The magic of Bright Nights in Stanley Park Returns.
Setup is currently underway for Bright Nights in Stanley
Fire fighters and Vancouver Park Board staff are masquerading as elves early this festive season to create a winter wonderland. The 24th annual Bright Nights in Stanley Park opens on November 26 with the Christmas train rolling until January 2, 2022.
Dedicated fire fighters who volunteer their time while off-duty have been eager to return to the park to transform the plaza into a twinkling winter escape, while the Park Board team have been dreaming up an enchanting train ride. Together they are currently hard at work to create the special displays.
Bright Nights in Stanley Park shifted to an online virtual tour last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. With new safety measures in place, guests can once again experience Bright Nights in person with a scaled-back light display in the plaza and a festive train ride.
Also returning this year is the Bright Nights 50/50, with an even bigger potential jackpot of $1 million dollars. The raffle was created last year and reached an incredible jackpot of $525,660 thanks to the generosity of the public. Tickets for the Bright Nights 50/50 go on sale on November 18 with all proceeds supporting Burn Fund programs.
Online tickets for Bright Nights in Stanley Park are now available for purchase. Due to capacity restrictions, passengers must board the train in their specified time slot. Although proof of vaccination is not required at this time, masks are recommended. The train has been fitted with plexiglass dividers between the benches.
Bright Nights is the Burn Fund’s largest annual fundraising event and is a partnership between the Vancouver Park Board and the Burn Fund. The Park Board has donated more than $1.5 million to the Burn Fund since the event partnership began in 1998.