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The Butchart Chronicles : December 1, 2014

Experience the 28th Magic of Christmas Season!

Light-Up switch throw

The 28th Magic of Christmas opened with Elyse (pictured above) pulling the switch to officially light up The Gardens for the 2014 Christmas season!

There was quite a crowd at the Rose Carousel for the light-up. Thank you to all who were able to make it out on this crisp evening.

Christmas Light-Up crowd

We have it all - magical light displays, Christmas dining in The Dining Room and the Blue Poppy Restaurant, hot chocolate and even skating!

Kids, throughout the season, bring a hand-made snowflake to the Coffee Shop to receive a free hot chocolate (limit one per child 12 and under).

And don't forget Christmas shopping in The Seed and Gift Store, perhaps after a skate on the ice-skating rink in Waterwheel Square.

We are open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm every day from December 1 to January 6, 2015. Enjoy making your memories during the Magic of Christmas season at The Butchart Gardens! Note:  The Japanese Garden is not part of the festive display and as such is not assessible after dusk.

All lit up!