This BC Winter Wonderland Has A Magical Huge Garden of Lights

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The Magic of Christmas is returning to Butchart Gardens in Greater Victoria.

If you were thinking of visiting Vancouver Island during the holiday season, this beautiful winter wonderland of festive lights and displays is a must-see.

The massive garden is adorned with vibrant lights and will open starting Friday, November 26.

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Victoria is a great place for a holiday escape from Metro Vancouver, and Butchart Gardens is a must see destination on that trip.

This is especially true during the Christmas season, especially at night when it becomes filled with magical elaborate decor. It is easily one of the best places to visit in Canada during the holidays.

Experience the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ decorations, with sparkling lights at every corner as the garden is filled with spectacular illuminations.

Along with the illuminated gardens, guests will be able to visit the Coffee Shop to warm up with a hot chocolate and enjoy gingerbread by the fire. The Dining Room is also open for those that are interested in festive dining or high tea.

Admission is approximately $33 for adults, $16 for ages 13 to 17, $3 for those aged 5 to 12 years. It’s recommended to reserve time slots online.

Unfortunately, there are some events that will not take place at the Gardens this year. This includes the ice skating, the Snowflake Exchange, Festive Brass, Traditional Carollers, and the annual Light Up.

The gardens will also be closed on Christmas Day and not open to the public before 3:30 p.m. on all other days.


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Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens

Location: Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island - 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay

Admission: General admission and 12 Month Pass Holder tickets are available

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Date: Friday November 26th, 2021 - Thursday January 6th, 2022

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