Dec 2012 23

Christmas Lights in Vancouver Photo Essay

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Stanley Park with Christmas decorations

We are introducing a brand new series of Photo Essays! Have a look at amazing Photo Sets all shot by talented photographers. Explore the vibe of the city, its hidden treasures, explore Vancouver! This time, let's have a look at Vancouver through the lens of Kevin Eng!

Angels in Stanley Park Stanley Park invites you to come and enjoy the Bright Lights installations

The Christmas Lights Come to Vancouver

Whether we already had our first snow or not, there is one thing that can't be missing every December besides the many ice-skating rinks and Christmas Markets to get you in the festive mood; the Christmas decorations all over the city! Vancouver lights up its parks, the shopping centers certainly don't hold back and everyone living in Vancouver and its suburbs wants to have the nicest front yard of the street! How much is too much of Santas, reindeers and snowmen on one square meter? The traditional colours of Christmas are pine green, snow white, and red. In the last years, blue became more and more traditional to represent winter together with the white. Gold and silver are also very common, the metallic colours look festive and special.

Stanley Park and the Bright Lights

One of the biggest parks in Vancouver, Stanley Park, lights up with almost two million twinkling lights during the holiday season. Which is really nice, considering how early it gets dark this time of the year! When you enter the park, it feels like you're entering a fairy tale. Make the Christmas Lights your holiday tradition, take your friends and family to enjoy the many displays of lights and decorations while sipping a warm drink. The smell of popcorn and roasted nuts is in the air! One of the main attractions, the Miniature Train is operating from 29 November to 1 January, so there is still time. Buy your tickets for Bright Lights on site (every day from 12:00 noon at the Miniature Train ticket booth) or online through Ticketmaster.

Bright lights in Stanley Park Bright lights transformed Vancouver's Stanley Park this December
Stanley Park Christmas charity Not only time of the year, we must think about the others and give to charity
Christmas snowmen lights Christmas snowmen lights
Christmas trees Is your Christmas tree all set up?
Polar bear in Stanley Park Polar bear installation in Stanley Park - hopefully the real snow will come soon
Santa home decorations What is too much?
Christmas decorations St Pauls Hospital Lights of Hope lit up the St. Paul's Hospital
Lights of hope St Pauls hospital Lights of hope St Pauls hospital

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Meet the Photographer

Kevin Eng

Kevin Eng

Kevin's passion for photography has encouraged others to see the splendor and beauty of nature right at their doorstep, as he captures the sights of the day, and colors and mystery of world while it sleeps. Many of the subjects of his work are based locally in his hometown in Vancouver, B.C, where he first discovered his fascination with night photography. Kevin is a currently working as a music teacher, music director for his church, and landscape photographer.

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