Bear Creek Park Christmas Train

The miniature train at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park becomes a festive Christmas ride with holiday lights during December most years.

The Christmas attraction ran from December 1st to the 31st in 2022.

If you want to learn about other holiday attractions in the Lower Mainland see our article about Vancouver’s Best Christmas Activities. There you’ll find information about Christmas Glow in Langley and over a dozen other exceptional family-friendly places.

If you want to learn about the Christmas train at Bear Creek Park, however, continue reading.


Bear Creek Christmas Train Rides in December

One of the many amenities at Surrey’s Bear Creek Park is a Miniature Train that operates throughout most of the year. The train ride lasts for about 10 minutes and it has a festive Christmas theme during the month of December.

Riding the train at night is a different experience from riding the train during the day. In fact, the Christmas train that runs up until 4:30 pm is called the Santa Express, and then it transforms into the Christmas Night Train from 6:00 pm onward.

Both rides are family-friendly and recommended for folk of all ages. The Santa Express Train usually offers additional activities for children to enjoy, whereas the Christmas Night Train features a lively light display.


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Santa Express Train

In 2019, the Santa Express Train was more than just a train ride. It included Christmas crafts and treats, as well as photo opportunities with Santa Claus.

In 2021, Santa Claus was available for photos once again, but the other activities were provided in a bag for kids to take home and enjoy. 2022 was the same.

Tickets cost about $12.60 per person ages 3 and above in 2022. The train was open daily between December 1st and December 31st. Hours of operation were from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. The only day it was closed was on December 25th.


Christmas Night Train

Unlike the Santa Express Train, the Christmas Night Train is just the train ride. Even though additional activities are not provided, the festive illuminations throughout the ride are usually beautiful during the dark winter nights.

The Christmas Night Train ran from December 1st until the 31st in 2022, with the exceptions of December 24th and 25th. Hours of operation were from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Admission cost $12.60 per individual last year, but children under the age of 2 got in for free.


Where is Bear Creek Park?

Bear Creek Park‘s address is 13750 88th Avenue in Surrey.

To get to the attraction from Vancouver, make your way onto the BC-99 South Highway and then take exit 8 onto Nordel Way. Continue straight and Nordel Way becomes 88th Avenue. The park is on the right side of the road just after King George Boulevard.


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Other Information

For more information about the Christmas trains at Bear Creek Park, visit the Bear Creek Trains website.

To learn more about the attraction in general see our article about the Bear Creek Train. Or, to learn about the place in October, and to see a video of the train, see our article about Bear Creek Park at Halloween.

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