bright-lights-stanley-park-026When Julie picked us up at the airport on Saturday she said she had bought tickets as a surprise, but wouldn’t tell us where or what they were for. Until we arrived in Stanley Park we had no idea what to expect.

Bright Nights

Bright Nights

Bright Nights in Stanley Park is organized by the Park Board and the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ and raises money for the Burn Fund.

The million plus lights are brilliant, bountiful, beautiful, dazzling, mesmerizing, a great way to remove yourself from the everyday hustle and bustle and get you into the Holiday Spirit. Although it was difficult to take pictures while riding the rails, I really enjoyed the train ride through the forest, the International Village and Santa Land etc. listening to the Christmas tunes which changed to match each display. Of course my attempt at singing likely sent shudders through the rails but I do know that I had fun! My apologies to anyone who heard me!

A new theme at every turn

A new theme at every turn

After the train ride we walked through the Farmyard to pet some of

A Magical Evening for All

A Magical Evening for All

the smaller animals, then along  the woodland path which took us past the many animated displays. The pictures I took were clearer, but I also enjoyed the effects of the ones from the train. Of course as we walked by the concession booths we had to check out the freshly roasted nuts and organic popcorn. They had hot chocolate too but it was such a warm evening we didn’t need a warm up.

Entry to Bright Nights light display is free. There is a small charge for the train ride but it was a very pleasant tour that shows off many different displays that you can’t see from the walking path.  On your way out, if you are so inclined, there is a donation box by the entrance for the Firefighters’ Burn Fund which helps burn survivors and their families. A great way to show appreciation for the hard work that went in to organize and set up the beautiful light show for each of us to enjoy.

http://vancouver.ca/parks/events/brightnights/index.htm

This is their website for more information on Bright Nights in Stanley Park

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I can’t remember if I was to Photoshop with clothes on or off………..Thanks for a brilliant evening!!

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