25th annual Bright Nights in Stanley Park poster

Bright Nights is back but switching gears

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While the 25th anniversary of Bright Nights in Stanley Park will look a little different with the absence of our vintage trains, it is still certain to be full of twinkly lights, family fun, and holiday cheer—and it all begins on December 1.

The hardworking Burn Fund volunteers are setting up their dazzling displays including fan favourites like the:

  • Antique fire truck
  • Giant red reindeer
  • Sparkling tunnel of lights in the plaza

Food vendors will offer a great selection of comfort food like churros, pretzels, popcorn and hot chocolate. So bundle up and come to Stanley Park for a magical evening.

Snap a selfie with a firefighter, grab a candy cane, and get festive with the family in the North Pole workshop or find a sheltered spot to enjoy the live entertainment.

Admission by donation

Admission will be by donation with all proceeds benefitting the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. 

Hours of operation

Dates: December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023

Times: 4pm to 10pm

Closed: Monday, December 5, Tuesday, December 6, and Sunday December 25

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 , 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.


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.

Follow the Bright Nights train


More holiday events

Festival of Lights

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