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Get into the festive spirit at Royal Botanical Gardens

Nov 28, 2016 4:56 PM
Leslie Bullock

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us it’s a sure sign that Christmas and the Holiday season is right around the corner. What makes this time of year so special are the many festive activities and events the whole family can enjoy. Aldershot’s very own Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is a perfect place to take in the season, and you don’t need to be a green thumb to enjoy it either!

Things to do at RBG

There are a wide variety of events to choose from if you decide to venture out to RBG to celebrate the holidays, so you’re quite likely to find something for everyone in the family. Unfortunately, one of their most popular signature events, a Visit with Santa is already sold out for the entire season. Luckily there are many more to choose from.

Brunch with Santa

Their other signature event takes place on December 4th, 11th and 17th. It’s very important to book in advance for this very popular event so if you’re interested in going, please reserve your spot by clicking here.  Your fee for brunch also includes a full day’s access to the grounds so be sure to plan to stick around afterwards to enjoy the many things happening at RBG at this time of the year.

The RBG Train Show

Jump onboard this entertaining and informative ride through the grounds of RBG as you discover numerous Canadian landmarks recreated for your enjoyment. This train runs daily.

Guided Winter Walks

One of our knowledgeable guides will take you on a trip through the Morrison Woodland Garden where you can discover how the forest has changed to deal with the coming of winter. These walks take place Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Craft a Character activity

This is the perfect thing to keep the kids entertained and busy, plus it’s lots of fun too! Create your very own character and write a story about what their winter adventure might be. This event takes place Sunday–Wednesday from 10am to 4pm and Thursday–Saturday from 10am to 7:30pm.

It’s Storytime!

Join one of our interpreters for a fun-filled holiday story. This happens Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-1:30pm.

Weekend Entertainment

On Saturdays and Sundays this holiday season, drop by RBG and take in some very talented singers and entertainers. Discover our complete schedule so you can plan for the ones you’ll want to see.

As you can see, there’s a lot going on at RBG this holiday season. Be sure to drop by and check out one or more of these fun events. And remember to take a walk through our beautifully decorated grounds done up especially for the holidays. It’s bound to get you and your family into the holiday spirit and provide many fond memories for years to come. Check out RBG’s website to learn more.


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