Christmas Light Up at Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens, known to welcome visitors in droves during summer months, transforms into a festive holiday wonderland throughout the month of December. Brimming with colourful lights, ice skaters, carollers, and more, you’ll feel magical following a visit to the gardens. Running December 1st through January 6th, visitors of all ages are sure to enjoy a holiday visit to Butchart Gardens.  

Here’s everything you can expect this holiday season at Butchart Gardens.

The Lights

While flowers sleep, Butchart Gardens recreates a lighted version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. As you walk, you’ll recount your memory of the Twelve Days as you pass alongside three french hens, eight maids a milking and more. Wandering through the gardens, lit by a zillions lights, you’ll be immersed within a magical holiday wonderland. 

The Music

Offering visitors the chance to sign along, carollers and Festive Brass alternate every half hour from 5 to 9 PM every night.

The Skating

With lights strung above an outdoor rink, Butchart offers skaters 5,000 square feet of ice. Ice time must be booked in advance (possible on-site through the visitor Information Centre), with skate rentals costing only $3.00.

The Snowflake Exchange

Known as ‘The Snowflake Exchange, free hot chocolate will be provided by The Coffee Shop to children 12 and under who bring in a homemade snowflake (made from an 8 by 11 sheet of white paper).

The Dining

With two venues, the more formal ‘Dining Room’ Restaurant or, a more casual, Blue Poppy Restaurant, making a full night at Butchart is easy. The Dining Room, overlooking Jennie Butchart’s private garden and the Saanich Inlet, offers a rotating menu with seasonal fare. Blue Poppy offers an array of food including soups, sandwiches, entrees, a kids menu and dessert too.

The Cost

Admission is $27.95 for adults, $14.00 for youth, $3.00 for children, and free entry to season pass holders.

For all your yacht provisioning call our concierge desk at 778-432-0477.   If you’re looking for a super yacht marina we accept 65′ to 180′ vessels.  Phone or book online to reserve your slip or book the ultimate yacht Rendezvous.