Magic of Christmas 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.

Tips: Arriving at The Gardens Over the Holidays

December is a beautiful and busy time at The Gardens. As such, we are expecting vehicle line-ups at the admission gate. Our busiest times are typically evenings between 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, especially on weekends and clear nights.

Tip #1: Plan to arrive prior to 4:00 PM to avoid lines at the admission gate.
Tip #2: If you have reservations in the Dining Room Restaurant, give yourself plenty of time to make it for your seating time, knowing that due to traffic volumes you can expect a 30 minute or more wait to get into The Gardens.
Tip #3: Before leaving your house, check #ButchartTraffic on Twitter to get an idea of wait times (if any) at the gate.

Learn more about the Magic of Christmas.