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Christmas Aeriums ~ Demo & Do
Photo Op & 'All I Want for Christmas' Contest
Indoor Train Rides
Indoor Evening Light Display
Family Fun Weekends
Live Musical Performances
Christmas Karaoke with Trevor McDonald
Santa Claus Visits! Dec. 22 & 23, 5:30-7:30pm
Mr. Grinch Makes Merry Dec. 23 5:30-7:30pm


Click here to see our interactive full Calendar of Events
All events are held at Minter Country Garden Store 10015 Young Road, Chilliwack BC.
See this page for opening hours and directions


SPCA Pet Photos with Santa

November 28, 10am-4pm

A popular tradition among pet owners! Photos are by donation (minimum $10 donation please, minimum $20 to receive a tax receipt) with all funds raised benefitting the animals rescued and cared for by the Chilliwack SPCA. Pet food donations are respectfully declined, but if you would like to bring SPCA animals something special, new toys are appreciated. Dogs, cats, miniature horses, sheep and many other furry and feathered friends have come in the past, so if you have a pet who means the world to you, bring them over!

Christmas Aeriums

November 29, 2pm

These adorable glass gardens aren't just low maintenance, they're practically no maintenance! Great for offices, small spaces and low light areas,  so they make wonderful gifts. Learn how to put them together and, if you'd like, stay after to make your own! Costs are for materials used only should you create your own aeriums (there is no charge for the demo portion). Please call 604.792.6612 to register as space is limited.

Photo Op & 'All I Want for Christmas' Contest

November 29-December 20, During Store Hours

Our Holiday Photo Op is the perfect spot for a seasonal selfie or to take a group photo. Just remember to bring your own camera/phone! That perfect shot could win you something special too...
'All I Want for Christmas' Contest...
Until Dec. 20, take a photo at our photo op, share it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MinterGardening or post it on your Facebook page and mention us @MinterGardening and you'll be entered into a draw for a $50 Gift Card for the store! Prizes will be awarded every Wednesday and Sunday until the 20th (6 prizes total). Winners will be chosen at random; prizes must be picked up in-store (so that you can then pick out all you want for Christmas!). Please note, the Photo Op area will remain up until Dec. 24, but the contest closes Dec. 20. Good luck!

Elf Academy: Kids' Craft

December 5, 10:30am

Join us for a craft session worthy of Santa's approval! Kids will make a special lantern, pinecone ornament and potting up a fragrant paperwhite narcissus. Please call 604.792.6612 to register as space is limited. Appropriate for age 3-10 (with parental help for younger children). Please note there is a $7 cost for materials.

'Whoville' Themed Party: Kids' Craft

December 6, 2pm - SORRY, SOLD OUT!

Children will be making and decorating their own miniature 'Whoville' Tree and enjoy a 'Whoville' style treat (don't worry, it's a special cookie and juice, not Roast Beast). Please call 604.792.6612 to register as space is limited. Appropriate for age 3-10 (with parental help for the little ones). Please note there is a $10 cost for materials.

Indoor Train Rides

December 11-24, Schedule Below

The train will be running inside the garden center again this year, with new themes and tunnels to enjoy on the ride! Cost is $4 per person (tax included), children aged 3 and under are free. Tickets will be available from all cashiers. For group inquiries, please contact Jo Ann at 604.792.3799.

Miniature Train Schedule Dec. 11-24:

Weeknights 5-7:30pm    Weekends 12-7:30pm    December 24 12-4pm

Indoor Evening Light Display

December 11-23, 5-8pm

Come and see thousands of twinkling lights, all under cover for you to stroll through and enjoy! There is no charge to view the lights inside the garden center.

Family Fun Weekends

December 12, 13, 19 & 20, 5-8pm

We're pleased to offer a number of activities throughout the day for you to enjoy! Come and see...
Live Owls & Raptors, 11am-3pm They'll be taking guided walks at select times too (times to be confirmed)!
Christmas Clue Search, 11am-8pm Collect a search form from the main cashier, look high and low for all the answers and receive a goodie bag prize. Adults can play too!
Story Time with Mrs. Claus, 2pm Bring the little ones in to hear holiday stories told by dear sweet Mrs. Claus. Located in the Tropical House.
Visit with Santa Claus 5:30-7:30pm Say hello to the Jolly Old Elf himself as he circulates through the store. Be sure to bring your camera!
• All activities are free of charge

Live Musical Performances

December 12, 5:30-7:30pm Sweetwater Duo Sure to get you in the holiday spirit and get your toes tapping. Kids love them!

December 19, 1-2pm Chilliwack Hospice Choir Come to hear yuletide carols being sung by (an incredible) choir!

December 20, 5:30-7pm Cascadia Wind Ensemble This incredible concert band has played at many prominent venues throughout the Valley and we're thrilled to have them perform here again this year!

December 23, 5:30-7:30pm Sweetwater Duo They're back to close out the last night of the light display! Santa and Mr. Grinch are also in-store this evening... it's sure to be a fun evening!

Christmas Karaoke with Trevor McDonald

December 18, 6-8pm

Whether you're a shower singer or pro, come on down to take the mike and sing a carol or two! Open to all ages and abilities… it's all for festive fun, and charity! Further details to be posted shortly.

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Holiday Porch Pots ~ Demo & Do

November 22, 2pm

Watch as Pauline demonstrates how to add some WOW factor to the entrance of your home! Learn the techniques of creating a lush porch pot and then, if you wish, make your own to take home! Costs are for materials used only should you create your own design (there is no charge for the demo portion). Please call 604.792.6612 to register as space is limited.

Flavours of the Season

November 21, 11am-3pm

We're pleased to offer a wide variety of delectable Gourmet du Village food and beverage items for 'entertaining season', most of which will save you time in the kitchen (so you can mingle with your guests and actually enjoy the food as much as they do!). Come & try a taste of: Maple BBQ Pulled Pork, Hot Parmesan & Artichoke Dip, Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Lemon Dill Dip, Creamy Horseradish & Bacon Dip, Baked Brie with Cranberry Orange & Apricot, & specialty hot chocolate! This is a great opportunity to get a few gifts off your list too!

22nd Annual Gift, Craft & Antique Fair!

Saturday November 7 9am-5:30pm
Sunday November 8 10am-4pm

One of the most popular shows in the valley! Start off the holiday season by visiting over 70 exhibitors offering everything from baked goods to handcrafted jewelry, trendy knit designs to antique furnishings. Click here for more info, including a more detailed list of products that will be available and links to just a few of the many wonderful vendors that will be here!

Live Music! Jeff Bowman returns to play holiday tunes and carols, Saturday from 10:30am-4pm and Sunday from 11am- 3:30pm in the Tropical House.

Free Admission, and Free Parking, as always (though carpooling is recommended)!
Minter Country Garden, 10015 Young Rd. Chilliwack V2P 4V4

Garden Art: Sketching Trees

November 1, 2pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at sketching, literally? Now is your chance! Local artist and art instructor Patrick Stedman will guide participants with tips and tricks for drawing trees successfully. Both coniferous and deciduous trees will be included and he will touch on abstract and anthropomorphic images too. Perfect timing for anyone wanting to personalize holiday cards or find a new hobby for the winter months!

There is no charge for this session and it is open to guests of all ages and artistic abilities. Paper and pencils will be provided.

Patrick is volunteering his time in support of the Chilliwack Branch of Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities, so you'll be drawing for a good cause!

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