Bear Creek Park Christmas Train {Giveaway}

Another fun place to take the kiddos this Christmas season is The Christmas Train at Bear Creek Park in Surrey.

The Christmas Train at Bear Creek Park

The Christmas Train at Bear Creek Park

The Christmas Train opens this Friday, December  6th, 2013 until Sunday, January 5th, 2014 – Closed December 25th.

Admission for Adults is $5.50 and Children are $7.00.

They are Open 10am to 4pm daily.

Santa is at the station December 6th to December 24th. Bring your camera!

Visit with Santa & receive a candy cane, Christmas Activity kit and Train ride through the Christmas forest.

The Christmas Train at Bear Creek Park has generously donated a pass for one lucky family of 4, to ride the train!

Please enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway tab below. The giveaway runs from December 4th, 2013 to December 8th, 2013.
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Bright Nights in Stanley Park {Giveaway}

My favourite thing to do during the holiday season, is to take the kidlets out and about to see all the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations displayed around our beautiful city.
One of our traditions, is to go to Bright Nights in Stanley Park.

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Bright Nights in Stanley Park


The Vancouver Park Board and the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, have decorated the forest and train area with 3 million twinkling lights to bring the 16th annual Bright Nights to Stanley Park.

The Christmas Train at Bright Nights

The Christmas Train at Bright Nights

Bright Nights runs from Thursday, December 5th, 2013 until Sunday, January 5th, 2014, closed Christmas Day.

Hours are:
Open: – 3 PM to 10 PM – Sunday to Thursday
– 3 PM to 11 PM – Friday and Saturday
– Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun Matinees 11am – 3pm
**NEW** from Dec 20 open daily from 11am-11pm!
Closed: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 (Christmas Day)

Train tickets:
Adult: $11.00 includes GST;
Child, Youth & Seniors: $7.00 includes GST
(Children & Youth 3-17, Seniors 65+)
Children Under 3 years of age are free
Matinee: $6.00 (all ages)

Available November 1st, 2013. Order advance tickets online at http://www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone: 1-855-985-5000. (Note that Ticketmaster services charges apply)

INTERAC, VISA, MasterCard and cash accepted
Tickets are available at the ticket office on the train plaza at Stanley Park. Same day ticket sales from noon daily. For ticket sales information please call 604-257-8531.

The Old Spaghetti Factory, a Platinum Sponsor of Bright Nights in Stanley Park, is offering a ‘Big Bright Night Out’ package that includes a delicious dinner, Bright Nights tickets and half price parking.

Visit Ticketmaster to purchase your train tickets and then your dinner tickets.

Parking is FREE.

There is no cost to view the plaza displays set up by the BC Professional Fire Fighters. As Bright Nights is one of the Burn Fund’s major fundraisers, the fire fighters accept donations at the front gate, and suggest a minimum donation of $4.

British Columbia Professional Fire Fighter's Burn Fund

British Columbia Professional Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund

Would you like to go to Bright Nights with your family?

I will be picking 2 WINNERS to receive FREE tickets for their family of 4 to attend Bright Nights! You must be able to attend between December 5th, 2013 – December 11th, 2013. Giveaway is running until midnight December 3rd, 2013, winners will be chosen December 4th, 2013.

Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.
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What a pretty gingerbread house.

What a pretty gingerbread house.

The flu doth cometh.

BLARGH!
The flu hit our home this past weekend.

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It started with me, then the wee lad, and then Princess G.
Today it hit Daddy.
It was a nasty 2 day bug that knocked us flat, causing us to miss two family birthday parties.
The silverlining is, hopefully since we all got it at the same time, we won’t get it again, dragging it out for longer than necessary.
My hands are so dry from all of the hand washing done, but nothing a little lot of hand cream can’t handle.
Downside, Daddy has a VERY busy work week and can’t afford to take a couple days off to recover.
I think next year, we’ll splurge and get the flu shot.

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Have you been hit by the “winter plague”? What are your tried and true remedies for aiding in the recovery of your family?