COVID UPDATE: Masks are now mandatory for all guests attending the Winter Light Festival while inside the garden, waiting in line, and inside our Visitors Centre. Guests may only attend within their household cohort groups and large groups will be required to stagger their entry and maintain a social distance from all those outside their household. Please see all our COVID updates prior to attending the Winter Light Festival.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind as you Experience the Friendship at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden's annual Winter Light Festival! Bundle up and take in our massive light display, ice sculptures, and other surprises throughout the garden! Learn about Japanese customs and traditions that they celebrate during the winter months.
Please proceed to the main gates with your pre-purchased tickets during the time slot shown on the ticket. Concession is located inside the garden with a variety of hot beverages and cookies available for purchase.
The garden pathways are one-way only, please follow the signs and arrows and ensure you are maintaining a distance of 6 feet from other guests.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot accommodate line-ups in our ticket office so all guests must pre-purchase tickets in order to gain entry. Entry to the garden is sold in half hour intervals, meaning we will not be selling any tickets on the night of. Purchase tickets online or over the phone by calling the garden at 403-328-3511. We thank you for your understanding at this time.