Video: The Stanley Park Christmas TrainDecember 25th, 2012 by Michael Kwan
Aside from the village where they have all the lights and other Christmas-themed displays, there is also the famed Christmas train. This is effectively the same miniature railway that they use for the Ghost Train during Halloween, but it has been suitably decorated for the holiday season. There’s even a guy on stilts, dressed up as Rudolph, dancing away to the Village People’s YMCA (gleefully re-imagined as NOEL).
If you get there a little earlier in the day, then children can also get their photo taken with Santa Claus in his workshop. Otherwise, that building also contains some great miniature dioramas with moving trains and skating figurines. Entrance to the village is by donation, while train rides are $10 for adults. They’re closed on Christmas Day (today), but Bright Nights and the Christmas Train run until New Year’s Day.
Here is a brief video that I took of the train ride, plus a few pictures I took of the surrounding area. The Samsung Galaxy S III was used to shoot the video and the photos.
Filed under Arts and Entertainment.