nights 50/50 raffle  to raise important funds enabling burn survivor programs to operate year round.


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

The railway lot will be open mainly for pedestrian use this year, with limited disabled parking and a drop-off/pick-up zone. Free event parking is available in the main lot across Pipeline Rd after 3pm daily. 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 3pm only.

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