The Magic of Christmas

December 1–January 6

COVID-19 is beyond our control and as we cannot see into the future, we have not, as yet, cancelled our Christmas display. Please continue to check back to the COVID-19 Update for current information.



Lights Display

While the flowers sleep, we dress The Gardens with boughs of greenery—and lights galore! The Gardens come to life with a colourful display of lights, including scenes depicting The Twelve Days of Christmas. Wander the pathways to discover each scene while you sing along to the classic Christmas carol.

The Japanese Garden is not included in the Lights Display and closes at 4:00 PM

Ice Skating

Lace up your skates and step onto the rink: nestled under strings of twinkling lights, our 5,000-square-foot outdoor rink adds a little romance to a classic Canadian pastime. Breathe in the fresh air, and when you’re done on the ice, warm up by the fire in the Coffee Shop with family or friends and a cup of hot chocolate.

Please check back closer to the Christmas season for rates and details.

Christmas Carols

With traditional carollers and a festive brass band, there’s no shortage of seasonal sounds at The Gardens! Step into the Piazza and sing along to classic carols sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. The sound of the festive brass instruments and traditional carollers will follow you down the garden path, greeting you at the beginning and end of your tour.