Celebrate holidays at lit up winter wonderland in Mirabel
With Santa, elves, and a magical light display, the Féérie de Noël attraction at Route des Gerbes d’Angelica is an inviting winter wonderland for the whole family. Grab your coat, bring your mittens, and head out to enjoy the festive celebrations.
Running now until January 7, the agrotourism site north of Montreal is inviting visitors to explore its whimsically decorated gardens. For its 10th edition, more than 400,000 lights crisscross the pedestrian paths through an enchanted forest where tin soldiers stand at attention, and colourful characters frolic in the gingerbread village. Luciö, a magical elf from Lapland, invites you to discover his world and the adorable penguin village.
Inside the greenhouse, a miniature Christmas village is alight with houses, characters, an electric train, and animated scenes. Inside the decorated yurt there is a certain jolly elf hailing from the North Pole, so make sure to have your Christmas wishes ready.
A visit to the outdoor canteen will reward you with homemade donuts, hot drinks, and waffles, and you can purchase a festive lunch box at the homey bistro. The boutique also offers holiday shoppers high-end homemade products as well as frozen prepared meals and gifts.
Where: Route des Gerbes d’Angelica
6015 rang Saint-Vincent, Mirabel
When: Until January 7, 2023. Closed on December 25 and January 1.
Open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each visit is for a maximum of an hour and a half.
Cost: $40 + taxes per car, regardless of the number of people in the car. Note that while the price is per car, the activity is on foot. Online reservation of a specific date and time block is required. Present your receipt (printed or on your smartphone) at the entrance.
More info: gerbesdangelica.com
About Route des Gerbes d’Angelica
Route des Gerbes d’Angelica was created in 2008 when 15 longtime friends, all near retirement, purchased 94 acres of land in Mirabel.Today, much of the land is leased to a local farmer while 7.5 acres have been transformed into 14 themed, visual, and musical gardens.
A non-profit organization, part of the site’s profits go to local food banks and the education of children in Indonesia. Over the years, several attractions and improvements have been made: a kitchen that processes edible plants, a shop to showcase local products and gifts, a four-season bistro/pavilion, Easter events, a food truck, an artisanal creamery, and members have even created several self-illustrated books.