24th Annual Bright Nights in Stanley Park poster

Bright Nights Train

Bright Nights 2021 is sold out

Didn't get tickets? Check out the Bright Nights virtual experience .

Due to capacity restrictions, there is no admission by donation option to view the plaza lights this year. Only ticketholders will be admitted. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Proof of vaccination

As of Monday, December 20, proof of vaccination status is required for entry to Bright Nights.

Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination (two doses) and government-issued photo ID. Photos of ID cards are not accepted. Guests must provide physical pieces of ID. Youth aged 12 to 18 are not required to show government photo ID.

We recommend arriving 45 minutes prior to your scheduled train ride to facilitate the vaccine passport checks.

Guests who will not be able to attend due to the new requirement should contact TicketLeader for a full refund at 604-252-3700 or info@ticketleader.ca.

Bright Nights virtual train is back for 2021

Can't attend in person? Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride from the comfort of your couch.

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 singing 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 cherished family event that has created many Christmas memories. As our very first in-person special event since Bright Nights 2019, we're prioritizing the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, and making sure the train will be a fun, happy, and safe experience. Though Santa is still on hiatus, our plaza will feature selected iconic light elements, and the train ride will once again sparkle and dazzle as in years past.


Tickets will only be sold online.

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

To avoid long wait times, please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes in advance of your scheduled train ride. Ticketholders will be permitted to enter the site anytime within the 30 minute envelope. 

Latecomers may not be accommodated due to capacity restrictions.

Leisure Access cardholders can find ticket information in the accessibility section below

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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 isn’t yet possible, fire fighters will add holiday spirit with some of their most popular light features and the kid-favourite vintage fire truck. Burn Fund volunteers will be onsite on weekends to support fund-raising efforts, so make sure you stop by to say hello. Please consider making a donation in support of burn survivors and their families.

The Burn Fund is bringing back their Bright Nights 50/50 raffle to raise important funds enabling burn survivor programs to operate year round. In 2020, the inaugural Bright Nights 50/50 raised over $500,000. 

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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

Free event parking is available in the railway lot and the main lot across Pipeline Road after 3pm daily.

Overflow lots include North Pipeline Road and Beaver Lake lots. These lots are free parking after 3pm only.

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