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  • What: “The Magic of Christmas” – Tens of thousands of coloured lights combine with evergreen swags and wreaths of holly and winter berries to line walkways and festoon lamp posts. The ever popular Twelve Days of Christmas displays are tucked away about The Gardens…. [Website]
  • When: December 1, 2011 — January 6, 2012
  • Where: 800 Benvenuto Ave., Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island, BC [map]
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  • What: In terms of what you get for your money (barring border delays and travel distance to Vancouver B.C.), Bright Nights is about the best regional bargain in the “Christmas lights/train ride” department.  Often called “the most spectacular lighting display in Canada,” the Christmas train winds through a display of  two-million Christmas lights, animated displays, and the amazing creations of the Mortal Coil Performance Society. New this year: North Pole featuring Santa and the Parade of Trees.
  • Where: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC [map]
  • When: December 2, 2011 to January 2, 2012, Sunday to Thursday, 3:00pm – 10:00pm ; Friday and Saturday, 3:00pm – 11:00pm. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Admission: Adult – $9.00 | Discount – $6.00 [Children & Youth (2-18), Seniors (65+)]

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Here are some excellent suggestions on how to take not only decent, but quite possibly fantastic, digital images of Christmas lights.

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Christmas in Bellingham

There’s more going on locally today, tomorrow, and Sunday, than on any other weekend in December, including the Port of Bellingham Holiday Festival (free), the Lighted Boat Parade on Bellingham Bay, and a free concert by the Bellingham Bagpipe Band at Whatcom Museum. For a complete listing of this weekend’s events,  see the Christmas Calendar.

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Bright Nights, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.CThis would be an excellent opportunity to visit the absolutely fantastic Vancouver Aquarium at Stanley Park, as well.

  • When: Now through Jan. 3, 3:00-10:00 PM, daily (closed Christmas Day)
  • What: More than a million twinkling lights transform the forest, train and Children’s Farmyard. Explore the woodland paths leading to enchanting, animated displays and holiday sounds. A Christmas family tradition for over 20 years, the train wends its way through the forest past Santa’s workshop, an international village and the much loved Moose in the middle of the glistening waterway.
  • Cost: Admission to the plaza is free. Tickets to visit the children’s farmyard and ride the train: Adults – $7.50; Children, youths, and seniors (2-18) – $4.50. Tickets need to be purchased at least one day in advance of the day you plan to visit the attraction

For more information and to purchase tickets, see the website.

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  • Where: Lynden, Washington
  • When: Now through Jan. 5
  • What: Lynden’s annual community Christmas lights

The 2006 map is available online (.pdf file). Otherwise, it’s just a matter of driving around a small town looking at Christmas lights as you encounter them. In my experience, Lynden has a lot of Christmas spirit going on, so you probably won’t be disappointed.

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With a sweet prize package worth $3500. For more information, see KGMI.com.

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