Merry & Bright Light Festival

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For 2018, Merry & Bright will run November 28th to December 22nd, Wednesday to Sunday.

St. John’s newest holiday tradition, join us for our 3rd annual light festival. The Garden will be glowing once again with a spectacular light display. Take a winter evening stroll, sip hot chocolate and warm yourself by the fire. Come see the Garden in a new light and leave merry and bright!

Fridays are Date Nights!
Come with your special someone to our Merry & Bright candlelit Bistro.  Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer, share a cheese board, then stroll hand in hand around the Garden and marvel at the lights. Limited to 20 people per night, and ages 19+.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Doors will open at 6 pm, and last admittance will be at 8:30 pm, finishing up for the evening at 9 pm.

November 28, 29 & 30
December 1-2
December 5-9
December 12-16
December 19-22

Adult (18+): $13.00 (HST incl.)
Child (3 to 17): $7.00 (HST incl.) (ages 2 and under are free)
Family (2 adults & 3 children): $35.00 (HST incl.)
Date Night (19+): $74 (HST incl.) Consists of 2 glasses of wine/beer, a cheese board, and 2 adult admissions

*Please note that 2018 Season Passes to the Garden do not work for admission into Merry & Bright Light Festival as this is a special ticketed event.

To buy your tickets and find all details, please visit:

This is a magical, winter walking experience where you will:
See our new puffins display!
Walk through a caterpillar of lights
See sparkling lights and glowing candles
Purchase hot chocolate, cider and treats!
Take a family picture in our glamorous gazebo
Spot our Christmas Gnomes
Stop by our Garden Gift Shop for some great Christmas gift ideas
And more!

Come see the Garden in a new light: You will walk away feeling Merry and Bright!

For a stress-free evening, please park at the Marine Institute (155 Ridge Road) and take a free shuttle to the festival. Don’t forget to sing carols on your shuttle ride!

Don’t forget to read our FAQs on our website!

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