Milner Gardens unveils the magic of season

Light display, Santa visits open to public most weekends in December

Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach will open on some select weekends in December for its Milner Christmas Magic light show and holiday events.

More than a kilometre and a half of lighted and decorated trails will greet guests between 5 and 8:30 p.m. each evening. Openings will be held Dec. 6-8, 11-13, and a five-day session Wednesday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 20.

Live music will be featured each evening, with a rotating lineup of different artists each night. Also meet Santa, bring the kids for storytelling and prizes in Teddy Bear Cottage. A flashlight is recommended for the trail walk, and an onsite shuttle will be available for the mobility challenged.

The Tea Room and two gift shops will be open, and refreshments will be available. Tearoom reservations will not be available during the Christmas Magic openings.

Admission is by donation. Suggested donations are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children or $12 for a family of up to two adults and three children.

Vancouver Island University’s Milner Gardens is located at 2179 W. Island Highway. For more information call 250-752-6153 or visit www.milnergardens.org.

— Submitted by Milner Gardens