Bright Nights in Stanley Park - December’s Season of Celebrations & Sharing

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Home Stager with EXIT STAGE RIGHT

 

Bright Nights in Stanley Park - December’s Season of Celebrations & Sharing

I don’t know of any Vancouverite who doesn’t go a little soft and misty at the mention of the Stanley Park Miniature Train.  For those of us who are born and raised in Vancouver, or who have lived here for many years, the Stanley Park Train was a must to ride, as a child, over the holidays.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

This year, I was fortunate to take my 6 year old niece, visiting from Toronto, to experience this delightful ride.  Many of the decorations are original to the 1960’s.  I noticed duct tape around one of the reindeer who had definitely seen better days, but this added to the charm of this display. 

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

I certainly don’t remember the thousands and thousands of lights draped over all the trees.  I believe this year’s firefighters might have had something to do with this massive light display.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park is a fundraiser for the B.C. Firefighters’ Burn Fund.   Please be generous, and make a donation at the front gate.

Dates:  December 2, 2011 – January 2, 2012

Times:  Sunday – Thursday, 3pm – 10pm; Friday and Saturday, 3pm – 11pm

Admission:  By donation; to purchase train tickets, contact Ticket Master:  1-855-985-5000

 

 

 

Comments (4)

Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Sally-those lights look fantastic! Merry Christmas to you!

Dec 23, 2011 11:43 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Marco - It was definitely a case of Christmas lights on steroids, but it really was a great display.  Merry Christmas back!

Dec 24, 2011 02:22 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've never heard of the Stanley Park Train, but I can totally understand the emotional attachment.  It must have been wonderful to revisit with your niece.  I know Jack and Zack would love it!

Dec 24, 2011 06:04 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon - Jack & Zack would absolutely love this train - it's really well done and full of surprises at every twist and turn.

Dec 24, 2011 10:22 AM