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Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival


MUN Botanical Gardens comes alive with lights, music and wheelbarrows full of festive-cheer

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

The MUN Botanical Garden is aglow once again with the start of the annual Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival!

This year, the fourth annual, guests are invited to take an evening stroll, sip on some hot chocolate or warm cider, all while basking in the ambiance of thousands of holiday light, including the new puffin display. You can also take a family picture in the glamourous gazebo, swing by the Garden Gift Shop to pick up some unique Christmas gift options, or just wander around in search of the Christmas Gnomes! Read the event FAQs.

Nightly tickets are limited and are available for purchase online. Tickets will only be available at the gate if that day has not sold out online.

Ticket prices (tax included) are: Adult 18+ — $13; Child/Student (Ages 3-17) — $7; Family Ticket (2 Adults, 3 children) — $35.

Doors open nightly at 5 p.m. and last admittance will be at 7:30 p.m., finishing up for the evening at 8 p.m.

To help create a stress-free evening, a free shuttle service has been established between MUN Botanical Garden and Marine Institute (MI) on Ridge Road. The shuttle bus will be at MI at 4:30 p.m., departing at 4:45 p.m. The last bus will return to MI at 8:15 p.m. Hours are subject to change.

The festival is open until Dec. 22. 

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