17th Annual #BrightNights at Stanley Park!

When the Christmas lights start popping up in our neighbourhood, our kids faces start lighting up just as bright!

Photo credit: Light Knights

Photo credit: Light Knights

The twinkling lights, animated ornaments, and if course the inflatables!

We love driving around town enjoying the displays that people have really put time and effort in. We live in a condo, so our contribution to the Christmas lights shows is minimal, but we do decorate our balcony to share the merriness of the season!

Back for it’s 17th year, Bright Nights in Stanley Park will be lighting up the forest with their magnificent Christmas light displays in support of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Over 800 fire fighters contribute more than 8,000 hours over the 3 month period of set-up, operations and tear down.

Bright Nights at Stanley Park

The monies raised from the donations received at the entrance gate go directly to the Burn Fund. Also, the Burn Fund is encouraging the visitors to show their generosity by making a contribution to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Most needed items include: canned meat/fish; natural peanut butter; whole wheat pasta/rice; pasta sauce; canned fruits/vegetables; 100% fruit juices; low-sugar cereals; baby food, formula & diapers. www.foodbank.bc.ca

BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund


Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

Event Dates:

November 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Event Times:

Mon-Thurs: 3pm – 10pm

Fri-Sun: 10am – 11pm

Matinees (before Dec 19) will be: Fri-Sun 10am-3pm

As of Dec 19: Open every day from 10am – 11pm

Closed Christmas Day, December 25, 2014

Free Parking!

Donations accepted at the front gate benefit the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund

Suggested donation is $4 per person

Bright Nights Train

Train Pricing

Adult (18 – 64 years) $11.00
Child and youth (3 – 17 years) $8.00
Small child (2 years and under) Free
Senior (65 years and over) $8.00
Matinee (All ages) $6.00
Includes taxes, subject to fees

To buy your tickets for the train, please click here!

Festive-izing the Family Vehicle. #YMCCommunity

I’m sure you’ve seen vehicles driving around town donned in antlers and a red nose, or they’ve been “elfed”.

"Elf" your car.

“Elf” your car.

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Minivan.

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Mini.

These lovely car kits can be found at your local Walmart, Canadian Tire or dollar store.

I would totally decorate our minivan for the kids, but since it’s the “family vehicle” that Daddy uses for work, it’s not something that he’d like to been seen driving around town in. If we had a second vehicle, then I would totally go “Christmas Crazy” all over it! I’d even have these guys.

I wonder if this would frighten the kids.

I wonder if this would frighten the kids.

Santa might become a source for nightmares.

Santa might become a source for nightmares.

We’d even don the roof with Christmas lights.

You can NEVER be too festive right?

I don't think that this would draw too much attention, do you?

I don’t think that this would draw too much attention, do you?