Nov 27, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022


In the darkest nights of winter, let the beauty of a snowy wonderland warm your heart. 

Winter dreams of warmth and togetherness. Wander candle-lit pathways in the serene Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Sip hot apple cider, while the sounds of capella singers fill the air. 

Winter is a time to dream and reflect. Take a peaceful moment to sit by a fire and gaze at the stars. Send a message to the world on a Wish Tree. Light a candle for a loved one in Memory Lane.

Winter dreams of celebration. Immerse yourself in a joyful animated light display set to music in the dramatic Aga Khan Garden. Celebrate Indigenous experience, including a new sculpture by noted artist Jason Carter. Say hello to the illuminated Snow Sprites and bow to a beautiful Snow Queen. Let the kids run through the Aurora Maze and take part in other winter games. Eat, drink and be merry! Indulge in a signature beverage and warming food and drink offerings at the Patio Cafe. 

Celebrating 50 years of friendship. 2021 marks a significant milestone year for the Friends of the University of Alberta Botanic and as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, the Friends are co-hosting Luminaria. As a demonstration of their continued support of the Garden, the Friends are encouraging visitors who plan to come on December 21 and December 31 to “light up” and add to the festive atmosphere. It’s as simple as adding a string of battery pack lights to your hat or scarf before you come, and contributing to the sparkle of Luminaria!

Winter Dreams: 
Celebration. Reflection.  Illumination.

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Kinette Club of Spruce Grove