The Stanley Park Train: A Gleaming Return to Bright Nights
Vancouver’s swag is starting to comeback and the rhythm of the rails is back once again as the Stanley Park train is back to brighten up our Christmas.
The announcement that Bright Nights will illuminate the park this year comes as a sparkling gift to the community, with Mayor Ken Sim sharing the news on a crisp November morning.
“The return of the Stanley Park Christmas Train for Bright Nights is a moment of pure joy,” Mayor Sim expressed with a smile. “We’re deeply grateful for the community’s unwavering support as we navigated the intricate restoration of this cherished attraction. We’re eager to welcome families back to create new, joyous memories.”
The train, a storied icon of Vancouver’s yuletide season, had faced a series of challenges, from the wear and tear of time to the unforeseen hurdles of the pandemic and wildlife encounters.
The journey to its revival was marked by the procurement of specialized parts thanks to private benefactors who stepped forward to fund the necessary work.
As the calendar turns to December 1st, the forested oasis of Stanley Park will once again be adorned with the glow of Bright Nights, running until the dawn of the New Year. The festivities, open daily from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., promise a tapestry of experiences with the train’s enchanting journey at its core.
Visitors can look forward to the charm of a vintage firetruck, a mesmerizing tunnel of lights, the warmth of live entertainment, and the comfort of steaming hot chocolate and other culinary delights.
Bright Nights is more than a celebration; it’s a beacon of hope, serving as a fundraiser for the Burn Fund. The Vancouver Park Board’s commitment to this cause has seen over $2.5 million in donations since the event’s inception in 1998, igniting a legacy of giving that burns as brightly as the lights themselves.
How much Does it Cost?
Ticket sales are set to begin on November 9th, with a range of prices to welcome all who wish to partake in the magic: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and youth (ages 13 to 18), and $11 for children (ages 3 to 12).
- November 10, 2023
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