The Magic of Christmas

We are pleased to announce the Magic of Christmas is returning this year, with updated COVID-19 protocols. Mask, group-size and other important rules will need to be followed to ensure the safety of you and your families and our staff and their families.

Admission tickets are only available for purchase online with a designated entry date and time.
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  • New dates and hours in effect: November 27 – January 6, open 3:30pm – 9:00pm, with viewing until 10:00pm. The Gardens are not open for viewing prior to 3:30pm.
  • We will be closed on Christmas Day to allow our staff to enjoy the day with their families.
  • Visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings, at all times, while visiting The Butchart Gardens, some exceptions apply.
  • Large groups will be required to split up, with a maximum of 6 persons walking together.
  • Pets are welcome from 8:00pm – 10:00pm. See our Pet Policy for more information.
  • The Dining Room Restaurant will be serving Seasonal High Tea from 4:00pm – 5:00pm, and Dinner from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Reservations are recommended and may be made starting October 22. Admission to The Gardens is required.
  • The Coffee Shop will remain open with limited seating. Annabelle’s Café will be open 5:00pm – 9:00pm.
  • The Rose Carousel and Seed & Gift Store will be open. We are unable to accept cash; debit and credit cards only.
  • Due to COVID-19 protocols, the annual December 1st Light Up, Snowflake Exchange, Ice Skating, Festive Brass, Carollers and Blue Poppy Restaurant will not be available this year.

View our COVID-19 Update here.