If you’re all for holiday traditions, Bright Nights in Stanley Park opens this afternoon to the public for its 19th consecutive year!

 

reindeer crossing
[Bright Nights in Stanley Park Facebook Page]

 

This year it took over 8000 hours to get the display ready for the public; that’s 3 months worth of work! All of that leads up to a sparkly display with over 3 million twinkling lights decorating the Stanley Park canopy of trees!

It’s all for a good cause; donations from the event (set up by local firefighters) will benefit Burn Fund, which provides life-saving and supporting services to people across B.C.

 

Bright Nights in Stanley Park via Ray Van ENG
[Bright Nights in Stanley Park Facebook page via Ray Van ENG]

 

You do have to purchase a ticket to ride the train, where you can take in the lights, displays, and live performers along the train route.

Otherwise, donations of $4 (or more) are suggested. There will also be snacks, music and appearances from Santa and his elves!

 

Three Sixty Photography
Three Sixty Photography

 

 

With over 200,000 yearly visitors, $1.4 million has been raised to help burn survivors and their families since 1998. Bright Nights in Stanley Park will be open daily starting today at 3pm – 10pm. There will be some matinee times on the weekends until the beginning of January. You can check the schedule HERE.

 

 

 

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