Milner Gardens & Woodland illuminated with thousands of lights this holiday season

Three people walk along a lighted path that is illuminated with a rainbow light projection. Trees along the side of the path are strung with white, yellow, green and blue lights.

Photo Caption: Visitors walk down an illuminated path during Milner Christmas Magic 2022. Milner Gardens & Woodland Photo

November 27, 2023 - 12:15pm

Visitors can stroll through the dazzling lights during Milner Christmas Magic.

Make memories with family and friends this holiday season during Milner Christmas Magic – the annual festive light display. 

“We’re heartened by the fact that this event has become a staple in so many families’ holiday traditions, so we are pleased to be bringing it back with more lights than ever before. If visiting Milner Christmas Magic is not part of your annual traditions yet, it’s never too late to start a new one,” said Emily Weeks, Operations Coordinator for Milner Gardens & Woodland.

There’s even more cause for celebration this year, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the event. A selection of gifts is available at the Gingerbread Gift Shop and visitors can enjoy hot food and beverages in front of Milner House. Visitors can also buy a pair of Holiday Specs (holographic light glasses) to transform their experience. Don’t forget to stop by and say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Milner Christmas Magic runs from December 1 to 3, 8 to 10, and 15 to 20 from 5 to 8 pm, with viewing up until 8:30 pm. Admission is by a suggested donation of $8 for adults, $4 for children and $20 for a household, or give what you can. 

“While this event is a major annual fundraiser for us, accessibility is at the forefront. This is why it has consistently been admission by voluntary donation,” said Weeks.

Thank you to all the volunteers who donated their time and energy to make this happen and to the generosity of the sponsors. Milner Christmas Magic’s presenting sponsor is Windsor Plywood. Other sponsors include:

  • Coastal Community Credit Union,
  • Ian Lindsay & Associates,­ RE/MAX of Nanaimo,
  • MacLean Pazicka Souchuck­ – Chartered Professional Accountants, and
  • Quality Foods.

Please check Milner Garden’s website before your arrival to confirm the hours of the event. Inclement weather may cause cancellations.


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