On November 25th, we welcome you for a winter celebration of ice skating, visits with Santa, classic holiday drinks, and live Christmas brass music by Victoria’s own Festive Brass Band! We’ll also have our Winter Wonderland greenhouse and gift shop open late until 7pm for Christmas shopping! Ice skating is by signup in advance – visit link in bio to sign up and skate your way into December.
IMPORTANT: Skating is 15 people max every 45 minutes, as we need 15 min breaks every hour to reset the ice. Bring your own skates! Full cage helmets for children under 14. Spots are $15.95 per person – Parents who are supervising kids under seven will also need to pay the fee. There is no charge for the Brass Christmas Concert. Skating spots also include free admission to the petting farm. For the petting farm only, day admission price is $8.50. Seniors are $6.50, children under 2 years old are free.
November 25 Schedule
- Ice Skating 10am-6pm
- Meet Santa 11am-3pm
- Festive Brass Christmas Concert 3-5pm
- Hot Cocoa & Festive Drinks 2-6pm
- Winter Wonderland Shopping 10am-7pm
- Petting Farm Hours 10am-5pm
- Jacks Grilled Cheese 11am-7pm
About Festive Brass:
Over 20 years or so ago, Butchart Gardens in beautiful Victoria B.C. wanted to add some live music for patrons as they strolled through the light displays during their holiday season. A brass group was hired to play ‘festive’ music toggling with a group of traditional carollers.
Throughout the years, the brass became extremely popular as we combined top-notch musicianship with quirky arrangements of well-loved holiday classics, and some additional cheeky humour interacting with our audiences.
With a library approaching two hundred arrangements, almost all of which have been written by the members of the group, we playfully boast the ability to play almost any Christmas tune upon request, and we may even tell you: “If we don’t know it, we’ll fake it.”
One year we just simply decided to take the show ‘on the road’ which led us to our current stellar group primed for all concert venues.