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Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach lights up for holidays

More than half a kilometre of gardens decorated

More than half a kilometre of Milner Gardens and Woodland will once again be lit up for the Christmas season.

The annual VIU Milner Gardens Christmas Magic is designed for the whole family to enjoy.

There will be live Christmas music, a teddy bear cottage, VIU baking students’ gingerbread houses, storytelling and refreshments. There will be raffle tickets in support of Milner’s Shoots with Roots children’s program.

There will even be an opportunity to visit with Santa.

The tea room will be open, but Milner Gardens will not be taking reservations during the display and the full afternoon high tea is not available during the Christmas season.

The outdoor display will run Dec. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-20 from 5-8:30 p.m. with last entry at 8 p.m.

Suggested entry donations are: $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and $12 for families (two adults and up to three children/youth under 19 years). Milner Gardens members and VIU students with card can enter for free.

Milner will be offering an onsite shuttle for people with mobility issues. It is also suggested guests bring a flashlight.

Milner Gardens is located at 2179 W. Island Hwy. in Qualicum Beach.

NEWS Staff