Since moving here 3 years ago we have made it a point to go see the lights at The Stanley Park Bright Nights.
It is an event put up by the Vancouver Park Board and the BCProfessional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. I was asked by my mother whether I go for the lights or the fire fighters. With a smile on my face, I told her both!
Each Year the local fire fighters seem to be able to have all the lights set up different. I am always amazed at all the lights and what they can do with the lights. My family and I walked around and looked at all the different displays of characters, figures and lights. Then we listened to the sounds of the entertainers, while my daughter got her face painted. While standing around we saw the Gingerbread Man, and Santa, and that of course got our kids all excited.
Usually we get a train ride, but unfortunately it was raining hard and our kids were getting cold. But we are hoping that someday before Christmas day it will be nice and maybe even snow. Then we will go back and do it all again.
When we finished we all went for our usual Coffee or Hot Chocolate at Tim Hortons, to help us warm up. I love our family traditions that we have created here in the lower mainland. It just wouldn’t feel like Christmas if we didn’t get to go see the lights at Bright Nights in Stanley Park.
If you haven’t been, I suggest you go bring your family and/or friends. I hope you will enjoy the lights like my family and I did.
Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!