Ride this magical Vancouver Christmas Train with over 3 million dazzling lights


The Bright Nights Christmas Train returns to Stanley park for another year of festive choo-cho-cheer!

The dazzling locomotive and the Stanley Park Train Plaza will sparkle with over 3 million twinkling lights, as well as breathtaking displays and live performers.

Guests may choose to pay for a ride on the train or they may pay by donation to view the beautiful lights. A portion of the proceeds will go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, where $1.4 million has been raised to help burn survivors and their families since 1998.

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The matinee train ride is a great day-time outing for families, school groups, and groups with children. Guests will journey through the forest that is filled with joyful holiday music past magical displays.

The classic night train is a 14-minute experience filled with beautiful displays, holiday lights, and a live performer.

No canines are permitted on the train, unless they are certified service animals.

Photos with Santa

Guests may also take photos with Santa every day until December 24 at the Railway Plaza’s North Pole. The cost is $10 each with all proceeds to the Burn Fund.

When: November 29 – December 24 from 4 pm – 9 pm as well as December 23 & 24 from 1 pm – 9pm

Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Saturday, January 5, 2019. Closed on Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas Day. Several trains depart during each half-hour time slot.

Where: Pipeline Road in Stanley Park

Cost: Adult (19 – 64 years)$12 + GST; Senior (65 years and over)$9 + GST; Youth (13 – 18 years)$9 + GST; Child (3 – 12 years)$8 + GST

Find out more here.

Train schedule is subject to change.

Dates Matinee train Night train
November 29 – December 13 Friday to Sunday
10am – 2:30pm
Monday to Thursday
3pm – 10pmFriday to Sunday
3pm – 11pm
December 14 – 23 Daily
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 Daily
10am – 2:30pm
3pm – 10pm
January 1 Closed 3pm – 10pm
January 2 – 5 (train only, no live actors) Closed Daily
4pm – 9pm