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.
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)
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.