12 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Holiday Lights Around Vancouver

Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Holiday lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Celebrate the holiday season with thousands of twinkling lights. This Christmas, Vancouver has tons of options for festive illuminated experiences. Walkthrough brightly lit displays, ride a train past sparkling decorations, experience Christmas lights in a snowy landscape, or enjoy Vancouver’s first drive-thru holiday lights event. Here are 12 places to enjoy outdoor holiday lights around Vancouver.

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12 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Holiday Lights Around Vancouver

Contest Alert! The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 2: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Roll through a magical forest at Bright Nights in Stanley Park.

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Contest Alert! The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 2: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

All aboard the matinee train at Bright Nights in Vancouver’s Stanley Park

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

Every year, I take part in a series of Vancouver Christmas traditions (the list keeps on growing). The one I look forward to particularly is Bright Nights in Stanley Park (running until January 1, 2017, closed December 25), now in its nineteenth season.

Over three million sparkly lights await in the Train Plaza and during a fourteen minute train journey through Stanley Park. Depending on who your date is, it can be incredibly romantic (and bring out the kid in you, regardless of your age).

This year, for the first time, I took the matinee train (10am to 2:30pm) and had a wonderful experience.

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All aboard the matinee train at Bright Nights in Vancouver’s Stanley Park