Christmas Magic At Milner Gardens & Woodland

Strolling through my neighbourhood, I’ve noticed that my neighbours are slowly stringing up Christmas lights in preparation for the festivus season. Meanwhile, the hard-working volunteer elves at Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum Beach are putting the final touches on their annual Christmas Magic display, set to kick off during the first week of December.

Milner Gardens & Woodland


Photo: Milner Gardens & Woodland

This family-friendly event promises to spread holiday cheer amongst twinkling lights in this display of over 50,000 lights. Milner Gardens’ Executive Director, Geoff Ball, boasts that the volunteers are “tirelessly working together to create a magical Christmas event… it’s a great way to share the special magic of the gardens all decorated in old fashioned Christmas splendour.

Visitors to Milner will be delighted with storytelling, the teddy bear cottage, lively musicians and daily visits from Santa Claus. The teahouse will also be open, serving up delicious delectables, including their famous scones with Devonshire cream.

Christmas Magic is open on the following dates: December 2 – 4, 9 – 11 and 16 – 21, 2011. Gates open from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and admission is by donation. Because some pathways can be dark, it’s a good idea to bring a flashlight. Milner Gardens & Woodland is located at 2179 West Island Highway in Qualicum Beach. For more information, visit Milner Gardens online, on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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