Merry & Bright

Ready to be dazzled by holiday lights? Although we can’t host you at the Garden this year, we still want to share the warmth of Merry & Bright with you this season! So we’re hitting the road in search of YOUR merry and bright lights this December with Merry & Bright: On the Road for a holiday decorating contest.

Let’s light up the province and show off your seasonal strands, gigantic garlands, and terrific tree trimmings. View and vote for your favourite decorations on our Facebook page!  

Interested in enjoying the festival in person?

Interested in voting?

Merry & Bright Banner with Puffins Skating

Interested in entering the contest?

Regional Award
If your home is located within the following regions: Avalon (St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Torbay, Paradise, Portugal Cove-St. Phillips, Conception Bay South) Central (Grand Falls-Windsor), West Coast (Corner Brook), and Labrador (Happy Valley-Goose Bay) and your property is visible from a public roadway, and you want to be the talk of the town—you’re eligible to enter!

The Regional Award will be judged by a panel of ‘celeb’ judges and a 1st place prize will be awarded in each region!

People's Choice Award
If your home is located anywhere in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and you want to show off your dazzling display on social media—you’re eligible to enter!
If you have entered the Regional Award category, you are still eligible to enter The People’s Choice Award category.

The People’s Choice Award judging will be conducted through Facebook likes only. Make sure your holiday house photo gets as many likes possible...so get sharing!

How to Enter
Contest opens on December 3rd. Enter online by December 16th at noon with a photo of your outdoor display. For the Regional Award, your display must be completely installed and lit nightly between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. beginning no later than December 18th, 2020 and continuing through the evening of January 5th, 2021. Voting will close at noon on January 6th for both categories and winners will be announced via social media and/or CBC broadcast! Happy decorating!

Interested in enjoying the festival in person?

Grab your favorite winter snacks, prep your holiday music and take your family on the road in search of amazingly adorned abodes this season! We will have a Delightful Decorations Bingo game available for your family to enjoy as you search for participating residences on our town maps! Enjoy the magic of the holidays from your car as we celebrate together at a safe distance! Find our Merry & Bright Map HERE!

Houses will be lit nightly between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. beginning no later than December 18th, 2020 and continuing through the evening of January 5th, 2021.

Merry & Bright Bingo Game Banner

Interested in voting?

Join us on The MUN Botanical Garden’s Facebook page and vote for your favorite holiday display! Voting runs from December 18th until January 6th at noon!


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Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000