Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2023 poster

The Bright Nights Train is back on the rails for 2023

What's happeningBright Night train tickets have sold out

We appreciate your overwhelming enthusiasm for the Bright Nights train tickets. More than 17,000 tickets were sold in under an hour! We understand that this may be disappointing for some, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Holiday lights and activities 

While the train tickets have sold out, the holiday lights display and activities in the plaza will still be open and are free.

Festival of Lights tickets available

Looking for other holiday event options? VanDusen Festival of Lights is open from November 24 to January 7 (closed December 25), and tickets are still available. 

Learn more about Festival of Lights

Bundle up the family and join us for a holiday experience like no other, as our iconic 1961 locomotive once again winds its way through the magical Stanley Park forest, alight with thousands of sparkling lights. Kids of all ages will cherish memories of riding the Bright Nights Train for years to come.

Stroll through the plaza to enjoy even more lights, whimsical displays, and the crowd-pleasing vintage fire truck. Make sure you check out the live entertainment on your way to the North Pole workshop, where you can snap a pic with Santa and his fire fighter friends.

BC 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 , which provides life-saving, life-supporting, and life-enriching services to burn survivors and their families from across the province.

The Park Board has donated more than $2.5 million to the Burn Fund since Bright Nights began in 1998

50/50 tickets

Bright Nights 50/50 raffle tickets are on sale now. Half of the jackpot supports the Burn Fund’s programming for burn survivors and their families. 

50/50 tickets do not provide access to the Bright Nights Train. 

Get 50/50 tickets before they sell out 

Hours of operation

Dates Hours
November 30 to January 6 4pm to 10pm
December 25 Closed

Plan your visit


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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More holiday events

Festival of Lights

Experience the Festival of Lights, a magical winter wonderland with over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden.