Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2010 – A Winter Wonderland for Kids & Adults

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

I love the way Stanley Park’s Miniature Train morphs into different holiday-themed rides at different times of the year. For Halloween, the train transforms into the Ghost Train and the woods it rides through are full of (slightly) scary tableaux. For Christmas and the December holidays, the train and woods transform again—thanks to over 2 million brightly-coloured lights—into the amazing winter wonderland of Bright Nights.

Now in its 13th year, Bright Nights in Stanley Park is fast becoming a beloved Vancouver holiday tradition; it’s also one of the few family events that is genuinely entertaining for both kids and adults. The decked-out holiday train plays Christmas tunes while you journey through the decorated woods, where tableaux come to life thanks to the amazing performances and creativity of Mortal Coil. It really is a magical ride!

Bright Nights 2009; Photo from BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund

Along with the train ride, visitors can enjoy roasting chestnuts, hot chocolate, professional and community choirs and bands in the Plaza (on special nights), and a chance to meet Santa in his workshop.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park opens this Friday, November 26, 2010, and runs through January 2, 2011. Admission is $9, $6 for children and seniors.

Bright Nights is a major fundraiser for the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, and organizers ask for a minimum $2 donation at the front gate.

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