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REF NO.: 16

SUBJECT: Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival at Memorial University Botanical Garden

DATE: Nov. 26

The Merry and Bright Holiday Light Festival at Memorial University’s Botanical Garden is set to launch.

This year the festival will run more nights than ever. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28, Merry and Bright will run Wednesday to Sunday until Dec. 22.

With well over 50,000 lights and hundreds of glowing candles, festival highlights include giant puffins, an extended caterpillar of lights, a glowing garden of candles, the 12 gnomes of Christmas and much more. 

To make the evening stress-free, all festival parking will be at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road. Every 20 minutes, guests can hop aboard a free shuttle to and from the festival at 306 Mount Scio Rd., complete with carol-singing. 

Come see the garden in a new light. You will walk away feeling merry and bright! 

To purchase tickets and for event information, please visit Memorial University Botanical Garden’s website or email

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For more information, media only, please contact Kim Shipp, Memorial University Botanical Garden, at 709-864-3326 or


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