Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2012

Comments 223 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Bright Nights in Stanley Park return for the 15th year to illuminate the forest with holiday cheer. Benefitting the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, the miniature railway and surrounding area have been transformed into a festive wonderland fit for Santa and his elves.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park 2012

New this year is extended weekend hours with Bright Nights staying open until 11:00pm. Matinees are also being offered Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays in December from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Funds raised through the donations bins on site all go directly to the Burn Fund, which provides life saving, life supporting and life enriching services to the people in BC. This year the Burn Fund is also encouraging visitors to bring food items and baby supply donations (formula, diapers) for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park will be open from November 29, 2012 until January 1, 2013; Sundays to Thursdays 3:00pm to 10:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays 3:00pm to 11:00pm, along with the matinees.

Admission is $10 (adults 18-64), $7 (children & youth 3-17), free (children under 3 years), $6 seniors (over 65), and $5.50 for just the matinee train (all ages).

Advance tickets are available at Ticketmaster by calling 1-855-985-5000 or going online. Same day tickets available, starting November 29th, at the on-site Miniature Railway Box Office in Stanley Park from 12:00pm, (604) 257-8531.

If you would like to enjoy Bright Nights in Stanley Park with your friends and loved ones this year I have 4 family packs of tickets available (that each contain 4 tickets). Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming your favourite outdoor holiday activity (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win 1 of 4 family packs of tickets to @BrightNightsVan from @Miss604

I will draw 4 winners at random from all entries next Friday, November 23, 2012 at 12:00pm. Follow Bright Nights on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Update The winners are @AngieQuaale, Michael Kwan, Monique, Coby.

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223 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. taniaFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:09pm PST

    My favourite holiday activity is skating at Grouse Mountain.

  2. rinoFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:10pm PST

    snowboarding at Whistler

  3. Michael KwanFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:14pm PST

    Snowball fights!

  4. SusanFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:20pm PST

    Skiing in Whistler!

  5. GregFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:22pm PST

    Skating up Grouse Mountain.

  6. VirginiaFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:42pm PST

    I enjoy ice skating and snowshoeing outdoors. 🙂

  7. AmandaFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:44pm PST

    My favorite outdoor family activity has definitely got to be Bright Lights! Looking forward to going again this year and would LOVE to win tickets! Other than that, we enjoy skating outdoors.

  8. LindaFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:47pm PST

    Snowshoeing! It’s fun and provides a great workout.

  9. Ashley ChowFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 2:54pm PST

    My favourite outdoor holiday activity is snowboarding!

  10. Archana AggarwalFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 3:03pm PST

    Snowshoeing at Grouse!

  11. AmyFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 3:05pm PST

    Love outdoor ice skating!! And drinking hot chocolate!

  12. ShelleyFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 3:23pm PST

    Touring around in the car looking at all the Christmas lighta on houses.

  13. Leanne MFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 3:31pm PST

    I love going to Bright nights. We typically go every year with the kids.

  14. Leanne MFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 3:32pm PST

  15. AidenFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 3:34pm PST

    Snowshoeing in the local mountains!

  16. MarinaFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 3:43pm PST

    I love walking outside with a Starbucks in hand. Clicheed I know, but I love it. 🙂

  17. RuthFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 4:08pm PST

    Building snowmen!

  18. LaurenFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 4:11pm PST

    Going for walks when it’s sunny and cold outside.

  19. JackieFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 5:38pm PST

    Building snowmen and inukshuks with my boys!

  20. shelaineFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 6:13pm PST

    Skating outdoors is a riot! 🙂

  21. alana parkFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 6:14pm PST

    Making an upside down snow men…..

  22. KayFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 6:24pm PST

    Skating outdoors!

  23. DebraFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 6:46pm PST

    We love going to Christmas carol cruises!

  24. anneFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 7:22pm PST

    as a kid it was definitely going to cut down a christmas tree!

  25. Elaine DengFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 8:04pm PST


  26. Aaron B.Friday, November 16th, 2012 — 8:09pm PST

    Going for walks with my wife!

  27. NicoleFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 8:11pm PST

    Making snowmen

  28. KellyFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 8:13pm PST

    Bright Lights train and VanDusen Gardens lights. 2 things we never miss.

  29. GraceFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 8:14pm PST

    Baking Christmas goods!

  30. JennyFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 8:18pm PST

    Snowman making!

  31. Sarah AnneFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 9:10pm PST

    I love snowshoeing. We went last winter in Prince George, and also Whistler Olympic park and it was WONDERFUL!

    I’m excited to go to Bright Nights this year again, as it was where my husband proposed in 2010, before I left for 3 months away from him. Special place.

  32. DeniseFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 9:28pm PST

    playing in the snow with my daughter

  33. AnitaFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 9:50pm PST

    Watching Christmas lights, hot chocolate while singing carols with my friends.

  34. AnitaFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 9:52pm PST

    Here are a few of my favourite things…Watching Christmas lights, drinking hot chocolate while singing christmas carols with my friends.

  35. IainFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 9:54pm PST

    sledding with the kids

  36. Tracey FlattesFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 10:15pm PST

    Ice skating – especially at Robson Square!

  37. SharylinFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 10:22pm PST

    wishing for snow to make a snowman and throw snowballs

  38. Ray MaddlyFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 10:56pm PST

    Making a snowman with the kiddies.

  39. Cindy SmithFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 11:13pm PST

    Christmas lights sightseeing!

  40. WinnieFriday, November 16th, 2012 — 11:54pm PST

    My favorite outdoor holiday activity is Ice-skating at Robson Square!

  41. JackySaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 12:51am PST

    Skating at Robson Square!

  42. Niamh RedmondSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 1:55am PST

    Snowboarding on the local mountains followed by watching the carol singers/ Christmas choir inside with hot chocolate, by the fire 🙂

  43. JoyceSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 8:03am PST

    Going to different places with Christmas lights w my bf:)
    We’ve been to cap bridge and vandusen so far.
    Oh I also like tobaganing with my kindergarten students on a small hill at our school with grocery bags…
    Oh I can’t wait till Christmas!!:)

  44. JosephineSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 8:30am PST

    Building a snowman with my kids

  45. ClaireSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 8:32am PST

    Snowshoeing, Christmas parade, and welcoming Sint Niklaas in New Westminster when he used to come! We’re not even Dutch but we loved this tradition. That’s just too bad they had to cancel it due to the lack of understanding between cultures.

  46. TarynSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 8:43am PST

    Bright nights at Stanley park is our favorite with 2 kids under 3!

  47. DeniSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 8:44am PST

    I like decorating the tree in our yard!

  48. ChristinaSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 8:46am PST


  49. teresa van de wosstyneSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 9:05am PST

    Burbaby herritage village with all the lights!

  50. CherylSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 9:35am PST

    My favourite holiday activity is going to Bright Nights in Stanley Park and Christmas at Hycroft. I go every year!

  51. RamonaSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 9:37am PST

    Snowboarding at Cypress!

  52. Elizabeth SalesSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 9:51am PST

    ice skating at Robson Square!

  53. Jake HamiltonSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 9:52am PST

    Sleigh Rides with hot chocolate or walking around checking out Xmas lights in different neighbourhoods..

  54. selenaSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 9:53am PST


  55. DilaraSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:00am PST

    Outdoor ice skating and snowball fights!

  56. Christine CSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:02am PST

    Walking outside in the crisp winter air (no rain!). I have never been to Bright Nights and would love to attend for the first time.

  57. Klara CramerSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:11am PST

    Going for a walk in the neighbourhod and looking at all the wonderful Christmas lights.

  58. MikeSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:15am PST

    Outdoor hockey!!

  59. DarwinSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:17am PST

    Ice skating at Robson Square.

  60. ShannonSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:17am PST

    We love to grab coffees and hot chocolates and go for a walk at the beach!

  61. au07Saturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:18am PST

    building snowman

  62. DarwinSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:18am PST

    I tweeted

  63. Adrian HarrisSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:20am PST

    Walking our dog Milo in the snow, it’s his favorite!

  64. DebbieSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:20am PST

    Bright Nights is the best family winter activity! My daughter looks forward to it every year

  65. Andrea HolteSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:20am PST

    I love walking around downtown Vancouver with a hot chocolate, looking at all the lights and Christmas windows.

  66. JeannineSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:21am PST

    Snow tubing! So much fun!

  67. raj saranSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:31am PST

    i like to make snowmans in winter and snowball throwing

  68. JonathanSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:40am PST

    My favourite outdoor holiday activity is to hike and take in the sights with friends, or simply walk around and take lots of photos

  69. SteveSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 11:08am PST

    Walking down Trinity Street when the houses are lit up!

  70. Steph :)Saturday, November 17th, 2012 — 11:21am PST

    Bright Nights and before the house in Surrey where a lot of the lights are from.

  71. Lisa BastienSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 11:32am PST

    This! The Christmas train. I used to go when I was a little girl. Now we take our 3 year old daughter to both the Halloween amd xmas trains every year. I hope we are creating the same magical memories i had Z kid

  72. SherylSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 11:49am PST

    Snowball fights!

  73. Robert CarnegieSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 12:18pm PST

    My favorite outdoor activity is tubing on Cypruss and snow angels! 😛

  74. CharmaineSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 12:33pm PST

    Skating Outdoors when its snowing!

  75. VesnaSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 12:53pm PST

    Girls against the boys in a snowball fight!

  76. HarjSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 1:30pm PST


  77. Timmy WongSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 1:49pm PST

    Skating on a fresh patch of ice!

  78. HeatherSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 2:11pm PST

    Walking in the brisk air on a sunny day.

  79. Paula HSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 3:10pm PST

    snowboarding at night and enjoying a hot chocolate right after.

  80. VonSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 3:31pm PST


  81. CGSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 3:40pm PST

    Walking in a winter wonderland, of course! With my family and our dog, there’s nothing better.

  82. Jessica TSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 3:58pm PST

    Pond hockey!

  83. Sunshine GSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 4:07pm PST

    Skiing on Cypress.

  84. HGSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 4:30pm PST

    Going for walks with my daughter and admiring all the holiday displays!

  85. DarbySaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 4:35pm PST

    Looking at all the holiday light displays.

  86. BrandeeSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 5:12pm PST

    Checking out all of the Christmas lights and displays around town and outdoor skating in Whistler are two of my faves.

  87. EmiliaSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 6:08pm PST

    Favourite outdoor holiday activity is bright lights in Stanley Park

  88. albert cSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 8:20pm PST

    Stanley park train!

  89. TracySaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 10:40pm PST

    Snowball fights!

  90. KristaSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 12:04am PST

    We love Bright Nights, skating at Robson Square, and Festival of Lights at Van Dusen. Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. BelindaSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 9:43am PST

    Browsing Ginger Breadhouse displays in hotels, touring around town the Xmas lights that people put up on houses and sing Xmas carols.

  92. JenniferSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 10:02am PST

    Honestly? I love watching crazy drivers after the first (and sometimes only) snowfall.

  93. MarySunday, November 18th, 2012 — 11:44am PST

    My favourite holiday tradition is watching the Santa Claus Parade downtown! My family also loves doing the Bright Nights at Stanley too 🙂

  94. Lumen PhotoSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 11:52am PST

    Still a great Xmas event in Van

  95. robSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 11:57am PST

    Snowball fights!!!!

  96. NicoleSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 2:25pm PST

    I love trimming the Christmas tree with my family ^_^

  97. AmieSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 3:29pm PST

    Christmas train at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Still special to me even as an adult!

  98. AimeeSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 3:31pm PST

    Visiting the light display at Cap Suspension Bridge

  99. JamieSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 6:01pm PST

    Skiing with my family!

  100. Siobhan S.Sunday, November 18th, 2012 — 6:22pm PST

    My favourite outdoor holiday activity is shopping on Robson Street! I love the lights downtown, the music in the stores, and the atmosphere of being amidst all of the holiday buzz. All I need is a coffee or hot chocolate in my hands and I’m in bliss!

  101. KrissySunday, November 18th, 2012 — 7:02pm PST

    Throwing snowballs!

  102. NancySunday, November 18th, 2012 — 8:40pm PST

    ice skating!

  103. UrsulaSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 8:49pm PST

    My family’s favourite outdoor holiday activity is sledding – but we also love Bright Nights!

  104. KimSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 10:12pm PST

    Love making snow angels with the family!

  105. GlendaSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 11:29pm PST

    snowball fights

  106. Gary TSunday, November 18th, 2012 — 11:44pm PST

    snowball fights!

  107. Jenn SMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:33am PST

    Hiking in the snow

  108. JeffMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:27am PST

    Walks in the snow with steaming mugs of hot chocolate!

  109. ShirleyMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:49am PST


  110. ErinMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:11am PST

    Walks in the snow! When it’s dark out and the neighbourhood is super quiet..

  111. RoMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:28am PST

    Bright Nights is our annual tradition! 🙂

  112. DarleneMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:37am PST

    Snow tubing!

  113. RobynMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 11:49am PST

    Skating, skiing, and enjoying hot chocolate on a snowy day

  114. KMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 12:33pm PST

    seeing lights in the streets

  115. Alan hawkerMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 1:54pm PST

    We went to Stanley Park for the Christmas train last year and loved it, would love to go again this year, it is a great part of Christmas for our family.

  116. maryMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:21pm PST


  117. BreanneMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:48pm PST

    Love walking around looking at lights! Never been to this and have always wanted too

  118. Shannon HolmesMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:48pm PST

    Counting houses with Christmas lights on a drive home from visiting with friends.

  119. AmandaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:51pm PST


  120. SarahMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:54pm PST

    cross country skiing!

  121. Mrs. PrimeMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:54pm PST

    My favourite outdoor activity is looking at all the pretty lights (little lights as well as big displays).

  122. BekkiMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:57pm PST

    I like driving around looking at Christmas lights.

  123. SueMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 2:58pm PST

    We love taking the kids to look at the holiday lights and taste testing hot chocolate all around our fave spots in town!

  124. Tania VennMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 3:03pm PST

    My favorite family outdoor activity is skiing at Big White!

  125. LeighMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 3:37pm PST

    Snow angels with my tiny humans!

  126. CharleneMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 3:55pm PST

    Playing in the snow

  127. tracyMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 6:43pm PST

    snow ball fight!

  128. lindaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 7:58pm PST

    Bright Nights in Stanley Park – it will be a first for us!

  129. katie borrettMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 9:41pm PST

    hot chocolate on my patio watching the first snowfall of the year

  130. CeciliaMonday, November 19th, 2012 — 10:48pm PST

    We love to go see the houses that are fully decorated in Christmas time!

  131. CobyTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 7:25am PST

    walks in the fresh snow!

  132. ShanyeTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:22am PST


  133. ATTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:30am PST

    Ice skating! 🙂

  134. VSTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 1:03pm PST

    Ice skating with my daughters

  135. DBTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 1:05pm PST

    Walking with the family and our dog on cold sunny days

  136. Angela griffinTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 5:08pm PST

    Skating at grouse mountain

  137. Mike GismondiTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 5:09pm PST

    Seeing the outdoor lights.

  138. vincent chenTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 8:11pm PST

    snowboarding with friends!

  139. gigiTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 8:20pm PST

    sounds like fun!

  140. Cassie PTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 8:56pm PST

    My favourite outdoor activity would have to be walking at night after a fresh snowfall…so its extra quite and magical!

  141. BrennanTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:24pm PST

    Snowshoeing at Mt. Seymour.

  142. Lorena LaurencelleTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:24pm PST

    Roasting marshmallows by a bonfire with a steaming cup of hot chocolate in hand 🙂

  143. LizTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:24pm PST

    drinking hot chocolate and baileys and walking in the snow

  144. Tracey FlattesTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:25pm PST

    Skating at Robson Square!

  145. Kate WilsonTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:25pm PST

    Coincidentally, bright nights Santa visit with the kids!!

  146. Jenn FergusonTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:27pm PST

    Getting bundled up and taking a walk admiring all the holiday lights.

  147. DonnaTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:27pm PST

    Boarding in whistler and walking around the village with a starbucks coffee

  148. NaomiTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:28pm PST

    drinking hot chocolate and ice skating =)

  149. RobTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:33pm PST

    My favorite Christmas activities are hanging out with family playing games and going to the Stanley park train! That’s for real we go every year!!!!!!

  150. Mary griffinTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:35pm PST

    Favorite outdoor activity:.finding a tree with the family and bringing it home for the holidays!

  151. Lisa YuenTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:38pm PST

    Ice Skating up on Grouse Mountain and then ordering a huge Poutine and warming up by the fireplace!!

  152. IngridTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:53pm PST

    playing in the snow!

  153. Jocelyn LamTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 9:54pm PST

    skating at Robson Square! 🙂

  154. Wanderlust MeganTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 10:02pm PST

    Walks in the fresh snow along with egg big after by a fire.

  155. CicelyTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 10:03pm PST


  156. KeriTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 10:06pm PST

    Looking at Christmas lights!

  157. Kate GTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 10:23pm PST

    My favorite outdoor activity is the whole family going up to #GrouseMountain for the day, to ski, snowboard, skate, and drink hot cocoa of course! Love Xmas time at Grouse!

  158. Deb PTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 10:27pm PST

    Our family loves driving around in the snow, whether it’s to look at all the beautiful lights around town, or to go 4×4 in the snow much to the delight especially of the boys. 🙂

  159. LloydTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 11:03pm PST

    building a snowman

  160. JenTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 11:09pm PST

    Our favourite is Bright Nights…it has become our NYE tradition now that we have kids!

  161. JustinTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 11:23pm PST

    Building snowmen

  162. NabsTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 11:28pm PST

    Here are my favorite activities. Snowball fights with friends. Reading in a cozy coffee shop on a cold day. Satisfying the foodie in me with holiday foods

  163. aliisaTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 11:32pm PST

    Going to a tree farm to choose and cut a Christmas tree.

  164. NoelleTuesday, November 20th, 2012 — 11:56pm PST

    We love to take walks in the local urban forests!

  165. AlexWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 12:10am PST

    Drinking at Whistler!

  166. YayaWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 12:11am PST

    We love walking down Trinity Street in East Vancouver to enjoy all the Christmas displays! Stunning!! And Famous!

  167. ShannonWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 12:45am PST

    Making snowmen and having snowball fights!!

  168. Melissa KlueyWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 1:04am PST

    Favourite outdoor holiday activity is going yearly to our local Christmas Tree lighting, followed with carols as we walk to the Ladner wharf to watch the holiday decked-out lit boats sail by. So much fun.

  169. MoniqueWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 6:48am PST

    I love sledding with my son at Seymour and enjoying visiting Santa’s work shop in Stanley Park.
    My son’s facial expression: Priceless.

  170. merisaWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 7:50am PST

    I like all winter sports!

  171. susan falkenholtWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:40am PST

    skiing anywhere with my family..or snowshoing is second..ok anything with my family.

  172. CyndiWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 11:25am PST

    building snow forts and having snowball fights

  173. SevieWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 12:43pm PST

    Wow, that would brighten my holidays for sure 😉
    My favorite holiday activity? Going for a romantic, evening stroll and admiring the magical light displays in my neighbourhood!

  174. RebeccaWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 12:51pm PST

    Going to a Christmas Tree farm and cutting down my own tree!

  175. PheleenWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 1:55pm PST


  176. MelWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 2:39pm PST

    The lights at Park & Tilford gardens.

  177. KathyWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 4:04pm PST

    Wandering around Whistler village & snowtubing!

  178. DanaWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 6:01pm PST

    Smores around a firepit

  179. ElizabethWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 6:22pm PST

    Checking out the Bright Lights at Stanley Park it’s always a delight!

  180. LewisWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 8:37pm PST

    My favourite holiday activity is ice skating (a close second is shopping on Boxing Day).

  181. IReneWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:27pm PST

    I love looking at all the lights and decorations.

  182. EvanWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:28pm PST

    Hot chocolate consumption when the weather is truly cold and/or damp. Thanks.

  183. Peter R.Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:37pm PST

    Walking around the neighbourhood looking at the lights.

  184. E. KateWednesday, November 21st, 2012 — 9:39pm PST

    Walking down the beach all wrapped up against the wind.

  185. JamieThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 8:09am PST

    Meeting the CP Holiday Train when it rolls into Port Moody.

  186. AlThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 8:51am PST

    Playing in the snow.

  187. Alex MThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 9:34am PST

    Decorating the tree in a way that the kids and cat don’t knock it down!

  188. TeresaThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 10:02am PST

    Walking in the snow late at night when no one is around – the silence and the sparkle of the snow in the street and Christmas lights.

  189. WallyThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 10:18am PST

    I like to go snowshoeing.

  190. NicoleThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 2:25pm PST

    Any outdoor skating rink! It brings back memories from when I was little!

  191. ChristineThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 3:41pm PST

    Bright Nights! Been going every year since I can remember!

  192. MarissaThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 3:45pm PST

    Snowshoeing! And walking my dog through the city to see the lights.

  193. Mel TaylorThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 3:54pm PST

    Bright Nights at Stanley Park and riding the train!

  194. JoannaThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 4:40pm PST

    outdoor skating! its the only time i put on a pair of skates but i enjoy it so much more

  195. Betty-AnneThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 5:31pm PST

    What a way to enjoy Christmas in a fantastic setting. I bet the music will be as great as the train ride. Congrats to the winning family.

  196. JanThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 6:51pm PST

    Driving around town looking at the Christmas lights

  197. mariaThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 8:06pm PST

    Ice Skating

  198. AngelaThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 8:41pm PST

    Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge!

  199. KirstenThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 9:11pm PST

    Bright Nights in Stanley Park! (Including ogling the firefighters.)

  200. DanikaThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 9:35pm PST

    Snowshoeing at Cypress!

  201. MiriamThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 10:08pm PST

    Enjoying christmas lights…anywhere outdoors…Stanley Park, VanDusen gardens, in the harbour, Capilano Suspension Bridge…as long as it is outdoors and followed by hot chocolate.

  202. BalThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 11:21pm PST

    snowball fights for sure

  203. AnnieThursday, November 22nd, 2012 — 11:25pm PST

    favourite activity: avoiding the yellow snow

  204. Mikaela gainerFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 1:04am PST

    My favorite thing to do is go outside with my fiancé and daughter and go on a long walk together. Come back home and snuggle on the couch with hot chocolate and blankets!!

  205. MaureenFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 1:07am PST

    Making snow angels and snow ninjas in the ground in freshly fallen snow!

  206. MarianneFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 2:50am PST

    ice skating and having hot cocoa at Grouse Mountain!

  207. SusanFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 8:18am PST

    I do enjoy skiing but don’t go that often any more. I love driving around and looking at the Christmas lights!!

  208. lisaFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 10:34am PST

    skiing !! with the family

  209. Michelle WongFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 10:41am PST

    I love viewing beautiful night lights with a cup of hot chocolate… Mmmmyummy!

  210. Michelle-MarieFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 10:44am PST

    Taking the family on a Xmas light tour!

  211. JennFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 11:23am PST

    Twinkling star-gazing at Centennial Beach, cold hand and hot cocoa

  212. KyleFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 11:46am PST

    Going Christmas light touring with my family.

  213. LizFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 12:42pm PST

    Sounds like fun ~ wonderful family tradition. Thank you.

  214. samatwitchFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 3:05pm PST

    My favourite outdoor holiday event is actually going to Bright Nights at Stanley Park. For years I was privileged to be invited to the preview night. Last year I took two friends from California and they were awe-struck and enjoyed the whole evening, especially the train.

  215. Kelsey BainesFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 3:41pm PST

    I love driving around looking at Christmas lights with my daughter – am I too late?

  216. MarilouFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 6:17pm PST

    Our families favourite outdoor activity is the Santa Claus parade, we have never missed it since my daughter was born 7 years ago!

  217. LauraFriday, November 23rd, 2012 — 8:51pm PST

    My perfect outdoor activity around the holidays has to be riding my horse when there is snow on the ground…it’s so quiet and beautiful!

  218. SitaSunday, November 25th, 2012 — 5:34pm PST

    I’ve only checked out the ghost train here, would love to take a ride thru the lights!

  219. EllaMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 1:48pm PST

    Checking out the lights in my neighbourhood!

  220. gigiMonday, November 26th, 2012 — 9:58pm PST

    Holiday feasts!

  221. SheilaSaturday, December 1st, 2012 — 10:12pm PST


  222. Laura Lee PetsnickThursday, December 6th, 2012 — 3:48pm PST

    íGoing to Mexico!

  223. 2012 Holiday Hot Spots | 45 in fortyfive – by Tourism SurreyTuesday, December 11th, 2012 — 10:04am PST

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