Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park

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November 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019

During the holiday season, the Bright Nights Christmas Train and Stanley Park Train Plaza sparkle with three million twinkling lights.

Buy tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train and experience the lights, breathtaking displays, and live performers along the train route. Or view the displays at the Train Plaza by donation ($5.00 suggested).

Your donations at the front gate and a portion of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. $1.4 million has been raised to help burn survivors and their families since 1998.

Opening hours

Bright Nights is open Thursday, November 29, 2018 to Saturday, January 5, 2019 and is closed on Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.

Dates are subject to change.
Dates     Matinee train     Night train
November 29 – December 13      Friday to Sunday
10am – 2:30pm     

3pm – 10pm
December 14 – 23     10am – 2:30pm     3pm – 11pm
December 24     10am – 2:30pm     3pm – 10pm
December 25     Closed      Closed
December 26      10am – 2:30pm      3pm – 11pm
December 27 – 31     10am – 2:30pm     3pm – 10pm
January 1     Closed      3pm – 10pm
January 2 - 5 (train only, no live actors)     Closed      4pm – 9pm
Matinee train

Our matinee train ride is a great daytime activity for families, school groups, and groups with children. Journey through the forest and enjoy the magical lights and holiday music.

There are no live performers during the matinee train.
Night train

Our classic night train ride includes a 14-minute experience filled with beautiful displays, holiday lights, and a live performer.

Bright Nights is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.

Take public transit External website, ride your bike, or walk.
Free parking compliments of the Vancouver Park Board

Bright Nights has on-site and overflow free parking lots Friday-Sunday nights. Vancouver Aquarium lots are paid lots during Bright Nights operations.

Overflow lots include the Info Booth, North Pipeline Road, and Beaver Lake lots. These lots are free parking after 3:00pm only.

Stanley Park Railway parking lots are free during all operation hours.



The entire site is wheelchair accessible.

The train has a special carriage with room for two people in wheelchairs and seats for their companions.

We help passengers in need of assistance to board the train.

Stroller parking is also available.
Dogs at the Stanley Park Train

Please note that dogs of any size are not permitted on the train out of consideration for our visitors with allergies or who are fearful of dogs.

Certified service animals are permitted.


Stanley Park
Vancouver, BC

NOTE: Event details may change without notice. Please verify details by calling the venue or visiting the event website.