two festive puffins in a snow globe with Merry & Bright event info

MUN Botanical Garden is a great place to explore and play, even in December! 

Our Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival is back for its 6th Year! 

We are looking forward to welcoming you once again to our annual fundraiser for the Garden, our Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival. This year the festival will run December 1-22, plus, due to popular demand, December 27-29! Ticket sales will be online only.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are offered in three time blocks: 5-6pm, 6-7pm, 7-8pm.

All ticket prices are +HST:

$15.00 - Adult (19-59)
$10.00 - Senior (60+)
$7.00 - Youth - Ages 12-18
$4.00 - Child - Ages 3-11
Children 2 and under are free (no ticket required)


We are delighted to be welcoming community choirs to fill the festival with their beautiful music. The schedule is being developed, and we will share information as it is confirmed. Have a choir interested in performing? Please drop us a line at garden@mun.ca.

Choir Schedule

Getting Here

As parking at the Garden is quite limited, patrons are asked to park at the Marine Institute and take advantage of the free shuttle service provided. The shuttles will run continuously, on a load and go basis during the event. There will be limited blue zone parking available at the Garden in our main lot, and additional limited parking available at 297 Mount Scio Rd.

Have a Question?

You can likely find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Please check here first. If your question isn't answered there, please contact us at 709-864-8590, or by email garden@mun.ca.


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