two festive puffins covered in holiday lights & carrying a wreath, in a snow globe

Merry & Bright

We are excited to welcome you back to the Garden this December for our Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival!

After last year's community-based pivot, which saw us taking Merry & Bright "on the road," 2021 will have the Garden glowing once again with a spectacular light display. Take a winter evening stroll, sip hot chocolate, and warm yourself by the fire.

Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase online only.  

**PLEASE NOTE - We have regretfully canceled December 3, due to the weather. We will be emailing all registrants to explain your options in the late afternoon.**


All ticket prices include tax:

$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

Festival Dates: December 3-22 (7 nights a week). Tickets will be offered in two time blocks: 5:00pm  - 6:30pm and 6:30pm - 8:00pm, to assist with COVID capacity requirements.

Additional details will be released as they become available. Stay tuned!

NL Vax Pass

We are required to check visitors' vaccination status as per the provincial health regulations. Please be prepared to show your vaccine passport (NLVaxPass) and photo identification on arrival at the Garden.


We are delighted to be welcoming community choirs back 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

Choir Schedule


Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 10% discount off the price of tickets. Once tickets are released on November 15, please email us with your choice of date and time slot, name of your group, and the number of tickets you will need at each price point. We will register your group manually and send you a link for payment online. 


As parking at the Garden is 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 limited blue zone parking available at the Garden, and additional limited parking available at 297 Mount Scio Rd.

Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors

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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