Vancouver is home to many Christmas season attractions. One of the most unique and colourful of these is Bright Nights in Stanley Park. This year marks the 15th annual Bright Lights festival!
Bright Nights in Stanley Park has become another Vancouver tradition, presenting a captivating and dazzling display of lights, music, sweet snacks, entertainment, and even Santa Claus himself!
More than 2 million twinkling lights transform the forest of Stanley Park and the miniature train areas, and along with dozens of delightful animated displays, carry on a tradition started with the first Christmas Train over 30 years ago.
This spectacular holiday event is held across the downtown peninsula from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville hotel, in the heart of Stanley Park. The rain forested park comes alive with the magic of Christmas, all in support of an exceptional cause. Proceeds from this event go to supporting the British Columbia Professional Firefighter’s Burn Fund.
More than 3,800 professional firefighters from 53 communities in British Columbia and the Yukon are building the Burn Fund’s vision. They dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors, and increase the public’s knowledge about fire and burn safety issues through the work the Burn Fund does with its Burn Awareness Research and Prevention Programs. More information can be found, and donations can be made, at burnfund.org.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park runs from November 29 to January 1 2013. Hours are from 3 pm to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday, and open until 11 pm Friday and Saturday nights. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and free for children under 3 years old.
This exhibition will be closed on Christmas Day, so that everyone can be home to celebrate this favourite of holidays with their own families.
Bring the family to Bright Nights in Stanley Park, a brilliant event for a worthwhile cause. If you’re visiting from out of town, contact the hotel about one of our great bed and breakfast packages, and ‘take the elevator home’.